Sunday 23 May 2010

A Charming Fishing Birthday Card

Good afternoon to all of you out there in blog land
 Whilst my DH has been at his fishing match today, I have been out in the sun all day, weeding, moving bits around and pressure washing the driveway and sitting area, with the help of my son.  I am hoping that my lovely pink skin, will transform into a wondrous tan over night and that by morning I will no longer look like a milk bottle.  With this in mind shortly I will be ironing the tailored short ready to show off the new tanned legs.  The alternative will be back to the suit to hide the pins.

This is  a card that I started last night, as the heat registered  30 degrees in the shade today, now and again I popped up to my aptly named "Beach Hut" and did a few little bits to it - helping me cool down.

This card is for my son's birthday again as before he is into his fishing.  Last night he took his girlfriend for her first fishing experience (she quite liked it and got a bit of colour herself).

I decided to go with a stamp I got last year a Penny Black one, so leaned towards the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is this week "Lots of Dots", The image plate has thousands of little dots, I thank Marianne and Lynsey my WW teamies, for this really clever effect and I am very impressed with how it turned out.  The papers or two of them also contain dots.

I followed the Pixie Cottage Challenge Sketch for this one and decided to use my new poinsettia nestie (thanks again to Marianne) love it.  I used three strips of very slim ribbon and platted a section to be different in some way.
I also followed the colours of the Play Date Cafe one of my very favorite challenge sites and as we tend to stick to boys colours for boys  cards, I decided to have a change.
Following on from a comment from the very nice Katie I have also entered this card into and become a follower of Cooking it up With Katie the challenge here is 3 colours of a charming man, that is 3 papers, a charm and for a man (thank you Katie)

So here is the card I made for him
I think the silver fish charm for him was better than the love heart that is on the stamp.  I didn't have any bigger lemon yellow ribbon so decided to make a larger one, but when the three were just stripes it did not look right so I platted a section to add a bit more interest.  I love the sentiment from another new set I got with lots of fishing buddies on from Simon Says Stamp.  

A close up of the flowers and the little fishy again
Flowers from Running with Scissors (as always see the link above for where I shop).

A close up of the image coloured in copics.
This is such an adorable stamp from Penny Black.

Well must go and have a bath and cool down, then I need to start on the ironing.  Hoping you all had a beautiful and enjoyable day too.

Thank you for all your recent lovely comments, which I always read and appreciate.

Hugs Kate xx


Katie said...

Fabulous card!! I love the soft hues and the cute image!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

PS You should enter it at my challenge Cooking It Up With Katie too as the challenge is Male, 3 colors and a charm!

Katie said...

I still love it and thanks for sharing at Cooking It Up With Katie!

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh my gosh - this card is adorable! I love how you added that fish charm! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC :)

sam21ski said...

So you can't be persuaded to take up the activity then Kate!!!

Fab card xxx

Annette said...

Kate, what an absolutely fabulous card! Excellent coloring & the little fish charm is so perfect!

P.S. Thanks for referring me to Our Vintage Affair! - Annette

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous card kate.....thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Lisa Foster said...

This is so adorable! Love that little fish charm! Cute Cute!

cheryl said...

oh love this image you coluring and detail is just fab,many thanks for playing at the pixie cottage this week too hope to see you again love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Beautiful Greetings said...

Gorgeous papers, gorgeous flowers, adorable image and I LOVE that charm! Fabulous! Thanks for playing with the Pixie Cottage.

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute birthday card, wonderful coloring. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Anne said...

A cute card with a cute image and charm =) Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

Hugs, Anne

Anonymous said...

What a great take on our sketch. Your card is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with the Pixies.

Kathy said...

This is so pretty, and the flowers are a delight - I'm off to find out more about them!

Lynsey said...

Hi Kate, this is a wonderful card! I love the fish charm and the sentiment is just perfect!
Hugs Lynsey x

Joey said...

Hiya Kate

this is gorgeous! fabulous coluours and I love that little charm, thanks for joining us at penny black

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Great use of two challenges for this super fun card! I love that image and your coloring is great! I also love love love that fish! Great use of metal on the card! This card is precious:) LOVE it:) Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!

Crafteezee said...

Hi Kate, I just adore your card. Such a fab idea to have the charm at the end of the rod. Just love the soft tones and just everything about it. Thanks for cooking it up with Katie. Hugs Tracy x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Lovely card! The image is adorable, love the flower accents, and great job with the sketch. Thanks for joining in at The Pixie Cottage! Hope to see you back again next week! :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hi Kate
Feeling up to a little blogging today and so glad I caught(ha ha)this card. Love it all. So glad you got that stamp,it looks so effective here. That charm is so cute and beautiful papers too. Marianne x

Unknown said...

Just darling, Kate! Love the cute hedgie and the fish charm! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!!

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic coloring on your sweet image. Love the fish charm!! Sweet card. Thanks for playing in the PDCC this week.

mewTilman said...

This is certainly out of the ordinary--how creative. Love your subtle color choice and background is perfect.

artish said...

love how you added the fishy charm...perfect! great interpretation of sketch! thank you for playing at the pixie cottage!

Chrissie said...

This is adorable!
Many thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a sweetheart of a card Kate.

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