Tuesday 4 October 2022

Fizzy Moon Goes Fishing

Good morning. It's time for a new challenge over at Cardz4Guyz. This time our theme is:-


Tricky to make teddy bears masculine, babies are easy but for a more mature recipient? Well I thought straight away of my collection of Fizzy Moon stamps. I've used most of them before but I had one that hadn't been inked up before, so thought I'd use that.

Here Fizzy is fishing with his young pal.
So after stamping, colouring with Copics and fussy cutting, I put him to one side and cracked on with the layout. It's one I use a lot, uses very little DP but packs a punch.
This time I cut a panel of copy paper to A6 but trimmed off 1/2 inch from the long side. From the bits box, I found some NitWits DP, last used for a card about 6-7 years ago and cut two strips, adding them to the edges of my copy paper. The sky for the background was also in the bits box but a lot newer and glued it between the orange strips and then my DP panel was glued to an A6 base card.

The top panel was cut from an A6 panel of card to match my base card, some textured card I bought in bulk from Craftzone in Pontefract now closed I think, for my daughter's wedding invites over 15 years ago!!! You know, it was too good to use and you save it for a special occasion LOL. Anyway, in my efforts to use my stash rather than buy new, it was pressed into service. Using an MFT die I cut my opening and created the frame at the same time, however I wanted the central panel to be slightly smaller so had to cut it down. As a result of that I was left with two separate pieces, top and bottom. I solved this by putting the die cut frame back into the larger bottom half and secured with low tack tape. I then added the smaller top piece and secured the same way. Flipping it over, I attached the frame using tape and placed the fussy cut bears behind. The finished panel was then added to my card on foam pads. The sentiment was stamped onto one of the cut off strips from the top panel, trimmed to fit and added flat.

That's about it, but how will you interpret the theme? If you haven't checked out the rest of the team why not pop over, then join in.

We have my Sister in law and husband stopping with us for a couple of days so I'm off out later for a bit of retail therapy and sight seeing with them and the OH, hope the weather is better than it has been!

Joining in over at:-



  1. Great design Julie and lovely cute bears. I hear, through the grapevine, that you have dipped your toe into Popsy dresses!! Harley dropped on my doormat yesterday!! :0)

  2. Fishing bears...perfect!! Masculine//Teddy bear cards might seem like a real challenge but you rocked it!! Great inspirations for those who join the fun and play along with out new TEDDY BEAR challenge over at C4G!!

  3. Love the sweet image and your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  4. Fabulous card! I love Fizzy Moon and what you have done with this image. Thanks for sharing at PFM

  5. What a cute card Julie. The image is adorable and your colouring is perfect. I really like your layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Passion for Markers this week. Hugs, Denise x


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