Friday, March 14, 2014

Lucky 4 leaf clover st patrick's day card... Going Green today!

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 Hi all, First of all please keep praying for Madaleine in Ireland, she is involved in some volunteer mission outreach work in Dublin where the church she is attending is packed to standing room only and groups are meeting in Hotels to worship, they are building a larger kitchen so they can run soup kitchens for the many homeless people of Dublin and many other outreach programs on the go...if you are interested or would like to donate please press the donation button here

or on the top right side bar and write Ireland in the description all money raised will go straight to helping the needs in Ireland so in advance thank you. I love this pic of Mad doing outreach on Dublin city streets in Ireland... God works in the most amazing ways! if only we are open and willing.

      Still having some video problems... I think its with the hard drive but well give this a go....
Here is my Lucky 4 leaf clover st Patrick's day card, I don't normally make many st pats day cards but this is in honor of Madaleine being in Ireland this year. I loved how these little leaves came out so real looking and really easy to make! You will need a 4 petaled flower punch or die any will do (Martha Stuart has a nice punch), mine is a sizzix brand die. Green card, scissors, emboss tools, soft mat, green ink pad and a white Crayola pencil.

Cut out your 4 your leaf petal flowers and with your scissors cut small v shapes a little deeper into the center. With my die shape this step helped them look a little more realistic but depending on what you have you may not need to do this step. Sponge all the edges with a darker colour of green. I love using my cheap regular Crayola pencil!! it can do so many things....make an arch shape zig zags on each leaf. Then use your emboss tool and pad to shape them up.... also give the ends of each leaf a little pinch in.

Lastly cut some thin strips for card as grass.... here you can choose to add some ink to a few strips to give the grass depth, glue onto your card (I lightly sponged a green background first which also helped give the card depth along with layering up my card front), add a few dew drops with crystal effects and your done!

Here are a few st Pats day decorations I made this year... and had a little play with paint shop pro.

A little lucky 4 leaf clover pot plant I crocheted. I am selling my Crochet Amigurumi locally and all money raised goes to Ireland.

You can see more of my Crochet Amigurumi and some of the other things Ive been making lately here on Pinterest
So sit back now and enjoy my video tutorial... enjoy!
Blessings to you

and a last thought
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, 
but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:4


Marlene said...

Love the St. Pat's card. Enjoyed the bird as well. Your card has a lovely soft look to it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Teresa Doyle said...

I LOVE this card! You do beautiful work and I always look forward to your videos. I will definitely be making one of these! Thanks for sharing this...

Mary Decker said...

Your shading on the clover is fantastic! I not only love your card, but I admire that you take the time to make a video.

I'm very glad I just stumbled across your blog!!

Teresa Doyle said...

I absolutely LOVE this card! You can bet I'll be making it. As a matter of fact, St.Patrick's Day is also my birthday so I'll make it for myself as inspiration. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent and ideas with us...

cardchick's world said...

Beautifully done!! I sure have missed your amazing talent....thank you for sharing with us

Merry said...

What a wonderful card and love crocheting. Too cute.

Carol W said...

This is absolutely are such an amazing talent an inspiration to

Gail said...

Glad you are back- such a pretty card - .

TLady said...

VALITA!!! THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!:) Your Clovers are SOOO LIFE LIKE!!!!!!!!!;) WOW!!!!!! I have a question for you---Would you be willing to take a look at my blog & see if you could be part of getting the word out about the company FLOURISHES? I KNOW there are MANY AUSSIES that LOVE FLOURISHES!!!! PLEASE CHECK OUT: it has ALL THE DETAILS!!!! NEXT WEEK, I will have a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! HOPE you can lend a hand!!!!:)THANKS VALITA!!!!!!!!!:)

Marlene said...

I found your instructions on how to make different hats. I would like to purchase your video on the different style of hats. Can't reach you by e-mail for some unknown reason, would you kindly contact me and let me know how I can go about buying the video. Love your blog, it's fantastic. marlene kiley

Whimcees said...


I keep checking - I hope that you and your family are well. I will be glad to see a new post to know that you are ok! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane