Friday, March 16, 2012

Its Dueling Time!

Hi Friends!

Its our March duel! I was the hostess for the Dazzlers this month, and our topic/challenge was St. Patrick's Day. So I went totally green bonkers with the card kit that I sent out. The hard part was getting an image. I sent out a couple of links to free digital images that could have been used, or they were to use one they already had. In the kit I included three different patterned papers, a computer generated copy of an Irish Blessing, die cut shamrock, ribbon, cording, brads, and button candy dots. Another part of the challenge was to describe any traditions your family has to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

My card:


inside...with computer generated Irish Blessing

Items used
Image: Free digital image from Elizabeth O. Dulemba.
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Origins, sugar pea
Ribbon: American Crafts
Embellishments: Button candy dots by Pebbles, copper brad by American Crafts, die cut shamrock.

When celebrating St. Patrick's Day, we usually will have some sort of food, usually potato soup, bread, and sometimes we will make shamrock cut outs for dessert.


  1. Michelle, your kit was so much fun to use... and now that I've seen your adorable card, I see all the wonderful things that could be done with that kit. WOW! You really did an outstanding job. I love everything about your card. So many fun layers and elements to look at. And look at that bow! I even have a bow easy, but still can't tie a descent looking bow, so I am truly envious.

    Your St. Patrick's food sounds good. Enjoy!

  2. I agree, your kit was to die for! I lived it! And the sparkle of the shamrock ~ WOW! So glad you resolved your camera/computer issue and I get to see your lovely card!!

  3. How cute! I love how you did the ribbon at the corner! that digi is adorable :) Thank you for such a great kit this month Michelle! HUGS :)

  4. Oh my goodness Michelle, this is just your little Irish Bear....You have colored him beautifully and I love all your green. Your dsp was absolutely TDF..Great job my friend...looks like it was a fun kit to work with.

  5. Michelle--this card is so darling. I just love that image and it looks like you too used lots of the wonderful kit you set up for the Dazzlers.

    Thanks for a fun challenge with me this month!

  6. One, I love the smile on that bear!

    Two, I love the Irish blessing. It is great.

    Three, I love the plaid DP you used.

    Four, I love the fact that you were able to get your pictures to download so we could see your great card!!!!

  7. what a sweet cute 'Irish' immie bear this is ♥
    Love how classy the whole card turned out...the corner punch really adds a soft touch while the perfect lil
    bow adds a touch of elegance. Quite a merry combo.
    U rocked this challenge Michelle ♥

  8. Look at this sweet, huggable little Irish Bear! I just loved him, but, alas, have no printer at home here at the moment. But I adored the Irish Blessing that you included in the kit, thank you! I like how you made it the focal point inside and accented it with the gorgeous shamrock! Thank you so much for such a fun kit. (Did you know that this is my first-ever St. Patty's Day card?) LOL

  9. Thank you for sending us a great kit to work with Michelle!

    Your Teddy image is adorable! Love the plaid DP (I saved mine) and everything about this card!

    Great job ☺

  10. Aw, sweetness!! What a cutie teddy this is -- I think I"ve only seen it on your blog :) Love the Irish Blessing poem you included - super nice!!

    IRISH you a happy day!

  11. Cute, cute, cute! Great coloring of the image and I love the mini buttons across the bottom. And that is the most perfectly tied bow.