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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patricks Day - Not St. Patties, or St. Patty's Day!!

It's a really big bug bear of mine when the crafty girls in America call our National day, St. Patty's Day OMG where did it come from, cause you would never in a million years ever hear anyone here calling it that.  While I am on the subject also (SORRY!) where did the "Pinch" thing come from?  That one is pure American and not a bit Irish.  Rant over!

A few weeks ago I made batches of St. Patrick's day cards for my mum and I to send to friends and family in America and Australia.

Here are the ones that I made for myself to send out - using my heart shaped punch, scraps of green cardstock and a download that I found free on the web.

 Terrible photo - but I was just about to put them in the post and had to rush to photograph them before I posted them....  There is a little gem in the middle of the shamrock to give it a bit of bling!

I made a batch for my mum too - another freebie image this time from Waltzing Mouse stamps. Here is a snippit of the card - coloured with promarkers and the full image too.





Wishing you all a very Happy St. Patrick's Day - we all have the day off tomorrow, there will be parades and family fun all around Ireland, we plan to see a local parade and then my DH is off to play in his traditional Irish band for the afternoon and we will go for a quick listen then take the girls home and leave him to play into the evening with his friends.

12 comments:

Sandra said...

And a happy St. Patrick's Day to you too. Loving the cards, I must admit, far too often I've posted a card then kicked myself at forgetting to photograph it, so I'm glad you didn't do that :)

Scrappin' Sam said...

Cards are lovely. Happy St Patricks Day.

C. Camp said...

Gorgeous cards.

Mini said...

Lovely cards!
Sue x

JaneH said...

Yes, I remember how big St. Patrick's Day is the U.S. Some places even colour the water green in the city fountains, the beer is green, restaurant menus have Irish dishes, and in Dallas, TX they have a huge Irish Festival at the fair grounds with musicians brought from Ireland. About 25,000 people attend it each year! I miss it!

Handmade Hannah said...

Love your cards! It's a shame we don't send St Andrew's Day cards here in Scotland - we just eat lots of haggis and drink whiskey!

Julie M said...

Hee hee - laughing at your little rant, Michelle - I am in total agreement. And I think I've worked out how it came about too - try saying "Paddy" in an American accent and then "Patty" - they sound exactly the same!!!

Have a great day tomorrow - I plan on getting up very late and then pootling about the house all day.

Julie x

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Lovely cards and a great idea.

fatmonica said...

Lovely cards!

Scrappy~Sarah said...

Beautiful cards. Happy St. Patrick's Day

Claireliz said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too. Gorgeous cards.
C
xx

Jenny said...

Lovely cards, I love the colouring on the shamrock x