Tuesday 7 March 2017

…you’re lucky enough!

I have a fun card to share today featuring one of Tim Holtz’s Bird Crazy stamps.

I’m guesting over at The Paper Girls where their theme is ‘Luck of the Irish’.  I wanted to be able to use this card for a birthday (recipient is Irish) so I had to think of a way of mixing the two.  Hence the rather corny joke, here’s the punch line.

Over at the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers Edna has turned green with envy and is looking for projects with lots of green.  My sentiment isn’t snarky, just corny, but there’s plenty of green on my card so I am linking it up there.

As this card is going out to a guy I’ve kept it fairly CAS, which is the current theme over at the Crafter’s Café.  I did the green swipe under the sentiment to kind of mimic grass and to help ground my ‘chicken’ and clover.  And there isn’t a water stain over it although that’s what it looks like in the photo, it’s actually clear embossing powder, in real life it just makes the sentiment and green swipe shine.

At Hanna and Friends they are looking for projects featuring luck, which mine does with my lucky four leaf clover.  Although frankly I think it is more an unlucky one given it was the second take of my little shaker clover.  The cut file set I bought had four clovers, two of which were three leaf shamrocks and two were four leaf clovers.  Stupid me wasn’t paying attention when I selected one and cut it out of my base, top sheet and acetate or when I filled it with shaker mix and got tape round all those fiddly bits.  No, wasn’t till I went to place it on my card I realised I had a three leaf shamrock not a four leaf clover.  Given my sentiment I had no choice but to start again.  Not happy Jan!  I guess I’ll just chalk it up to good practice on making little shaker elements.  Once I did get it all together (and right) I have to say I was pretty happy with the result.

Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks ~ Alcohol Blending Solution, Citrus, Gold Mixative & Lettuce
Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers ~ Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber &Gathered Twigs
Couture Creations ~ Acetate
Creative Memories Cardstock ~ Green Metallic
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Garden Green

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great fun! Thanks for sharing your punny creation at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, Jo x

  2. Your sentiment made me laugh out loud! Thank you for sharing at SOSS

  3. HA! Saw your card over on The Paper Girls Blog and had to come find out the punch line to the corny joke. I'm a sucker for that type of humor. Thanks for brightening my day!

  4. A beautiful card.
    Thanks for sharing at Hanna and Friends Challenge.

  5. Oh those funny crazy birds!!
    Love the St Patrick's Day joke...muahhhh ha ha ha ha ha ha
    Thanks for getting Green With Envy with the SISTERHOOD OF SNARKY STAMPERS!!

  6. I'm all for corny jokes! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers for the Green with Envy challenge.

  7. I love this!!! You even managed to make that crazy bird rather chicken-like. Great pun too! (I may just be CASEing this...) Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  8. The power of suggestion: a crazy bird colored to look like a chicken...and it worked! (until I read Lindsey's comment. LOL!) Love the punny sentiment and way to plow through to remake a most excellent card! Thanks for joining us at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!


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