Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Koi Carp

Hello Everyone.
I'm running a bit late today, as I've been out to a fab card class this morning, then I've gained lots of extra children after school - not sure how that happened, but the house has turned completely chaotic. It's a good job I have blogland to escape to.
Anyhow its time for another challenge over at Fab 'n' Funky, and this week it's...........

No DP

This was a bit of a toughie for me, as I hadn't realised how much I have come to rely on papers. The card I finally came up with is ready for my Uncle's birthday on Sunday, as he keeps Koi. The image was made by passing a Dream Weaver stencil through my Cuttlebug to emboss the image, then I chalked through the stencil to colour it in. It was then simply matted and layered using red and black to add to the oriental feel. The card was completed with the addition of a Chinese coin (from my shop). I hope he will like it :o)
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges;
Crafts 4 Eternity - anything goesAllsorts - oriental
OSAAT - emboss it
Cupcake Crafts - beginning with C (Chinese style)
Polly Craft Monday - anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - cards for men
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
My Time To Craft - red and white
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
The Pixie Cottage - one for the boys and/or sketch
and
Thanks for looking.

Hugs Sharon x

26 comments:

  1. Wow Sharon,this is gorgeous!!
    Hugs Heidy

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  2. Beautiful card Sharon, the carp image is amazing and perfectly done in a 2-tone colour combo! Thank you for joining in the Cupcake fun this week and good luck! :) Donna x

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  3. What a brilliant idea for a card, looks great you've done a great job! Great colours too. xx

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  4. Great card - styled so well. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. x

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  5. What a great card, love the colors. Thanks for playing with The Pixie Cottage today.
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  6. I love this card sharon can we do this in a class? Pleeeeease! Hugs Woo xx

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  7. Lovely card - such an effective technique.

    Toni :o)

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  8. Very nice original card!!
    thanks for joining us at THE PIXIE COTTAGE, and hope to see you back again next week! =)
    hugs
    Sadia

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  9. What a fabby card. I love your C element. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week. x

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  10. Fabulous! Very creative xx Jenny xx

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  11. Love your card. It is hard to find fishey ideas sometimes but you definately pulled it off!
    Hugs Di xxx

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  12. Just gorgeous! Love it hun!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & OSAAT this week, good luck!
    hugs shell xx

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  13. Lovely card, great fish! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

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  14. fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

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  15. fabulous card! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs x

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  16. Its so gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
    Pinky

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  17. Great card, thanks for playing along at The Crazy Challenge this week

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  18. Hi Hon
    I am in total agreement with Woo on this one.
    What a fab card. I love, love, love it.
    Hugs
    Cally x

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  19. wow stunning card thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

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  20. Wonderful and gorgeous card thank you for joining us at Craft your passion
    Hugs
    Tamara

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  21. Wonderful, beautiful card.
    luv
    debby

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  22. great card, love the idea to use the stencil in this way.

    thanks for joining in with my Oriental theme this week at Allsorts :o)

    hugs

    Amanda x

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  23. Oh! This is just perfect for our Red and White challenge at My Time To Craft - thanks for joining us this week!

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  24. Lovely card...the colors and layout really make this elegant. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!

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  25. This is a beautiful and sophisticated card. I saw it on the F&F blog and was struck by it, you make using no DP look very easy :)

    Many thanks for joining in with our Embossing challenge over at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

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  26. A gorgeous card! Thanks for playing with us at The Pixie Cottage!

    Hugs, Anne

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