Saturday, 17 March 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Hi all, and Happy St Patrick's Day to you! I never mark this day usually or make any cards but I had to make this card, not for a DT project, but just because I wanted to use this new image. It's by Crissy Armstrong and it's called Young Leprechaun. I thought he was really cute and wanted to have a go at colouring him. I'm a bit off my stroke with colouring but I'm trying to keep my hand in, lol.

I merged him with a couple of background digi stamps from Make It Crafty: the Rainbow Dandelion and Petals & Palings (which is one of my all-time fave images).


I used copics as usual, and an off-cut of some Papermania paper. The leafy die cut was a gift from my friend Jean, the bow was made from some fabric from my friend Elaine, and the fabric-covered brad was in some candy I won from the wonderful Kevin. I downloaded a celtic-looking font from Dafont.com to make the sentiment, and just added a few gold sequins to complete it. I tried to include some gold in the image and embellies because the Irish flag colours are green, white and gold/orange.



I haven't entered any challenges for absolutely ages, so I'm gonna put this in a few:
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days - Add a sentiment
Fab N Funky Challenges - Luck of the Irish
Inky Impressions - You're my pot of gold....use gold and bling (gold flower sequins)
Just Inspirational Challenges - Photo inspiration (I chose the St patrick photo)
Just Some Lines - Spring Cleaning - at least 2 items over 6 months old (actually everything on my card is over 6 months old, the paper is a couple of years old and I've had the sequins for years! lol)
Kaboodle Doodles - Show us some green
Rainbow Lady's Challenge - St Patrick's Day
Sassy Cheryl's Challenges - Wearin' of the green
Simon Says Stamp - A bit o' green
Sweet Stamping - Use lots of green
Wags N Whiskers - Luck of the Irish


Have a great weekend all, and happy crafting!

47 comments:

chrissy xx said...

And a Happy St Patrick's Day to you Carole!
One Fabulous card! If this is your colouring when you are a 'bit off your stroke'? lol.... Send it too me!!!!
It's Fabulous colouring as always Carole..
The cutest of images..LOve that fabric and that brad from Kevin is Awesome....
Hugs
Chrissyxx

Aunty Sue said...

Happy St Pat's Day this is stinning and love your colouring and this cute card.

Vicky said...

Wonderful Carole...and happy St Pat's day too my lovely...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Happy St Patrick's day Carole, nice to see you are managing to use some of your candy, fabulous card, fab colouring of this gorgeous image,I hope you are keeping well.
Kevin xx

Susie said...

Fab card and colouring! Susie x

Catherine said...

This is absolutely stunning, love it.....

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Stunning card Carole, your colouring is amazing. Sue x

Stamps and Paper said...

Wow Carole this is just stunning...your colouring is fantastic...

Anne

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Carole :-)I love the way you used stamps and digi's together ,, very clever and your colouring is fantastic ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

uksharon said...

This is fabulous Carole - just had to take a closer look.
Fabulous colouring as usual and beautifully embellished.
Best wishes, Sharon

Kerry said...

Wow just Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
Kerry

jkreucher said...

what a sweet little guy, you have brought to life with your amazing coloring! Awesome card!
Thanks for joining us for the Sassy Cheryl wearin green challenge this week!
Judy

Jackie said...

Brilliant card Carole, and your colouring is excellent as always. I love that little character :o)
Jackie xx

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Brilliant card, Carole...lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

Renkata said...

wow Carol,
this card is really special.
I think even only looking at it bring me luck.

Janette said...

Off your stroke...lol...are you kidding us....your colouring is bob on to perfection....Carole....what you like....

Anyway, I LOVE this, it's fabulous, you always come up with such brilliant backgrounds to....clever girl.....

Hope you've had a nice day and are feeling well, have you still got George on lock down or not..lol..xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Craftyanny said...

Absolutely beautiful card Carole.
Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions and good luck
Anne x

Joan Ervin said...

Happy St. Patty's Day to you, too, Carole!! I'm not Irish (mostly English and French) but I think 90%of the US turns Irish for March 17..LOL!!! Your little leprechaun is just precious and I would say your coloring was never better!!!! I just marvel at your use of color and blending...total perfection, for sure!!!! Hope all is well with you and hubby...everything is green and sunny here. The spring flowers are blooming and the birds are nesting...must be Spring!!!

Joey said...

Carole this is stunning, your colouring is gorgeous and I love the image, thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey x

Rainbow Lady said...

Just such a super card.. love the rainbow too and the colouring is great. Thanks so much
Love Cynthia x

June Nelson said...

Wow Carole this is beautiful and your colouring is blended so beautifully too, its perfect I hope you had a good st patricks and mothers day darlin xxxxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Carole
How are you ....how is it in Brum.....
Fabulous card ....Brilliant colouring ....
Hugs sylvie
xxxxx

Jen said...

Fabulous card and he is one very cute leprechaun. Thank you for sharing it with us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
Jen x

Claire said...

Hi Carole, beautiful card i love the image and your colouring is fab! Love the bow too. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week
Claire xx

Hazel said...

Hey Carole

One word - AMAZING - just love the card and how you have combined the images together - I just try it.

Take care

Hazel x

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Happy St. Patty's Day! This little gut is such a cutie. Gorgeous coloring, just love it. Thanks so much for joining in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge. ~jeni :)

Sharon Basel said...

Super fabulous card Carole! I am just blown away with your perfect coloring on this adorable image. Wowzer's you are good at that!!! The whole card is beautifully done and I'm so glad you're sharing this with us at Inky Impressions.
Inkette Sharon :)

Carrie said...

wowzers... this is STUNNING!!! So perfect!!
Thanks for playing at Inky impressions xx

Jackie said...

Wow! This card is simply amazing and the background just tops it all off. Simply amazing job with this new stamp! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

ElizabethR said...

He is a cute little fella! Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

Rach83 said...

Wow, what an amazing card. I love that image and your colouring is superb. Perfect for our Luck of the Irish challenge. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Don't forget to check out our next challenge which will be up soon.

Rachel x

Tina said...

such a cute card...thanks for sharing at just some lines

Tina
dt

Christine said...

Wow, what an amazing card!! I love the little scene you have created. That leprechaun is super cute. So much better than those evil scary ones!! LOL! Just a all around lovely card!!
Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Tracey T said...

Your colouring is just fabulous. What a great interpretation of our challenge theme! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

starcyl said...

Lovely, thanks for sharing with us this week at Rainbow Lady.
Jenny x

Choccy said...

Simply adorable !! A gorgeous card and such a sweet image.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Inspirational challenges. Hope to see you back next week ;O)

Choccy x

Kim said...

Beautiful card and your coloring is amazing!! Thanks for joining us at sweet stampin this week.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Oh my gosh, how cute is this??? Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Some Lines. :)

Pami said...

Hi Carole, love this card and gorgeous ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this fortnight! Good luck! Pami x

mixamatoasties said...

Fabulous card.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan xx

Wishcraft said...

Well I think your colouring looks FABULOUS! It's a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Thanks for playing with us at Just Some Lines Spring Cleaning!
Love, Laura
ps- don't forget to check out my blog for the extra goody box for my followers (getting close to 100!)

Dorinda said...

your coloring is so amazing. What kind of paper do you use? You create such an flawless effect. I just love your work

Vicki Romaine said...

A darling card. Love the bow on the side and the image. Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Carol this is totally ACE, the richness of the colours, the little scene and image, the design, wow, it is fantastic.
hugs
Lorraine x

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow Carol, this is another stunner!! I just adore the combination of digi's and they couldn't be more perfect together! Your bow and button are a wonderful touch as is the sentiment. As usual, your shading is what makes this pop off the page and come to life before our eyes. I'm privileged to see what you do with my images!! You are truly a gift!!

Sally Cicada Designs said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous job on this image!! Love the backgrounds too--they're perfect for this image!! Amazing colouring!!
Hugs,
Sarah ☺