Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Erin Go Bragh!

A little Irish history for those that are interested:

The phrase is a corruption of the Irish "Éire go brách", or "Éirinn go Brách". The term "brách" is equivalent to "eternity" or "end of time", meaning the phrase may be translated literally as: "Ireland until eternity" or "Ireland until the end (of time)". The form "Éirinn go bráth" or "Éire go bráth" which also means "Ireland forever" or literally "Ireland until the Day of Judgment", is also used.

Supplies: My Minds Eye: Wild Asparagus Pack, Cranberry organdy ribbon, ClearG stamp set, cranberry and white daisy cardstock.

Quick and simple for today. I made 2 very different styled cards for St. Patty's Day- one more playful, the other more sentimental. The 2nd came together as I was looking for a "heart" stamp for another card and realized how simple it would be to use a heart for a part of a clover. I know many of you out there do the same thing, it just took me a bit longer LOL! The first card used a challenge from SCS, #219 I think....

So a blessing for you before you go-

When Irish eyes are smiling,

Tis like a morn in spring.

With a lilt of Irish laughter

You can hear the angels sing

When Irish hearts are happy

All the world is bright and gay

When Irish eyes are smiling

Sure, they steal your heart away.

May your blessings outnumber

The shamrocks that grow

And may trouble avoid you

Wherever you go.

Supplies: All CTMH products unless noted: Topiary B&T paper (reversed), topiary ink, Heartfelt stamp set, black cardstock, white daisy cardstock, black bigger brads and ClearG stamps Kiss Me I'm Irish set for the sentiment.

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Sarah said...

That clover card is soooo good. I certainly hadn't thought of doing that with a heart. I love it!

Kristen Swain said...

beautiful both of them! love the heart clover card, and the top card is just gorgeous!