Tomorrow's my brother's birthday. Yes, you read that right: tomorrow. I actually made the card in time! I even had a look before I started to see if there were any challenges I could strive towards.

And guess what - as luck would have it a couple have the theme 'Birthday Card': Timeless Tuesday (Happy birthday, Beate!) and Scrap Creations. And  the 2 sisters have 'birthday fun' going.

Then there is Cards for Men with the Great Outdoors, remember? Well, my brother as far as I am aware is a man, and I was thinking of making something for him incorporating his hobby of fishing. He has been fishing for very many years, since we were in our teens, and still seems to very much enjoy it. Thankfully my friend Fien had just sent me some really elegant fish, and I found a fishing scene in my stash.

That made it relatively easy to fit in with the Pink Gem Challenge photo inspiration challenge. What a gorgeous gem to inspire my choice of blues for this card!

'Numbers' was relatively straightforward too, especially since I had those lovely aquamarine felt ones. It happens to be the theme at the Pixie Challenge from the Pixie Dust Studio.

That leaves one much less obvious one, but since it was one of the first ones I came across during this search and one of the very first challenges I ever took part in,  I wanted to keep it in. That is ' Sew it' at Do You Stack Up, which added a bit more of a true challenge in this case. I used one of the Hunky Dory sentiments which is nicely finished with silver faux stitching, complimenting the fish and water beautifully.

Eventhough this card fits so many challenges, which would sometimes work so restricting, I am extremely happy with it. I wonder what you all think, and much prefer an honest answer, but I personally feel it is one of my best so far.



04/04/2012 10:00am

its a wonderful card Hun, im sure your brother is gonna love it xxx

04/04/2012 10:27am

Very cool design! If your brother doesn't like it, mine will! lol Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

04/04/2012 10:43am

fantastic card Anneke, well done x

04/04/2012 10:52am


04/04/2012 1:44pm

It's a great card for your brother Anneke. I'm amazed at how you've managed to make it fit so many challenge themes and not one element looks as if it shouldn't be there.

05/04/2012 9:43am

What a special card! Love all the blues. Thank you for joining us at <a href="">Going Grey with Scrap-Creations </a> this week!

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Michelle B.
05/04/2012 1:03pm

Love those folds! Very creative and definitely outdoorsy! So glad you joined us for our "Great Outdoor" Challenge at Cards for Men!

06/04/2012 5:38am

I love your cards! Each one is unique and really soothing with your blues :)

Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda

06/04/2012 7:38am

Happy birthday to your brother and thank you for my birthday wishes. I love the double easel card you created! I am sure he will love it as well.
Thanks so much for participating in the Timeless Tuesday challenge this week.
Happy Easter! Hugs and smiles

09/04/2012 6:48pm

This is such a unique card! Beautiful border details! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.


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