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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Charmed, I'm Sure.

I've had a LIM break for the last couple of weeks but I'm back with this card that I made with a man in mind so I hope you think it is suitably masculine.


The challenge this week is CHARMS, I'm not a great fan of these as I think they can be a bit twee but I gave it my best shot with what I had available in my stash. I masked off the lower section of the card and applied D.I. and stamped 'seaweed' with a C.I. tree stamp. The bubbles were made using a scrap of card that had been hole punched as a mask and the fish charm hung with some linen thread. I stamped the sentiment straight onto the card and of course because I left it until last I cocked it up, therefore I had no other choice than to matt and layer the sentiment. I never learn!

I've gratuitously uploaded another video for you, just because I can! The obvious choice would have been This Charming Man by The Smiths, but I can't stand it so I'm going for the inspiration behind this card. It may bring back some lovely memories.





Have a fabulous weekend.
xx

26 comments:

  1. What a super card. Love how you have done the underwater scene, super colours and the masked bubbles look great. Super little charm too.
    Love Sheila x

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  2. Love the Bedknobs and Broomsticks video!

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  3. This is lovely Fiona, your undersea scene is super! The bubbles and seaweed are really effective!
    Super job!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. Such a great card Fiona, well done :) Viv xx

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  5. Hola Fiona, glad to "see" you.
    Oooh Fiona, gorgeous card, fantastic seabed, and your charm is sweet and original, well done Fiona.
    A warm hug from Palma

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  6. Fiona, I chuckled when I read your comment, I'm really very slow but I thank you for your kind words, they made me feel great! Love what you've done here Fiona. Wonderful water scene and of course that little fishie is adorable!

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  7. Love your cute little fish swimming along. Fab use of the charm. x

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  8. Love your underwater scene, so original and give me singing fish over The Smiths any day! xx

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  9. There's certainly nothing twee about your fish charm and I love the underwater scene. I feel your pain about the sentiment - how many times have I done this?!! - but actually the matted sentiment looks great. I love The Beautiful Briny Sea! Although I'm quite happy with This Charming Man too! Hope you're having a good weekend, Vicky x

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  10. Bobbing along, singing a song...
    Oh my goodness, what memories! A clip that was shown a thousand times on Screen Test!
    Lovely card, I think it's tricky designing cards for men, you've done really well.
    Is it for a chap you're hoping to catch, Fiona?! xxxxx

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  11. it's a great card with a lovely charm

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  12. Llove the little scene you made and nice to see a sea theme! x

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  13. boah, that's a real great card, what an idea, I am amazed!
    Hugs Claudia

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  14. Terrific scene Fiona
    Perfect for a man, I say!
    Missed you!

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  15. beautiful card!!! i love how you created the bubbles... wonderful card for a man!

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  16. absolut great background
    and yes this card is masculine :-)

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  17. Whoa, hello, this is a winner! I think a man, woman, or child would love this card! That "water" is perfection!

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  18. Fabulous card, I love your seaweed, very inventive.
    Lynne xxx

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  19. Thank you for visiting my blog! I love your card and the charm is so sweet. Luv Zippy xxx

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  20. Beautiful card and clever use of a charm!

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  21. LOVE the watery scene you created for your fish! Brilliant :)

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  22. Your underwater scene is so clever, love the little fishy swimming in it too :0)
    Leaving the sentiment til last is my favourite occupation and guess what....... I am good at cocking it up too !!!
    Jenny x

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  23. Fiona, this is a perfectly wonderful card! I LOVE you scene...and the bubbles were a great idea! Cute little fish charm too!

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  24. Love your underwater scene and the fish looks great with it! A brilliant 'man' card. Sarah x

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  25. Hi Fiona

    Hope you are well. Love your card its inspired!

    Hugs

    Tina
    X

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  26. Paul loved your card Fiona, and so did I.

    Lovely to see you today and have a good old natter.

    Eunice
    x

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