Tuesday, October 15, 2013

You Will Shine, Fishy!

Coffee of the Day - Bourbon Pecan

Hello to you! I haven't posted quite like I  had planned this month. seems my health has other ideas, so have spent way more time in bed than I would like. at least I am reading some fabulous books while there, so a silver lining does exist, folks! :)

I would like to share a card today that was made with several challenges in mind. You know how committed I have been to the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at SCS. well, several of them fall into the CAS category, which is a real hair puller for me, as you well know..... thankfully Sandy at Scribbles Designs helped me tremendously by having a 'shades of orange' challenge that begins today. I was able to mix Sandy's cutey fish with Lori's CAS - Courage and Strength in orange and red challenge.

I used great papers from the Basic Grey Hipster collection,  Lawn Fawn photo die, Unity stamp for the sentiment, SU! linen thread, button, and cool orange rhinestone flourish to mimic seaweed.  the fish's scales were painted with apricot shimmerz.

I'll try to get a bit more crafting done this week. depends upon how I'm feeling and my Willy Wonka head does.... truly feels as if it's been dancing too much with the Oompa Loompas after all of these lovely pain meds I'm taking. spent yesterday at the dr. and go to the hospital Friday for some tests and scans.

but it IS autumn and the leaves are gorgeous and the weather is nice and cool and my squirrel and bird friends stop by to see me and life is beautiful! :)

Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Glitter 'n Sparkle - add some orange
WAW - anything goes with encouraging senti or verse
Great Impressions - a button and a bow
2 Sisters - anything goes
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Card Crafters Circle - use 3 embellishments
Crafts 4 Eternity  - CAS
Creative Fingers - anything goes with shades of one color
Sister Act - anything goes cards


Sandra said...

Lovely card Jennifer!!
the flourish is beautiful and i love the seentiment.
I hope the scans and tests will be good!

Unknown said...

This card is so beautiful. We hope to see you again next week with more projects.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
PS I hope you feel much better really soon.

Cathy P said...

Fun card. I love how you framed the fish. Thanks for linking up with us at the SIster Act Challenge Blog!
Cathy xx

Unknown said...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at brown sugar this week

Sharla said...

I totally love the fish in a frame! Such a cool element!

Hoping you have a good and beautiful day! :)

Denise Goeldner said...

Great fish frame card thanks for joining us over at Creative Fingers
~ Denise DT

Jennifer said...

Jennifer, this is a really sweet card! Love the fish and the flourish. also the great twine and staple details to! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Jo Ann said...

This is great. Love the lay-out and the wonderful DP amidst the Kraft papers, it all worked out wonderfully! Thanks for blessing us with your artwork at Word Art Wednesday and would love to see you back for our new Challenge. Hugs and blessings!


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer :-) I love the fish image ,,, so cute and to pop him in the polaroid frame is a fab idea ! I have that die and haven't used it yet :-)

Good Luck with your tests and hope you get good results xx
keeping you in my thoughts
Lols x x x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is such a cute card. I love the fish.

You take care of yourself.

Penny said...

Life is beautiful and so is your spirit, Jen. :^)
Love your card--the fish is so pretty, love your DP and color palette and bling. :^)
Hugs, Penny

Sandy S said...

Your card is so wonderful... I love the CAS and the coloring is perfect!

Take care of you and so glad that you're part of SD!


Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Fingers.

*Vicki* said...

This is such a fun design Jenn!! Love the shinny fish and the frame! :)

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is a very cute card and I really like how your rhinestone embellies mimic a water plant.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT