Friday, March 15, 2013


This week at Card Crafter's Circle we invite you to create cards on the theme of:
(Shamrocks, Leprachauns, Greens and everything Irish!)

Our sponsor this week Melonheadz images are a fun and whimsical style, all handrawn by Nikki.  At the Melonheadz Blog you newly released sets which you can purchase at the Melonheadz etsy store, and a staggering selection of freebies available to you .... pop along to the Melonheadz blog and see what you might find! At Melonheadz Exclusives you will find exclusive sets, and previous freebie bundles.  At Melonheadz LDS you will find LDS and Christian illustrations, primary hand outs, and soon will have some items for purchasing as well.

Oh, and our winner, will receive their choice of a bundle of images from the Melonheadz etsy store!

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As you can imagine, with the last name Sherlock - we celebrate St. Patrick's Day in this house (even if it is in a very idealized version of St. Patty's!)!   If it can be dyed green - it is.  We eat loads of corned beef, cabbage (cooked two ways!), potatoes and soda bread.  We decorate with shamrocks, pinch those not wearing green and have even had a little leprechaun stop by to use the facilities (and leave CHARMING little footprints on the seat!).  It's a fun day for us!  And I can't leave the out-of-state grands out of the fun - this cute little card is headed their way.  

I couldn't decide between the super cute St. Patty's images - so there's actually FIVE of them on this card.   I used a leprechaun, pot, blarney coin, Erin coin, and shamrock coin.  

I used a white cardbase, and green cardstock to mat the shamrock paper from The Paper Studio.    The lacey paper strip in the back was made using a Martha Stewart page border punch.  There is a piece of Celebrate It! sheer ribbon on top.  I added some Dress it up shamrock decorations.  

After coloring all of the stamps, I realized that the coins just didn't have the gold tone I really wanted them to have.  So I added some clear embossing powder over the top and melted it from underneath.  Then I sprinkled a SUPER light coating of gold embossing powder on top and melted it into the clear from underneath.  I had to bring my heat tool to the top and "blow" the melted embossing material around a bit so that the image beneath was visible, but I LOVE the effect this gave the coins.  

The inside was done to mimic the layout on the front.  

Be sure to follow the rainbow to Card Crafter's Circle to see the "pot" of inspiration the rest of the design team has created!  And HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY this weekend! 



  1. HI SARA
    Just adore this creation . Beautiful colouring and heat embossing .But really love the embellishing .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  2. Nicely done using all the images into one. Your DP is wonderfully perfect, and your composition is terrific. I especially like the way the outside flows right on into the matching inside. Very nicely done.

  3. A really charming little card, the use of the sweet coins and that little leprechaun is adorable! You always make your creations extra special by embellishing the insides, too....lovely job! Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day, my little colleen. :D

  4. so mainly I love the colouring in (girl you can blend!) and mostly I'm loving the embellishments - talk about perfect for the occasion :-) Crafty smiles, Teresa x

  5. Hi Sara, sorry to be so late in dropping by! I love how you've designed this card and how you combined so many of the images! So very fun!

  6. What a cute card, inside and out! Thanks for joining the party at PTT.

  7. Those gold coins really make the card and I love how you fully decorated the inside as well. Thanks for playing with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

  8. What an adorable image! Love the papers too...and how neat that you followed the theme into the inside of your card as well. Very creative! Thanks for playing along with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges! Good Luck!!!!

  9. Gorgeous card!!!!!! Thanks for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you play along again!!!



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