Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Another Fishing card...

I make quite a lot of male cards and I do seem to do quite a lot of fishing cards! In fact it rather surprised me how many fishing related stamps I have! This one is new and came in a mystery grab bag of Sugar Nellie stamps- there were actually 2 different fishing stamps in the 2 grab bags I ordered-How did they know? Spooky!!
This card is for my husband's friend's birthday. He has just been to stay with him in Kent where they went fishing on a couple of the days. I bought a tube of suncream specially for his fishing bag but he only thinks to use it if he can feel himself burning! Obviously, it is too late by then so he has returned with a very red face and is now peeling- apparently his friend is as bad- men, when will they learn?!
I followed the sketch at Papertake Weekly for this card. I had trouble deciding on the papers to use, but once I had decided to make the panel textured brown and mat onto dark brown it started to come together.
I love this word stamp from Elzybells- She must know a fisherman to have created this!
Crafts and Me have 'Friends and Family' as their challenge and ask us to make a card for a family member or good friend. Tanda Teaser have male cards as their challenge so I am also entering this here.
I found both these challenges on a new blog called Challenge Mania which aims to give a brief round up of lots of challenges. Thanks Ann for setting this up, I can strongly recommend a look to see if you can find any more challenges for your card or find a new challenge to try.


sue law said...

Great choice of papers Alison and I love the quote!

Thanks for joining in with the Tanda Teaser this week..we hope to see you again soon!

Zoechaos said...

Fab card for a fisherman.

gina g said...

Fab card, love the image and the papers are great. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Crafteezee said...

Fab card, love the layout and the image has been coloured beautifully. Great card for a Man. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x