Friday, 2 September 2016

Let's Go Fishing!

Hi Crafters,

I think the lovely weather we've been having here in the South has turned a corner, it's not looking as good for the next few days - I will enjoy the cooler nights though.

I've been making a series of hobby themed cards for my stall covering various pastimes.

Both cards are using a Woodware Stamp called Casting The Bait and I have added the Silhouette 'FISH' cut file using the positive and negative for a different look. The first card is quite a clean and simple design for me, the second has a bit more going on with some embossing and die cut grass borders.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
The Craft Barn - What Men Like To Do on a Bank Holiday
Addicted To Stamps - #130 Not a Square
Come & Get It - #133 Black, White + One Other Colour
OSAAT - #269 ATG + For Men
Cardz 4 Guyz - #135 Something Beginning with 'F'
Aud Sentiments - #163 ATG + Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #379 Embossing
Addicted To CAS - #95 Silhouette
Just Keep On Creating - September Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in today, I appreciate the time taken to read and comment here.
 I will be back tomorrow with another Christmas Card Club post - yes, that's another two weeks gone by in a flash!
Oh and by the way - not to panic you at all but it's only 113 days to the Big Day!



Barb said...

They're two super cards Lorraine. My hubby would certainly enjoy receiving them. Barbxx

Lucy Woods said...

These are wicked! Love the fish sentiment!
Lucy x

brenda said...

Two super masculine themed cards Lorraine, I really like the distressed feel of that die.

B x

Bunny said...

I've always loved fishing. I got that fever from my mother. The fish cut file is really cute. Nice card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Erika said...

Two great male cards Lorraine, super fishing elements too.
Have a fun crafty weekend, hugs Erika. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
2 brilliant cards and such great designs.
Fishing is always a great sport to use.
Lots of crafty love. jenny L.

Gina Knott said...

Both cards are fantastic! I love how you have used the negative as well as the negative, it looks so effective.
Gina xx

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Lorraine, the first one is a super CAS design.
Thanks for the reminder about how close Christmas is!

Carol S. said...

Brilliant cards for the difficult men! I have this stamp too, very useful. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Ksenija said...

Simply amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These are fab, love that stamp. I ahve some candy on offer

meg said...

Two brilliant cards love that they are so different though made with the same elements a great inspirational post

aussie aNNie said...

Lovley cards and fabulous die used...xx{aNNie}

crafty-stamper said...

Both great cards love the silhouette fish word and the CAS look of the first
Carol x

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Great card! I love how you die cut fish out of the word fish! Nice touch! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz! It's a perfect guy card! Cyndi, DT said...

Hi Lorraine, both are stunning looking cards. The first one is my favorite, very CAS.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Marlies said...

Yoou've made 2 fantastic fishing cards Lorraine! A lovely stamp and I love the positive/negative fish, a great effect. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Nikki Byrne said...

So sorry to be running late with comments, but this is a fabulous card. Love that image. Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this fortnight and please join us again for our new challenge that is now up and running.

Nikki DT

Alma said...

Wow, your fish - card is a perfect card for a man! Wonderful design and perfect colours ( I love the blue and white combination!)Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to stamps challenge, Hugs Alma

Cazro said...

Wonderful fishing card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Brenda said...

Lorraine, this is one of those cards I would just love to touch! All the texture is wonderful and I love that you combined the cut file with your stamping. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely male card and thanks for sharing at craft this week. Good luck.
Aunty Sue dt

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely male card and thanks for sharing at craft this week. Good luck.
Aunty Sue dt

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely male card and thanks for sharing at craft this week. Good luck.
Aunty Sue dt

Lisa Andersson said...

Love them both, especially the first one. Love that 'FISH' cut very much and how clever to use both the positive and the negative.
Hugs, Lisa

Elle Kay said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love your use of the negative FISH cut out! Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

Linda Levoir said...

Two great male cards, love the way you've mixed the stamping with that awesome die cut :) xx

suzARTe said...

I love this masculine CAS card, the fish lettering looks amazing, such a good idea.It would be fantastic if you shared this creation at Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

suzARTe said...

Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes September link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx