Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Lucky Charm

Greetings and welcome to my weekly Creative Inspirations post. This week our challenge is Charms. I thought most of the DTs would be using metal charms so I took a detour and used a Tim Hotltz Fragament Charm. It's clear lucite to which I glued a punched out circle with a clover on it. The clover was digitally cropped out of the Irish Audrey digital image from The Stamping Boutique. I enlarged it a bit, printed it and colored it with Copics. Then I ink distressed the edges and punched it out with a circle punch. Then I spread a little Crystal Effects on it and immediately pressed the fragament onto it.

Most of the DP is from Lucky Me from Raspberry Road Designs, a digital company plus I used Glorious Green and Green Galore CS from SU. I started out using just the green tone from Green Galore, but decided to mix it up a little. The cute little Audrey image was colored with Copics and the ink distressing was done using Frayed Burlap distress ink from Tim Holtz.

I was rushing on this a bit because I was also trying to finish a card for my DD's 21st birthday before we left to take her out to dinner. After looking at the card again later in the evening, I decided it was pretty plain and could use some more embellishing, but too late. I had already submitted it to Creative Inspirations for publication so I had to go with it that way. At least it has a ribbon and some brads to spruce it up a bit.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the lovely comments. Hope you are having a wonderful week! Please take time to stop by the Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog to see what the other designers have made for this challenge. The prize this week is a 10% discount at The Handy Hippo, so you'll want to make a card and be entered into our challenge.

Challenges Entered:
Cute Card Thursday - Lucky Green
The Pixie Cottage - The Color Green
Tuesday Taggers - St. Patrick's Day theme
Copic Creations - A Wee Bit O'Green
Twisted Thursday - The Color Green
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Lucky Green
Paper Cutz - Make a St. Patrick's Day card
Crafty Catz - Shades of Green
Order of the Opus Gluei - It IS Easy Being Green
Stampin' for the Weekend - Monochromatic
Die Cut Dreams - No Flowers Allowed
For Fun Challenges - Wearin' O the Green


Christine said...

Great card for St. Patty's Day!

Debbie said...

Love your adorable card. that image is precious! Thanks for playing with us over at shirleys2girls Twisted Thursday Challenge.

NGCARDS said...

This is gorgeous hun, I really loved this when I saw it on our blog this morning :) It doesn't need anymore embellishments I think it looks fab just like this! xxx

Helen Dooley said...

WOW this is a gorgeous card! I love all the green colors. They blend so well. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again.

Ann English said...

I love this card-just wonderful! Thanks for playing at S2G!

Hearts Turned said...

I love your little Irish cutie, Linda--fabulous!

Hope your day is wonderful!

Janiel/ janny said...

Linda this is so cute!!! I love all of the green! I love St. Patty's Day cards. Hope you week is great!
hugs, Janiel

Tasha said...

Oh wow what a fab card! Those papers are scrummy. The image is real fab - happy st patricks day
love tasha xx

Unknown said...

What a great job, she makes me want to do a jig! Thanks for joining us at S2G, hope to see you in the next challenge too.

Pop's Cards said...

Love the green shades on this she is gorgeous, hugs pops x

Unknown said...

I love it!

Kym Weber said...

Fabulous card! Love that Audrey image from The Stamping Boutique! Awesome green color combinations! Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges! Hope you'll be joining us for next week's challenge!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Linda, I love all of the different shades of green together, and of course all of the delicious detail. Sue C x

Sally H said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

Unknown said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage.


Unknown said...

Fabulous card Linda, such a great "Irish" image, thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Taggers this week, Hugs Avril xxx

Zoechaos said...

So sweet love all the papers and layers and distressing and touches. Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week.

carol said...

WOW it's a really fab card, love those papers and the image, your distressing looks brill, x carol....craftycatz

Di said...

WOW what a stunning card this is just fabulous!!

Thanks for joining SFTW
Hugs Di xxx

Anonymous said...

What a darling card. Thanks for joining us for the challenge at the Pixie Cottage,

stephanne said...

This is terrific!! I love the various green papers together and your wonderful sewing and colouring, I feel good luck coming my way just by looking at this!!
I hope you have a fabulous week!!

Beverly G said...

She really looks like she's dancing, you can really make that sewing machine zing,this didn't look plain to me, just gorgeous as usual.

Unknown said...

I love all your layering, the card is just so textured.
Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage.

Teri said...

This is so gorgeous! Love it to bits!!
Thank you so much for playing at Tuesday Tagger this week - hope to see you next time too!
Teri x

Katie said...

It's a super card!
Little Audrey looks great and I love all the distressing.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage!

raindropecho said...

Beautiful as always, Linda! This card is just stunning!
- Ann

Beautiful Greetings said...

Linda this is just adorable! I just love your style and I am so excited to see you enter the Pixie Cottage Challenge! I hope you are doing well :) Don't work too hard.

Mummylade said...

lovely card. I'm so glad you joined the DCD and SFTW challenges this week and good luck.

PatR said...

Really love this card and it's just perfect for the TT challenge. Thanks for joining us this weelk.
Pat x

Joseline said...

Great St. Patty's card Linda!!! I love all the greens and your stitching is very nice!

Deanne Clarke said...

A very cute card!!!

Crafty Tam said...

Stunning card and a huge Thank You for the lovely comments you left for my latest card (I always wanted to do Irish dancing only I have 2 left feet, lol)...

Your beautiful green creation makes me think of my lovely Gramps and Nanny who are waiting for me to join him in many years to come!

St Paddys day for me is a pint of Guinness and lots of love for our beautiful family and looking to the future and remembering those that left us too soon!

Thank you so much, I really appreciate your comments.


Tammy xxx

marsha said...

Fabulous! Love all the stitching and green - what a cute image too!


Anonymous said...

Love the sewing and the layers!

Susie Sugar said...

Linda this is totally amazing
Fab card love the colour green and the sweet image
Thanks for playing our no flowers allowed challenge with us at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

artish said...

makes me want to dance! super adorable! love the distressed edges. thank you for showing us green at the pixie cottage!

Unknown said...

Fabulous project! thanks for joining in with St Patricks day fun at TT this week x

Nancy said...

Stunning card, Linda:O) Love the pretty papers and beautiful design. That image is so cute, fab. colouring.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

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