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Monday, 21 July 2014

Gone Fishin' - Monday 21st July 2014

Hello Friends,

I hope you all had good weekends! We had a lovely day on Saturday once the storm had cleared in the afternoon: lunch in Bristol, a wander round the Harbour Festival, off to see the Rat Pack and out just in time to watch the fabulous Festival Firework display from the roof of the car park - wonderful view!

The Rat Pack was a very enjoyable evening, but whilst the 'cast' had superb voices, with the exception of the guy playing Sammy Davis, who was superb, they didn't really 'get into character' as they have done when we have seen this type of show previously. Still it was a packed house and such a mixture of ages in the audience, including some very young people, which was nice. My Mum was a big Sinatra fan (she saw his concert in Bristol in the 50's), Dad preferred Dino, so I grew up listening to the Rat Pack and always liked it(I may not have admitted that until much later in life though!)...when I think of the totally eclectic music tasted I 'inflicted' on them!!! Really, I had and still have so many musical likes it's quite confusing!!!

Anyway, yesterday I woke up with an attack of  Prickly Heat, so boy was I suffering with that yesterday...I just had to keep the skin cool and moisturised all day and it's not anywhere as near as bad was all over my arms, throat, back.... I have only ever had it about three times and never as bad..horrible!

Now to today's card, which I made for one of our friends who loves fishing...

 The Fisherman and background stamps are by Woodware. I stamped the background stamp using Versafine ink on to green card and then heat embossed with clear powder, just  to make a 'raised background paper, which I matted and layered on to a kraft card blank. Sorry it doesn't show up so well in the photo.

Then I stamped the background again on to white card, using Versafine Sepia ink. I stamped the fisherman and greeting over this using Versafine black ink, then I inked the edges slightly using Vintage Photo distress ink. I matted and layered on to green card and kraft card.

I finished off with a piece of string tied in a bow and topped it with a litre fish, which was one of the off cuts from the images I had stamped - I coated it with glossy accents to finish.
 This above photos shows the inside of the card...I love tent fold cards, but they are so hard to photograph inside! I stamped the background again and but a strip to fit across the centre of the card. I stamped the greeting, which comes with the fisherman set and matted and layered on to kraft card.

Just a simple card for a guy!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I always appreciate your visits and comments..tomorrow is Tuesday so I will be back with another DT post for Sam Poole.

Love and Hugs,
Carole  Z X


  1. Great card, I love how you made the inside panel too, great touch! ~Diane

  2. FAB-O card Carole, just ideal for the man who loves his the fish and inside.xx
    ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

  3. Hi Carole.
    Oh! you poor thing hope you are feeling better. Love your card for a fisherman, love it.

  4. Love the combination of the two stamps, they look great and have produced a great card. Hope your prickly heat is better soon - so uncomfortable! My sister suffered badly in Cyprus one holiday. Take care. Hugs. Christine xx

  5. Great card, I just LOVE it.
    The backing paper and image are perfect.
    Horrible thing "prickly heat" hope it clears up soon.
    Patricia xx

  6. Oh Carole I feel for you, I suffer from picky heat too. Aloe Vera gel I fine is the best. Love your fisherman card. Hazel x

  7. Ouch! Sorry to hear about your prickly heat, I hope it goes soon... Love the fisherman card, my Dad was a great fisherman and now my Brother is - must keep an eye out for those stamps! Take care and keep cool. Anne xx

  8. Hi Carole, thought I would pop over to see what you are up to and glad I did. This may be a simple card (your words not mine) but the way you have laid it out is perfect and I love it. The colour combination really makes it. I feel sorry for you with the "prickly heat", hope it goes away soon. Take care, Angela x

  9. This is a great male card Carole! I love my tent fold cards too! Hope you're feeling better.xx

  10. Fabulous card for a fisherman love the embossing folder and your silhouette image


  11. So sorry to hear you have suffered from a rash : ( that is just never fun! I am glad to hear you were able to enjoy most of the festival though.

    I really love this card! it is simple and prefect for any man.


  12. A perfect male design, everything looks brilliant! I hope you're feeling better now!