Friday, March 9, 2012

Little Bit Irish

There is a saying, which I used on my card, that goes, "Once a year, everyone is a little bit Irish." In my case, I have Irish ancestors on both my Father's side and my Mother's side. This week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle ( lends itself to the upcoming Saint Patrick's Day. The theme is green and orange, and your creation can follow a St Patrick's Day theme, or it can follow the colour theme of Orange and Green. You can mix both if you wish. We are excited to introduce a new sponsor to our challenges,  KPM DOODLES.  Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive their choice of TWO SETS of images from the KPM DOODLES collection.

For my card, I used this little girl holding a tin of lucky 4-leaf clovers. I printed her onto X-Press It card and colored her using my Copic markers. I then paper pieced her little dress, hair-bow and shoes. I used a classic oval Spellbinder die to cut out the completed image, adjusting for the pail so that it went "outside" the oval. I then used the scallop oval die and cut an orange scallop for the matting. I used a white card base and put a layer of orange patterned paper on top of it. I then cut a solid green piece and used a Fiskar's border punch along the bottom. On top of that, I placed a green dotty paper. To complete my card, I added a piece of gold ribbon, two small green buttons, some green Stickle on the Shamrocks (clover) and my sentiment (which I matted with the green).

This was a quick little card, but a fun way to celebrate the "little bit of Irish" in all of us. Hope you will join us this week at Card Crafter's Circle and share your design.

Challenges: - Lucky St. Patrick's Day - Go Green - St. Patrick's Day - Cute as a Button - Show Us Your Irish


  1. This little lassie is wonderful in her paper pieced dress! Love the gold ribbon!

  2. She's adorable, Jenee......I love the way the pail is over the frame...really makes it pop. I never seem to get that right..haa! Lovely "bit of Irish". :D

  3. What a fun card, Jenee, love that sweet image! Thanks for joining us at the Papercraft Star lucky challenge this week.

  4. Ah this is super what a great card, I love it, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxox

  5. Your card is so cute Jenee! I'm so happy you shared it with us this week at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  6. This is sooo sweet! Very pretty color combo! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  7. Aww this is really sweet Jenee. What an adorable image! Gorgeous papers and I love the beautiful ribbon and cute buttons!
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx