Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The Luck of the Irish - Sweet Stamps Challenge

A very early morning to you all.  Well as we are very nearly in March its time to start thinking of.. you guested it St Patrick's Day. And that brings me nicely to our challenge over on Sweet Stamps which is created a project for St Patrick's Day.  You could have the luck of the Irish and win the $20 spending spree on stamps in the Sweet Stamps online store and if you enter using a Sweet Stamps image your name gets but into the draw twice! 

I wasn't sure what I was going to do for this challenge as St Patrick's Day isn't a holiday that I personally don't celebrate.  So this is what I came up with..
I have painted the back ground paper in a little Creative Inspirations Paint - Winter Frost to give a whole shimmer effect.  The sentiment is one I created on the pc, cut into squares and mounted onto a banner using foam pads 
I love this green satin ribbon, me being me I'm always looking for crafting goodies and this is one I found on my Christmas Cake! I just had to save it! so glad I did as its gorgeous!!

The image is a stamp from Sweet Stamps, this one is called " Leprechaun - 2000"  I was going to colour his mug in black and greys for Gunniness but decided to give in a pint of Ale instead.  The design paper is one I have had for years. Sorry not sure what its called.  The square in the background was cut using Cheery Lynn XL square stackers from Sweet Stamps 
Creative Inspirations Paints are just fabbie and can be used on almost any surface and come in an array of colours.  I used Winter frost on this project.  These too can be purchased from Sweet Stamps..

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20 comments:

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This turned out adorable! Love the use of CIP paint and that beautiful bow and charm.
Have a sweet week

Louise said...

Smashing card and love the bow and charm
Hugs louise xx

Christine L said...

Hi Tamara

I love your St Paddy's day card... the image is perfect for it! Love the lush bright green ribbon and the charm too!

Hugs
Christine x

Doreen said...

This is just fabulous Tamara,what a great image. Love the ribbon.xxx

Cheryl said...

oh Hun this is brilliant love that image,and adore the bunting,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

jonim52 said...

What an adorable card. Love your details.

Linda said...

Hi Tamara I love what you did with this image!!!!The bow charm and coloring are smashing!!!!Wow great job on this!!!! Have a great day!!!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Tamara love your card!! Your coloring is so beautiful on the Leprechaun. He is so cute!!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Great coloring and design layout. Really like the "pot of gold"

emma mitchell said...

Love your card Tamara what a fab image and just love the greens
Hugs
Emma xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

You captured the Holiday very welll for one that does not celebrate! Your coloring is always admirable. The banner is a great touch and I lvoe the shimmer and the charm too.

marion said...

Have to smile a bit about this one, such cute image ! Hugs, Marion

Elise said...

What an adorable St. Patty's day card in all of it's wonderful greens! Awesome job Tamara!!!

Hugs,
Elise

Susan Hogan said...

He is certainly a cheeky little chappy! Love the card - forgot it is coming up to St Patricks!

Mary J said...

Great fun Tamara - you did a fab job with him!

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Gorgeous card Tamara! Your coloring is fabulous and I love the banner you created! Nice touch with the shimmer in the background and the ribbons & charm!

Babette said...

What a lovely card.
Hugs,
Babette

CraftinGranny said...

Hi ya sweetie. Such an adorable image and perfect for the occasion. In the US everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day, wears green, eats cornbread and cabbage and drinks LOTS of green beer......LOL Love the card Tamara!! "Hugs"

Dora said...

Awww how fun he he that image is adorabel, love it xx

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Wonderful card! Love all the details, especially the added charm!

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