You are invited to share with me the Joy there is in creating Art. I mean the "I can do it" and "it's fun" and "it's beautiful" kind of art, whether it is "museum quality" or not. Here you will find some of what I like to do and, I hope, share some of your joy, too.

Welcome to my blog, Rae Ann.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Card - My Sheri Crafts and other Challenges

Many times when I see a challenge my mind starts composing a layout and working it out before I even touch paper.  That DID NOT happen here.  Instead, I looked at various challenges and decided how I could make a card that would fit in to them.  I'm not as happy with the result.  I definitely believe that letting the card guide me, instead of me guiding the card, works best.  Anyway, here it is, along with the challenges it is being entered in.

Click on the name of the challenge to see other entries at their site.

Pile It On  -  theme: spots and stripes.  Although it's hard to see the twine wrapped paper is dotted.

Fantabulous Cricut  -  shamrock and green.  The leprechaun is cut from the Simply Charmed cartridge.
The word 'celebrate is from the Holiday Cakes cartridge.  Since I don't have a shamrock cut I used a heart from George & Basic Shapes to make the 4-leafed clover and the shamrock.

Bitten by the Bug 2  -  include a shamrock and a cricut cut.  (described under Fantabulous Cricut.
Made Especially for You  -  use twine and a St. Patrick's theme.  I made my own twine by using permanent marker on cord, then tried entwining it around the dotted paper.  I think I would have liked it better if I just wrapped it vertically.

My Sheri Crafts  -  make an easel card, include a shamrock.                                                 

Be sure to visit these challenges and see other entries.

Happy Creating.
Rae Ann



  1. WOW GREAT job with your sweet card!I LOVE the cute little leprechaun,Thanks for joining us over at FCCB this week!:)

  2. Aww this is such a cute card! I love the papers you used! Adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Made Especially for You!!!

  3. EEEK! How cute, Rae Ann! Love the leprechan and you've done a great job with your shamrocks. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  4. I think it turned out super cute! So great to see you linkin up at ME4Y and FCCB. Always glad to see you ;0)

    Be blessed, Beckie

  5. Really cute!! Love the patterned paper and the leprechaun. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!

  6. Your card is so cute. Thanks for joining us over at ME4Y.

  7. Cute card! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Made Especially For You.

  8. Awesome job on your St Patrick Day card!! The papers and the leprechaun are awesome:) Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge over at FCCB!
    Sherrie K

  9. AWWWW! How CUTE is this???? LOVE it!!! Great job with the design!!! And I LOVE the little man!!!

    Thanks for joining us at ME4U!

    Crafty Hugs,

  10. Great looking easel card! Love the papers, shamrocks, and the leprechaun! I think your card turned out very nice! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  11. Nicely done. I like that you made your own twine. Thanks for sharing your St. Patrick's Day card at Made Especially For You.

    Carson's Creations

  12. Such a Cute card, love that little Fella! So glad you joined us over at BBTB2!
    ((Hugs)) Theresa

  13. Love the image and your innovation in making your shamrock. Thanks for playing along with us at My Sheri Crafts.

  14. Great card - love that leprechan! And of course the shamrocks!! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  15. Hey Rae Ann, what a great card for St. Paddy's Day. love your image and papers. thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

  16. Don't be too hard on yourself! Your card is cute and i think that leprachaun is adorable! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  17. Super cute card - I LOVE your leprechaun !!! Thank you for playing along with us at BBTB2 !! Lori