Saturday 13 July 2013

Punning in Neon

I'm combining a couple of challenges this morning in a bid to quick start my mojo which has disappeared at a most inappropriate time as I have a lot of cards to make for upcoming events this week and a little something I can't tell you about just yet....

So, I decided to combine this week's Less is More shaped card challenge with CASology's cue word of neon and that resulted in a punny take on a get well card:

EDITED - Whoops - I'm blaming the heat for totally missing that LIM is one layer this week as well as shaped - sorry - will try and do an entry that meets the rules later....

I used my new Castaways set from The Alley Way Stamps - I've been after this set for ages but didn't want to pay the dreaded US import duty and couldn't find a UK supplier.  What I did find however is the very lovely Carolin from Mia's Stempelkuche over in Germany who sells the whole range of TAWS stamps (plus a whole lot of other great stuff!)  I ordered from her last week and received my stuff within 3 days from Germany which is great and the postage is very reasonable and best of all cos she's in the EU - NOT DUTY TO PAY - hurrah!   The site is in German but it's pretty easy to navigate and Carolin speaks perfect English and is happy to help via email if you get stuck.  Well worth a look I'd venture.

Anyhow, back to the card - I rubbed my HA neon green inkpad onto white scrap card and then stamped the anglerfish in black on top and fussy cut it out.  Adding paper pieced teeth and eyes on top.  I embossed the sentiment in fluorescent tickled pink ep from WOW and the embossed the light in yellow before sticking the fish on top.

I cut the whole thing out with my largest nestie to give a cute little round card.

Right - time to be creative whether my mojo is ready or not.

Catch you later


  1. FABULOUS card, love the humour


  2. It looks fab Tara... I have this set too, but it looks like it's not exactly one layer!!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Your un card made me smile humorous cards


  4. Hola Tara very funny card, remind me Finding Nemo:D...i understand you my mojo is melted with the hot of Palma, i have lot of craft works to make and i need my mojo come back...i hope.
    A warm hug from Palma the melted island.

  5. Hehe... he's rather comical isn't he, not scary at all and looks just fab in bright neons!!
    Jenny x

  6. Hi Tara, Fabulous! I love neons and what a shame you missed that it was a one layer week, it's such a wonderful sentiment too :D Hugs Gay x

  7. Love the pops of colour on the black! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  8. She looks fabulous in neon!

  9. This really caught my eye!!! Love the shape and everything!!! Thanks for joining us in the Neon FUN at CASology this week!

  10. Ha! What a fun card, Tara, I like your sense of humor! Great neon fish, really pops against the black card base! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  11. OH this is so much fun Tara!! Love the colour contrast!

  12. Nothing like humour on a get well card - love it!

  13. The image and that sentiment combination is just brilliant. A great card.

  14. Lol! Love that fish and the way the colours pop off of the black. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  15. What a little cutie that fish is! I love the neon against the black too. Vicky x

  16. Congratulations on the awesome HM from CASology for your punny card, Tara!!

  17. Hi Tara,
    I love this little fish, too, he's just gorgeous. Especially in neon colours as yours!
    Wow, three days of shipping only, I'm impressed, that's great :-)
    Wish you a lot of fun with your new TAWS stamps...

  18. fabulous tara

    Sorry for my late visit.
    Thanks for joining us this week x
    "Less Is More"

  19. fabulous card and great colors!


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