Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I So Love This One

I have some catching up to do with you. First of all, my Winter Craft was chosen as the Friday Feature on the Silhouette Blog. It was chosen from the Silhouette Flickr group which has 2,900 members and 8,100 items/photos. You really could have knocked me over with a feather, really, I was that shocked...and proud. Wow!
Another thing you should know about me is that St. Patrick's Day is my favorite holiday. Maybe because it requires absolutely no planning/work on my part with the exception of do I have enough green to wear? We are Irish on my Dad's side so I feel completely comfortable "wearin' the green" as they say. Although everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick's Day ;o) We are going on Saturday night to see Great Big Sea (a Celtic band from the East Coast) in Regina and I couldn't be more excited!
This turned out so very, very well. I know I am my own worst critic (aren't we all) but even I am in love with this one. I case'd this card which I saw on Facebook. All of the pieces are Silhouette cut files. I asked for a kids sewing machine for my birthday (last August) but my husband couldn't find any in town. So I have been watching auction/classified sites for one when my mom said I could have her old one. I didn't want to pay a lot for one because I knew I would only be using it to sew paper. But free, well that's perfect! I used a cardstock base and patterned paper, placed the hat band in place and then stitched around with gold thread. I was ok with how it went for my first try at it. I inked the edges of my buckle, flower petals, shamrock and clover, and sentiment. Then I started layering. I made the shamrock and clover centers from the same patterned paper as my background and glued that onto cardstock for support. Then added Glossy Accents on top to add dimension. The flower center is a brad. I used a glue gun on the twine. I used a pop dot to lift the shamrock off the page.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I would like to share my card at:
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge stitching, closes March 12,
Creative Corner Challenges go green, closes March 14,
Simply Create Too challenge #32 St. Patrick's Day, closes March 14, ***Top 3!!!***
Card Makin' Mamas green, closes March 15,
QKR Stampede show us the green/St. Patty's Day, closes March 15,
Catch the Bug green thumb, closes March 16,
Sentimental Sundays 3 embellies that start with b (brad, butterflies, buckle), closes March 17,
Clear It Out St. Patrick's Day stash items (my patterned paper), closes March 18, ***Top 3!!!***
{PIN}spirational Challenge St. Patrick's Day, closes March 18 ***Top 3!!!***


Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! Love it. Have fun at Great Big Sea...I saw them for an Enmax Christmas party here in Calgary and they were fabulous. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Thanks for joining our Go Green challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week. Hope to see you again.
Tammy DT

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Love your St Patrick's Day Hat card what a clever idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas!

I used to live in Regina so I remember Moose Jaw well, I now live in the Northwest of England! Hugs Susan x

Zella said...

Great card! Love the shape!! Thanks for playing along with us at {PIN}spirational Challenge! Good luck!

Deonna B said...

Fantastic Shaped Card! I love making shaped cards and you did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.

happyglitzygirl said...

Oh I am so feeling Irish right now, please check out my blog, as there is a little surprise for you, blessings Hilde

Lynn's Place said...

Thanks for playing along @ CIO challenge awesome take on it this week hope you stop by and play again,,,LYNN <<(><

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!!!!! Thanks for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you play along again!!!


Unknown said...

What a fab card & perfect for our challenge, thanks for joining in at {PIN}spirational Challenge xxx

Jodie Mackrell said...

neat card! thanks for joining us at catch the bug!

Julie Temple said...

Love the shaped card, and you have made it so lovely! Thanks for playing along with Bugaboo's Catch The Bug this week!


Ina G said...

Hi Barb - just getting around to checking out your blog. What a fabulous piece of work you have done on your St Patrick's Hat. It is awesome and I love it.

Athina said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I like the extra detail in the stitching, the twine and that orange flower is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges.

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous job on your project for St. Patrick;s day and the green stash thanks for taking time to play along with us at Clear it Out.