Friday, August 21, 2020

Just Keep Swimming . . .

Hello Friends and Happy Friday!

Today I have a card to share that I created specifically for the 'Use a Stencil' challenge over on the Little Red Wagon Challenge Blog.  My friend Doni (Limegreen Giggles) is a DT member there and she has inspired me to join in today!  What do you think?


 I have used two (never before used) stencils to create today's fun card. 

They are Carabelle Studio (TE60053) 'Bubbles' 

Carabelle Studio - Stencils - Bubbles


  and Picket Fence Studios (SC-108) 'Ocean of Fish'
from a new (to me) online store called Craft Online USA

Picket Fence Studios Stencil 6 inch X6 inch Ocean Of Fish

 The sentiment I found online and simply saved the image then printed it onto glossy paper and die cut it using one of the smaller Tutti Designs Scallop Stitched Nesting Squares dies.

Tutti Designs - Scalloped Stitched Nesting Squares

Here are a few other challenges I'd like to share this creation in:
NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) August Challenge - Anything Goes

Cardz 4 Guys Challenge #251 - Gone Fishing
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #285 - ATG / Masculine Twist

Well, that's it for me today!
Here's wishing you a fabulous Friday and wonderful Weekend ahead!

 Thanks so much for stopping by!

As always . . .


  1. Lovely designed creative card, fabulous colours combined here.
    Enjoy your weekend. x

  2. Love your card,the stencil makes a great

  3. How fun! So creative with the stencils. Love the "postage stamp" sentiment.

  4. Those two stencils combine to make a very fishy scene! The sentiment works so well with the main image.
    Thanks for linking up at Cardz4Guyz. :)

  5. Hi Darlene! What a great stencil-focused card design! I love how you paired these two great products together to create something really special! The Bubbles stencil is awesome and I have just added it to my wish list! Take care!
    Rachelle : )

  6. Love your card! I think I need both of those! The rays of sunshine in the top corner of the sentiment block and the sentiment itself are perfect for this card.Thanks for sharing with us at Little Red Wagon this week. :)

  7. Great use of a stencil and a wonderful scene.

  8. Love how you have combined these stencils for a great underwater scene, I am enjoying these new stencils they are coming out with when we don't want to break out our stamps or dies :)

  9. This is fabulous. I am currently obsessed with stencils. You make them look so effective. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

  10. Beautiful stenciling! I love that you used two separate stencils to create this relaxing little card. We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

  11. Adorable! Love your stencilled scene, your card remembers me Finding Nemo :D

  12. Oh I think I need that fish stencil...

  13. Dear Darlene
    thanks for all the inspiration. The card is beautiful.Blessings to you and yours

  14. Fabulous scene created with those stencils! Those little goldfish are awesome (I know the fish aren't gold, but they remind of goldfish I had as a child lol)!!


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