Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fitztown Challenge #31 - TOP 3 Favorites

Wow! Can you believe it's already the 15th?!? Where has the month gone? April Fool's Day was just last week! Time flies when you are having fun! Geez, I hope I'm having a blast! lol
Look at this image. He sure does look like he's having a blast! If you love fishing, you know he IS having a blast. Makes me jealous just to think of it! Hot summer days sitting in a chair by a lake somewhere with a couple of cold ones and good conversation with great companionship...
my idea of a fantastic time... so long as the fish don't bite.
;) lol
Oh, I'm getting ahead of myself. Fitztown Challenge Blog kicked off Challenge #31 - TOP 3 Favorites yesterday. Sounds complicated but it's really rather simple! :) You chose a favorite item from each row to make your project. Simple as that! It's almost like Tic-Tac-Toe without the grid and it doesn't have to be a straight line! Yay! So these are the choices:
Buttons, Brads, Eyelets
Ribbon, Fiber / Twine, Lace
Flowers, Bow, Charm
See! Easy peasy! :)
For my TOP 3 favorites I chose ribbon, bow and buttons. So here's my card:

Doesn't he just look so happy to have caught that fish?!? I would be! :) Here's a close look at some of the detail on the jacket. I used a silver gel pen where the zipper should go... and also on some of the detail of the fish.

I thought this image was listed in the store but when I was looking for the link, I come to find out it is not. So if you are interested in it, send this link in an email to and demand it be listed! In the meantime, if you express an interest in it, you can be assured someone will find a way for you to purchase it. :) You can find similar images in the Sports Collection. There are fantastic images in there for making masculine cards. UPDATE: You can find Sports 27 in the store now! Yay! 
Here is the recipe for the card:
Coloring: Copic markers
Black and Kraft card stock
Sentiment: Create with TLC
Buttons, Ribbon and Twine: From my long-hoarded stash... :-\ All the buttons I use are from a massive jar of buttons I inherited from my 93 year old mother. I've been toting that jar around for over 30 years and the jar is still 3/4 full! I think the jar populates itself every night! ;) lol Anyway, all the buttons on the card are recycled. :)
I'd like to enter my card into these challenges:

I am a follower of all these blogs and display badges and / or links here.
I hope you visited the Fitztown Challenge Blog yesterday to see some of the fabulous projects my teammates came up with to inspire you! Remember, we are now running our weekly challenges for TWO weeks. That should give you plenty of time to join in on the fun and prizes.
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hello sweetie. This is awesome. Great image and fantastic colouring and layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Cathy DT Member

  2. WOW!! What an awesome masculine card! Your coloring is beautiful! I love the image and design. Thanks for entering Through the Purple Haze Challenge and hope to see more of your creations here.


  3. Definately a Wow card....i adore it....well done hubby would just love that card...

    fiona dT

    1. Thank you Fiona! I've had several friends tell me their husbands would love the card. lol xx I'm a single gal but I have a brother who LOVES to fish and so all my fishing cards are made with him in mind. :)

  4. Such a lovely card! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at TTPH

    Sara, DT x

  5. Fantastic masculine card - the fine details are amazing. We're happy to have you visit with us at 613 A enue Create.

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  7. Wonderful card. Great coloring of the image. It's so life-like! Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful artwork at Word Art Wednesday. Have a nice day and sharing with you God's Word in 1 Corinthians 6:14, " By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also." Hugs always!

    JO ANN

    1. Thank you for your super nice comment! Love the spiritual uplift as well. xx

  8. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.

    1. Thank you for such a sweet comment! I've sent you an email. Looking forward to hearing back from you. xx

  9. Yay, a male card! Love the colors you have used and the wooden buttons. Thank you for joining us at our challenge at Through The Purple Haze this week. :)

    Katrine- DT for TTPH.

  10. Great masculine image-- love that sentiment too!! Thank you for sharing your project and joining us at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog.

  11. Great male card, I'm pretty sure any fisherman will love having this card. Love the image, I might have to check out if it is listed :) Thanks for joining us at Through The Purple Haze this week :)
    Lisbeth, DT

  12. Oh, how cute, Ema!! The image is wonderful and the sentiment is so funny and perfect!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  13. Fantastic coluring, especially on the jacket, great job. We really appreciate you taking the time to join us at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges Hope to see you again next week
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  14. Fabulous card, Ema! Fantastic image and layout. Love the sentiment and your fab colouring!
    Thank you for joining us at Scribble & Scrap and good luck!


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