Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Naughty Fishy

Howdy folks! We had a great day! Kitty Boy didn't have to be put to sleep after all. His jaw is broken, thanks to my Fox Terrier, Hugo (very bad boy!) I'm about to go pick him up from my vet & she said it will hopefully heal itself over the next month or two. So.... he has to be bathroom kitty for a little while longer, lol.

Anyway, on to the intended subject.... my card! For the first time I successfully updated my Gypsy (I was using the wrong program) - and to my sweet surprise I finally got the Smiley Cards cartridge to work!! Hallelujah!! In my little world it was a cause for celebration! So I have a feeling I'll be posting alot of projects from it!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

K Andrew Designs -  Simply Sunday Challenge, Pirate or Fishy theme

DL. ART -  Thankful Thurs. Challenge, any occasion card w/ min 3 layers, a bow & some bling

Whimsical Wednesday -  Challenge #45, "Going Green" (use any amount of green)

This entire card was made using my Cricut Imagine & Gypsy. The card base & 2 circle layers are from the "Imagine More Cards" cartridge (pg.25), cut at 5.5" (relative size) & flood filled with coordinating colors/patterns. I inked the edges of the layers & base with some VersaColor ink in "Umber". I embossed the light blue layer with the Cuttlebug "Spots & Dots" folder.

The fish image is from the Smiley Cards cart (Gypsy exclusive), cut at 3". Her little bow I made myself out of some Offray ribbon & used some "Star Dust" Stickles to add a little bling in the center. I used some Glossy Accents on her lips & eyelids. I inked some of her edges with Martha Stewart ink in "Hibiscus" (also used this color for the sentiment). I attached her with some Scrapbook Adhesives pop-dots.

The metal faux eyelets are by Mark Richards (from the $1 bin at Jo-Ann). I thought they looked like little portholes on a ship, lol. The little white dots are from a Signo pen. The plant is a piece of an adhesive border strip from K&Company. The white strip the sentiment is stamped on I cut by hand out of white cardstock with my Fiskars "Scallop" paper edgers.

The sentiment is a combo of 2 different stamp sets by K Andrew Designs. The "Who's" & the "?" are from 3 separate stamps in the "Owly Hoo Sentiments" set. The "Naughty" is from the "Winter Wishes" set. I know I've gushed about Kristal's stamps in previous posts but I'm probably gonna keep doing it so I hope no one minds, lol. Out of all the stamp sets I have her's are by far the most versatile. The mix & match possibilities are virtually endless! I can attest to this as I spent more time than I care to admit deciding which combination I was going to use! I know that most popular stamps these days are made with high quality photopolymer, just as Kristal's are, but I swear hers stamp crisper & clearer than any others. I am a loyal fan & customer for life!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today! I wish everyone a fabulous week ahead!


  1. I really wish I could see your project, the picture isn't working for me. i am a new follower, Thanks for joining us for the Simply Sunday Challenge (hopefully I can come back and see your project)
    Getting Cricky Jr. DTM

    1. Hi! I fixed the picture viewing problem (I think). I would really love it if you would come back & check out my post now! I'm going over to check out your blog right now...

      Diana :)

    2. O it is so cute!! I love the lips on the fish and the sentiment is awesome!!
      Getting Cricky Jr. DTM
      Thanks for leaving me a comment and becoming a follower!!

  2. What a fun card! I love the shape and the BIG lips on the fish! Hee Hee! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  3. This certainly is a fun fish, and a fab shaped card. Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday.
    Hugs Sue W.

  4. Your card is adorable, Diana. I love the embossing folder you used it is perfect to represent the bubbles and your subtle colors are really sweet. I really like everything about this card.
    Thanks for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge.
    DIANA L.

  5. This is a cute little fish. The embossing is great. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.

    Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

  6. Well I do love that fish! I'm happy you finally got Smiley Cards to work - it is a fun cartridge. Thanks for playing with us this week at Whimsical Wednesdays. Hope to see you back again soon :)