Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Double D - St. Patrick's Day

Top of the Morning to ya!!

I am not Irish but hubby is and we've been together for a long time so I guess I could be considered 'part Irish' ... LOL   His full Irish mother was a real spit fire and I learned many traditions and heard many Irish tales from her ... wonderful memories for sure!

Anyways, I'm leading up to our new challenge theme at the  Double D Challenge Blog.  Diane has created a fabulous mood board and has chosen the theme of:

St. Patrick's Day
 use all or any of the colors

With that in mind ... here's what I've created:

This card came together quite quickly since I used all bits & bobs from past projects.
The plaid paper is from Hot Off the Press (very old),
The white 'frame' is one of many I have hanging on a hook that are off cut.
  My image is by Crafty Secrets (sadly no longer in business).  
This Poppy Stamp 'Petal Ribbon' die resembled shamrocks so added it as an embellishment.
Lastly I needed a touch of gold so went with these Stampendous Dot Sparklers
for my flower centers and corner embellishment.

Diane has this fun Cottage Cutz 'Forest Critters' die set as the prize to one lucky random winner.   WOW!  How cool is that!!   Remember ... you gotta play to win!
Be sure to pop over to our Double D Challenge Blog and check out what the design team ladies have created ... they are amazingly talented and I'm sure you'll find more wonderful inspiration!
 Hope to see you there!

As always . . .


  1. Have I mentioned I love shenanigans?!?! lol Pretty card! Loving all of that beautiful plaid and that sweet, sweet image, complete with Irish Setter no less!

  2. lOVELY card the greens are gorgeous and the sweet image is perfect.xx

  3. Adorable card. Love the paper, too.

  4. Beautifully created card and I honestly thought your ribbon die was very clever using the paper background (old as it may be)...totally perfect!!

  5. What a lovely image. The green plaid is an awesome background, along with the little touches of gold. Perfect for St. Patty's Day.

  6. Sweet card, Darlene! You really dug into your stash to create this beauty! Love the image and plaid paper. I have that Poppy stamp and would never have thought to use it like this. Very creative!

  7. Love the image with the Irish Setter. We had one of those years ago. Great green plaid paper for the backdrop.

  8. Oh, sheesh, I have that petal die and hardly recognized it. Love that you turned the flowers into shamrocks. Really pretty card with the endearing image focal point.

  9. What a sweet vintage image and I love all the fabulous green and papers used.

  10. Love your vintage look and that plaid background got me too. All put together, a first-class creation. My hubby is 97% Irish. Gotta love them guys.

  11. Awwww, she is so sweet, love the flowers you added with her!!!

  12. What a sweet little card. I love the plaid, and that cute little image is beyond adorable. FABULOUS card!!

  13. What a darling card Dar and sweet, sweet image! I think I've seen that before..... somewhere. :0D Seriously though, your layout of this card is super cute and I love the ribbon & clovers.

  14. Your card is as Irish as Irish can be :-) Beautiful greens, beautiful image with the beautiful Irish pup :-) Lovely card, my friend! Have a great week.
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  15. I love that great older plaid paper, and the placement of those shamrocks on the curves is really wonderful! Great card for the upcoming Irish celebration!


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