Saturday, February 7, 2015

Not a Valentine!

     OK, you and I and everyone else in the card making world is in the middle of doing St. Valentine cards but I had to take a break and make a St. Patrick's card.  The image came from 2 Cute Ink and is a freebie which comes from their newletter subscription.  Since I was born on St. Paddy's Day, I had to use this adorable "Shamrock Bear" right away.  :-D


I used the sketch from Die Cuttin' Divas.


     The image is not colored, but rather paper pieced and I used the same papers for the background strips.  The image is fussy cut and layered onto a doily which I cut using a Cheery Lynn die.  I added green ribbon, a shamrock charm, and a bit of pearl flourish.

     All the papers are from my stash of scrapbook papers and I hate to admit how long they've been hanging around -- can you say "more than 5 years?"  I'm not sure if those are polka dots on the paper or mold.  :-D

     Challenges:
Catch the Bug
Clear It Out
Crafting by Designs
Incy Wincy (Column 3)
Loves Rubber Stamps
Not Just Cards
Papertake Weekly
Party Time Tuesday
Vintage Stamping/Flonz

     OK, so this is a short post but I had an appointment this morning and ran out of time to add anything more before I scooted out the door.  Enjoy your weekend and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

16 comments:

  1. What a fun card and a great idea too.

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  2. That bear is so sweet!! What a fun design with the green colors and lace doily!! ;)

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  3. Well you will have a nice birthday coming up on St. Patty's day, huh? Let me wish you the best now, because you know I have no memory so I don't want it to slip by without say Happy Birthday. This little bear is cute and sitting in the circle of green. Love that little charm also. Have a good weekend.

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  4. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps.

    Nikki

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  5. Nothing like getting the jump on St. Paddy's day with this cute card. I love the sentiment and that cute charm. The image....precious!!!
    Lynn

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  6. What a cute little bear, love that bright green doily background. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

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  7. So sweet. Love the little charm.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  8. What a super cute card!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  9. This is gorgeous and loving the cute doily and image.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. very sweet. the charm is a great touch. Thanks for playing along with DCD this week.

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  11. So cute NC- I love that you were born on St Patty's Day : ) Love all of the fun embellishments- pretty bow and love the charm!

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  12. Awww born on St. Patrick's Day...How wonderful. Mine is Valentine's Day. I love this green and the image is so cute. Great card as usual Connie. Hugs, joann

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  13. Awesome card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes Challenge!! :)

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  14. Love that doily! Great you could join our anything goes challenge at LOves Rubberstamps! Hope to see you soon,
    Hugs Blankina

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  15. What a sweet Shamrock card! I love it! Thank you for joining Cheery Lynn Challenges!

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