Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Feeling Green at Double 'D' Challenges

Hi there!
It's already that time for another challenge at

It is also time for Team Diane to hostess
and show their beautiful creations to inspire you
with our theme "Feeling Green"
(optional to add a bit of 'red')
and using the inspiration tile below.

I encourage you to head on over to the challenge blog and
see all the beauty there and to join in with us...
there is a lovely prize up for grabs!!

I decided to go with not only green, 
but with shamrocks as well!

I used an older and much neglected 'plaid'
embossing folder for my background.
I thought it had a bit of an 'Irish' flare to it.

I used a background die to cut all my shamrocks,
this die not only cuts the background (which I didn't use),
but cuts out all these various size shamrocks (which I did use).

The bottom layer of shamrocks were cut from a designer scrap (snippets) paper.
For the the top layer, I used water and TH Distress  Marker mowed lawn
on paper, dried it then cut the shamrocks out.

The sentiment is from one of those $1 stamps I buy
and never seem to use (NBUS).

I added a bow with ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon
which I added a glitter shamrock to
and a few sequins for extra 'sparkle'!

Now head on over to the Double 'D' Challenges,
you will be glad you did!

Entering the following challenges:
#1Pixie's Snippets Playground .... Snippets
#2NBUS #6 ....Never Before Used Stuff

#3The Card Concept .... Shamrocks, Patterns and Greens
entering in the classy and elegant..greens and shamrocks for me!

#4Curtain Call ...Key Lime



Ros Crawford said...

Brilliant card for the challenge Diane ... You are so versatile!

Di said...

Absolutely wonderful card Diane - I love those little shamrocks and how you created such a pretty wreath with them.

Lovely to see you in the Playground!


Di xx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely stunning, Diane!! I love the clover wreath!! It looks amazing!! The plaid embossing is a fabulous touch!! Gorgeous my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Darlene said...

I just LOVE this shamrock wreath ... so clever! And, that ribbon treatment is FABULOUS! What a pretty, pretty card! Awesome inspiration for sure ... you go girl!

Patti said...

What could b e better than a lovely Shamrock wreath!? I'm hoping to join this fun challenge as well.

Enjoy your day!


Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun clover wreath!! WTG getting into the other challenges too

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a great idea to use the cut outs from the background die! Genius little wreath. Love the plaid background too! Perfect St. Patty's Day card.

Kathy Krug said...

Great take on the challenge. The glittery shamrock and boe is the perfect finishing touch for your pretty shamrock leaf.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love your fun wreath made of shamrocks! So pretty!

Unknown said...

So pretty and elegant! You did an excellent job!

Barb said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card this is Diane. I love the shamrock wreath and green is my favourite colour. Barbxx

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Diane! I love the wreath made of the pretty shamrocks.

Kerin Sylvester said...

Wonderful wreath, and I love the sparkle! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Deanne Saunders said...

Adorable!!! Love the bow!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Darnell said...

Wowza, very stunning St. Pat's Day card, Diane! I love everything about it!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Leslie Miller said...

I'll never catch up with how far behind I am after being sick (still sick, but better), but I have to stop here and tell you how awesome this St Patty's wreath is! What a clever idea. Love the one glittery shamrock and the green sequins. I have the plaid embossing folder, I think. Not sure if it's the same. Mine has such a large pattern I've always thought it almost too large for cards. Yours sure makes the perfect background for your wreath!

Migdalia said...

Such a stunning card. Love the pretty wreath.
Have a blessed day,
Crafting With Creative M

Unknown said...

LOVE how you created a wreath out of shamrocks! Brilliant!
Thank you so much for joining us over at The Card Concept!

Brenda said...

Such a beautiful card! I love how you made a wreath from the shamrocks, so clever and so pretty! Hugs, Brenda

LauraJane:) said...

This is a beauty! Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept:) and the invite to link up at Double D challenges.