Thursday, 17 March 2011

Waltzingmouse St Patrick's Day Blog Waltz

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit
Hi Blogger's,


Thanks so much for calling past........I'm so hoping that line of green text says "Happy St Patrick's Day" and not something inappropriate!!!

This is sure to be a long hop so I'll keep my post short and sweet.......I'm sharing a card as well as a cute hat, that I think would make a gorgeous table decoration for any St Patrick's day feast.




I'll explain the hat first because I used my die cutter for lots of this project and wonder of wonders after 2 years  I finally get the 'contour cut'!.........(You can teach an old dog new tricks rofl!!!)



The pattern for this hat isn't mine but was given to the members of the Pazzles Craft Room. I use the PI and have learnt so much from this site as well as the Yahoo groups.  The hat was cut from one sheet of 12x12 Card, some scraps of pale green, black and gold.  The Shamrocks are attached with Florist wire that was coiled to make them 'Springy'.   

(Note to self: colour the centres with a light sponge of white next time!!)


The card uses Claire's little free Digital image which I was also able to print and cut using my PI. Some light colouring with a green Copic marker and a clear glitter pen around the oval (which sadly the camera doesn't show). 




The DSP is from Basic Grey Cappella 6 x 6 paper pad, chosen because of the colours (It actually has a thin line of gold.... which brings in the gold on the hat band.......I'm fussy!!)  and I've punched some green and black card using the Fiskar's Upper Crest punch (which also ties in with the lovely label on Claire's digi!). More PI cut shamrocks sit over the looped stitched ribbon to complete my card.

Hope you like this little project, I had lots of fun with it. Now on with the Hop...... You should be heading over to my crafting friend Deborah next......Enjoy!


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32 comments:

Olga said...

These are adorable, love the card but that hat is fantastic!!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Fantastic way to celebrate the weari ng of the green, Sue! Well done!

Kylie said...

AWESOME projects Sue!
LOVE your gorgeous hat and your card is sooooooo stunning!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Antje said...

The DP fits so well with the image and St Patrick's Day!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful card with the striped DP and pretty digi image Sue - and I LOVE your fun hat! How great will this look on the table for St. Patrick's day!

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh Sue... Lovin the hat! Your right it would make a great center piece! Your card is a stunner... every detail is done to perfection!

Sandra said...

Wonderful!
Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you!
Sandra ltb

Lorraine said...

Great projects Sue my late grandfather was Irish. Happy St.Patrick`s Day.

FrancineB said...

Oh my goodness, that hat is too cute! And you even added shamrocks. Love it! You card is fabulous, too. The striped paper is perfect for the way you created your focal image. Nice job.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Sue! What a fun gift set! Your card is beautiful and I love the Irish hat!

Crafty Math Chick said...

These ROCK! I LOVE that hat and shamrocks your created and I love the look of that pretty striped DP with the freebie Claire gave us. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Debgem said...

Sue - that hat is just so sweet!! I really like the card, and the backing paper is a perfect match. Fabulous!

Monique said...

Sue you know how much I LoVe 3-D templates and this hat is brilliant... and the matching card. Perfect...Love this to pieces :)!!!!

Niki Estes said...

Great projects! I love your little hat!!

Cyndie said...

Wow, wonderful projects! I love your color choices and the hat is just darling!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGosh, Sue, the hat is fabulous! And so is your wee card. Happy St. Pattie's Day!

rudlis said...

Absolutely stunning!! Happy St. Patrick's Day.

cbuswell said...

great card and that's SUCH a cool hat!! Happy St.Patrick's Day!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

WOW!!! Your card and hat are AWESOME !!!! LOVE!!!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

LaurieJ said...

Oh my goodness, your hat is so much fun!! I just love it. And your card is great. The striped paper is the perfect backdrop for the digi image.

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and I really like that cute little hat you created

Joanne Gilch said...

Wonderful card and that hat is exceptional great idea for the WMS waltz on St Patty's Day!!!!

Gina said...

Love the card and that hat is great. You are right, perfect for any table centerpiece!

CraftieConnie said...

Beautiful card and tophat, Sue!
You have done the Irish proud!

Marcia said...

Oh Sue you clever thing, I love this ..... perfect!

Claire Brennan said...

oooh gorgeous projects Sue - i want to make a hat now!!!!! Thank you so much for waltzing along with us!

Karen B. said...

These are some amazing projects! I really really like the detail alone in your card!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is amazing Sue. What a wonderful project for the day and so very well done! Awesome job. Happy belated St. Patrick's Day to you! =)

Genevieve said...

Wow! Amazing card & hat!!

Kelly S. said...

OMG Tilly, that hat is AMAZING! I love the shamrocks on it, too! Beautiful coordinating card, what an excellent little pair for St. Patrick's Day!

jen said...

Fantastic projects! Your hat is fab & your card beautiful!!! :D

Kym Weber said...

What a spectacular St. Patrick's project! Gorgeous card! Love the image and paper - beautiful! The shamrocks are fabulous! Wonderful job!