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.

11 comments:

  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
    Marie

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  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!

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  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

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  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

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

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

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  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 ; )
    Hugs~
    Dana

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

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

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

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

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