Thursday, March 16, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This week is our Inspiration Week at Little Miss Muffet Stamp Challenge Blog. You can find the challenge here.  And, before I go any further, I want to let you know there's a special going on:
I made the card below using Theodore Shamrocks.  I just love this image and how cute he is with this little ladybug on his hat. I am disclosing up front the fact that I saw a card with this layout at the blog Will Stamp for Wine and knew the layout would work for me with this image. This is an awesome layout and I'll be using it again!

Here's a close-up of this image and so can someone tell me how do you color a ladybug's face since if I colored it black it would cover up all of her features? I went with gray but am not keen on it. If you've got any ideas, write them in the comment section below as I read every comment I receive. Aren't these beautiful cut green jewels?  They have such a great sparkle.
And there are times that a bow turns out absolutely perfect, and this is one of them. I used my little bow tool to make this double looped satin bow. I didn't want to load this card up with a bunch of embellishments since these jewels and this bow were so pretty and I wanted them to show up!

The team has made a variety of cards for this Inspiration Week post and they're over on our Facebook page. Please jump on over there and take a look at the great creations!  One lucky winner will be awarded a $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop!

                                                                                                       Thanks for stopping by!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge 1711, AG
Artistic Inspirations Challenge 174, AG
Deep Ocean Challenge 150, Dots and/or Stripes
Dis Digi Designs Challenge Lots of Green
Crafty Creations Challenge 337, AG
Inspiration Destination Challenge 124, AG
Creatalicious Challenge Challenge 111, AG Option Gems
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge 3, AG
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge 34, AG
Craftaholics R Us, Challenge March, Shades of Green
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 39, AG
Crafty Awesomeness Challenge March, AG
Unicorn Challenge Challenge 19, Go Green
Lemon Shortbread challenge 37, AG
Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge 7, AG Opt Monochromatic in Green
Love to Craft Challenge 8, AG
The Crafty Addicts Challenge 34, AG/CAS
Simply Create Too Challenge 125, Lots of Green
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge 38, AG


  1. Perfect St. Patrick's Day card and beautifully coloured. I love your stitched edges on those pretty papers too.

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it. Your coloring is fantastic and I love how stunningly designed and embellished! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

  3. Love love love this. Super St Pat's image and nicely coloured too. Love the designer papers just perfect and your bow is stunning. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  4. Back again, and again I love this.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  5. Hi Gail, what a fantastic St Patrick's Day card, the image is so cute and just love the background design. Thank you for joining our challenge at Unicorn and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  6. it is perfect Gail, lovely for St. Patricks day and I love this creation, thank you for making this gorgeous creation for LMMS this week, hugs, Marion

  7. This is very cute love the St Paddy's theme Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Craftaholics, good luck!!! Amy DT

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. Gorgeous card Gail xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for

  11. This is a gorgeous card, and I can say from first-hand experience (cause I'm the lucky recipient of this awesomeness!!) that this card is even cuter in hand. As nice as photos are, they just can't pick up all the minute details. I swear, every time I look at this card, I seem to catch some little nuance that I didn't take note of before! Superb coloring/shading (and BTW, there's nothing wrong with your ladybug coloring, Gail), the gems are like prisms, the bow is perfect, and what a cute little tag, not to mention the multiple layers and fine stitching. Thanks, my friend -- I feel like I've gotten the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with this fabby card !! It's definitely a winner in my book.

  12. Very adorable!! I love papers & image. Thank for playing with us at Di's Digi challenge.
    Nathalie DT

  13. lovely and cute St. Patrick's Day card
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  14. Very cute and nicely embellished. I'm no coloring expert but maybe using colored pencil on the outer edge of her face a blening lightly inward would give you a bit more of the black look? To be honest, she looks just fine the way she is and I'm so happy you entered in the PIP challenge.

  15. I'm in love with your card and the layout....I can see where it would work for so many different types of cards! Sweet image, and you've colored him perfectly! Beautiful embellishments!! Thanks for joining us at PIP Challenges!

  16. Beautifully coloured image,gorgeous bow,love the papers and stitched edges---Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  17. Beautiful card Gail. Love the image and the papers. Well put together. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  18. So gorgeous Gail, super cute image.
    Wendy xx

  19. Beautiful card, everything just goes together so beautifully. Personally I would try colouring in black at the edges toward dark grey in the centre then go over the features with a white gel pen

  20. Very sweet card. Love all the green on your card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp A Bit O Green Challenge. Gayatri xx

  21. Gail, this is so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Craftaholics R Us!
    ~Owner/DT Janis

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  23. Love love love - one of my faves today! Love all the green and the clean lines of the card design - thanks so much for joining us over at the Crafty Creations Challenge Blog.
    Kristina DT

  24. Such a beautiful card! Love the layout and pretty tag from the bow! Thanks so much for sharing at Dis Digis!
    Lucy x

  25. This is such cute card. Lovely image.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  26. Beautiful creation! I love design and image! Wonderful choice of papers!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge March "ATG".

  27. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional gems or pearls” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  28. A really beautiful card thanks for joining in with the Lemon Shortbread Challenge – Sarah DT –