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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Pear Tree Designs - Challenge #40 - St. Patricks Day

Good morning! :) I have a card to share with you for Challenge #40 over at Pear Tree Designs. Thank you to everyone who joined in with our 'Sketch with a Twist' challenge last week - we had some really fun entries. I don't know about you but I love working with a sketch! Sometimes it takes all the hassel out of making a card, and you can concentrate on shapes and colours that work well together!

Anywho, the theme this week is ST. PATRICK'S DAY! Here is my take on the theme..

An unusual shape/length card for me, I do say. I fancied a change, and I found a sketch aaaages ago that I really wanted to use, and it required a longer card. It measures 9"x3 1/2" if I remember correctly. The 'Good Luck' sentiment is from a digi set by Whimsy Stamps called 'Luck Sentiments'. I have used some free patterned papers - relating to St. Patricks day, obviously - but like always, I forgot to save the link so I'm afraid I can't share it with you!

I used me Labels Two nesties to cut the sentiment out and I went around the edges with some SU! Old Olive ink, yummy colour! :) I used some Iced Lime seam binding and some green bakers twine, both from The Ribbon Girl, to embellish my sentiment.

I used my friend Janome Sew Mini sewing machine to stitch around the edges of my paper. I think the tension needs adjusting a little. Minor details which can really make or break a card.

Over all I think I like it - understated, yet it gets the message across! :)

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Allsorts Challenge Blog - Week 94 - Luck 'O The Irish
× Delicious Doodles Challenge - Challenge #16 - Use Green for St. Patrick's Day

× Little Red Wagon - St. Patty's Day Green
× Stampin with the Dragon - St. Patrick's Day

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you find time to make a card following the theme for this week! :) Enjoy the rest of your day. xo


  1. Really unique creation. Thanks for joining us this week at Delicious Doodles. I hope you'll join us next time.

    Good luck

    Claire x

  2. Very cute card. Love the shape you used. Thanks for joining us at Staping Dragon Designs.

  3. GORGEOUS! Absolutely love it!

    Thanks for playing along with our 'Something Green' challenge over at Delicious Doodles.

    Keryn :)

  4. Beautiful hun! Very unusual.
    Thanks for playing our 'Green for St. Patrick' challenge at Delicious Doodles, and good luck!
    Teri x

  5. Love the longer shape of your card. So glad you joined us at Stamping with the Dragon.

  6. Beautiful card, Sue. It has everything that I love.OA papers, ribbon, buttons, twine and PTI stamps. Great color combo! Thanks for joining us at Staping Dragon Designs.

    Foamex Signs

  7. what a lovely project! And I love your header =) Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge and good luck!

  8. Wonderful card! Great design.

  9. this is gorgeous, love the papers they are lush

    thanks very much for entering my Irish theme this week at Allsorts


    Amanda x

  10. Love it, there s something on my blog for you xxx


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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