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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Blog Hop


I've been sitting in waiting rooms having test done for the past three days and am really behind with my card. I've been looking forward to this blog hop, but life has a way of messing up the best plans.
So, with only about an hour tho throw this card together, this is not one of my best creactions but it has to do.
I was in such a hurry to post that I forgot to add a Wee Bit of Stickles to me Shamrocks!

The image was a Freebie from Waltzing Mouse. So, I thought the perfect sketch to use would be this one from Midnight Madness.

The Designer paper is a combination of Close to my Heart and Basic Grey.
The stitching was done by hand with embroidery floss. I like the dimension of hand sewing and find it very relaxing.

To follow along, please jump into our very own Waltzingmouse House Forum and look for the threads in The Play Room for the March St. Pat's Day Blog HopI will try and fill in more important information on this post when I get back home. So, if you are looking for the sketch or links, please come back later.

Here are some other challenges that work with my card:
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #50 - Shamrock cupcake
Fussy & Fancy - Green
Stamp Something - Cream & Green
Cup Cake Craft Challenge  82 - Going Green
Digital Tuesday - Lots of Green
Little Red Wagon #20 - Use Copics
Bee Crafty - Spring
Ooh-La-La- Creations Challenge 49 - Anything goes
Secret Crafter Challenge 74 - Anything goes
The Pixie Cottage - Green
Paper Play - Good Luck
Pixie Dust Challenge 14 - Power of 3


Merry said...

I think this is a stunning card and even more stunning since you only had an hour to create it.

Nancy said...

Ohhh Now this is an awesome card! Such details...amazing.

Claire Brennan said...

Well I think it's gorgeous Nancy, I love how you used 'extra' shamrocks! and I sure hope your tests come out ok! Happy St Patrick's Day Nancy and thank you for hopping along!

Heather said...

Really beautiful card! Your choice of BG paper is perfect and your stitching is inspiring.
Hope all goes well re the tests :)

Angela Mclean said...

The corner shamrocks are a beautiful touch. Lovely!
Angela xxx.

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my this is STUNNING - so many elements to make fabulous eye candy :-) Love it

Belinda said...

Hope the tests and things go ok! :( Lovely coloring and card! Love the piles of clovers you have on the bottom and top of the card! Just the perfect touch to the card!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Nancy! Love all of the fabulous details!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Nancy! Love the stitching & the pearl accents!

Polly Pierce said...

This card is so it! It's green, it's nicely layed out and it holds onto the patriotism so elegently. Happy St Patricks Day

Julia Aston said...

Oh! this is lovely! I love all the greens on this - the design on the DP - the way you cut out some of the clover and placed them on your card - a beautiful creation! thanks for blog hopping with us today!!

Kelly S. said...

Can't believe you put this together quickly, it's so lovely in the details...especially those cute corners!

Kathryn B said...

Not one of your best? Ha! Well I think this is beautiful!!! Great colors, DP paer and stitching!!!

Marge said...

WOW, only an hour? This would take me all day -- LOVE you BG paper & how you accented the corners with the cut-out shamrocks!!!

Cassie_lu said...

what a great card and love the little patches of shamrocks.

Laurie Marmon said...

I like all the green used in this card. I really enjoy the extra patches of shamrocks on the corners. Very beautiful!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous! Love the patterned paper and stiching, and the pearls look great, some lovely textures in uour card. Pauline x

Priscilla said...

WOW Just lovely...hey, for throwing this together you sure have done a great job..I hope all is well with you.. Take card and Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. I hope you like the new thumbnail players entry system.

MMSC Hostess

Lynne Phelps said...

For a one-hour card, it looks pretty amazing! Love the touch of clover in each corner, what a great idea! Love the colors and patterns too!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Nancy - you are amazing - this is fabulous and done so wuickly - if only they were all like that! Great choice of colours, and that image is gorgeous! I am loving this! I am so glad you played along this week with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we appreciate your support and we love seeing your 'works of the heart' See you again next week! (((hugs)))
Linda MMSC Design Team

Ellie said...

This is gorgeous. Love the image and great sketch too. Thanks so much for joining us at the DTC.

Sue said...

WOW, if this is what you can do in an hour........amazing! Love the shamrocks, cute digi, will have to look into picking that up! Wonderful papers and colors. Thanks for sharing with us for the MMSC this week.

MMSC March Guest

Melissa said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love the clover,paper,and colors!!
Thanks for joining us for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week!

Carol said...

How delightful and simply magical this exquisite card is. The softness of the green and the imagery is just enchanting. Thanks for playing along with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :o}
Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge

Rachel Hope said...

SOOOO pretty! I Love that image and what you did with it! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

anya said...

Ooh, very pretty! Love your choice of patterned paper and I really like the addition of the extra shamrocks around the edge. Glad you could hop with us!

Christine said...

Hi gorgeous colours stunning creation thanks for joining us at SCSC

Christine xx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Nancy Nancy Nancy! If this is what you throw together in an hour, then my hat is off to you! It takes me an hour just to think of my design! Your card is gorgeous, just like everything you do. I'm so glad you were able to hop along with us. I hope those shamrocks will bring you good luck with your test results. Remember that I love you and I'm praying for you!


Anonymous said...

i surely enjoy your posting kind, very exciting,
don't quit and keep creating as it just worth to look through it,
impatient to see additional of your current content, stunning day!

Tracey Cuccia said...

absolutely gorgeous! Love all that GREEN!!! Truly a beautiful beautiful creation you have here, glad I got to see it! :)

Anonymous said...

I love what you did with this stamp. It turned out just beautiful. I love how you added the shammrocks on the side, So sorry you had to endure sitting in a waiting room all week. That is pure torture. Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage for the Challenge.

Julie M said...

Great card, Nancy. I love that intricate image - you've done a great job with it.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

CreaRenata said...

Very beautiful card! Lovely image. Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage.

artish said...

brilliantly GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing with the Pixie Cottage!

~Christina~ said...

Great card!! love it

Anne said...

A lovely card! Love the sewing =)
Thanks for joinin us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Biscuitlid said...

gorgeous card - so much pretty detail, love te stitching and the pearls

Thanks so much for joining in at Cupcake Craft this week

Anonymous said...

Very Pretty and perfect for March! Thanks for playing with the Pixies!

Kelli said...

oh so pretty!!

Paula said...

What a great card, love the stitching and the pearls! I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Digital Tuesday Challenge!

Bee said...

Beautifully made. Great coordination of the image and background design. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card--beautifully colored shamrocks! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!