Sunday 11 March 2018

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day

 Another three cards, I seem to like doing things in threes at the moment. And boy have I been colouring, if its not cards, it's small images I have cut out on the Scan 'N' Cut to put together on cards.   
I need to slow down, maybe stamp out some some images from the million stamp sets still waiting to be wait... I've already done that, I have three trays full.

I know it must be time to sit and cut die cuts, then send out some cards to some friends.  Yes I am suffering, from EMPTY NEST SYNDROME. Aaron and Rachael have bought a house, we painted it (I should say John painted the ceilings and walls and we all did the  trimming/cutting in of the whole house last weekend. Sunday afternoon we walked around like a couple of old people who needed walking frames. Bouncing round now and the kids have gone and its so so quite and I have to learn to cook for three not five.  Time to start something new I think........

I've not done St. Patrick day cards before but I just couldn't resist this little sweetie from Mo's Digital Pencil - ohhh my goodness just check out that face. And what a fabulous colour combo, my favourite colour GREEN together with purple what a knockout. Copics of course being my favourite medium.

Had to give her fiery orange/red hair to go with that sweet face. So loved colouring her. Decided to add her to the card base with some glitter ribbon on each side.

The glitter ribbon is actually a deep rich green on both sides. Finished off with some sequins taken
from a few different packets and she's ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. With a name like Ryan I reckon we may be celebrating it too.

This little cutie is a Stamping Bella image stamped and coloured with Copics. Not so sure
I like how it turned out with the mum looking all spotty but ended up I decided to leave it alone before I wore a hole in the cardstock.  I will give it another go later. I did the baby chicks in a lighter colour and like how they turned out.

I cut the image out with a Wonky Stitch Square die then layered with this gold type of material/paper cut slightly larger. Each attached with double sided tape to the green cardbase. A few enamel dots to finish it off. The sentiment comes with the chick stamp.

I've had this stamp from Mama Elephant for a while and haven't used it but while away camping it was one of the many images I took away to colour. I did the leaves in  YG01 YG03 YG25 YG17 and the flowers BG000 BG00 BG11 BG15 BG49 and the hello in RV04  RV02  RV000 so its bright and bold. Love this stamp and now I have the Thanks one to try out too.

Added Glossy Accents to the letters. Some enamel dots to the card and cut the coloured image out with a wonky stitched rectangle die then attached to a coloured card base. After it was finished I wished I had made the card base a bit bigger as you can hardly see it but I wasn't going to try and remove the panel after attaching as I have done this before and totally ruined the front panel.


Happy Mothers Day

'Hello' card the sentiment is bright and Pink
and Glossy Accents so it fits the bill
for BOLD

I really am struggling here to decide which card to nominate for this challenge at Addicted toStamps and More because I love the colouring on both the St Patrick's Day girl and the Hello flower but today cute wins me over as I just love her face and Im so happy with how my shadows have turned out on the dress so Im going to go with St Patrick's Day.

Happy Mothers day

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day
I hope my Irish Fairy is mythical enough 

Hello card

Happy Mothers Day

Everyones Irish on St. Patrick's Day

Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day


sandie said...

All your time spent colouring is worth while. It is so detailed in all your images. I adore this sweet little girl and love adore the colours you used for the Time Out Card. The gloss is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining us at Time Out

Mac Mable said...

Amazing colouring and what a beautiful trio of cards....Amazing x Sorry about the empty nest syndrome x

Anita in France said...

Such fantastic colouring on your trio of cards, Aileen ... a sweet little Irish fairy, cute chuck with her chicks, and a wonderfully bold bouquet with the glossy sentiment nestled inside it! Brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Stef Perry said...

Your Irish fairy is a delight and perfect for the Just Us Girls theme. She is quite spectacular in green and purple, and the glitter on each side of the card really dresses up everything. So sweet!

lostinpaper said...

These are all so wonderful Lisa, I can't think of a better way to 'fill in' time than colouring, just keep on colouring and then we get to enjoy the results!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your coloring amazes me EVERYTIME! Just so awesome. Your Irish farie is too cute for words. Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Heidi Weaver said...

Absolutely lovely cards, Aileen! I especially love that wonderful little St. Patrick's fairie. What a beautiful image and how beautifully you've coloured her. You've brought her to life. Great choice of embellishments, too. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

I Card Everyone said...

You just keep coloring, Aileen! I adore it, and these darling images!

Bobby said...

These are all so beautifully done, Aileen. Me, I have to color and then put images on a card right away. I'm so glad you decided to send your little girl to our Just Us Girls magical challenge.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Pretty card thanks for playing at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly x

Gail said...

What a cute little Irish girl! Love the glitter ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Created by Kath said...

Your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Aileen, what delightful cards! Your irish fairy is just the sweetest with her beautiful green tunic and those touches of purple. She made me smile. I love her little impish face and her red hair. Perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at the Watercooler Wednesday "Feminine" Anything Goes Challenge.

Leanne Harris said...

A lovely Mother's Day card and super cute Mum and her chicks! Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More Challenges xxx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous Mother’s Day card....Thanks for joining us at Fab’n’funky:)
Wendy xx

Darnell said...

These are all fantastic, Aileen! I especially love the sweet Mother's Day card! Speaking of mothers, I'm sorry you are suffering from ENS. Fortunately, it's a temporary affliction and if you have it, that means you did an excellent job as a mama bird!! Hugs, Darnell

Mandy said...

Gorgeous selection of cards Aileen! They are all so pretty & beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

brenda said...

A really pretty creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Animals' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Anonymous said...

three gorgeous cards, aileen and all so beautifully coloured! thank you so much for sharing your adorable chick card with us at the penny black and more challenge!

Stamping Bubbles said...

A gorgeous collection of cards. Thank you for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.
Crafty hugs

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

Ruth said...

I'm definitely Irish on St Patrick's Day so I feel maybe I should be colouring some leprechauns :) She is so cute that little girl and perfect with her red hair. Very Irish (My Uncle is red!). And I'm loving seeing your colouring. I need to prepare myself for empty nest syndrome. Clearly this is why I've been hoarding stamps. In 15 years I'll have plenty to work on! xx

Daniela said...

Such pretty cards, wonderful coloring! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
x Daniela (DT)

Cara said...

Wow, yet more amazing cards. You have such talent x