It won’t be long until St. Patrick’s Day is here. It’s not a huge card giving day but since so many of us aren’t out and about visiting people like we used to, sending a card is a great way to keep in touch.
My mother was born and raised in Ireland and I remember going over to Ireland as a child to visit my Grandma. My mum moved from Ireland to Scotland when she married my dad, but every St. Patrick’s Day her brother would send her a package containing a bunch of things from home.
For my family, we always have corned beef hash on St. Patrick’s Day and I always think of my mum.
This is a cute slimline St. Patrick’s Day card that I made yesterday.
I used a stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh, a slimline die from Whimsy stamps and some paper from Photoplay.
I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers. I used some distress oxide inks to add some shading to the edges of the white paper.
I layered the papers and propped up the center panel with some foam tape.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve written here, sorry about that. There’s been so much going on I our lives that I just didn’t have the motivation. I will try to do better.
My oldest daughter changed jobs so now she’s working from home. So we had to get an office ready for her. My youngest daughter is leaving for 18 months so we’ve had lots to do to get her ready. Then throw in the usual health issues and also some kidney stones…it’s been a lot!
I’ve still been making cards so I do have a few to share. Yesterday I got some stamps from a company that was new to me so I’ll share one of the cards I made with one of their stamps.
I love sunflowers so I had to get this stamp. It was a very simple card to make.
For the background I created some clouds with a cloud stencil and some blue distress oxide inks.
I then used some copic markers to color the flowers. Three shades of yellow, three shades of green and two shades of brown. It really didn’t take very long.
The stamp set come with 2 sentiments so I chose “You are my sunshine”. I used to sing that song to my girls when they were little.
I matted the card in black cardstock and adhered everything to a white card base and the card was done!
I hope all is well with you. I will try very hard to post more often now that things are settling down for us.
How are you? We have been enjoying unseasonably mild weather for January, but it looks like all of that is going to change this weekend with snow on the way.
I’ve been so busy with my Etsy shop, mostly with paper hearts. Lots and lots of people have been ordering, which is great, but I haven’t had much time to create anything new! So last night I was determined to create something with some of the new stamps I got a few weeks ago.
This is one of the cards…
I love this little puppy. It’s a stamp set by Penny Black called “Happy Heart Day”.
I stamped and colored the image on some white cardstock. I used a die set from MFT stamps called stitched mod rectangle stax die-namics. I then layered it with some patterned paper.
I used some adhesive foam to add some dimension to the layers.
So that’s it for today. I hope to be able to have the time to share some more cards soon.
This card was inspired by my granddaughter who just turned 5 the other day.
When she was up here visiting the other week, we were in the yard playing and she picked a dandelion. I told her she should make a wish before she blew on it. Her wish was “I want to be a Princess already”!! So I had to make her a princess card for her birthday.
I stamped the image and colored it with copic markers. I then cut it out with a decorative die from MFT. I layered princess themed papers from Echo Park and finished it off with an enamel heart from Doodlebug.
I love how girly it turned out and I hope it made her feel a little bit like a princess already!!
We have been in the middle of a heatwave…temperatures have been over 100 degrees all week. We should be around 91 degrees right now so its much hotter than normal. I’m looking forward to things cooling down a little.
I still haven’t organized my pictures from our vacation but here is one that I took at the Idaho/Canada border. We found this beautiful spot. Across the water is Canada.
Today I was working on some Thanksgiving cards with the cute “Gnome for the Holidays” by Photoplay.
I love these gnomes…they have them for Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, July 4th etc. I used the gnome for the holidays paper pad and layered a few of the papers.
I stamped the images of the gnomes and colored them using copic markers. I then cut them out using the coordinating dies.
After adhering all the papers, I then added the images of the gnomes. For the sentiments I used stickers from the 12×12″ paper pack “Gnome for the holidays, Thanksgiving”.