Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Steppin' into Summer - June Tiffany Doodles Challenge

Good morning and welcome to summer - I hope!  Yesterday it felt like the return of winter but at least the sun is shining today.   We have a new challenges for you at Tiffany Doodles and some new DT members to introduce to you.  They are Anette, Sally and Judy and I'll link them here because I've just removed my sidebar list of Tiff's Team by mistake and will have to put it back later - ack!  All three ladies are awesomely talented, please do check out their blogs and welcome them:).

OK now onto the challenge, which is Steppin' into Summer.  There's a great prize of a $10 shopping spree in the store and if you don't know which image to pick there is a cute crab design as the current Thursday freebie if you check out the shop.   Fishing is the sign that summer really has arrived in this household, as DH heads off to the Windrush and the Leach and other Cotswold rivers, so I decided to use the Gone Fishing set which its stunning realistic drawings.

I've coloured with Copics, my Bass has a load of Glossy Accents which have given him a very lifelike shine and DH kindly let me have some feathers from his flytying stash.  I asked for teeny tiny feathers and that is what I got at first, I'm not sure I could see them without my glasses!  In the end he handed over some more visible feathers lol and I glued them to the fly.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC, the background in Dsitress Inked with Bundled Sage and Faded Jeans and overstamped in the Sage with an Elusive Images flower stem to look like weed.  The "line" is a striped rayon embroidery thread.  If you click on the picture you can see it better:)

My card is for the following challenges:
Moving along with the times - no designer paper
Digital Tuesday - outdoors
Paper Sundaes - let's get sentimental
One Stop Craft Challenge - texture
Stamp Something - June digi day
Cute Card Thursday - embellish it
Do it with digis - all about the boys
Fussy & Fancy - card for a man
Creative Inspirations Paint - card for a male
Pile it on - summer heaven


  1. Wow, Anne! Your coloring is awesome! The images look so real! Wonderful card.

  2. Fab images for a male card and great layout
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  3. Great card for a male and the feathers are inspired!
    Thanks for joining in at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  4. Hi Anne stunning creation for the men folk gorgeous image & colouring great take on the chall..
    thanks for sharing with us at "Do it with Digi" this time..

    smiles Christine digi diva x

  5. Fabulous male card Anne, great choice of images.
    Thanks for joining us at Do It With Digis for our "it's all about the boys" challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  6. Beautifually done, Anne ... especially like your 3D fly.

  7. wow, such great coloring! Gorgeous card!

  8. Fabulous card Anne. Love all the different image! Great design!

  9. Great card Anne, fantastic colouring they are so real I thought you had used stickers. Your fly is brilliant using the feathers.I have two fishing fans in this house but not fly fishing. Thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs x Chris

  10. What a great card. Thanks for playing along on our no DP challenge this week on MAWTT, Hazelxox

  11. What a fabulous male card
    Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  12. Wow - how cool is that - a fabulous card Anne. So realistic.
    I hope OH gets some great fishing in.


  13. Thank you so much for getting Sentimental with us this week at Paper Sundaes! Good luck!

    ♥ Lisa PSDT

  14. Great man's card. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge.

  15. What a beautiful card. I love all the details and the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Paper Sundaes this week. xx

  16. super awesome masculine card! just love it! thanks for piling it on with us at PIO! hugs!


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