Monday, March 2, 2015

March Tea and Blog Candy

Happy March!  It came in as a lion here.  Snow and ice.  So let's hope we're lucky and it will go out as a lamb, leaving us a warm and green spring!

I'm switching from coffee to tea today.  It's not just any tea, it's a sweet Irish blend.  I'm showcasing it with a bit o' green, not only for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop HERE, (I'm #245 with this, my 4th entry) but also as my design team sample for the latest My Artistic Adventures challenge #5 Bits of Green HERE.  Please go to MAA for more design team samples, the challenge details, and to link up your Bits of Green make.

And Heather Hudson, owner of My Artistic Adventures Etsy shop, is providing my blog candy giveaway.  Thank you Heather!

Here is my tag:



I used many of the elements on the Vintage St. Patrick's Day Irish Tea With Friends digital collage sheet from My Artistic Adventures Etsy shop HERE
Victorian Vintage Shabby Chic Pink & Green St. Patrick's Day Irish Blend with Friend Tags  Digital Collage sheet Printable

If you would like a chance to win this digital sheet, please leave a comment below and add the word YES in your comment.  I'll have random.org choose a winner from the comments that have the word YES. I'll post the winner's name here when the SPRING BLOG HOP is over.  I'll also post it on our Coffee Loving Papercrafters facebook page. Winner will contact me with your email addy and Heather will email you directly the the digital sheet from My Artistic Adventures Etsy Shop.  This prize is an instant digital download to your computer (not a tangible item received in the mail).  

After printing the digital sheet, I fussy cut the images, edged them with Ranger Distress Markers in various complementary colors, and then assembled with embellishments from my stash.  I used 3 shades of pink Ranger Distress Inks on the Wilton doily.  Butterflies are glued only in the center so the wings can be dimensional.

The sentiment says, "May you spend your day with a Special friend, reminiscing and sharing your favorite blend."  That would be lucky, indeed!


I'm also entering it in the following challenges.

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:  Lucky
Open Minded Crafting Challenge #31 Lucky
Digitally Sweet Challenge #129 Anything Goes
Pile It On: #58 Use Adhesive  Embellishments:  Sticky Back Jewels (small green pearls) from Eyelet Outlet, green Tiffany flower with sticky back, big green pearl halves with adhesive back
Country View Crafts:  Anything Goes

And I'd like to mention that Unruly PaperArts blogozine has a month long Reader Art Quest for March. I'm one of the creative contributors so I can't enter the challenge. Our March Prize is a $30 Voucher to spend with our March Sponsor Rubber Dance Stamps compliments of none other than Rubber Dance Stamps Winner is by random draw.  If you'd like to see some inspiration from the UPA team and link up your own creation, please go HERE.  All types of projects are welcomed.  Just follow the theme "I should be so Lucky!" and then take inspiration from the photo and/or colors shown.

39 comments:

Nancy Carroll said...

YES, this is stunning. YES, the colors are exceptional... YES....I'd love to win. I really adore Celtic/Irish, when I saw this I started to drool...

Lori Kobular said...

YES, YES, YES!!! I would love to win this Awesomely Irish Digital!! It is absolutely GORGEOUS!! And I really Love everything about your tag! It is simply beautiful!!

VanessaB said...

beautiful!

Jerrie said...

Yes I think your card is very springy! Love the butterflies.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous tag! I LOVE the butterflies!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Pretty card. I love the colors and the butterflies. TFS

Shelly said...

WOW! This is soooo SWEET!

Kim Heggins said...

I have to agree...this is just stunning.

Ann said...

This is just beautiful, love that collage sheet too. YES! Thanks for the chance to win to you and Heather.

~amy~ said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous!
Thanks for joining in the fun♡

Brandi R said...

Stunning! Love all the bright colors....so very springy ♥

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely - that shade of green is fabulous!

ivy said...

love all the details! pretty!

Anja Curvers said...

Awesome and it's all about spring.

Celeste Goff said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! You worked hard on this!

kellyjean said...

WOW!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well, YES! Would love to win your prize! Your tea project is absolutely gorgeous! I love the butterflies! Such a beautiful vintage look to this! The ribbon looks fabulous!

Kara Lynne said...

What a gorgeous tea card, just right for spring!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so pretty, love the fabulous colors and design.

Denise Pustelniak said...

This is absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Lisette Baker said...

Love your tag Helene, you have brought the elements together so well and that pop of pink is soooo pretty.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Heather and love your digital collage sheet! I favorited your shop, wish I had found it sooner! Happy Wednesday and happy hopping!

Happy Dance said...

What an incredible tag! So full of color and dimension. The greens and pinks are perfect for Springtime. Just amazing. Bev

Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

YES, love all that green! :)

Sue D said...

YES, this is a very springy tag!
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D- said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

cass said...

Pretty tag. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet this week for our "Anything Goes" Challenge

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Just gorgeous! Love the colors you used and the sentiment is precious! :)

Janis said...

Wow...beautiful tag. Love the green butterflies!

Yes, I'd like to be in the drawing for this digi. I have only ever once tried them, but these look so pretty. Thanks for the chance!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

AJ Bodine said...

Gorgeous, love all those vibrant colors!

sammi said...

Great project! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Luck" challenge at Open Minded Crafting! Hope to see you playing, again, next time! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Open Minded Crafting

Jennifer Loftfield said...

Oh goodness, you get a big 'ol YES of approval from this Irish girl! Just lovely!

D.Ann said...

YES Thx! WOW! Those butterflies look almost exactly like the real iridescent green ones! FAB!

Helen F. said...

All the pink and green on your tag has me smilin' :-)

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very beautiful! I love the colours!

An'Jenic G. said...

Great spring coffee card!

Lynda said...

Beautiful!! love all the embellishments x Thankyou for sharing it with us over at Open Minded Crafting Lynda DT xx

Ceal said...

so pretty, I love the pink and green

Keren Baker said...

Gorgeously eclectic card- love all the green!

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