Friday, February 20, 2009

Frogs or Fish

Sometimes I think I'm never going to catch up with all my crafty tasks! Apart from the regular stuff I have a couple of card orders to do - I was asked to do them just before we went away and I blithely said "ohh, you don't need them till the end of the month so that won't be a problem...." hmmmm Famous Last Words. Although I managed to get ahead with cards for the Daring Cardmakers for the weeks I was away I totally failed to get a card done for Jozza's "Green" dare for the day after I got back - the dreaded jet-lag put paid to that, and I've not really got to grips with my crafting since getting home.
Anyway, this week it's Rein's turn to set the challenge and she's come up with an intereting one. Rein simply said:
"I want to see a fish or a frog on your cards"
then left the rest up to us.
When I saw the challenge I was a bit stumped, I couldn't think of anything froggy or fishy that I could use, then I remembered some papers I bought a few weeks back in a sale. So I thought that maybe I could use this dare to make one of those dreaded "Man" cards - unfortunately I don't know any fishing-mad chaps to send this to, but I can put it into the box Hubby has on his office desk. It's just a quick and simple card - not only am I running to catch up, but my mojo has gone walkabout too. The papers are Creative Imaginations, "Old Guys Rule". When they arrived I thought I'd made a mistake buying them as the designs on some are a bit too big for cards, but this meant that I didn't mind chopping into them to just get the useful bits - better than consigning them to the "hide behind the cupboard and pretend I never bought them" section, eh!
Couldn't find any nice dark blue brads in my stash so had to revert to the stick-paper-on-cereal-packet-and-use-the-centre-of-a-Cuttlebug-flower to cut some faux ones. I've added a layer of Glossy Accents to the dark parts of the big fish, but I just couldn't get it to show up on a photo.

Since I finished this, I've remembered the BG Clour Me Silly paper with the frogs design on. Maybe I could have made a little froggy with the Robo to go with that. I do have some kids cards to make so might even have a go at doing something like that.

There are some fab cards on the Daring Cardmakers blog this week, this is such a fun challenge and I hope it'll inspire loads and loads of people to make froggy and fishy cards for us to come and see!

11 comments:

Lythan said...

Oh yes I have that colour me silly paper too. Still, I am glad you have made this card as it is really inspirational! And that faux brad idea is a clever one!
BTW the fact that my moderation code word today is "boweles" is no reflection on what I think of your card...

Hazel said...

I love the paper, Kathy - the card is just right for a fishing enthusiast - we have one in the family - he's birthdays in April, so perhaps I should do his card this week for the dare. x

EllePiggo said...

Fab card kathy! :) I love the faux brads too - great idea.

Vanessa.

Karen said...

hehe...a mans card! It looks great Kathy! X

carolinejane said...

Great card Kathy - why is it then when we have so much crafting to do that our mojo ups and leaves?!
Mind you, yours seems to be OK!

seedlings mum said...

Great card (as always) and the faux brad idea is one I will have to remember.

Suzie said...

Great card Kathy - very manly :)

Angelnorth said...

Great card Kathy! You know I try to turn my proofreading brain off when I'm online but several of yours in this post made me smile and then I saw Lythan's "boweles" comment and laughed out loud - ta!

Louly said...

LOL Kathy this is fab! So perfect for a keen fisherman. ♥♥♥

Jozza said...

This is great inspiration for a man card! It's fab (and it seems to me that your mojo is well and truly intact) x

Helen said...

Fab man's card! Love the sentiment...it sounds like something my Dad would say! lol
Helen x