Saturday, 17 March 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Party ....

.... Hello - it's time for the Waltzingmouse Blog Party.  This month the theme could only be

St Patrick's Day/Irish/Green

Full details of how to join the fun can be found here.  As green is one of my favourite colours and I love Celtic designs - I just had to join in.

Claire produced a set of stamps, a while ago, with lots of super Irish sayings, so I decided to use one as the theme for my card.  I started with some designer paper (which has been in hiding for ages) and cut that to fit my card and then stamped the fancy shamrock in the bottom corner.  I used my Spellbinders die to cut the central layer - some lovely dark olive green paper from my scrap stash.  I stamped the cottage directly onto the frame and then again on some white card.  I added a touch of colour to the white cottage, cut it out and attached it to the frame.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the sentiment, and finished off by added a tiny shamrock flourish.  Hopefully, Claire will have received this by now - Happy St Patrick's Day, Claire!!


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Celtic Heritage, Irish Blessings
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Soft Suede, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Spellbinders:  Labels 3 (S4-189) # 6
Accessories: Papermania - Creative Tones Olivine DP; Card from stash

I always knew that St Patrick's day is a big celebration in the US, but I had no idea just how big!!  There are lots of TV adverts with St Patrick's day theme - green Heinz Ketchup!!  Detroit had its St Patrick's Day parade last Saturday, and today in Chicago there's a huge parade and they dye the river too!!!  But for us, we're spending the day visiting Northville and Kathryn and I finally get to see our new home - so excited!!!

That's all for now - see you soon!  I'm off to join the Blog Party :)

27 comments:

Jeanne J said...

Hi Deborah! Beautiful card!! I love the sentiment and the great country scene. I hope you are finding some fun festivities in the US - in Chicago they die the river green!

Craftilicious said...

I knew they died fountains green but whole rivers? really??? not sure I fancy green ketchup either lol!

Great card - very much on theme.

Tara x

Pauline said...

Fabulous card Deborah, the papers are so pretty with the over stamping, and the house is coloured so perfectly!
Happy partying!

Cassie_lu said...

what a sweet card

Kate W. said...

You used one of my most favorite images. I love that little cottage. I love how coordinated everything is and the paper-pieced house is a terrific accent to a gorgeous card! Cheers!

Lori said...

Lovely card! The scene and sentiment are perfect together.

Sandy said...

Fab card, love the scene you've created and the lovely Irish saying too.
Sandy

Julia Aston said...

Welcome to the US Deborah! Love your pretty cottage scene and blessing all on the die cut label!

Kary said...

Fabulous card, Deborah!! It's a gorgeous scene, and sentiment. Happy settling into your new home!!

Helen said...

Love this Irish cottage - a lovely scene and a sweet sentiment too! Fun times ahead for you & your family Deborah! Hope you'll be settled in very soon!

Marybeth said...

Deborah ,can't believe you had time to make such a gorgeous card, with the move and all. You have created such a beautiful scene to go along with the Irish blessing. Hope you enjoy your new home!

Super Jen said...

Clever use of this image. I love the extra shamrock stamped on the DP.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love how you've mixed and matched all these greens together.

Kelly S. said...

Love Love your cottage, Deborah, it looks like a little painting tucked in the corner of your label. Looks so pretty against the green. Your background paper is so pretty, too!

Renee said...

Love that gorgeous cottage...
didn't Claire just capture the essence of Ireland in this gorgeous set?
I've never been...but this fits what my mind as always seen...
and dreams of seeing for real someday! :)
So glad you're having fun celebrating "The Irish" here in the States...
we Americans do look for any occasion to celebrate!:)
Fabby card!

Cathy Weber said...

I love how you paper pieced that cottage Deborah! Great idea, wouldn't have thought of that one, but will have to Case it for sure. So happy you are here with us in the US!

JJ Bolton said...

Great way to highlight the house in that stamp! Such a great scene:)

There are numerous St. Patrick's Day events this year around the DC area including multiple parades, the National Shamrockfest, and lots of pub crawls:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lovely card Deb! The framed sentiment and little cottage looks wonderful inside that beautiful label! Thanks for joining the WM party!

Cassi said...

the label really pulls your card together, it looks great!

Vicky Hayes said...

Beautiful! I love the Irish blessing.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is one of my all time favorite images from Claire...perhaps because it was one of her first, but it reminds me of the life of those far and way from the busy life of the city! Your addition of the shamrocks along the fence line is a great addition.

Carla said...

very nice card, Deb. Is this your new home? hahahaha. love from Holland.

cbuswell said...

Your card is fabulous, I love that little cottage from the Irish Blessings set, beautiful shade of green card you used too!
St.Patrick's Day in the US sounds fun!! I hope you're settling in well!

Deirdre said...

Dyeing the river is incredible in Chicago - worth going to see at some stage. Enjoy your visiting and seeing your new home. Love what you created.

Joyce said...

What a sweet card. It really reminds me of Ireland.

Cyndie said...

Just catching up after my return to town, and I finally get to do the WMS blog party! What a lovely card this is! Love the way you tied the shamrock image to the sentiment!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Sorry this is so late, trying to catch up! Deborah, this is a lovely card! I just love that little house, it is so perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

Chris L.

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