Saturday, March 19, 2011

Using a special Treasure....

I am loving the challenge of this blog and entering cards for challenges on other blogs. There are some extraordinarily talented people out there and I hesitate sometimes to add one of my cards....but we all have to start somewhere...and making cards gives me great pleasure.
This card was a challenge because I am not keen on green...I love it in Nature but it is not one of my faves....I don't think I have one item of green clothing in my wardrobe.

I used Cardstock from Paper Mill shop.
Backing Paper from some blog candy. The embossed card was done using my Big shot and a Cuttlebug folder. The Magnolia stamp is an old one...but still a favourite E840. I coloured the image with my new Promarker pens.
Finally my treasures are the fishes. I bought them from the Bead Store in Mevagissey in Cornwall with my Mum and sister Julia the week my wonderful Dad died. We sat on a bench overlooking the harbour crying from shock and grief but giving thanks for an exceptional Husband and Father.

I am entering the following challenges.
I love Promarkers #57 Men's Cards
Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge- Treasure.
Fab 'n' Funky - Green.
Digi Doodle Shop's Best-Anything Goes.
For Fun Challenges-Green.
Creative Card Crew-Green.


  1. Such a cute card! Love that little Edwin. He looks so relaxed sitting there and fishing. Very sweet. thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs

  2. Oh this is so cute! Love Edwin! Soon my grandkids will be here doing this... fishing! Yay! Your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  3. Sandra, this is such a gorgeous card!! I love those special little touches you have added with those cute fish...fabulous!! Thanks for joining us this week over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  4. A fab male card.I'm not keen on green either but I do like it on cards. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

    Julie W x

  5. Well, I love green and I love this card. :o) Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  6. great card , nice little fishy brads too .Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers -Kate

  7. Adorable!! I enjoyed your post immensely! I giggled when I read about your feelings about green. And what a sweet memory with the fish beads! I am so glad you've entered our challenge this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best and hope you will continue entering challenges. They become quite addicting ; )

  8. Super card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you again soon.
    Sharon x

  9. Great card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  10. I love the leaves, great card, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
    Ruth x

  11. Gorgeous card! Keep it up! :) Love Naomi xxx