Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Retired and Gone Fishing

This past weekend hubby and I went to a Retirement Party.  The retiree loves to fish.  Well, these were the only fishing images I had and I bet it'll make him feel "young."   LOL.  We enjoyed some yummy Hawaiian food and ohhhh everything was YUMMY!  Wish I had a bigger tummy so I could've eaten more.    Ha-ha, oink. 

Here's the card I made.  Wanting to add some dimension, I stamped the fish multiple times on gray CS and fussy cut them.  The cute bear and duck actually just had their fishing line in the water but I added fish at the end of their line to make it look like they each got a bite.   

Here's a close up of their "catch".

And a pix of the matching gift tag.

I used the following:
Image: Popcorn the Bear by Crafters Companion
DP by Doodlebug and Mind's Eye
Tab punch by Stampin' Up
Sentiment - Made on my computer
Distress Ink
Grass stamp from Viva Las Vegas Stamps
To / From stamp by Magenta

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Lady Bug Crafts - "March Challenge - The Colour Blue"
Paper Take Weekly - "1-2-3"  (1 blue DP, 2 sentiments, 3 strands of twine)
Tuesday Alchemy - " Challenge 52 - Anything Goes"
Incy Wincy Design - "Thing that Begin with F" (Fishing)
Paper Play Time - "Challenge 5 - Anything Goes"

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a Scrap Happy Day!!!


Doreen said...

Gorgeous card and tag,love the image...fab colours.xxx

Unknown said...

What a sweet card Karen, love the teddy and all the fishies :) xx

mum of two said...

What wonderful creations Karen! That teddy image is so sweet, I love your coloring and I adore that you made a matching gift tag - I think I need to do that more often... Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime Anything Goes Challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon :)

Purple Monkey Moments

Deloris said...

What a cute card! Love that darling fishing bear and all the little fishies too!

snappy scrappy said...

Just adorable...love the fish on the line!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!! Lee-Ann :)

Lynn said...

That card is perfect for the occasion. You did a marvelous job of making it lively and colorful....just what retirement should be. Have a great crafty day!

coops said...

so gorgeous.the fish look fab and really sweet bear :D

xx coops xx

Colleen said...

The retirement card that you made for your friend is so sweet and cute. It's always fun making cards for people in a theme that they are interested in. I am sure that your friend was touched that you remember that he likes to go fishing. I'm sure he will be doing a lot more of it now since he is retiring. What kind of Hawaiian food was served at the party? Was it a buffet? I always wish I had a bigger stomach at parties so that I can have a taste of everything.
Have a great rest of your week!

Shea said...

What a DARLING card and tag set! That little image is so cute, and I LOVE how you've added the little dangling fish off of the greeting! Really such a cute, cute project. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy this week!

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a great retirment card and gift tag Karen, I love how you fussy cut the fish and added them to the card-perfect and creative touch

Mandy said...

Fabulous fun card,love the sweet image and the way you added the fish...Have a lovely weekend..
Mandy x

Cely said...

omigosh this is so stinkin cute! love the bright colors you colored the image with. and the fish on the side make the card! well done, my friend!

uksharon said...

What a cutie, thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts and the colour theme blue this month.
Best wishes, Sharon

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this Card! The little fish hanging off the bakers twine is adorable. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Tuesday Alchemy Challenge.

Heather said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment!!! Such an adorable card, your design and colours are fabulous, your image is delightful and I love you details, especially the fish Popcorn has caught!!!

Heather xx

Cyndi said...

Very cute card and tag! Love the image!

Amanda R said...

Love how you added the fish as an embellishment, they look awesome!

Linda said...

Very sweet card!!! I love the extra fishies hanging on the side.

Cheryl said...

This is a really cute card Karen!!! Love the little fishes!

Craftyrose said...

What a cute card! Love these bears! xx