Monday, 21 September 2015

Get Well Fishes

The 5yo Granddaughter of a dear crafty friend is undergoing extensive
surgery and treatment in hospital and will be staying there for over two months. 
Two ideas immediately came to mind for a card to send to her:
the inspiration photos from the
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 117 Inspiration Pieces (image)
With the above inspiration in mind, I thought that I would send her some Get Well Fishes.
I started by punching out some fish using my Fiskars Something's Fishy LE Squeeze Punch and put together a little scene.
... the only problem was, that with the fish being 1 1/4" long, it ended up being quite large.  This made it the perfect time to crack open the pack of A3 cardstock that I bought the other day for making bases for tall top folding, stepper and easel cards.
I scored the A3 cardstock in half, making a top folding card, with an A4 landscape front and covered it with white AC textured cardstock.
I made the fishbowl by cutting a frame out of red textured cardstock and layered blue textured cardstock in the window.  After I adhered it, I thought that I should have included
a layer of acetate for the "glass" ... maybe next time.  It would even make a fun shaker.
The bubbles are Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins, 4mm, 6mm and 8mm.
They eyes are rhinestones.
The alphas are foam Thickers.

 This pic is to show how HUGE this card is.
Sure hope that it helps make her feel better!


          I have entered my card in the following challenges:          

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Entries close 12:00 PDT Monday 21st Sep-15

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I was too late to enter my card in Magazine Mondays Week 117 on the PaperCrafter's Corner Blog but I am sharing the link so that you can drop by and check out what everyone was inspired to create from the inspiration pieces.
Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 117 Inspiration Pieces (image)   

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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Simon Says: Die Crazy
The challenge was to use at least one die cut or punched shape - I used 10 punched fish.
Entries close 8am EST Wednesday 23rd Sep-15

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Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #37 - Anything Goes


Entries close 12pm CST Tuesday 22nd Sep-15

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Hiding In My Craft Room - HIMCR #217 Freestyle!

Entries close 2am CST Saturday 26th Sep-15

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    2. Thank You - I'm hoping that it brings a smile to her day :)

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  2. This is adorable!! Love the use of sequins for the air bubbles!!!!! Such a perfect take on the Time magazine cover and such a sweet idea for your friend's granddaughter! I wish her a speedy recovery!

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    1. Thank You for the good wishes and feedback Christy :)
      Until recently I have only used sequins in shakers, now that I have an adhesive that works well with them, I don't think I will be able to stop myself adding them to everything!

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  3. What a perfect get well card for a five year-old. This is sure to brighten her day. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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    1. Thank You Amy :)
      I love this FMS sketch, know that I will be using it again and again.

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  4. Love the interpretation of the magazine cover. Such fun, bright colors.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

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    1. Thank You Rae Ann :)
      Hoping it will bring a smile to her day.

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  5. such a FUN card! I'm sure she will love it! Those fishes are adorable :)

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    1. Thank You Clare :)
      I love using my squeeze punches, thrilled to have lots of designs always ready for a workout in my stash!

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  6. She is going to love that cute little card.

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  7. How fun is this?! Love the sentiment with your adorable scene. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  8. A fabulous card Tracy, a super design and fabulous die-cut panel full of adorable fish with glittered bubbles!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

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  9. Adorable fishy card and love the sequins especially! You are so clever!

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