Saturday, 21 June 2014

Giant Koi in Exico

Hello.  Welcome.  It's a lovely sunny day.  Looks like my neighbor will be getting some chicks, despite the stupid hen who got up a few times and returned to a different nestbox!!   We thought there was little hope they would hatch, but there are some promising noises despite mummy hen's chicken-brained navigation.  Never one to count the chickens before they hatch but everything is crossed.  Yes Laura, I will put up some pictures of chicks and I haven't forgotten the baby rabbits as well.  Just trying to catch up after the unexpected interruption by the nasty little virus.   Feeling 98% now and hoping I have seen the last of that one!  Sharing a card inspired by Cheery Lynn's challenge to use Kraft.  Decided it was a great opportunity to make it manly and roll out a couple of dies that I haven't had a chance to use yet.  

I started with a piece of 12 x 12 kraft which had a map on it.  I cut it down, distressed the edges and added some DI Walnut Stain.  I cut Cheery Lynn Koi Fish in black card and Cheery Lynn Old Barn Board in black and kraft.  I've coloured the fishing hooks with silver and gold Pilot markers.  I found a piece of burlap which I thought would do as a fishing net and have added some silver rhinestones.  The flowers are the pinwheel from Cheery Lynn BAF #3 Embellishment dies and I thought Cheery Lynn Wheat Heads die could look a bit like seaweed.  If you squint a little maybe??  Some more silver rhinestones in the flower centers and a blue one for the fish's eye.  I put the panel on a black base card.  

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 137 - Keep It Krafty
Country View Challenge #16 - Only Men Allowed 
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts June Challenge - Layers 
Ett Trykk - Kort med Blomster

Thanks for dropping by.  Hope you are having a fabulous weekend.  I'm off to do a bit of gardening.  Hugs


  1. Hi Gail, what a great card. Love your treasure island style map along with the design of your card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and good luck. Julie x

  2. Iona, this is a fabulous guy card. Love the map card stock and all the distressing. Very cool card! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  3. Success, Gail! It actually does look like seaweed and completes a great card. I love all the detail like those great fish hooks. The color surprised me, but it works and I love it!

  4. Love your fishing card, the fish is fabulous and I love the natural burlap in the background and the added flowers in the corners. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  5. Fabulous make, very cleverly put together!! Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges!!

  6. A fabulous card Gail!
    Thaks for joining our challenge at Trykkpressa, good luck!
    Hugs Kjersti:)


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