Irish ATC

Some things are just serendipitous. St. Patrick's Day is not my holiday, I'm not even a little Irish, and I don't like beer, so it is not the least bit interesting to me, beyond the fact that I can cook corned beef and my family won't gripe at me.

So, today when I went to my friend's house to craft, I wore purple, and grabbed some embroidery floss and a crochet hook to play. Shelly sent me some crochet flowers a few weeks back, and I was eager to try to make a few of my own.

So, I'm ignoring the day, crocheting flowers, and one of my friends laments that she forgot to wear her shamrock pin, which is an annual tradition for her. I looked down at my floss - I had some green, could I convert my flower pattern into a shamrock? To make a long story short, I made shamrocks for each of my friends, and one for myself, too. I don't care a lot about wearing them, but I figured, as long as I had one, I might as well pop it on an ATC.

The colors are all off on this scan. You can't even make out the word Lucky embossed in gold at the top. In real life, the embossing glitters, and it works.

So, I know you are wondering why I needed to make an Irish ATC, so:

Stamp Something
- Cream and Green
Fun With ATCs - monochrome
Sisterhood of Crafters - Ireland
Corrosive - Good Luck
Sunflowers and Dragonflies - Irish
The Pixie Cottage - Green
Incy Wincy - Green
Stampin' for the Weekend - Monochromatic

It's pretty easy to do challenges when all the challenge blogs are on the same theme.

Juliet Arrighi


Lisa Lara said...

This is great. I LOVE the crocheted shamrock. Love it.

Beth Norman said...

What a cute idea. OMG, you crochet too?! ;)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Juliet this is awesome!! What a great job you did on this shamrock ... (I crochet but don't think I'd know how to start & finish something like this ... I might need a lesson, LOL). How sweet of you to make them for your friends too! Great job!! THANKS so much for joining us at The Sisterhood! We are THRILLED to have you sharing in our fun! Hope to see you for many more challenges!!

Katie Renz said...

What a great story, a great shamrock, and a great little ATC! Thanks for joining us at Clearly iStamp.

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Wow! This is fantastic! So much work! Thanks for playing at Stamp Something!

Janna :)

Vicky said...

cute atc :) I like the crochet shamrock. I haven't used my scanner in a while , I think I get closer color with the camera and some help from psp :)

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Danise said...

Yep You do have a way to show off your artistic abilities....a whole bunch of em!!!You are {A-1} on my list.

Shelly Schmidt said...

You are multi-talented......fantastic many did you make??? I did get inspired today- I have to finish up cutting out flowers.......then they will be on their way to you!

Anne said...

A great ATC with a beautiful shamrock! Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

froebelsternchen Susi said...


Crochet hook Juliet!
Thank´s for taking part on our challenge!


Teri said...

WOW - this is so different - love it!
Thank you so much for joining in with our very first challenge at the Sisterhood - hope to see you again hun!
Teri x

CreaRenata said...

It's a wonderful card! Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Joliet - this is so neat!! I love the embossing and Celtic stamp in the background too!! Very unique!

Di said...

thanks for joining SFTW!!

Hugs Di xxx

Gunn (Merete) said...

Awesome. Love the fact that this is an ATC. Fun to see something other than a card.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn :-D

Shelly Schmidt said...

PS- I would love this wonderful ATC, and I would love the pattern to crochet the shamrock as well!

Kim said...

I love this card! I love the crocheted shamrock! Very beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at our debut challenge at The Sisterhood!
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

this is so sweet :-))))
love the design!
Thanks for taking part at Fun with ATCs


artish said...

way to go teaching yourself not only flowers, but shamrocks too! i'd love to figure out the cute little crochet animals~ i have the how too book- need more hours. Thank you for Going Green with the Pixie Cottage!

LiveArt said...

Sweet card!!


cbee said...

Wow, that's really a great ATC!
Thank you very much for taking part in our challenge at Fun with ATCs!!
Hugs, Caro