Wednesday, March 14, 2012


I was thrilled to get an e-mail yesterday from Sandy Hulsart to say I won the Cheery Lynn Designs Doily Challenge with my last-minute swan entry. Lots of sweet compliments, a $20 gift certificate to the store, and a badge to put on my blog.  What fun!

Today, I want to share the St. Patrick's Day card I made for my granddaughters. I tried a center-fold card for the first time, and I know each section should have a decoration, but this seems a bit busy to me.  What do you think?  On the other hand, I absolutely love Mo Manning's Irish Dancer digital stamp, and the girls will, too. 

I only had room to put the first part of the prayer found on St. Patrick's breastplate, so here is the whole thing. How wonderful to be encompassed by Christ.
Christ be with me
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ in me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ on my right
Christ on my left
Christ where I lie
Christ where I sit
Christ where I arise
Christ in the heart of every man
who thinks of me
Christ in the mouth of every man
who speaks of me
Christ in every eye that sees me
Christ in every ear that hears me
Salvation is of the Lord.

I thought you might get a kick out of seeing what my desk looks like in the midst of designing a card: creative chaos.

Materials used:
Dies: Spellbinders S$4-310 Labels Eighteen, Memory Box 98186 Ringed Buckle, Cheery Lynn B117 Fanciful Flourish
Digital stamps: Mo Manning's "Irish Dancer," Waltzing Mouse freebie "St. Patrick's Greetings"
Paper: Reminisce ShamRock!
Flowers: by Prima and Boutique Fleur
Copics: E01, E02, R22, YR04, YR09, YR18, G03, G05, G14, G17, G20, G24, G29, C0 

Challenges entered:
Mo's Challenge #125 - Try Something New
Make It Colorful #47 - Green


  1. This card is wonderful! I love the Celtic cross and that beautiful flower. Your granddaughters will love them!
    Your desk looks much like mine does when I'm creating!
    Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

  2. Amazing St. Patrick card! It's great to see a green card turn out so beautifully! My green ones all seem so boring:(. Love the shape and the wonderful saying not to mention the beautifully colored Irish dancer. Your granddaughters will love this!
    Congrats on your Cherry Lynn winning:) That's fantastic!
    I thought I'd be your first follower:)
    Thanks for joining us at Mo's with this wonderful creation!
    Hugs, Iulia

  3. What a gorgeous card! I am sure your granddaughters loved it. I love the St Patrick's prayer! Blessings!