Sunday, 14 March 2010

Gone Fishin'!

Today is my darling husband's birthday, and he is a keen fisherman, so I have been hoarding this cute "Dandelion Goes Fishing" stamp set since last summer especially so I could make this card lol!

I was always going to make this card regardless of any challenges, but it's always nice to find some challenges to enter .. and here are a few that I believe this card fits.

Creative Inspirations #29 - Male Card
Double Dutch #28 - Boys only
Crafty Catz #23 - Something for the boys
Crazy 4 Challenges #28 - masculine card
Stamp Something - Something Cream & Green
Fussy & Fancy #6 - Green
Pixie Cottage #11 - Green
Clearly Inspired #9 - Think Green
Inky Impressions #31 - Think Green
Gingersnap #44 - Birthday Greeting
Die Cut Dreams #38 - No Flowers Allowed!
Pollycraft #35 - Distressing
Spoon Full of Sugar #94 - recycle (I have used buttons which were originally snipped from some garment or other!)
Secret Crafter #74 - Anything Goes
Ooh-la-la #49 - Anything Goes

Phew!! 23 challenges - a new record! not bad considering i didn't even consult a challenge list before I made this one ;-)

Here's a closeup of the cute fish charm I used - I also cut down a piece of raffia ribbon and stained it with distress ink, fondly imagining it might look like a piece of fishing net lol!

Recipe:
Main image: "Dandelion Goes Fishing" coloured wtih watercolour pencils, and edges of image distressed with "Antique linen" distress ink;
Sentiments: Hero Arts (main); "Dandelion Goes Fishing" (in corner);
Papers: K&Co - checked paper edges distressed using scissors;
Supplies: Hobbycraft raffia ribbon (stained wtih antique line distress ink); buttons, dewdrops, green ribbon and fish charm from my stash;
Tools: Fiskars paper cutter "deckle" blade.

Hope it will be a nice day for his birthday so we can have a little r&r :-)Hope you're all having a good weekend.

42 comments:

  1. How many challenges???? lol
    Fab card Pauline - I'm sure he'll love it!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

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  2. Wow so many challenges and such a gorgeous card I love the papers and your colouring is perfect
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Ooh La la
    Wendi

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  3. Wow thats alot of challenges Pauline...lol. Wonderful card, I love this stamp set as myself and OH love to fish.

    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.

    Hugs

    Joanne xx

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  4. Perfect for your hubby Pauline. Love the image and your little fish charm just finishes the whole thing off. So glad you shared with us at OLL. Hugs x

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  5. Got to ask hun, do you find the challenges first or make the card first? You never fail to amaze me with how many you track down!! Brilliant card - love the fishy charm, and I am sure himself will be extra chuffed. Hugs, Squirrel xx

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  6. Lovely card, thanks for joining in with us OLL
    Beryl x

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  7. Gorgeous card Pauline. I love that stamp - have you really hoarded for that long!! Great details too.

    Hugs
    Cathy xx

    Ohh thank you for joining in the SCSC this wek - we were in that vast list of challegnes I believe!!

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  8. what a fab card for a male. I love the tartan background paper
    Lisa ;)

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  9. WOW awesome card! Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges this week. Be sure to check back next week to see whats being given away for candy.

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  10. hello, lovely card for your hubby, sure he will love it, thanks for playing along with CC x carol

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  11. What a lovely card. So many wonderful details. The image is so cute.
    Thank you for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
    Dorte aka dot-scrap

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  12. Gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

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  13. Hi Pauline
    A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
    Hugs Dianne xx

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  14. Your card is sooo cute! Great colours and perfect details!

    Thanks for joining us at fun with shapes and more!

    Hugs
    Sabine

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  15. Great colors, great textures and great image! I love it! Thanks for playing with the Pixie Cottage this week.

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  16. Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at the ATS challenge this week!

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  17. Wonderful card Pauline! I can't believe how many challenges you have made it for!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Carole x

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  18. How adorable is this creation. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenge and Raise the Bar! Love the detail in this creation!

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  19. Hi there gorgeous, so lovely to hear from you!! Hope you are well. Love your card ... off for a nosey around your blog to see what I have been missing
    xxx

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  20. Fabulous male card, love the little charm and the image is coloured beautifully. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week, good luck in the draw. Suzi xx

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  21. Totally darling! Love all the details! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Birthday Challenge!

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  22. Hi Pauline! Your hubby will love this card. Great job with the coloring and all the details. Thank you for joining us at Clearly iStmap this week.

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  23. Fantastic male card Pauline. I love the image its adorable and the paper are fab. The little fish charm is an awesome extra
    love tasha xx

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  24. so so so cute!!1 LOVE that darling charm! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

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  25. aww this is so cute i love it! fabulous creation, thanks for playing along at Crafty Catz xx

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  26. Very cute card and a fabulous selection of challenges!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

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  27. Such a Gorgeous card.Thanks for playing along with Creative Inspirations this week Good luck ,hope to see you again next week
    hugs jude

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  28. Love your gorgeous card, great colours and sweet image.
    luv
    Debby

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  29. Fantastic card! It is just perfect! I love all of the small details that you have covered and the wee fish charm is just great!

    Keryn x

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  30. What a beautiful card! Your image is gorgeous and your details are fab! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage.
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  31. Wow! I guess you found some challenges!! Thanks for playing in the Clearly Inspired challenge!

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  32. Adorable card, such a sweet image.Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy & Fancy

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  33. What a cute little card! That teddy fishing is adorable, and what a great charm. You did such a great job, thank you for going green and joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

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  34. great image and detail thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  35. i bet he loved it! i think it's fabulous earthy/manly and cute all rolled into one! Thank you for going GREEN with us at The Pixie Cottage!

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  36. This card is absolutely aDORable!!! I LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining us for the Stamp Something challenge.
    Hugs, Denimo

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  37. Cute card Pauline, So happy that you could join us at the Pixie Cottage for our challenge.
    ~Pam

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  38. OMG....How many challenges...LOL
    Hope Hubbie had a great birthday.
    FAB card & I love your fishing net.
    Kaz xx

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  39. Great male card, love the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations
    hugs Mandy xx

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  40. What a fabulous card for your hubby--I love the fishy charm! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
    Hugs,
    April

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  41. Your cute is too cute. Love that little charm. Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!
    Hugs,
    Jennifer

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x