Monday, May 28, 2018

Catch Your Own Dinner!

     Happy Memorial Day and thanks to all our veterans!

      I dearly love Bugaboo Stamps and they had such a fun inspiration photo for their latest challenge on Catch the Bug - it brought back wonderful childhood memories of camping out and of fishing with my dad.  My mom was definitely NOT into camping but she agreed to try it if Dad would build a trailer complete with beds and kitchen.  She wasn't going anywhere without a stove for cooking.  To her, campfires were only for enjoyment and the occasional toasted marshmallow.  :-D

     But I loved time spent fishing with my dad and a majority of our camping trips included creeks, rivers, and ponds where fishing was abundant.  That meant lots of meals of trout, bass, and perch.  I wasn't crazy about eating fish but it wasn't like you could camp in the middle of nowhere and catch peanut and butter sandwiches!


I started with the sketch from The Outlawz.  I turned it
sideways to better fit the shape of my image.

      I colored the image with ProMarkers, then used a QuicKutz die to cut it.  The sentiment is also cut with a QuicKutz die.  The kraft side piece is cut with a stitched, border die from Spellbinders.  I dug through my stash until I found the kraft-colored jute cord, then tied it around the card front, knotting it into a small bow.  

     That seemed enough since this is not only a CAS card but a masculine one.  Wouldn't this make a great Father's Day card for a man who loves to either camp or fish?


     Enjoy the last of the long weekend, all my fellow US Americans, and remember to thank a veteran and say prayers for our active military.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

Another brilliant card Connie, love the image and it is always lovely to reminisce isn't it. Have a wonderful memorial day.
Linda xxx

Sheryl said...

Lol, Gus always makes me chuckle. This is a great masculine card.
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Scrapatini said...

Funny! I like your interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for joining the Creative Moments Challenge.

Creative Moments Design Team

Donna said...

What a fun and beautifully colored card, glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built! Donna DT

Abela Artistry said...

Bahahah!!! Awesome. Thank you for joining in at Creative Moments. Good Luck!

Lori Kobular said...

Well I guess I would starve, because I couldn't clean the fish! Fun card!

Esther Asbury said...

Such a fun card! Thanks so much for linking up to the Anything Goes challenge over at The House that Stamps Built!

Heather said...

Very cute! Maybe that's why I don't like camping very much. : ) I not into catching my own supper. : ) Anyway, perfect masculine card, I love the dies you used to frame this fun image. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Scrapy Land! Hope to see you again!
~ DT Sherry x

Stephanie said...

Great card, thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

Jeanie Ellis - Scrapbookingmamaw said...

Love your card, NanaConnie! (It's good to "see" you!) I love Bugaboo. You did a great job! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
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