Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My Celtic Roots

My birthday and St. Patrick's Day are both in March. Today was a very Spring-y day and I was inspired to finish my Celtic Banner. I did it in honor of my Celtic ancestors.

I can't say that I really want to celebrate the destruction of the native Celtic beliefs as they were converted (sometimes forcibly) to Christianity... but I know that the holiday has now become a point of pride for people of Scottish, Welsh and Irish descent. Besides, I love the mythical lore of that part of the world! When I was in grade school, I had a very vivid "sighting" of a leprechaun! And who doesn't love lucky four leaf clovers, claddaghs and pots of gold? I was also inspired by legends of Avalon from England. The UK has such a rich history of magic, I wanted to honor that as well.
I used a variety of free svg files from the internet. Thank you to all the other artists who are sharing files too! Here are a few of the cut files I used (with Sure Cuts A Lot software) so that you can make a banner too!
Autumnal Birdie
Etruscan Horse
Celtic Knot Shamrock
Scalloped Flags
Little Sheep

Have a lovely spring everyone!

A Freebie for you!

Spring Nestlings Digital Scrapbook Mini Kit Freebie

In honor of the first robins of spring here's a little kit for you! :) I've been busy playing with my new cricut machine and I'm sure I'll have some cut files to share in the near future! In the meantime, please enjoy this freebie and comment is you like it!