Sunday, 12 February 2017

Jar of Love Goldfish for challenge x 2

Hello all and hope you have had a great week.

.. Now they say you should try and learn something new every day -
well I Iearnt something - the collective noun for goldfish - in fact there are two in use apparently..
a 'Troubling of Goldfish' or,  and my particular preference,  ' A Glint of Goldfish'

and this set me thinking .. the current challenge this week at Addicted to CAS is the prompt 'Pets'!

Sad to say we don't have any Pets, nor do I have much in the way of animal stamp sets.. but I do have a goldfish stamp.!!  Yeah...

and I used this as a basis for a best 'fishes' card for a lovely friend.

Jar of Love

I used some Crumb Cake card stock for my card base, and shimmery white card stock for the inner mat.   I used the little goldfish and the leaf frond from the Jar of Love to make my side border and a sheet of 'Sea-side' themed paper from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack made for a matching card topper.

I positioned a couple more of the fishes and another of the leaf fronds direct onto the paper.  I then stamped my jam jar onto one of Stampin' Up!'s window sheets and die-cut this,  and it's carry handle,  with the matching framelit from the Everyday Jars set.

and with that, have also entered my card for the current challenge over at Happy Little Stampers where this week they want to see  'Anything goes with Dies'.
the sentiment made me smile too.. ' Best fishes for you'  from the same Jar of Love stamp set and very apt in the circumstances and know my friend will have a chuckle at that as well!

and remember where I came in...  ' A glint  of goldfish'.. Although a bit difficult to make out, I did use my clear Wink of Stella brush pen to add a little glint to each of my them.!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

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.. and don't forget everyone,  it is Stampin' Up!  Sale-a-Bration time - any combined spend of £45 earns you a free item from the special Sale-a-Bration brochure.

 and speaking of 'Sale-A-Bration',  next weekend finds me at a training day, with a lot of my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators for the group I belong to. .. And one thing Stampin' Up! demonstrators do when they meet - they swap cards/ ideas/ inspiration, and generally fit in a fair bit of crafting makes and takes as well.  

My swap group just happens to be using 'Sale-a-Bration' items. Well, with some fabulous free products  to choose from, all I need do is get crafting and will share,  once they have all been handed over!

so until next time - happy crafting to you all too!

Jan x


  1. Wow, such a pretty card! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

  2. Dear Susan thank you very much and thanks to you all for the 'Pets' prompt X not having any ourselves , it would not have been something that immediately sprang to mind for me so great to make me think outside my zone as it were . Thank you again
    Jan x

  3. Such a beautiful beach scene and I love how you stamped the fish! Lovely color palette, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

    1. Hi Barb - golly thank you so much - that is a lovely thing to day.
      certainly the delightful papers helped and it was only a step from there to make my little jar of fishes - reminds me of fishing for little tiddlers when I was small as we all tended to.
      and thanks to the lovely DT for their takes on this week's promt for 'Pets' as it got me having to put my thinking cap on!
      jan x

  4. Gorgeous water in the background. So soft and beautiful! Love your design. Thanks for playing with us at HLS Anything Goes with dies!

    1. Dear Amy - awhh thanks so much for visitong and leaving such a nice comment.. cant take any credit for the water at all though - it was fabulous designer series paper I used. and thanks for the great challenge it was great to play along x

  5. I think your goldfish are wonderful for the pets challenge...and oh, how pretty your card with the lovely palette! You've designed an eye-catching beach scene! Thank you for sharing this gem in the HLS Anything Goes with Dies gallery!


Thanks very much, everyone. I so much appreciate them all.

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