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!

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.


Helen said...

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

Wendi said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft.


Joanne xx

Anne said...

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

Squirrel x said...

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

Beryl K said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Cathy xx

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

Lisa Jane said...

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

Helen Dooley said...

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.

carol said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x


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

Sabine said...

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

Thanks for joining us at fun with shapes and more!


Beautiful Greetings said...

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

Amy said...

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

Carole said...

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

Darlene said...

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

Unknown said...

Love the details Pauline!

Marcea said...

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

Suzi Mac said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Kevin Renz said...

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.

Tasha said...

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

Crystal said...

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

Kirsty said...

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

Katie said...

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

jude said...

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

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, great colours and sweet image.

mckinkle said...

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

Risa said...

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

Tricia T said...

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

Jackie Randolph said...

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

~*Joni said...

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!

cheryl said...

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

artish said...

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!

Denimo said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Kaz said...

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

Mandy said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Jennifer said...

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