Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Washing O' The Green

It looks like I've hung these shamrocks on a laundry line, doesn't it? 
This card took a long time to make, even though it's relatively simple in design.  Stamping, fussy-cutting, tying onto the laundry line....it took a couple of hours.  I usually send my Irish relatives a card for this holiday, but I'm sorry folks:  this is not the one that you'll find in your mailbox!  LOL

My birthday is on St. Patrick's Day, so this holiday has always been a super special day to me.  With a name like Colleen, you can bet I'm Irish, too (half Irish)!

The stamps are both from Studio G (no name on each small set, though).  I picked up 3 sets at $1.00 each at my local AC Moore craft store.  The twine is Peapod from The Twinery.

Challenges entered:
Thanks for joining me today!  

Colleen

Stamps:  Studio G
Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi, white by PTI
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi
Other:  dimensionals, pearls by Recollections, Peapod twine by The Twinery 

30 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Too cute, Colleen! I'm lovin' the pearl centers on the shamrocks!

~Tammy~ said...

Can we say totally totally adorable? I know you are Irish, because everything you touch turns to GOLD! :-) I only have a wee bit so that explains a lot. (wink) Hugs my dear!

Courtney said...

This is absolutely adorable Colleen!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!

Courtney~

Deb Hickman said...

Such a sweet card,such a pretty clover stamp.xxx

Marisa said...

Loving the pearls on the shamrocks. Sorry it took so long to make - fun card to look at :) I now know three people with b-days on St. Patty's Day! I'd better get busy with their cards - yours included!

Monique said...

Colleen I am lovin every bit of this.. Way to cute and love how you used the twine!!! Great work GF!! You should post this on The Twinery FB page!!!

Anonymous said...

Tis my birthday too Colleen! So, I love the card! I love the swirls on the shamrocks!

Quick story....I was going to be a C-section baby. My mom choose 3/17 for the date. There is some Irish in our family and several people with red hair. So, the doctor, Dr. Aide, was his name, started to fill out the birth certificate. He put down the name Patricia thinking that was what mom was going for. Anyway, before she went under - he asked what would be Patricia's middle name - she scowled at him and said "Patricia was too "pat" of an name/answer" and my name was going to be Christine. Get it - too pat of a answer! Whatever, later she said she liked the name Colleen but I was still daddy's little Crissy. My brother is 10 years older than me and I was sort of unexpected. Anyway, happy birthday early! I have two friends that shares the same day and I need to get on their cards. Ummm, maybe I can make an extra one? My cards are no where as cool as yours but it is always fun to get a surprise!

Chris R. from Iowa

Tracey said...

Oh this is FABULOUS!!!! LOVE this Colleen!!

Maria said...

Wow, Colleen! You did a fabulous job cutting out those little shamrocks! They are so cute tied with the twine! Happy early bday for the 17th!!!

Michelle said...

Colleen ths is sooo cute!! I love your hanging shamrocks!

Hannah Clark said...

I love the 'laundry line' look! Very cute card! Definately worth those extra hours! Thanks for playing at Penny's!

Emily Keaton said...

What a clever card, Colleen! I just love how you hung up those fun shamrocks to dry. :)

de said...

I am in love with this! I love how the shamrocks dangle like the charms on the bracelet, love the use of the twine and the pearl accents are icing on the cake!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Benzi said...

Oh, this is so cute, Colleen! You know I'm all into Irish with my last name. Of course, that is from my hubby...not me. Love this laundry line of shamrocks.

Kim said...

What a very cute card!! I can imagine the time it took...I'm not good with that "Fussy" cutting either! I also love your bracelet. Thanks for stopping by my blog...Us Irish girls (born a McGrath) have to stick together! (Not my fault I married a Scot! Well, I guess it is, don't hold it against me!)

Kim said...

What a very cute card! I can imagine how long it took, I'm not good with "fussy" cutting either. I also love your bracelet. Thanks for stopping by my blog..us Irish girls (born a McGrath) need to stick together! (Not my fault I married a Scot! Well, maybe it is..don't hold it against me!)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card Colleen. Love those hanging shamrocks. :o)

desiredthings said...

This is very effective and the colours are so crisp and clean. Love it.

Stella said...

This is another handmade beauty. A gorgeous card for St. Patricks day. We don't celebrate St. Ptricks'day here in Holland but I know for sure that the(Irish) recipient will love it. It's gorgeous. It has been quite a job and time consuming :) but this beauty is worth all the effort!Fabulous!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

I'm very well thank you for asking on my blog post. Hope you are too?

Well this card is just so lovely - and all us crafters will certainly appreciate all the effort put into makes thats for sure!

Take care

Hugs

Tina
X

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a sweet card...just love the clovers pattern with the little pearls. I love things that shine!LOL. I live in Montgomery township near Princeton. Just started my blog 6 months ago, so Im sorta new to challenges, groups blogs etc. but everyone is so kind and supportive....so thank you!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOOO cute! I love love love green--I love this lucky card:) Great way to hang the shamrocks--and I love the delicate addition of the pearls! BEAUTIFULLY done, Col!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, Colleen! How pretty and imaginative! I just love those shamrocks with the pearls!

Libby Hickson said...

This card is sooooo fabulous!! You're such a clever girl!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Fab & clever design. Love the twine. :) So glad to see you playing with us at Etsy Inspired. :)

Nicole said...

Great CAS card! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Virginia L. said...

Congrats on having this card feaured in CREATE blog! BEAUTIFULLY done, Colleen!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great St. Patty's Day card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is so cute and creative idea. Love the pearl centers.

Loli said...

BEUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL CARD MY "GREEN" FRIEND:D

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