Saturday 31 August 2013

Gone Fishing

I made this card for a bit of craft therapy to relieve my jangled nerves after being involved in a car crash this week.  My husband was driving, myself and six year old son were passengers.  We were stationary, with the handbrake on, waiting to pass parked cars, when the card behind us swerved to avoid us, took out the side of our car, and crashed head on into an oncoming car.  Luckily, nobody was seriously hurt, we don't even have bruises, but the car will almost certainly be written off.  What the woman behind us was doing is anyone's guess, I'm sure the police will get to the bottom of it.
Anyway, here's my card.
 I've used a Dr Digi image, coloured with Promarkers, I think their stamps are great for male cards.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp from a Helz Cuppleditch set.
The papers are Papermania, It's a Man's World, they're quite old now and I'm on my second pack, I haven't got a single scrap left of the first one.  I find it really hard to get nice papers for masculine cards that aren't vintage or too child-like.
To finish off, I've added a die cut fish made with a Sizzix die, it's cut from silver dotty card, although it looks white in the photo.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Card Crafter's Circle - #90 - For the Boys
DRS Designs - #85 - Mad About Plaid
Papertake - Sketchie Free For All - I used sketch #73, rotated
Cards for Men - #17 - Funny Birthday
My Time to Craft - #232 - Sport
Sweet Stampin' - Spots and Stripes


  1. Sorry to hear about your unfortunate event Wendy, but glad no-one was hurt. I'm sure the crafty therapy helped, indeed you have produced a fantastic man card! x

  2. Fabulous as always hun...and I hope you are having a lovely weekend too :o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  3. A wonderful masculine card. Love the mix of design papers.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. A fab card Wendy! LOve the great image! :)

  5. Gorgeous card Wendy, love this image. So glad you are all OK. xxx

  6. Glad you and your family are ok - dont worry about the car that can be replaced :-) Love your card your colouring is fab (as always) xx

  7. What a nasty experience for you all, Wendy, glad to hear no one was hurt. Such a great card, fab image xx

  8. Ooh scary. Glad you are all okay and it gets sorted out quickly. Fab card - hope it took your mind off things for a while.

  9. Fabulous card Wendy. Glad to hear no one was injured, but it must have been an awful shock. Marlene

  10. OMG Wendy was that the accident in Old Edinburgh Rd? Glad you all ok but you must have got a fright especially Robbie. Love all the colours in your card x

  11. My goodness Wendy when did this happen?, so pleased to hear that you and your family are all right, but what a shock for all of you.

    Your card is lovely it's a great image and great colouring, Kate x

  12. So glad you and your family are okay. Know that had to be scary for you all!!

    This is a fantastic masculine card. Love that image and your coloring is amazing!! Thanks for playing with us at DRS Designs.

  13. Love the image and your colouring is perfect as always! Fabulous Card..

  14. Sorry about your accident and I glad everyone is fine, they happen so fast. Super fisherman and you colored him wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men challenge.
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  15. Fabulous card, brilliant image.

  16. so stunning wendy.fantastic image and design :D

    xx coops xx

  17. Sorry to hear about what has happened this week Wendy. Glad everyone is ok.
    A fabulous card and thanks for joining our challenge over at Sweet Stampin this week
    x catherine

  18. You know what I love so much about your images? They look like they've come right out of a magazine. You are a seriously talented Promarker girl.

    Glad you and your family weren't hurt in the accident. It's such a scary thing ... hope your son won't be too frightened to go back in the car. That sound of crunching metal on metal is something you never forget. ((hugs)) to you all. xoxo

  19. Wow fabulous creation, your colouring is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us this week, good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne Sweet Stamping DT

  20. Gorgeous creation hun, love the papers & colours you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us this fortnight at My Time To Craft, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

    Oh hun sending you huge hugs, its always the after that's the scariest. Just try not to dwell on it you are all ok & that is the main thing...get making more fab cards like the one above xx

  21. Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you feel better soon and hope your card therapy was a success--this is a great card! Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs this week!

  22. This is so fun! Love his expression! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  23. Fab card. I've got that paper too... I think ;)

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x


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