Saturday 22 May 2010

A Dishy Fishy Father's Day Card

Good morning to you all out there in blog land
If your like me you was up early with the sun, not wishing to waste one moment of it.  It is my 11th Wedding Anniversary today - nothing exciting planned, but going to meet up with a really good friend at the Hobby House this afternoon.  Where I will get to buy myself a present and after that I will take my DH Matt to his fishing shop to buy himself a present.  (Love it)  

Last night popped to see a friend who very kindly allowed me to buy off her some lovely magnolia stamps and to stamp up lots more (that will keep me going for some time)

Anyway I needed to get ahead a bit, so decided to make a father's day card, some of you will know that that both the male's in our home, love fishing, so I am always on the look out for new fishing stamps, papers, etc.  With this in mind the theme had to be fishing.

Taking inspiration from the Cute Card Thursday Challenge for this one with a very lovely sketch by the very talented Caz.
and the colour scheme from one of my favorite challenges Colour Create
This card also meets the Simon Says Challenge - A Tent card and Charms

and the Creative Cottage Challenge - One for the Boys (he is a big boy)

so here it is
So this is a Sugar Nellie stamp cut out and perched on the nestie aperture.  I removed the fishing line from the image and added some craft wire in blue instead.  I added the silver fish charm at the top and carefully swirled the line from the rod to the fish.  Now it is a bigger fish he is catching as the one that it comes with looks like a goldfish.  The top sentiment was one of my purchases from Simon Says Stamp with one of my winning gift vouchers.

and the close up of the image in the aperture
He is coloured with copics and think the charm came from Hobby House but not 100% sure now.

Well off to plant on some Acer trees, and replant the new ones, before heading off retail craft therapy shopping.

Have a great weekend everyone and thank you for your most recent comments which always make my day.

Hugs and Happy Crafting 
Kate xx


sam21ski said...

Happy Anniversary to you both - enjoy the day xxxxxx

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card
hugs Linda

Lisa said...

Hi Kate, Fab card! I love the image, gorgeous colours/papers and the little fish charm is so cute.

Happy Anniversary. Hope you both find yourself something nice to buy this afternoon.

Lisa x

sam21ski said...

No Kate, I'm not offering to fix your hoover bag, but you are quite welcome to borrow it and do it yourself - lol !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lorraine A said...

what a fantastic card !!! I just love this :-) what a clever idea ,,, !!

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x

Tkat said...

oh i love this!!! love the fish charm and how you've attached the little fisherman's line to it! :) and the card overall looks amazing as well. love that colour and all those papers! WOW!

Linanna DESIGNS said...

This card really is fabulous, love the way you've made a kind of window effect, very clever. Thank you for joining in with the Creative Cottage Challenge this week Linda x

Paper Paradise said...

Hope you had a lovely anniversary and spent loads and loads and loads!!!!!!!!! x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous tent card, what wonderful work.

ARTfulWings said...

Happy Anniversary to you both Polly xx

email: said...

Ooh I love the pattern variety on this card!! The way the fish charm is hooked by the fisherman is really cute, too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Tracy said...

this is great i love the way you have done the fishing line and little fish, thanks for joining this weeks creative cottage challenge. Tracy x

Jane said...

Oh this is stunning Kate!!! I love the cool blue feel to it and the striped paper creating the horizon! The wire and fish look absolutely fabulous!! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp, hugs, Jane xxx

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Kate
The design is fabulous, love the fish and fishing pole...brilliant!!

Thanks for joining us for the Colour Create Challenge.

Karen x

Janiel/ janny said...

H Kate, This is BEAUTIUFL!!
I LOVE THE papers you have used!!

Thanks for joining us for the Colour Create Challenge.
hugs, Janiel

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