Wednesday, 19 June 2013

CASology Cue: Fish



Often I get a stamp set out to play, only to then search google and pinterest for a card I'd then CASE (Copy And Share Everything). True to my nature, I often don't stick to the design in its entirety, but that's how I'd start off.

I am now at the point where I think I am ready to develop further. I think participating in challenges might just be the thing to stretch me, and, to help me spend less time on the computer browsing to more time actually creating the cards I enjoy making and giving.

So I spent some time one evening looking at many challenge blogs and websites, and have marked a few that I'd like to participate in on a regular basis. Today, I get to share with you my first card challenge. It feels good to start on this journey.




Today's card is for this week's CASology challenge, with the cue word "Fish".

I don't have any fish stamps, but I do have the Stampin' Up!'s Happy Whale Clearlits Die (#129403). With 4 beautiful boy blessings, I figured there has to be a place for a whale die in the craft toolbox. Well, it has been sitting in the toolbox, not having seen the light of day at all, so I was excited that my first card challenge was already helping me get my A into G. My 9 and 7 year old boys argue that a whale is not a fish, but I believe that the cue word is just that, a cue. It doesn't actually mean you have to have a fish on the card.


I also got out the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (#126187) to create the waves. I have left the greeting out as I couldn't quite decide whether this will be a birthday card to a soon to be 5 year old twin, or a "Thanks a ton!" card. In any case, I don't have the co-ordinating Oh, Whale! stamp set (#129132 CM, #129129 WM).

My soon-to-be 4 year old had been requesting to make cards, but life gets busy...anyway, he got to make one too.


Then before I knew it, he had "written" in it to his friend. I had to tell myself not to be disappointed, but to see that his joy in creating the card was the treasure, not what he does with it after :-)


10 comments:

Melissa said...

Well, welcome aboard! We're so happy you found CASology and chose us as your very first card challenge! :)

I think your whale card is well within the "fish" boundaries and, like you said, a cue is just a springboard for your creativity and you can go wherever it takes you! Love your adorable card! The pierced waves are a really nice touch!!

Thanks so much for joining us this week! :)

Beverley said...

Lovely card! The whale is very sweet. Hugs Bev x

Meghan said...

Welcome to CASology! This is a fun little card! Love the hearts coming from the whale....so cute! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

Monika Reeck said...

very chute Whale and I love the two heart and the splash water in red and blue..really cute Card...nice card for the first time join the Casology...

I just join the Casology challenge too if you like to see it on my Blog, I would be so happy...have a great day, hugs, Monika

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the 'spout' of hearts and droplets and that's a great use of red as an accent colour, not to mention your pierced waves! So glad you found us - I hope we'll see you again at CASology!

michelle pepper said...

Aww, thank you everyone for your nice comments. I feel the warmies and fuzzies. Monika, I'm off to check out your blog.

Gay Peplow said...

Great job, smashing card, good luck with your first challenge and welcome!! x

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your big blue fish! and especially the hearts coming out the spout. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Judy1223 said...

Wow, so glad you chose CASology as your first card challenge ever! You are off to an amazing start, too...what a beautifully CAS card using such pretty complimentary colors!

Please tell your son he did a fabulous job, too. And don't worry about what happens to the card afterwards...it is a documented work of art! So wonderful that he enjoys this craft as much as you do!

Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Maureen Merritt said...

I love your card, the banners in the upper corner balance out the design. Fabulous! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week.

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