“Best Fishes…..”


Hello there crafty friends – I hope you are well and enjoying the weekend. I haven’t done any crafting this week apart from this very quick card here.  It had to be a quick one as I have been struggling a bit this week with a bad back. Not so bad that I’ve been laid up in bed or anything –  thankfully, so I should count my blessings really!  You know how I did it?  Getting out of my car!! I was popping a card round to my friends house and had parked on a slopey grass verge.  I stepped out and actually said OUT LOUD to myself “ooh, that was further down than I thought” and have been hobbling around ever since!  Just shows how sometimes doing the simplest things can cause a lot of pain!  Anyway, I’m dosing myself up with painkillers.  I need to be a bit better at least for our trip to Legoland!  The kids have been wanting to go for a while, so seeing as Dave and I are both off work again next week we thought we’d travel down tomorrow – stay in a hotel then we’ll have the full day there on Monday. So we have 2 very excited kids here – 3 if you count my husband!

So, getting back to this card (!).  My Mum asked me to make a card for my cousin’s son who I think is in his late teens. Yet again I reached for a nautical themed paper – always a good bet for male cards I think. I’ve used this collection before for a post, it’s called ‘Sail Away’ by First Edition Paper. This time I used a Lawn Fawn stamp set – ‘Fintastic Friends’ for the greeting and fishes in the circle.  Although I stamped the bubbles I put some Dew Drops by Papermania on top of them. I also used Spellbinders circle dies to create the aperture and frame.

That’s it from me today.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all savour the rest of the weekend and have a great week ahead.  Take care – Karen 🙂


12 thoughts on ““Best Fishes…..”

  1. Hi Karen, you have my sympathies, back pain is one of the worst there is because it hurts to do things that we normally take for granted. Hope yours heals quickly so that you enjoy your time at Legoland. I’ve not been myself but have heard it’s great 🙂
    Your card is fab, love the papers and the whole design of it, a perfect male card 🙂
    Did you know that From The Heart Stamps is having a DT call? I hope you’ll consider applying 🙂
    Jo xx

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    1. Thanks Jo for your kind words 🙂 I didn’t know about the DT call – I might have to look into that – thank you for letting me know about it. After I saw your gorgeous piggy card last week, I couldn’t resist buying that digi stamp! It’s so cute 🙂 Thanks again for stopping by Jo, hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂


  2. Oh, so sorry to hear about your back pain. I’ve been there, too…no fun! I sure hope that you improve very soon! Your card is so fun with all the fish and boats! Your cousin’s son will love it! You take care and hope you have fun with the family at Legoland!:-)

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  3. Hi Maria, thanks for stopping by and for your kind words 🙂 I’m sure we will have a great time at Legoland thankyou – I’ll just have to make sure I have plenty of muscle rub on my back!!


  4. Fabulous Card! Love the layout & colors too 😉 Hope you feel better… You definitely need to apply for that DP you would do great 🙂

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  5. Karen, this card is totally darling! I LOVE puns, and this one rocks inside of it’s fish bowl! 😉 SO clever! So sorry to hear about your back–back injuries are so invasive into your well-being! I will keep you in my prayers! HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

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