Monday, March 10, 2014

Make-a-Card Monday: I count myself lucky...

I am well aware that St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and, being half Irish myself (maiden name of McCormick), I do recognize it by wearing the customary green. But when it comes to actually sending out cards for the day, not so much. I have close friends that have a St. Patrick's wedding anniversary (which is made funnier by the fact that the husband is from Ireland) and so I will be making them a card in celebration. The coolest part about this day this year is that Irishman's mom is in town...from IRELAND! So I'm going to go all out for her. All that being said, that is not this card. :)

I made this card with St. Patrick's in mind but subtly. I feel like I could send this next week or a month from now and it would be okay either way.

I used an image from ArtbyMarin called Fashionista. Love her. I colored her using both Copics and Prismacolor pencils. Shakin' things up a bit. :) I fussy cut her out and added her back on my Nestabilities oval dies cut in white and Green Galore. The embroidery floss is from Terri's stash and I combined all three greens to create the bow. I used Green Galore ink to stamp the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp 'Card Exchanging Friends' set. I continued the clover on the inside. Didn't want to go overly St. Patrick's Day but the card is about being lucky.

Thanks for looking! I hope this finds you happy and healthy.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Scrap Creations #25 - Go Green
3 Girl Jam: March Challenge - Green, Yellow, or Orange
The Sketchy Challenge #68
Open-Minded Crafting #5 - Use Green
Sunshine Mail - Anything Goes with a Shamrock
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Colour Q #231 - Basic Black, Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Glorious Green, and White
Ruby's Rainbow #74 - Monochromatic Green
Fab N Funky #206 - Heat Stroke
C.R.A.F.T. # 249 - Mother's Day/For a Female
ArtbyMiran #1 - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug: March - Feelin' Lucky
Red Carpet Studio #65 - The Lucky One
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with Irish sentiment
Aud Sentiments #101 - Any Sentiment for a Girl
The Pink Elephant #241 - Photo Inspiration


  1. So looks so cute in her green dress, wonderful card,thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight.

  2. Your coloring is fantastic! I enjoyed the story of the Irish wedding anniversary. I work in a nursing home. One of the couples there got married on St. Patrick's Day (many years ago). They figured they wouldn't have to do much for a reception because everyone would already be partying anyway. Good plan! People are so funny! Thanks for entering the challenge at 3 Girl JAM, Julie Odil, DT member

  3. Love the coloring on your card. Great color choices too it's a darling card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our girl sentiment challenge.

  4. Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our first ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Art by Miran Showcase DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  5. Your colouring is stunning, love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

  6. Beautifully done. I love the image and the colours.Thank you for participating in my challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  7. Great work. Thanks for playing at RCS.

  8. So fun! Great coloring! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  9. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  10. What a darling image and your coloring is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Sunshine Mail. Maggie - DT

  11. This is gorgeous! Love the image and how you have coloured her! I also love when the inside is decorated!
    Thank you for joining us at The Sketchy Challenges and for playing with my sketch!
    Hugs Annette

  12. Beautiful!! Love the floss and the shamrocks inside!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  13. So pretty in green! Thanks so much for joining us at 3 Girl JAM Challenges! Karen N, DT

  14. Hi, Gorgeous card and Beautifully coloured too!! Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

  15. Alycia this is too cute! gorgeous design, thanks for joining us for the 1st Art by Mi Ran Challenge. Joey xx

  16. Wow so beautiful card! Love the clean looks and fresh green color. Thanks for playing along with us at artbymiran challenge. Hugs, Mi Ran

  17. very cute! thank you for joining us at catch the Bug!

  18. What a great project, very cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for our March Theme “Feeling Lucky” Challenge at Catch the Bug, I hope you join us again very soon.

  19. That is totally adorable!!!! just love how you have colored that image and the sentiment is just perfect for this card!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  20. Adorable card! Thank you so much for linking up with us in our “Feeling Lucky” challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new sketch and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

  21. What a cutie she is! Thanks for sharing at 3 Girl JAM.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •

  22. Lovely image and SUPERB coloring! You have some talent girl! Thanks for playing along with us at the 3 Girl JAM Challenges!
    3GJ DT Member

  23. Hey girl! Beautiful card! Great coloring! Glad you played along with us at The Pink Elephant Challenge this week! Glad to find a fellow "Irishgirl" like myself --- half Irish but not big into Irish card making! lol I do like the green beer though. Our neighbors have an annual St Paddy's dinner party which is always lots of fun. Have a great weekend! ~ Nance

  24. OH my goodness. Love the coloring and such a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with Sunshine Mail Foundation. It will definitely put a smile on the child's face. - Princess DT member


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