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Saturday, 18 April 2020

Pisky fish

Hello crafting friends!

There's nothing like back-of-the-mind worry to strike the mojo down and, over the last week or two, I've done my share of looking at crafting challenges, looking at my stash and thinking 'um...' But today, ideas happened and I had a lovely crafting session! Come and see:


I started off by inking the sea using a mask made with one of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Simple Wavy Border dies. Holding the mask down, I blended a blue and a blue-green ink upwards, moving the mask a small amount each time. The panel was cut out with a Stitched Rectangle die from Heffy Doodles and trimmed at the top with one of Lawn Fawn's Stitched Puffy Cloud Border dies.


The fish is from Under the Sea by Clearly Besotted. I stamped him, coloured him with alcohol markers and fussy cut him. The sentiment was stamped in Memento black ink over the sea and the fish popped up on a dimensional at a jaunty angle :)


EDITED TO ADD AN AWARD
I was very proud that this card was picked as the winner at CASology!


CHALLENGES
It was the Masking challenge at Perfectly CAS that got me started today and the fish represented a Pisces for CASology's Zodiac code word. Cardz 4 Guyz want to see cards with a By or In the Sea theme, and at Watercooler Wednesday there's an Anything Goes With a Masculine Twist challenge so I'll join in there too.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
One of our nicknames for my youngest son is The Biscuit. (Nope, no idea why!) This has sometimes morphed into The Bisky Bat (no clue about this either!) He is also a Pisces, so The Bisky Bat turns into The Pisky Fish around birthday time. We were lucky enough to have been able to celebrate his birthday outside and in a restaurant before Covid-19 hit the UK, but this card might be for him next year :)

Hope you are having a peaceful and productive weekend. What are you up to today?

Hugs,

36 comments:

  1. Very clever design, love the use of clouds and fun little fish. Yes in these times it is hard to continue to be creative.

    Hugs Diane

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    1. Thank you Diane! It is hard but I think if we keep trying, it does break through in the end. Hugs to you too.

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  2. What a great card for either gender. Love your wonderful inking of the ocean waves and coloring your "pisky fish"! So glad you were able to celebrate with your son before our current situation.

    Thanks too for all of your kind comments! I've been meaning to come see your blog but have had some frustrating computer issues. But I'm here now and loving all your creations!

    Stef xx

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    1. Thanks Stef! So sorry you've been having computer issues. That is definitely NOT something you want at a time like this, when we're all relying on our computers to stay connected. Hope you've got it sorted. Take care xx

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  3. Well, this is a really super CAS and a veery effective creation.

    Kath x

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  4. Terrific colourful card.

    My weekend has been both peaceful and productive thanks!

    Lobe x

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    1. Thank you lobely!

      Of course it has!

      Peace and lobe xxx

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  5. This is so fun! I love the layered colors ~ Very clever! I have nick names for my daughter that make no sense either...but how sweet ~ right?! doodle bug, sunshine bear, sweet pea ~ etc. Love them and love your sweet card ~ No creative slumps allowed...we've got this! ~

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    1. Thanks Karen :) I love the nicknames you have for your daughter - it's just another way we mums show affection for our loved ones isn't it. No creative slumps allowed - yes ma'am!
      PS Were you head girl at school?!!

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  6. Oh dear me Vicky, I recognise that scenario so well and isn't it so frustrating. I've he added annoyance that I was due to collect my post surgery close up glasses literally as lockdpwn hit us so crafting and writing on blogs is like doing everything through a haze. I've fund I can enlarge the size of most blog posts but the comment boxes remains soooooo small, hence thee's probably more than one type as I go along.

    But when you mojo did make an appearance you created such a striking design which I am sure your son will love..

    B x

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    1. Oh no Brenda, that sounds like a nightmare about your glasses. Can they not post them? Well done you for soldiering on. Sending hugs x

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  7. What a CAS triumph Vicky - that masking is really effective! It’s so easy to set out to create and want something you don’t have, especially when you see the amazing things others create with. The biggest challenge is crafting with what you have!

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    1. Oh no, I didn't mean it like that! I meant usually when I look at a challenge and look at my stash a whole flood of ideas come bursting into my head but these days, not so much. And yes, I love the challenge of crafting with what I have (although there is no pleasure like new craft stash, am I right?!)

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  8. Fabulous and clever card Vicky! I too managed a birthday meal just before, also a fish, and your back of the mind worries sums it up beautifully......that's just what it's like!...........most of us have the time but not the mojo.....thank goodness it peeks through! Xxx

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    1. Glad you had a pisky fish for your birthday meal Lesley! I'm beginning to think that the lack of mojo is just a state of mind because a lot of us are feeling the same but there are still some gorgeous creations on everyone's blogs! xxx

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  9. Your mojo hit well, Love the bright fish and sea as a Piscean I would love this card. I'm sure your son will next year too, IF you remember you have it LOL.
    Keep safe and well
    Faith x

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    1. Haha, you know me so well Faith! How many presents have I bought in advance and hidden, only to either forget I bought them or to have hidden them so well I can't find them!!! Take care x

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  10. What an adorable birthday card! I love the bright cheery colors.We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen - DT

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  11. Fabulous CAS design! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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    1. Thanks for providing such great inspiration Jacquie!

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  12. Hi Vicky, I'm here to play catch up with all your wonderful cards and super photos of Eva. This card I must say is CAS perfection and such a fun design xx

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    1. Hello Andrea! Come on in, have a cup of tea and a cuddle with Eva! Lovely to see you :)
      xx

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  13. Gorgeous card! I love the little lines in the inking! Thank you for joining us at CASology!

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    1. Thanks you! And thanks for the inspiration at fab CASology :)

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  14. Love the way you did your water on this card. Really lovely CAS design. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology.

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    1. Thanks Joyce! Eva sends wags to your gorgeous pup!

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  15. Ths simplest of techniques and style always look so clever and elegant. Thanks for joining our challenge at
    Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz. D.T.

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  16. Your card is adorable!!! Look forward to having you join us again at the Cardz4Guys blog. Stay healthy! Stay safe! Stay crafty!

    Hugs,
    Mary Ellen, C4G DT
    Blog- https://www.creativetimewithme.com/

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  17. Very cute card. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week. Good Luck! :)

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  18. LOVE this design, Vicky! The way you die cut the panel and the gorgeous masking to create the waves - all fabulous! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  19. Cool birthday card! I love the design with the inked die cut like that! Thanks so much for sharing at PC!

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