Thursday, March 17, 2011

Deck the Halls in March?

Well yes, but first I should say Happy St. Patty's Day! If I drank beer, I suppose I might enjoy it green on St. Patty's day....I once decided to make my boys green eggs and ham (ya know, i added spinach), yeah, so it didn't go over so well....onto the card...

Merry here would like to show you her perfectly browned turkey complete with lemon slices and a sprig of rosemary! I am planning a class for April and this is one of the cards I've been playing with. I thought I would try to work the "technique for having an image overhang your nesties" into the class. I'm sure there is a proper name for this technique, but I sure don't know it if there is....please enlighten me if you happen to know it. :) Otherwise, I may be forced to come up with something myself....

Now that I look at my photo, my background paper and matting looks a bit green! Yikes, it's actually brown - CTMH cocoa brown to be specific, oh well! Anyhow, I've decided this is probably not the card for the class since it is looking a bit more like a Thanksgiving card than a Christmas card and my guess is that I won't have too many takers on a Thanksgiving card class in April - I would have been pushing my luck with Christmas no?

After playing around with a different design idea, I ended up using the great sketch over at Friday Sketchers. (Oops, looks like I missed the deadline for Friday Sketchers - it's one thing to get a card done for a challenge, but qutie another to get it posted in time, kwim? It's a wonder I ever manage it!) I am also going to enter this into the challenge over at Kraftin Kimmie this week which is "anything goes!" Did I tell you that I won something last week for entering the challenge...apparently I will be getting a surprise in the mail!!! I love going to the mailbox and finding something other than BILLS! :) Woo hooo!!!

And, since this is a Christmas Card, I'm going to share it over at Christmas Card Challenges this week as well. This card increases my Christmas card stash for this year to 26! I am super happy about this!!!
Well, thanks for stopping by! Hanging with my boys tomorrow as it is March Break here - we don't have any big plans - just the way I like it - maybe we'll make it pyjama and game day!
Shanna :)
What I used:
papers: Fancy Pants and ooops can't remember and I cut off the label!
embellishments: SU ribbon & Bella Bling, cinnamon stickles, SU punch, sponge
stamps: Merry from Kraftin Kimmie and CTMH sentiment (D1366 Holiday Trinkets)
ink: cocoa, buttercup to sponge
copics: E000, C00, T1, E43, E44, E47, R37, R39, YR23, Y26, Y15 (lemon)


  1. What an adorable card! I can tell you that turkey looks so much better than green eggs & ham sound!

  2. What a sweet card! Maybe you will reconsider for the card class??? ;-)

  3. Such an adorable card! That image is so cute and your coloring is just beautiful! :)

  4. Adorable card! I think it's fine for either Christmas or Thanksgiving. So glad to have you join us for this weeks CCC! Miss ya!

  5. This is such a fun card! So glad you came to play with us at CCC this week!

  6. Great card, love the paper and the image!!! What ever happened to green food colouring?

  7. Great card, love the image & great layout! I think the technique you are talking about is something I've heard others call "out of the box" technique and I think there is even a tutorial on SCS.

  8. What a fabulous card. I love that Kimmie image. Thanks for playing with Christmas Card Challenges this week.


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