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Friday, 6 March 2020

Lucky Green

Hello crafting friends!

I've been seeing a lot of St Patrick's Day and green challenges in Blogland and since green is my favourite colour it would have been rude not to join in! Come and see what I've been up to:


Just look at all those lucky four-leafed clovers! They were stamped with a very old Stampin' Up single stamp called Lucky Day.


I stamped it repeatedly along the bottom of a piece of water colour paper that had been moistened. Shabby Shutters distress ink was sponged below the shamrocks and splattered with water to create pattern and texture. Once it was dry, I added gold speckles with a gold marker.


The blocky good luck sentiment is from Uniko's Simply Said Blocks, It was inked up with Versamark, heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I snipped it out with sharp scissors and popped it up on dimensionals.


Each shamrock was given a green gem centre to finish the card.

EDITED TO ADD AN AWARD
I was thrilled that this card won an outstanding award from CAS Watercolour!



CHALLENGES
I'm linking up with a few challenges. First, a new-to-me weekly challenge that looks fabulous - Always Fun, where the theme is Shades of Green; The Double D Challenge, where there's a fabulous mood board and it's All About The Green and/or St Patrick's Day; The Rainbow Card Challenge where Especially Emerald is the colour of the month; and last, but not least, CAS Watercolour where they are looking for watercolour effects and the theme is Luck of the Irish.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
It wasn't a very lucky day for me yesterday. I went to London and it was windy and pouring with rain so I took a hat. I left it on the train. That hat is the difference between me arriving looking relatively human and me turning up looking as if I had a drunken fight in a hedge! 

What have you left on a train that you just can't get on without?

31 comments:

  1. Love how you have done this card Vicky, it's beautiful.
    Faith x

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  2. Terrific card! I Love your watercolour effect, and your touches of gold add attention to your sentiment in gold. ~ I'm sorry about your hat, I haven't ridden a train enough to lose anything on one I guess!

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    1. Thanks Karen! I tried to replace the hat today. I have one that is similar but it is NOT the same!! It only takes one train ride...!

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  3. Gorgeous St. Patrick's Day card! Love the row of shamrocks and watercolor background. The gold speckles look awesome.

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  4. Another super CAS card, and some really gorgeous shades of green. Green used to be my favourite colour, I don't think I have one anymore.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Kath x

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    1. Thanks Kath! I say green is my favourite colour but the truth is that I just love colour full stop! x

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  5. LOve~love your pretty shamrock card!! I haven't been on a train to Chicago in a couple of years, only thing I lost then was my mind as we were traveling in private cars with about 60 other women to shop...crazy LOL! Anyhow, thanks so much for joining our challenge with your fabulous card!!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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    1. LOL Diane - that sounds as if it could be quite noisy but fun!

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  6. Me again...thanks for linking up your beautiful St. Patrick's Day card to our Double D Challenge, "It's All About the Green"! I just love that water color background along the bottom.

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  7. I have a weakness for a row of flowers and these lucky shamrocks sure make an awesome border for this card. It is very creative and first-class. Thanks for joining the Double D, "It's All About the Green" Challenge.
    Barbara DT

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  8. Simply PERFECT!!! LOL I was on that same train ride with Diane (2 comments above) and we both lost our mind on that trip! LOL But our shopping in Chicago, IL USA was fun! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Green’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

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    1. I can imagine it must have been a little busy on that train but I'm glad you had a good trip :)

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  9. Sweet card Vicky! Love those adorable shamrocks with the gem centers. Such pretty watercolouring below as well. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! Hope your day is better today!!

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    1. Thank you Loll. If that was as bad as my days get I am a very lucky woman!

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  10. Hi Vicky - such a beautiful card. I love all the fab tiny details too - your gold dots look like tiny flecks of glitter! - thanks for sharing this with us at TRCC - Jacqueline DT xx

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    1. That's the shamrocks giving off their magic :)
      x

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  11. Sorry about your hat, but your card turned out just lovely!! I love the two colors of green you used and the row of Shamrocks are perfect for this CAS good luck card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour Vicky!! :0)

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    1. Thanks Marcia. I'm afraid I replaced the hat... and then promptly lost that one as well!

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  12. Gorgeous card, Vicky. So sorry about your hat! xoxo

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    1. I'm not sure if I am supposed to have a hat! xx

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  13. Fabulous card Vicky, I like your simple layout and border you created with the shamrock stamp, thanks for sharing with CAS Watercolour, Robyn

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  14. Lovely card.

    Hugs,
    Mary Ellen - TRCC DT

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  15. What a lovely watercolored grounding you made for your lucky row of green shamrocks Vicky! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  16. I am a sucker for a St. Patty's card and your does not disappoint!Thanks for playing along at The Rainbow Card Challenge!

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  17. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Rainbow Card Challenge this time and good luck :)

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  18. You already know I love it, but I'll say it again. I love it! Grin. Thanks for joining us at TRCC, and I hope we see you again soon!
    Hugs,
    Em, DT

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  19. Vicky, this is totally stunning! I adore the fabulous line of shamrocks. A lovely clean and simple card! Thank you so much for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge! Hope to see you again soon! Hugs! Mynn xx

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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