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
#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.