Friday, June 25, 2010

GONE FISHING

Good Morning!! I am in love with this new release set Elisabeth Bell Sampler Edition #5. This little boy reminds me so much of my grandson so, of course, I made this card for him. The image is called "Gone Fishing".

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Craft Challenge - Stamp it Up
ABC Challenge - Xtra Dimension
Crafty Creations - We Want to See You Shine
Charisma Cardz - One for the Boys
One Stop Craft Challenge - One for the Boys
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Color Combo - Brown, Blue, Green

Before I get to my card, you should have arrived here from the talented Rowena's blog. Thank you for joining us in our Blog Hop. There are so many creative projects I know you will have fun.

I realized when I was coloring this little guy, he could be used to celebrate a birthday, retirement or many occasions. I am actually going to use it as a Get Well card even though on the outside it doesn't say Get Well. The image is colored with Copics and I used my VIVA Glitter Pen on the fish on his cap and pole. The pole is colored with a Spica Pen. I make a lot of little girl cards so when I make a boy card I really have to search for embellishments. The little beige metal clip on the left is from CTMH and the buttons are from my stash and I tied Scrapper's Floss in each one. The two fish embellishments are actually fishing lures and I cut off the hooks. I think the end result turned out nice.


This card is "Joy Fold Card". The tutorial is here. Of course, I changed my measurements a little. I have never made one and wanted to do something different. It was fun. I may try a different variation next time.


There is plenty of room on the inside to stamp or write something. I will definitely try this again.

Now to more FUN !! Go on over to very creative talented Carolyn's blog .

Thank you for joing us and hope you are enjoying yourself and getting lots of creative ideas.

Hugs,

40 comments:

Maria Therese said...

Cool card!!

kim-paperbabe said...

Ooh Dianne what a wonderful male card, love the fold design and great you included a bit of glitter(everyone needs sparkle!)

HuGs Kim :)

Sonia said...

What a great card for the men in our lives, always so difficult to do male card. You have done a fab job of this one.
Hugs Sonia xx

pezadoodle said...

oh dianne this is FABULOUS!!! i LOVE that you used fishing lures as embellies - genius!!!

Lorraine said...

this is beautiful i love the fish charms they look fab xx

Paula said...

I love the completeness of your whole card - the way it all works together. A lovely example of non-girliness.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Mary Lou said...

Dynamite Girl~~~You rocked this card!!! I love every little thing you did!! Male cards are tough for me--but you Created a Beauty Hun!! Love those fishy embellies--cool idea :))
Blessings of thanks

Bobbi said...

This is such a great card. I have so much trouble with Masculine cards.

Kim Dellow said...

Fab! I love all the folds and the hardware and those little fishies are so cute! Kim

Chris said...

Super male card! Great idea for the charm embellishment.

Alex said...

Love it Dianne! My hubby would FREAK if I started stealing his lures. I think that is about the only stuff I haven't touched in the name of crafting, LOL! They are PERFECT though!!!

Barefootstamper said...

What a great card!!! Love that you used the fish on this! Great touch!

Tanya Rudd said...

This is wonderful! Love the fish.
Hugs
Tanya

Cor* said...

What a great card. Perfect for my son!! LOL I love your DP, fish embellishments & buttons. Coloring is superb!

Crystal said...

Dianne WOW WOW this is sooooo AWESOME, your whole color combo, your stitching, the added fish...This is one AWESOME card!!!! I love boy images I have two boys.... and you made this little dude look AMAZING!

cdm317 said...

I always get "stuck" when doing a masculine card. This is so inspiring. Everything about it says "guy". The embellishments are awesome.

Clare Brown said...

this card is absolutely amazing,your attention to detail is breathtaking in fact I can't stop looking at it!! I have never heard of a joy fold card so this is def going on my wish list. Thanks for joining abc challenge this week and please come back next time.

hugs Clare x

p.s off now to look around your blog

Shazza said...

love your card, what a great image
x

pcrusberg said...

What a wonderful card! Love the joy fold style and of course your inking and coloring are wonderful! Thanks, Pam

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow hun this is fantastic, great card design and super image, thanks for joining us at creative craft, good luck, hugs Liz xx

Danni said...

Such a wonderful card! Love all the "extra" touches you added!

Char said...

This is terrific and so masculine. Every boy's dream come true. Real darling.

shelly said...

WOW what an awesome card! thank you so much for sharing this with us at crafty creations :) shelly

Susana M said...

Hey Dianne
Fab card love the layers and detail esp. the lures :o)
Thanks for all your efforts on the hop!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Nope, I came straight to your blog. This card is Fabulous, every thing about it is perfect, the papers. colors, stamps, is that a rapala? WOW, just great. Jane

saas said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。....................................................................

Lori said...

I struggle with male cards also and you made me laugh when you said that you always are looking for embellishments - that's me for sure!!!! Great card and LOVE your embellies : )
Love and hugs ~
Lori

Lorraine said...

Wow, what a fabulous card! Love the colors, your coloring, the image, the stitching and all of the details.

Kim said...

Dianne this is so sweet! What a gorgeous creation hun! LOVE how you used the fishing lures..that's such a wonderful idea! Great card hun!!!
Hugs~ Kim

scrappyjan said...

Di, THis is adorable!! I love the fish!!!! VERY cute detail!!!
hugs, Janiel

Courtney said...

Wow! What an amazing card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sweet Stampin. Good Luck!

~Courtney~

Vanja said...

Stunnin card! Such a cute image, fabulous papers and details.
Hugs, Vanja

Emma Lockley said...

beautiful work, love the new relkease and have already treated my self to a few lol
thanks for joining us for a Sweet Stampin challenge this week
love emma xxx

*SHeRRy B* said...

Very cute! I need to make more boy cards!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your card is out-of-this-world AWESOME!!! Love the altered fishing lure embellishments and the fun papers!!! A perfect card for a boy or any fisherman in your life!!! Love it!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Carrie said...

Oh this is adorable.. love them fishes..just fabby..
I alos love how you embelished inside too!!

Thanks for joining us at one stop and sweet stamping xx

Faye said...

This is a simply wonderful card, that fishy charm is such a nice touch. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

Irena said...

Gorgeous card. Great papers and details :)

Jill said...

wow this is absolutely stunning Dianne, I love the little fish thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin challenge hugs Jill xx

Julye said...

Oh you clever thing,no one would know this was a first, it's fab and sure your grandson will love it even if you only get a thanks as with most teenage boys that translates to this is great so my son tells me. Thanks for joining with us in the creative crafts challenge.