Sunday, February 27, 2011

An Irish Blessing

February has come to an end, and March is upon us.  And that means the "luckiest holiday of the year" is right around the corner.  Yes, St. Patrick's Day, is not only a lucky day, it is such a fun day.  Probably more Lucky Charms cereal is sold this time of the year, so all kindergarteners can graph, count and sort them.  We all tend to look for rainbows in the sky and just hope that somewhere a pot of gold will appear.

I made this card for my dad.  He is 87 years old and of Irish decent.

 One of my fondest memories as a child was playing with a music box he had.  It was a statue of a knight.  And it stood on a round base that turned.  When the base was wound, it would play "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling".  My dad's mom. my grandmother, was born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th.  So it was always a special day in our family

The sentiment is on the inside of the card.

I hope my daddy likes the card as much as I enjoyed making it.  
The cut of the card base, hat, and shamrocks come from the cartridge A CHILD'S YEAR.  The paper I used is from Recollections and Autumn Leaves.  I created the print for the front of the card and sentiment inside on the computer, using the Lucida Handwriting font.  The ribbon is by Offray and was purchased at JoAnns.  

I wish you all this Irish blessing.

Cricut Card Challenge  St Patrick's Day
Crazy About Cricut   A Green Project
My Creative Time   St Patricks Day Theme
Crafting With Christina   St Patrick's Theme


  1. What a great St Patrick's card! That dotted ribbon is so pretty and I love the irish blessing inside. Thanks for playing with us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge. Hope to see you back again soon :)


  2. Charlotte, what a great card you made your dad!!! And what a blessing that he's 87 years old! That's a disguised pot of gold at the end of the rainbow right there!!!

    Hugs, my friend!

  3. Charlotte!! This card is so cute!! The meaning behind it makes it even sweeter!! Tfs!! Jennifer

  4. Whata nice card you made for your dad! I'm sure he'll enjoy it! Thanks for joining us over at Cricut Cardz...

  5. This is a very elegant card. Love your color scheme. TFS Cathie

  6. This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining the Thankful Thursday challenge :o)

  7. Oh I love it!! The scattering of all the shamrocks really make it oh so special!

    Thanks for sharing and for joining the Thankful Thursday Challenge,
    DT member, Cheryl

  8. Very sweet! I love the blessing and i know he will love it!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting With Cristina

  9. Beautiful card inside & out!! Love what you did!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting with Cristina. Good luck!!

  10. Cute card.. thanks for playing with us at CWC...