Saturday, March 17, 2012

Waltzing Mouse Stamps Blog Party - 17.03.2012

Happy St Patrick's Day!!  We don't formally celebrate St Patrick's Day in Malaysia, but I think there is a small Irish community here that does, and Irish restaurants in the city have special events on this day.  I would love to visit Ireland someday and experience how the Day is celebrated...that would be Awesome!


Following the theme of the Blog Party, I have a card in shades of green.  It's a simple design and I used the set Candy Jar Christmas - Fillers and sentiment from Say It Loud.  I coloured the candies with Copic Markers (YG11, YG25, YG61, YG63, YG00, G00, G000) and the lid is inked with Memento Bamboo Leaves.  I adhered some Baker's Twine just underneath the lid of the jar and a bow with a gemstone. The top section of the card was embossed with a SU Embossing folder (Square Lattice) and the sentiment is stamped on the patterned paper.  To finish off the card, I added some flourish pearls and a tiny prima flower.

And, here's a little St Patrick's card using the Shamrock and St Patrick's Day label freebies at Waltzing Mouse's site:


Thank you for visiting me today. Do visit the Waltzing Mouse blog for the list of Blog participants.

Enjoy the Blog Party!
Kary

33 comments:

Kate W. said...

The green and aqua combo is stunning! Your coloring on both cards is out of this word!

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely creations Kary! I love your green candy jar!

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are both wonderful cards, Kary. It's funny that you mentioned wanting to go to Ireland and see how they celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but from what I hear from those who live there, we in the U.S. do far more celebrating on March 17th then they do. LOL

Truly grand creations for today's Blog Party!

Kelly S. said...

That little jar of green candy is so creative and cute for today! Love the little pearly flourish. Your second card is colored to perfection (again!) and I just love how you placed the clover behind the pretty label! Awesome hop projects, Kary!

Jan Garber said...

Great idea to combine the two images! Wonderful colors!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love that you made green candy :)

Nerina said...

These are both beautiful cards! I love the really traditional feel of the second one (so perfect for the celebration) but absolutely adore all of the details and creativity in the first one! Your paper piecing and colouring work perfectly together and the pearl swirl and rose detailing are so elegant!

Pauline said...

Ooh, I just love the mint sweets in your St Pats jar, this is wonderful! Love the embossed background and the fab pearly flourish, a beautiful card. And a great job on combining the digis too, that label is really pretty.

Christine Ang said...

The first card has an air of sophistication. And yes... I agree that the green and aqua combo is really good.

Helen said...

Wow, two brilliant cards!! I love all the detail and texture on the first one - those sweeties look amazing!! and then the gorgeous colouring on the second card - love that you combined those digis. Great cards :)

Marybeth said...

Kary the candy jar looks great filled up with green candy for the day. Very pretty card . I love how you combined both downloads together on one card. They look great together and made for a beautiful card. Thanks for your kind coments. Hope you get to Ireland some day!

Super Jen said...

Love both cards but the color combo on the first one is inspired.

Renee said...

Both of these are fabulous...
your coloring is divine!
But really love those sweets dressed up for the occasion...
and so creative!!
Just truly fabby cards, Kary! :)

Cathy Weber said...

As if the cute candy jar isn't enough, you made a second gorgeous card using the digi images. Great job, loved that candy jar colored with the green sweets.

JJ Bolton said...

That candy jar looks awesome in green! And your coloring on the digistamps is so pretty! Hope you get to Ireland someday Kary:)

Cassi said...

love your creative take on the candy jar -- what a cool idea! both of your cards turned out lovely.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are wonderful Kary! Love the candy jar full of sweet treats and the beautifully colored sprig of clovers! Thanks for joining the party!

MaxineD said...

Cute cards Kary - although there is Irish in me we do not celebrate St Patrick's day as such.
I would rather remember that he took the gospel to Ireland than all the current nonsense that is associated with St Patrick's day.
Blessings
Maxine

Lisa Arana said...

your cards are so darling. I really adore the candy dish one. those candies look good enough to eat!

Sharron said...

Both are wonderful--the green candies are such fun--and the aqua & green look fabulous! Your traditional card is so pretty too--love how you combined the two digi images. Your coloring is perfect!

Lindsey said...

I have yet to find a reason to make a St. Patrick's Day card, but if I did, I hope it would be as sweet as yours! I love the texture on your first card.

Joyce said...

Both of your cards are terrific. I love the way you colored those candies in the first card. They really do look so yummy.

Claire said...

Both beautiful cards Kary - I feel like I could reach out and take one of those candies in the jar!

Beate said...

Kary, both cards look wonderful! Love the partial embossed background and the green candy in the first one (and of course that gorgeous pearl swirl) and all the white on the second card, making our image really pop.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs and smiles

Jeanne J said...

Hi sweet lady - sorry I'm late to the party! Two cards - WOW! Don't ask me to choose. I love the candy jar - your sweets look just yummy - and the traditional St. Pat's card using the digi image is just perfect. You might not have St. Pat's there but you totally captured the occasion/celebration! Well done!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Oh Kary, your cards are absolutely WONDERFUL! Your coloring is AMazing!! Have a great day, hugs Karin

Emily Leiphart said...

These are absolutely stunning, Kary! Your colouring is amazing and I love how you layer.

Deborah Frings said...

Both your cards are simply brilliant. I love the jar of green sweets with the pearly swirl and gorgeous green twine. And the St Patrick's card is just stunning!

Cassie_lu said...

two amazing cards

debby4000 said...

Oh these are fabulous, especially love the candy jar one.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Olga said...

Congrats on winning the blogparty this month!!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Gorgeous in green!!! These are so pretty, Kary! I especially love the jar!!! Beautiful card!!
Hugs, Wendy

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Sorry this is so late, trying to catch up! What great cards! I especially like the first, with the candy jar--just so adorable!

Chris L.

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