Friday, February 4, 2011

Leprechaun Max

I don't often make a card for St. Patrick's but Leprechaun Max was hard to resist. (to me he embodies what I think a good Irish leprechaun should look like, some of them are quite nasty I hear and he is not:) If all leprechauns were as agreeable as Max, my great grandmother would not have had to break her egg shells up before she threw them out ( to prevent them from sailing over here in an egg shell I was told). I often wonder if this tale is true or not, did people really do this? Anyway I digress; so here are the challenges  and details for my card.

Sweet Sketch Wednesday: challenge #87 sketch - I used the shamrocks for the ribbon and the balloon for the bow
SSDS challenge: get punchy
The Pixie Cottage: challenge #55sketch and or buttons!! I have shamrock buttons
Cute Card Thursday:  challenge #150 banish the blues ,use humour  - I think my little leprechaun with his balloon and his desire for a kiss should bring a smile
Dutch Dare Challenge: challenge #98 - buttons and I have those adorable shamrock buttons on my card

PaperPlayChallenges: stamp it out - use your stamps  rubber or digital
The Corrosive Challenge: button it up
Some Odd Girl: scallops

Stamp: digital stamp from StitchyBearStamps  Stitchy Bear Stamps artist  Lexi Creation)
Sentiment: computer generated
Markers: Prismacolors (PM-166,PM-32,PM-167,PM-86,PM-137,PM-93)
Paper: misc. paper (in other words I have no idea lol) I did brayer two  pieces of whisper white paper from SU to make the  gable green coloured  rectangular background pieces
Punches: Martha Stewart for the terrace type border; oval punch from Michaels for the sentiment
Embellishments: 'Dress it Up' shamrock buttons from Michaels,crystal effects on the balloon
Nestabilities:  circle, scalloped and inverted scallop



                             "A face without freckles is like a sky without stars"
                                                                     Irish Proverb


  1. Hi Glenda just love your card, so would my husband as he is Irish. Great colours and embellishments very very cute.
    Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-Design Team

  2. Absolutely Beautiful card! Thanks for entering Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday's challenge this week. Good luck!

  3. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

  4. Glenda, what a delightful Saint Patricks day card. I love your fun image and colors. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  5. A cute St. Patty's Day card indeed. This little leprechan is sweet. Thanks for joining us at SSW.


  6. Fun to hear your tale about the egg shells and the leprechaun. Your little Max is very cute! Love your lattice border and your scallop circles. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Judi SSW DT

  7. great image,,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  8. awesome take on the sketch this week! lovin your color mix..and nice touch with the clover leaf buttons

  9. I LOVE all the circles you used to frame the image! Fantastic balloon outside the frame and the colours rock!

  10. Oh Glenda I love your sweet irish card. The die citting is just so fun. Arlana @SSW!!

  11. What an adorable card Glenda! I love your leprechan and the shamrock embellishments. Perfect use of those die cuts too. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    All the best,
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  12. An absolutely adorable card!! What a sweet image and beautifully created with the greens.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, it good to see you again this week!

  13. Oh Glenda your little leprechaun is very cute & the shamrock buttons are gorgeous, great card. Thanks so much for joining us this week @ SSW :)

    Genevieve DT

  14. Cute... great to see a happy leprechaun.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week on our "Stamp it Out" Challenge. ♥

  15. What a cutie and all ready for St Pat's!
    Great job with this week's sketch!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

    Peace & Luv,

  16. Too cute with the little leprechaun! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.

  17. Great card, such a cute image!!!
    Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
    Adrina XX

  18. This is too cute! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.

  19. Fabulous card, and such a cute image,and I love those buttons. Thank you for joining in the Dutchdare Card Challenge this time.
    Cathy xx