Lucked out

Good morning. I’m not sure where Saturday went but Sunday looks like it might be a good one. Although it’s still cold, there is the prospect of the sun coming out to play so Mr Beez and I are going to venture a little further for our daily walk.

Over at the  Stampotique Designer’s Challenge Blog. Jackie has asked to see the “luck of the Irish” in our St Patrick’s Day themed projects for Challenge #236. I’ve chosen to make a postcard:


Now I’ll be honest and tell you that this is went through many modifications before I was happy with the end result and a lot four leafed clovers are lying around on my craft space floor, not to mention Agatha dressed up as a shamrock! I used green distress inks – Crushed Olive, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and, of course, Lucky Clover – to create the background, spritzing with a little water to create a mottled effect. Using the same inks, I added a little random stamping.


I used Agatha Star and one of the 3 Dwarfy Gnomes, stamping them directly on to the background and then paper piecing a second. The lucky balloons were punched using Tim Holtz’ clover paper punch. The words are printed from my computer.



I’m also sharing this over at City Crafter Challenge Blog for their “Make it Green” challenge.

Now, I feel a bit sad about my shamrock Agatha, even though I didn’t feel she looked quite right – would you like to take a little look?


Thanks for buzzing by.


Lucked out — 14 Comments

  1. This would have been a tough challenge for me, so I completely sympathize with you over the agony you went through to come up with this design. I think your post card design is very clever, your little dwarf makes a great leprechaun, and Agatha looks as if she is about to burst into an Irish Jig.

    Having said that, Shamrock Agatha is so funny, she really made me laugh.

    Dionne xx

    • Thank you – I was very glad I had invested in that clover punch as previously I have made them using individual hearts!! Shamrock Agatha made me think of Little Weed after our recent “conversation” about Rag, Tag and Bobtail! xx

  2. Shamrock Agatha looks sad she didn’t make it onto the card !!!!! Lol however your postcard looks fab. Thank you for joining in the challenge

  3. Fabulous postcard. I love the background, the glittery clovers, and your paper pieced Agatha and dwarf.

    I’m so glad that you shared clover Agatha! I love her! So cute and clever.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges.

  4. I am enjoying your St. Paddy’s Day card; you do great work with Magda’s stamps! Your shamrock Agatha looks a little under the weather. Too much green Guinness? I think the Agatha’s always look sad, but making her green is a real game-changer. When I look at her, I remember my pregnancy days. I think your idea of making her a shamrock is inspired, but I like what you ended up doing. xox

    • Aww thanks Roberta and glad you like the final piece. I love the idea of Agatha being green because she’s had too much Guinness!!!! Strangely, when I stamped her onto the green background, although she was green she didn’t look quite as ill or sad as she did when she was dressed as a shamrock. I’m guessing she was trying to tell me something! 🙂 xxx

  5. This is fab, I love your glittery shamrocks, and green Agatha made me smile. Thanks for joining in with our challenge again at Stampotique. Sue xx

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