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Thursday, 17 March 2011

Green, Brown and Coral St Patrick's Day

This year's St. Patrick's Day cards are a little bit different for me. I didn't want to try and create shamrocks with hearts again, so decided to just make a card with a green and orange theme - although the orange turned into a more coral-orange colour.

Three strips of the green flourish border paper from the K&Co Roam paper pad were matted onto brown paper and then onto green paper. A length of coral picot-edge organza ribbon, from the Chatterbox Tangerine ribbon pack, was then wrapped around the panel and attached to the card blank.

A flower was die cut from the coral brushstroke paper from the same paper pad using the Flowers, Daisies #2 Sizzix Bigz die and layered up with a scalloped circle and a computer-generated circle sentiment die cut with a standard circle die, both Nestabilities.

The flower embellishment was then added over the ribbon.

The sentiment circle was created thanks to a great tutorial by Karen/Redrottie over on her blog. However, thanks to an empty ink cartridge, my printer refused to work so the file was sent to work with my hubby but I forgot that the font I'd used wouldn't necessarily be on his computer so they didn't look like they should have done. Typical!

Anyway, here are the blog challenges I am entering this card into:


Fiona Keel said...

beautiful card Kathleen, Fi xx

Cheryl said...

Lovely card! I love the color combo you used. Thank you for joining our “Let’s Go Green” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


Karen said...

Lovely Kathleen, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful card Kathleen love the colours and layout :O) Chris xx

angelwhispers said...

Just beautiful and perfect for our challenge!!

Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxxx

Regan said...

Very pretty! Love the flower you created and the lovely ribbon! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A lovely card Kathleen. Love that amazing flower and a fab colour combo. Thankyou for sharing this with us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

Rose Petal said...

Hello Kathleen. I love the design of your card because I just love panels and layers. Great colour combination and that fab flower with the sentiment is just wonderful. Thank you for joining us again at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra xxx

Christine said...

Great card Kathleen and a different take on St Patricks Day. love your colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week. Christine x

Amanda said...

What a beautiful card Kathleen, thanx for joining Shelly's challenge!

Jen said...

Lovely card, like the panels idea. Thank you for joining in with Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

Rainbow Lady said...

Lovely card.... super panels and love the sun. Thanks for sharing Love Cynthia x

Anita said...

Stunning card! I love the touch of pink. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Terry Oulboub said...

This is a wonderful card Kathleen. I love the panels - makes everything so neat and tidy! Thanks for joining our "St. Patrick's Day Celebration" challenge at Tellen's Place this week. :~)

Jade said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids!

Fleur said...

A lovely catd, the flower is a fab touch
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Michelle said...

Hi Kathleen

Lovely card!!

Brilliant layout.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

lesleyworth said...

lovely! i adore those panels! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

Sandi said...

Kathleen - Lovely card!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our 'Go Green' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Michelle said...

Hi Kathleen

I tried leaving a message before but an error message came up, I hope you don't get it twice now.

This is a lovely card, the layout looks brilliant.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Kathleen, what a fun change up for St. Patty's day colors. Thanks for joining us over at the Tellen's Place St. Patty's day challenge. Good luck and I hope you will join us again next week!
Hugs, Sarah

Tami said...

cute card and thanks so much for playing at Gingerloft

darling Ho said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing it at SMC, hope to see you soon. ~~hugs~darling Ho~~

phatelara said...

Hi! I came from Creative Card Crew's blog, just joined today for the first time. Love the clean and neat look of your card! :)

Debbie, Crafty Heart

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi Kathleen, Ah great card for St Patricks Day, Thanks for playing on Rainbow Lady this week Hazelxoxo

Anonymous said...

Great layout and lovely colours.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Teresa said...

So much better than the usual St Patricks day cards Kathleen, its good to be different, I love it.
Thanks for all your help with my blog again.
Teresa xx

Marie said...

What a nice card!!!

Thank for participating in the Alota Challenge!

Peggy said...

Very pretty St Pat's card! Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Louise said...

Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's x

scotspanda said...

what a great card, it's gorgeous :o)

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


Amanda x

Cat said...

Such a classic look to your card! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust this week!

Mari K. said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for joining the Send A Smile 4 kids challenge. We hope to see you again next time!

E.T said...

Fab card hun! Thanks for playing with us at Gingerloft!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Kathleen, great take on this weeks theme! Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge and good luck
Claire xx

xGemmax said...

Gorgeous card sweetie :o)
hugs and xxx

Lisa B said...

Thank you for joining in with our St. Patrick's Day challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. You did an awesome job on this card...I like that it has a little flare of a different color added to it.

Dawn said...

Lovely simple layout! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Grafico this month!
dawn xx

Tracy said...

Fun addition of the orange splash to your St. Patty's card. The flower added to your sentiment looks great. :-) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Anonymous said...

Hello so very beautiful card.
Thanks, for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafter.
** Karla

Shelly's Images said...

So pretty Kathleen! Thanks for playing along this week at Shelly's Images for our "Show Us What You Got!" Challenge!

Cleota said...

So lovely, clean, and simple! Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenges this week!

DT Member

Sharon said...

I like the layout you've used Kathleen and ribbon is really beautiful - a great card for St Patricks Day.

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this week.

Sharon x

Sharon said...

I like the layout you've used Kathleen and the ribbon is really beautiful - a great card for St Patricks Day.

Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this week.

Sharon x

skylife said...

Lovely card! Love how you made the sentiment :-) Simple and elegant!
Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Autumn said...

That's a very pretty color combo, great job! Thanks for joining us at SG!

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Min said...

What a lovely card!! Love the sketch!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us for the Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got" Challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Janet said...

I love your CAS simple--these designs are close to my heart. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

tiggertastic said...

really like your layout and the papers strip going across

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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