Monday, February 17, 2020

Leprechaun Days

     Edited to add:  Sorry this is late.  I set the timer incorrectly when I pre-scheduled the post and just now realized it.  All fixed now.  :-D

     Good Morning and Happy President's Day!  It's time for the start of another challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps where our theme is Always Anything Goes.  I hope you're going to play along and maybe win a gift certificate for some of Jan' fabulous image sets.

     Today, one month ahead of St. Patrick's Day, I've used this fantastic image of a fun Leprechaun 3154J.   Both the leprechaun and the pot of gold are images in the set; I just combined them for this card. 

     Each year, I make St. Patrick's cards and send them to my grandchildren because I celebrate my birthday on St. Paddy's and I'm Irish on both sides of my family tree!  I want to remind them of their Irish heritage.  My dad used to say, "Irishmen never father anything but Irishmen, regardless of what's on the other side."  lol


Colored with ProMarkers
Image and mats cut with QuicKutz dies
Polka dot paper from DCWV
Glitter paper from CTMH
Grosgrain bow 'dyed' with ProMarker

     Challenges:
Arty Divas
Creative Crafters
Dream Valley
Incy Wincy
Lemon Shortbread
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Outlawz Greetings
Pammie's Inky Pinkies
Simon Says Stamp & Show
Star Stampz

     Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

19 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

Love this card Connie, the Leprechaun looks so majestic in his green. Cute bow too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Really fabulous card and perfect for March with all of the green! I'm so ready to start seeing that green outside, but it won't be here for a while, so it's great to view it on your card today! Love that touch of sparkle green around your image panel too Connie! HUGS

Suzanne H said...

I had to laugh at your father's quote! My father was half German but was raised by his Irish grandmother and never considered himself anything but Irish. Plus everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's day. Happy Early Birthday!

meg said...

brilliant image and card, love the orange bow against the green

Julie Odil said...

What a fun St. Patty's Day card, NC!

jimlynn said...

This is a good reminder that your birthday is coming up quick too!! Love your fun card and that image is wonderful.
Lynn

Liz said...

Super card Connie, what a fun image! xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

You have made the cutest card! I love the leprechaun and the fun pot of gold, and your signature bow! I have a lot of Irish blood running in my veins as well, and I so love everything green!

Lisa Lynn said...

That is super cute. It's great that you celebrate your heritage.

Lori m said...

Adorable, your leprechaun's face is priceless, love it, hugs, Lori m

Anne Buckingham said...

It is that time again to plan St Patrick's day. Thanks for the reminder. Cute card, just enough green sparkle behind the leprechaun. He looks ancient but happy. Love the bow.

Sheryl said...

NC this is such a fun image - this wee fella certainly looks ready to celebrate.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Joy Wilson said...

Love this fun St Patty's card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Donna Ellis said...

I see what's happening here, Connie! You're getting ready for a month long birthday celebration! I love that your birthday is on St. Patrick's day. Such a darling card, especially with the dotted background. Your dad DEFINITELY sounds 100% Irish. LOL Thanks for sharing a fabulous card! hugs, de

Claudia Rogier said...

Stunning card. Very nice!!! Thanks for entering you card at Starstampz challenge.
Prachtige kaart!!! Echt heel leuk!! Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Starstampz.

hugs
Claudia
DT and coordinator Starstampz
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https://starstampz.blogspot.com

Marlene Atkinson said...

A gorgeous card. thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers Challenge. Marlene

Lori Podolsky said...

Wnderful card, Connie! I know your grandchildren will love your cards. Happy Birthday (a bit early) and Happy St. Patty's Day. Thank you for joining us on the Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again. Hugs, Lori xx

Suze said...

Great card. I'm glad someone else "dyes" their embellishments to fit their project. Thanks for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Ines said...

Super:)Thanks for playing with us at The Creative Crafters:)Ines DT
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