06 June, 2016


Looks like I haven't quite figured out how to schedule my posts, or blogger won't accept my timing. I'll have to stick with the manual way, I guess :)

A while ago, Anne from the Ooh-la-la challengeblog asked me whether I'd like to be their guest designer for a month. Of cours I liked, so we decided on June and well, here I am with challenge #1 – One for the Boys. I've been given a selection of Ooh-la-la files to work with, and I decided to go for the fishing-theme. 
I used the ooh-la-la background paper featuring fishes and decided to make a rather simple male card. For the centerpiece, I've chosen a saying I found at quotesville.com – "A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work". 
I placed it on a couple of blue background snippets and coloured the edges with different shades of coloured pencils.
As it's a boys' card, I used very liittle embellishments – all in all, it's mainly the anchor-shaped charm on a cord and gemstones in silver and blue that would resemble bubbles.
Additionally, I decided to decorate the inside with two fishes I've cut out from the background paper print.
Off to the new challenge now. You're invited to participate with your male-themed creations for the next 12 days here - I can't wait to have a look at what you'll come up with ;)
A little contribution to the June collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

- 4 crafty chicks: masculine
- pink gem: weather (any season - summer)
- allsorts challengeblog: the great outdoors
- crafty calendar: for a male
- crafty cardmakers: mononchrome
- crafty sentiments: gems/pearls
- cute card thursday: father's day


  1. Fabulous card love your image and your card design. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. Congrats on your GD spot, your card is beautiful.....love the embellishments! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    I have CANDY if you'd like to enter!

  3. Fab design on your lovely card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  4. What a great card and love the sentiment.The anchor is the perfect embellishment as are the gem bubbles.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  5. Great card and the sentiment is great. It works so well. Thank you for sharing with us over at TTCRD! Nicky

  6. The sentiment you used is wonderful and I really love the anchor charm. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Masculine Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  7. Great card. I love the anchor. Great photos!!! Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

  8. A great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  9. A beautifully staged card, with a layout that seems like a boat being tossed on the high seas. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art in the #232-#233 - Anything Goes FF Word Art Wednesday Challenge.
    Blessings, Carole

  10. Oooh, love that little anchor with all the fish! Thanks for sharing over at TTCRD!

  11. I love it. What a fabulous card for 'The Boys'.
    Thank you for entering it in to my Monochrome challenge at CCM.
    Hugs Kimx

  12. Great sentiment. I love the anchor charm. The background papers are really pretty too. So pleased you are joining us this month as Guest Designer for OLL. Wynn DT xx

  13. Such a great card. Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.

  14. Great sentiment and B.papers love the anchor charm and bubbles--Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x
    congrats on your GDT spot too

  15. Cool card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!! (So sorry for not commenting sooner but this proving I'm NOT A ROBOT stuff is driving me nuts!!!)
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper