Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Crafty Creations DT (131) - Sketch/Male Birthday

Challenges

Crafty Creations DT (131) - Sketch/Male Birthday
Cute Card Thursday (176) - No Design Papers
Delightful Challenge - Stitching
M.A.W.T.T. (110) - Don't Be Square (Rectangle)
Totally Papercrafts (78) - Holidays
C.E.S. (48) - Water It
Our Creative Corner - No Flowers
Cupcake Crafts (160) - Stitching
Pollycrafts (105) - Recycle (String)
A Spoonful Of Sugar (162) - Happy Birthday

Today at Crafty Creations we have a great sketch and theme for you. The theme is 'Male Birthday' which is ideal for me as it is my eldest son's birthday today. We are being sponsored by Delicious Doodles who are offering four digital images of choice to one lucky winner.

Happy Birthday Shaun!

As he is a keen fisherman, he even spends his holidays fishing, I thought this stamp would be ideal for his birthday card. I bought it some time ago with him in mind but haven't inked it up until now, shame on me. I have coloured it with promarkers and chalk and put faux stitching around the edges. I have also added Diamond Glaze to the fish, reel, eyes and buttons. As I didn't have any appropriate paper printed off (my printer died the other day) I have made my own by stamping and heat embossing some fish onto brown cardstock. The strips at the bottom have been punched with a border punch and I have stamped little fishing rods onto it. I also punched one corner of the backing cardstock. Finally I used some string to tie a sailors knot and added that to another corner. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Wild Rose Studio/See D's
String - Stash

18 comments:

rosalien said...

Fantastic card. I love how the designpapers matches the theme. :))
Thanks for joining DC.

Hugs, Rosalien

coldwaters2 said...

Super card Christine what a fab image, colours and design, being a fisherman I am sure he will appreciate the thought that has gone into the making of this one.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Kim Dellow said...

Great card! Love the shiny fish. Kim

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Christine,
Wonderful man card. I love the colours and the image is just perfect.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fabulous card and your handmade 'fish' paper looks terrific.
Thanks for joining our 'holidays' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

sari said...

What a fantastic card! Love the glossy effect on the fish! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Debs said...

Super card - love the image and the Glossy Accents is the perfect touch!
Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Sheena said...

A great male card - I love your fish background! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

louise said...

Fab card for a blog,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

Lisa Jane said...

what a great card for a male
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Brodders said...

A great male card. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes this week and good luck - Jane x

sallysbitz said...

Christine, this is a fantastic male card x

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.com

marilynprestonn said...

Sweet Christine! I love your take on the sketch and tha cute little fisherguy! WOW :)Peggy

Holly Kean said...

Super cute. I really like the glossy texture on the fish & buttons. Thanks for playing along with us on Our Creative Corner this week!

Nana Donna said...

Cute card, the image fit very good in the sketch. Thanks
Donna

Claire Phillips said...

Super card Christine - love your wet look fish - fab! Cheers Claire x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, love the fishes on the backing they look great!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT, CES Challenge & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Great card. I like all your stamping especially on the scalloped border strip. Thanks for joining in at Our Creative Corner this week!