Sunday, March 11, 2018

Top o' the Mornin'

     For all my good intentions of working on things for an upcoming yard sale, I got hit with a flu bug and have spent most of the last 48 hours either in bed or hugging the porcelain throne!   However, I had this card made and thought I had pre-scheduled the post but when I dragged myself out of bed to link it up to the various challenges, I discovered I hadn't even written the post.  Arrrg! 

     The image is from Rick St. Dennis and is one of most most delightful of my "leprechaun" images.  I know I haven't used it before even though I've had it a while.

I started with the sketch from Feeling Sketchy
but I turned it a quarter turn and
 then flipped it side to side.

     I colored him with my ProMarkers, then cut him with a stitched die from Die-namics.  I cut the frame with another die in that same set, using a scrap of dp from the leftovers basket.  The striped background paper was also a scrap.

     I used glittered washi tape to make the gold stripes and added on of my hand-sewn bows with a tiny pearl.  Finally, I printed the sentiment, hand-cut it, and layered it onto the image piece so that it went out-of-the-box.

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Star Stampz
Sum More Fun

     OK, I've taken more than 2 hours to type up this post but it was punctuated with more than a few ache-y muscles and a wave or two of nausea, so I'm going to crawl back in bed and see if the world will just go away for a while.  If I'm MIA for a couple of days, you'll know why.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. Nothing like a little Irish jig to make me smile this afternoon. CUTE card and I do love that image.
    Hope you start feeling better!

  2. This is great. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  3. Great image and so nicely coloured too. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for<br

  4. Thank you for sharing this delightful fellow! We are happy that you've joined in our Createful Heart Design Challenge this month, and we hope to see you again! Best of luck with your entry! ♥
    Mary Smith Owner/Artist -

  5. Look how cute this little guy is! And its perfect for our green challenge at Cards in Envy. Thanks for sharing! Hope you feel better soon!!

  6. Oh no poor you, get well soon my friend. This is a wonderful card and love this image too.
    Linda xxx

  7. What a wonderful St. Patty's day card! That leprechaun is so much fun. Thank you for joining us for the SumMore Fun mood board challenge.

  8. Perfect paper and design for this cute little guy! LOVE your card!!!

    Oh NO!!! Feel better soon and take care of yourself. The flu is nothing to mess around with. I'll be thinking of you.


  9. Love your cute leprechaun! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!

  10. What a cute leprechaun! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  11. Fun card! Thanks for sharing with us at Morgan’s ArtWorld!

  12. What a fun card! Your coloring is amazing, and love your embellishing! Thanks for joining us over at SumMore fun for our mood board challenge! ~DT Jamie

  13. This is perfect for our current challenge “Lots of Green” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    What a cute image!
    Artist & Owner

  14. Oh My your coloring and sketch are beautiful.. Thank you for joining us over at SumMoreFun Challenges ~ DT MaryAnn

  15. He just makes me smile, super cute! Thanks for sharing at SumMore Fun Challenges. DT Lisa

  16. A fabulous card Connie. Super image and papers. Hope you're over your flu attack now.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore March Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  17. Super cute and perfect for our mood board. Thank you for joining in our challenge over at SumMoreFun. DT-Amy

  18. Fabulous card! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Janice DT for

  19. FABULOUS card, a great Leprechaun.

    Sorry to hear you've been poorly, hope you are better now.

  20. WOW!!! great coloring super interesting image.I love it.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge # 224 “GREEN” or Thank you” for this challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  21. Beautiful card you made. I like the way have you used our sketch :-))
    Thanks for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy.

  22. Wonderful card. Love how you have used the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

  23. What a great card! I love your interpretation of our sketch! Thanks for sharing your work with Feeling Sketchy. I hope you'll be inspired by our next sketch too!
    Maja DT at Feeling Sketchy
    You can visit my blog: Rilcek in Kljuncek

  24. Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.

  25. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Scribbles Designs… your card fits perfectly with our “Go for Green” challenge theme… Hope you will be able to join us again very soon and Good Luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]


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