Sunday, 1 July 2018

Fishy Fun

Hello.  Welcome.  New month.  New challenges.  Starting the month at Rubber Dance where the new challenge theme is Black and White plus one and/or wings/feathers.  I love black and white plus one.  It gives such a striking result.  And I love these new fish stamps from Rubber Dance.  So I ended up making a whole set of cards, and a folder to hold them.

I used Fish Swim Love, a stamp from Crazy Flower 2 and the sentiments are from Norwegian Greetings.  Incidentally there is an English version of these lovely little sentiments, called Just A Note.  I love the fonts, the variety and also the tiny little hearts that come with these sets.  But enough of that!!  Onto some close ups........

On all these cards I stamped the blue elements with dye ink, masked and used the Crazy Flower 2 stamp with black archival.  Sentiment says 'to a friend'

I had fun combining the fish images and trying to match them to the sentiments.  This one says 'hi' in a cute sort of way.

And then there're the solid fish images.  Sentiment reads 'a little greeting'.

A thanks card which translates literally as 'a thousand thanks' so I used a few extra solid fish images.

Changing the orientation of the fish adds interest and I love the small stamps that come with nearly all the Rubber Dance sets.  This cute heart was perfect for my 'thinking of you' card.

I used the cute string of bubbles for this 'get well' version.

Here's all the cards in the simple folder I made.  An A4 piece of blue card, scored, folded and glued.  I added a couple of strips of white card that I stamped with the Crazy Flower stamp and lots of the little solid fish stamped with the blue dye ink.  This makes a great gift.

Here's the front of the folder.  More of the stamped flower strips and lots of fish.  I added some white gel pen detail to the big fish.  Then I stamped the sentiment.  And flubbed it!!!!!!  It was an ARRRRRGGGGGG!! moment.  So I stamped it on a piece of the same card, fussy cut and edged with the same ink and glued it over the offending blur.  Saved!! 

The Rubber Dance challenge runs until the end of the month. You can use the colours and/or wings/feathers.  Don't forget if you are shopping at Rubber Dance you can get free worldwide shipping with my code GTFreeShip when you spend over €15!  
Hop over to the blog to check out more amazing inspiration from the team and to link up your make.  See you there.  Hugz
Fishes are joining the fun at
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 449 - Under the Sea
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge - J2718
Love to Scrap Challenge 111 - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge 142 - Anything Goes
Cards und More Challenge 25 - Packaging/Gift Box


  1. These are fabulous Gail, I love them, and well done on your save! Have a fun week, Sue xx

  2. These are just fabulous! Love all the different versions! Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  3. What an amazing project, Iona! I am right there with you loving the black/white plus an accent color challenges. Something very fishy about this group of cards, and I love it! With your creative folder, this is a perfect gift!

  4. Have always loved these black, white, plus challenges - and your cards are really fun, Gail! Love these graphic designs! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. Wow! I love all of these cards Gail. And I loooove the fun that you have had making them. Super cute!
    Dot x

  6. How fun!! Those little fish are pretty cute and what a great collection of cards. The folder is a great way to hold them. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built and LTSCB.

  7. Awesome card, Gail!! Love the folds and sections with room for all kinds of stuff, such as the different sentiments. Very well done! Thank you so much for making this stunning card with our stamps for the challenge at Rubber Dance! ♥

  8. Just beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

  9. Ho wow how artistic and clever! That's a great idea for a gift and the colors are so cool! Images are fun too and moving too...thanks for sharing at Love to Scrap!

  10. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional for a hero” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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