Thursday, 14 March 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day Card

Happy Thursday, my friends!
This week has sure flown by for me! Has it been the same for you?
My friend Sandy introduced me to The Stamping Chef. I popped into their facebook page and found this fun free image. It's a bit different then my usual fare but lots of fun. When I saw it I just had to use it! ask? Well, because she made me laugh, of course! Oh, I think she's absolutely adorable but I laughed because of the memories she evoked. How many times did I forget to wear green to school on St Patrick's Day? How many times did I tell everyone I was wearing green underwear to avoid those nasty pinches? haha Well, this girl is not going to get any pinches, is she? :o)
The pearls might seem a bit random but they are serving a purpose. Always make sure your surface is clean when you turn your image over to apply adhesive! Yes, the pearls are hiding a couple of marks! lol I added some brads that just happen to match the design of the border punch. I thought that if four leaf clover is lucky then five leaf clover must be even luckier! ;o)

Materials Used:
Papers: K & Company - Sweet Nectar,
Recollections Cardstock;
Image: The Stamping Chef;
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 21;
Punches: Fiskars Border Punch,
Stampin' Up - Decorative Label Punch;
Inks: Walnut Stain Distress Ink,
Martha Stewart - Stem Green;
Ribbon: Offray;
Pearls: Stampin' Up - Jewels Basic Pearl;
Brads and Image: My Stash.

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  1. Cute! A little sassy without being trashy... hahahaha...
    Great colouring Nancy and a fun image. I agree... pearls are not just embellishments, I've used them to cover up boo-boos many times.

  2. Wow Nancy she's a cutie and a bit classy in her own style... Awesome coloring....
    TFS ~ enjoy your wonderful day!

  3. What a fantastic St, Patty's Day Card! Love the image.

    Thanks for joining us this month at One Crazy Stamper for our Anything Goes Challenge!

    Shari G.

  4. Fabulous Nancy !Your colouring is SO good ! The papers are lovely and really like that nestabilities die!

  5. Oh yeah those random dirties can sneak up on you. Nice save and I wouldn't have thought a thing about it if you hadn't explained. Cute as can be! Hgus!

  6. I like the pearls! That's a lot of work! Cute Nancy! ~*~Lisa

  7. She's great, Nancy! Look at all the greens! They look super together! The pearls are a nice touch, even if they were to hide marks! Fab card, Nancy! xx Kathy

  8. OOOH! So sessy!!! =) Wub it my friend! Your projects always amaze me!

  9. Sassy indeed! Fun and great card Nancy!
    and I love it when you share an anecdote about your life...

    Happy St Pat' to you!

  10. This is one lovely card Nancy! Different to your normal style, but I love it! You should do more of these, you are so good at them! Judy x

  11. Oh, I'm laughing at you!!! Cute, Nancy!!!

  12. Nancy I just love your card and you are correct in saying that I would say I had on green underware. Love it girl and I also understand turning it over and messing up the front. I have did this more times than I want to acknowledge. :) enjoy your day.

  13. Oh my, she is certainly wearing green today. lol... She is so sassy... Great job, nancy. Love the punched border you used and the paper too. I love everything you create anyway. hehe. Thank you so much for joining us at Whimsical Designs this week. Hugs,

    Tereese (Friday)

  14. LOL! I hated those pinches too!

    Another wonderful card, love the pearls too. I just saw someone post about those little boo boos, they said to take a nail file and file just the top of the paper to get rid of ink spots, I haven't tried that yet.

    Sandy :)

    ohh, I get to say thanks for playing along at The Stamping Chef, now, lolol!

  15. Gorgeous card! I love the sassiness of it. LOL! The placement of your pearls are just perfect! ;) Tfs. Hugs, Elizabeth

  16. great sassy card nancy :) love the image and the design of your card :) thanks for sharing with us at wwc hope to see you again :)

  17. such a fun card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Stamping Chef! --Sous Chef Lisa

  18. Sassy!!! Way to go Nancy, different from your norm but a lovely surprise ... you should surprise us again :-) Loving the greens and pearls looks great and I have done that before to hide boo boos lol... Enjoyed your story LOL.


  19. Love the card Nancy and the story... I used to tell everyone I had on a green bra!!


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