St Paddy's Day!! (CIC50 + SSCS60 & Flutterby Wednesday)

Hello.....I can't believe today is here......its been in my calendar for several weeks now and its here!!
Why am I sooooo excited??? Well.....how nice of you to ask. :)

One of my biggest inspirations, Dawn McVey from Papertrey Ink, is holidaying in Australia with her husband, Bartley. They're currently in Sydney and she's ever so kindly organised a get together with her Aussie "Blog friends" tonight!! Yay!! I'm beyond excited. I'm hoping a wee, small, even miniscule amount of her talent and ability will leap from her and find its home in me during the time we get to spend together tonight. LOL!!

I love Dawn's clean and simple, yet totally elegant style and was going to mimic this in a card for her and Bart...however, I think ya'll have figured out by now that is just NOT the way I roll!! I decided to stick with the "green" thing as it is St Paddy's day afterall - not that I put a single thread of green on this morning when I got dressed - my dear Irish ancestors are all rolling over in their graves!!

It took me ages and ages to decide what to do and where to go with this card - my MoJo is definitely having a lovely extended break - though I'm reasonably happy with the overall effort here. I'm feeling a little uneasy about there being NO ribbon on this card anywhere!! I can't believe it. I used this week's Cupcake Inspiration and Sweet Sunday Sketch to guide my way.

You can't see it in this photo but I've also added Crystal Effects to the wings of the butterfly sharing the spotlight with our little Miss Innocence as well as her shoes to make them nice and shiny - 'coz every Little Miss loves patent leather Mary-Janes. :)

I got my hands on some new Copics on Monday - my collection is evergrowing and I'm sooooo loving them. There were some new greens in this purchase and I really, really like them. :)

(I want to apologise for this atrocious photo too - I brought my DSLR in with me today and took some lovely photos, but forgot to bring the card reader, so had to take a quick snap with my trusty little iPhone, which has the world's dodgiest camera, and will swap this out with a 'betterer' photo later on.)

Hope the luck of the Irish is with you today. :) Michey xxx

Paper/Cardstock: SU Choc Chip, Flourishes Classic White, Basic Grey Origins
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Frayed Burlap" (Digi image printed with Epson Printer)
Others: Fiskars Border Punch, Martha Stewart Butterflies Punch, SU Crystal Effects, KaiserCraft Rhinestones (coloured with Copics), White Gel Pen, Glue Dots
Copics: Hair: E27 + E47; Skin E21; Dress: YG67, YG97, YG99; Grass: YG67, YG93; Y15, YR68, W00 + Blender


Sammi said...

That cupcake looks scrummy!!
Hope you have a lovely meet up tonight!! :D
I think this card is lovely and cute.. all those flowers and butterflies around her is gorgeous!
haha - I've had to take urgent piccies on the phone b4 too!

Amy said...

This may not be clean and simple, but who can resist a paper as fabulous as that even if it does busy up the card! ;)
Love your Pure Innocence girl, awesome coloring... it looks like you're really enjoying those new copics!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Sue W said...

Hey Mishey......so good to meet you even briefly! Hope you gave this card to Dawn I'm sure she would have been thrilled!!
I've seen a few of these cute images around lately and your card is just perfect!! Looking forward to seeing lots more of your work ....of for a look round your blog!

debbies said...

How cute! Love the papers you used!

Rachel Hope said...

So adorable! Love the coloring, the butterflies...everything! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

Dawn McVey said...

Hi Dearie,
I wanted to email you but don't have your email addy so I hope you'll email me. Been thinking about you and praying for your mom. So glad I got to meet you! Thank you for the darling card.

Have a goodie!

Karen Giron said...

Hey, that's pretty good for an camera phone, I must say! This is so darling - I love this little image and all the greens! AND how cool is it to meet Dawn! Have a marvelous time!

BishopsMommie said...

I think that you may be on my team, "SuperPink", wondering if you can send me an email so I can get everyone down so we can plan for the contest.. Thanks Tina

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

FANTASTIC card! Love all the beautiful butterflies all around! How fun you got to meet Dawn! Thanks for playing in the Cupcake Insp challenge. Hugs,

Amy said...

Hope you're doing ok, been thinking of you.
I was glad to see this card made the top 5 at the Cupcake Challenge...Congrats!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

adorable card!

enjoy *~*

Kelli said...

oooh I love this card!

Cindy Haffner said...


Sammi said...

Hey there! Sorry for cutting the call short before you got to apply! Hope you'll apply next time!!

Tanya Tahir said...

your cards are gorgeous, I love the little Anya stamps too! Thanks so much for posting my giveaway - you're in the draw!

Emily Leiphart said...

Such a sweet image! Love your colouring!