Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fishing - Vacation or Sport?

     I had an uncle who insisted that fishing was a sport, but my dad always said a day spent fishing was like taking a vacation.  Since he often took me fishing with him, and it always felt like special father-daughter time when he did, I guess I don't really care which it is -- I just love going fishing.  It brings me such sweet and wonderful memories of him.  :-D

     Here's a card I know he'd love, including the lovable turtle character.  That came from QKR Stampede.

I used the sketch from STAMPlorations
and Citrus/Tropical Colors from Craft Your Passions.

     The image is colored with ProMarkers, then die cut with a die from Spellbinders.  I inked the edges, typed up the sentiment, and found the three, heart-shaped, buttons in my stash.  I strung them together with baker's twine and adhered them to the dp on the front of the card.  The dp came from Colorbok.

Crafting with Dragonflies
Crazy Challenge
Digistamps 4 Joy
Eureka Stamps
Fan-Tastic Tuesday
House That Stamps Built
Little Red Wagon
MFP Simple Salutations
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Simon Says Stamp

     Hope your weekend is going well and that the weather is decent.  If it's too hot or too cold, maybe you should be inside crafting!  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Virginia L. said...

What a CUTE image! I love the green pattern paper that you chose. So perfect with the fun sentiment and image! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Margaret said...

That turtle is so dang cute. It's nice to see you here, NC. Thanks for joining us for this challenge at DS4J.
Margaret, DT

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Oh My cute and great story. I love fishing...something I never had a chance to do with my father. Glad you have some great, fun memories to go with that darling card.

karalschuknecht said...

Great card, beautifully done. Thanks for joining us this week for our vacation challenge.
Karal DT for QKR Design

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card. thank you for sharing with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

Susan Hogan said...

Or a vocation! Love the turtle hurrying off to fish and spilling his worms on the way! Great image and beautifully treated. Thanks for sharing this with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our CAS challenge.

Wynn said...

This is so darn it! Your coloring is awesome wish mine was half as good. Good luck with our challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT x

Crafty Judith said...

Another super card Connie super cute hun and loving the green - it is adorable hun - thanks for linking up with Fan-Tastic Tuesday - see u in a couple of weeks hugs Judith xxx

happyglitzygirl said...

What a fun image and great colouring, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Anne Temple said...

This is so cute. Love the turtle and the way you've colored him.

karalschuknecht said...

I'm back again to say how great your beautiful card is. Thanks for joining us this week for our sports challenge.
Karal DT for EurekaStamps

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card Connie, I do love the image and I am sure you enjoy revisiting your memories of fishing with your dad.
Linda xxx

Tracy Penney said...

Adorable card. Thanks for joining our vacation/travel theme over at Little Red Wagon.

Peggy T. said...

Such a cute card, Connie. Thank you for joining us for the Eureka Stamps Challenge. I hope to see you again.

Peggy T.
DT Member

Emily Thubbron said...

Nana Connie, your card is perfect. Love the turtle. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP's Simple Salutations for our Animal Challenge.

Emily T.
DT Member

Teresa Arsenault said...

So cute and your coloring is fantastic on this image.

Tiggerscraps said...

I LOVE your kitties!!
Your card is so cute! I love the vibrant colors!
Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka
Marji DT

Emily Thubbron said...

Nana, lovin' your turtle card. Thank you for sharing with us at QKR Stampede for our Vacation Challenge.

Emily T.
DT Member

Cvetelina Borisova said...

Oh what a cute card and image! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘FOR THE BOYS’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your super crafting for the Crazy challenge 175 'my summer vacation' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, GDT x

KarinsArtScrap said...

Connie this is super cute and a lovely card.
Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


jimlynn said...

Connie, there is nothing better than fishing!!! Your dad was so right since it really is like a vacation. Glad you got to spend time with him this way.
Cute, cute card and of course I love the little image. Precious!

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

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Thank you for joining this week at QKR Stampede Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon
Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love
DT call at Not Just Cards Challenges

Christine said...

Such a fun, masculine card. Thanks so much for sharing with us on MFP's Simple Salutations.