.... Hi - it's the 17th of the month and that can mean only one thing - it's time for the Watlzingmouse Blog Party. As well as being the Blog Party - it's also St Patrick's Day - so I'd like to wish Claire and all my Irish friends a very Happy St Patrick's Day. Of course, with it being St Patrick's day we get the theme for this month's challenge - LUCK! I've been really quite literal with my card - one for Ben, here it is:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Free Spirit Boy, Celtic Heritage, Irish Blessings, Twas the Night Before Christmas
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy, London Fog; Versamark
Accessories: Stampin' Up! Card - Lucky Limeade; SU Design Paper - Basic Black; SU Designer Silver Basic Buttons; Clear embossing powder; Black thread; White lustre card
I used a couple of challenge to make this card - Colour Q - cQc180 (perfect colours for St Paddy's day) and the layout from Freshly Made Sketches - FMS77.
I covered most of the card base with a panel of Lucky Limeade card (one of my favourite colours). Rather than add a ribbon, I stamped the Celtic border in Cottage Ivy (don't have Glorious Green). I cut a panel of SU design paper in basic black and used the polka dot side on the card. I cut a smaller panel of white card and stamped my most favourite WM stamp - the circles from Free Spirit - I used the second stamping to give a subtle image. I inked up the lovely four leaf shamrock in Versamark and Cottage Ivy so that I could heat emboss the image; then I cut it out. I made the sentiment from a couple of stamps. The word "Be" is actually the first two letters from the Believe sentiment in Twas the Night Before Christmas. I finished off the card with a big, bold silver button. I didn't stamp a sentiment on the inside, just the circles again.
I'll be sending this card to Ben - he is planning to take some driving lessons in the not too distant future - so I thought a good luck card might be nice!
Oh yes, not only is today St Patrick's day - I've been in the USA a year today!!! The time has simply flown by and I'm really loving it. The major difference between today and this time last year is the temperature. When Kathryn and I landed at Detroit airport last year it was 20°C (68°F) and today the temperature is -3°C (26°F) and we still have snow on the ground. Roll on spring!!!
That's all for now - I'm off to get a cup of coffee and sit down to see the rest of the cards for the Blog Party. Bye for now.