Monday, March 10, 2014

Green for the Irish

Good morning friends,
Today is a real autumn day, except we shouldn't be having this much rain. For over a week now we have had rain, rain and more rain. It is rather unusual for us at this time of year and we definitely are not used to having no sun for days on end. The forecast is to be clearing on Wednesday...I do hope so and maybe a few more warm 'last days of summer' will be most welcome.

Next week all over the world St Patrick's day will be celebrated, and as I don't have any Irish connections, I do have a special fondness for the day. All my schooling was at Convents and the Irish nuns always made it a special day, also at one of the parishes I attended the Irish priests certainly celebrated the day with great Irish coffees included. Our very best friends of about 40 years are Irish and this card is going to them.

This week Digistamsp4Joy is sponsoring the challenge at Artistic Inspirations and you could be the lucky winner of 5 images, so why not go and join in the challenge.

I made a Double Dutch fold for a change.

Paper...I used various pieces from DoCrafts, Marianne Design and LeCrea Design

Die cuts were made using X-cut for the front greeting, JoyCrafts label for the front image and Nellie Snellen for the inside image.

Sentiments inside and outside were printed on the PC

Added some ribbon, gems and pearls.

Images from DS4J..
On the front..St. Patrick's day, inside..Flowers from Heaven and you can find them HERE. They were coloured with Distress inkpads, Twinkling H20's and a touch of glitter.

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody #39...Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap challenge #13...Anything goes
That Craft Place...Anything goes
Open-minded Crafting fun challenges #5...Use something green
Time for scrap challenge...St. Patrick's day
The Doodle Garden #1...Anything goes
Craftitude challenge #60...Anything goes/add a little green
Cut it up challenge #40...Green for St. Patrick's day
Digihaven challenge...Use 3 different shades of green
Pattie's Creations Design challenge #87...Green for St. Patrick's day
Sister Act Card challenge #47...Anything goes
Stampin with the Dragon...Let's go green
Jo's Scrap Shack #40...Anything goes
Blue Moon Crafting Station   #9 Get inky challenge..St Patty's day
Craft for the Craic March challenge...Something green
613 Avenue challenge#62...Anything goes/optional twist ..An Irish Blessing/quote
Artistic Inspirations
#82...St. Patrick's day
I hope you all have a wonderful week,  and that spring arrives for all those eagerly waiting.
Take care, have fun and see you tomorrow.
Love Ursula


Teresa Arsenault said...

This is such a cool fold and fabulous design, Ursula.

Petra Swart said...

This is so beautiful, Ursula and your friends are going to love it!!

jimlynn said...

Fantastic fold for a card! Love all the images you used for this. Fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "GREEN for St. Patrick's Day!" Challenge #87!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

What a different card! I've never seen one shaped like this. Cool! It's beautiful. I love it.
Thanks for joining our Green challenge at Cut it Up!

Kandy's Krafts said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at SDD Challenge.

Tracey Murphy said...

Fabulous card and an amazing shape! Love the perfect sentiments also.
Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap and good luck! xx

Susan Kennedy said...

This is gorgeous!! Great design!! Love all the elements.. so much to look at!! Love it!!! 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}

Laura said...

Such a pretty card, I love unique folds! Thanks for linking up with yes at The Doodle Garden!

Alycia said...

Great card! I need to try some of these cool folded cards going around. Loving them! Thanks so much for joining us at Sister Act. :) -Alycia

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.
Louise x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow that's such a great card! I'm sure that your friend will totally love it! The fold is fabulous as well.

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

Sandy said...

Fabulous St Paddy's Day card, great fancy fold. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week

pam hicks said...

thats fab & something a little differnt, thanks for joining Artistic Inspiration & good luck Pam DT xx

Irish Scrapper said...

what a lovely card, thank you for joining us for this months challenge on Craft for the Craic, Sylvie DT

Joanne Hood said...

A lovely cute wee card
Thanks for popping over to SDD and joining in the fun
Good luck
Jo (dt) xxx

Katherine Clayton said...

What a GREAT card . . . and such a unique shape! It is just PERFECT for a St. Patrick's Day card with your color/paper choices. Thanks so much for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge for our "Green/St. Patrick's Day" challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon! (and GOOD LUCK!!!)

Kathy - Get Inky! DT