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A Valentine's day card with a fish? Nothing 'Fishy' about it!

A 'Fishy' Valentine's day card with Lovely Fish Digital Delights digistamp, by Paperesse.

This is another 'non-traditional' Valentine going to my Aunt back in the States. I saw this Lovely Fish stamp from Digital Delights and as I tend to like stamps that are somewhat out of the ordinary, this one got my attention. Oh, and did I mention it's on sale right now? And for only $1.00? Now how could I resist that?!

For the background, I used three different papers from Tactile Studio's Swoon digital paper pack and arranged them in a quilt block pattern background. My sentiment font is free Curlz MT. The inside sentiment of the card ties in the front with '. . . just wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!' and a personal message.

As of January 1, 2016, we've had yet another postage increase here in France. Price is determined by weight and thickness with, of course, International postage costing the most. I can't really go over 3cm in thickness or it's too expensive to send, plus now the weights are calculated differently and anything over 100gr is very, very expensive. So . . . my cards that were already lightening up, will most likely be getting even lighter.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Swoon digital paper pack
Digital stamp – Digital Delights Lovely Fish
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics square stax
Embellishments – button, wooden heart, twine
Font – Curlz MT

I'm linking up with: Digital Delights Monthly Challenge #6 – Anything Goes with a stamp, Let's Color Linky Party 3 – Anything Goes with something colored optional theme hearts, My Time to Craft #314 – Love is All Around, Sweet Stampin' Challenge – Valentines, and The Pencil Case Wk 12 – L= Love/Romance.


  1. OMy! Those lips are fabulous! LOL And your primary colors on this card give it such a strong, fun personality!

  2. This is so cute, and so beautifully colored too!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my Let's Color Linky party!

  3. What a super cute Valentine's card, fab colouring and love the bold colours! Thank you for sharing it with us at Sweet Stampin' this week, good luck in the prize draw and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

  4. Cute image--gotta love those lips! The fish and papers are a perfect match.

  5. What an adorable Valentine's card. Love the fab paper combo. Thanks so much for joining in the fun for our Valentine's challenge at Sweet Stampin'. We hope to see you back with us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  6. Wonderful colors!!! And I love this fish - it's one of my Digital Delights faves. You've created a delightful card. Thanks for joining in our Delightful Challenge.
    DD senior designer

  7. Shani, this is just too much fun, what an adorable image and your coloring as always is fantastic!!! Great matching papers too!

  8. I'm purchasing this image, thanks to you showing it off, by the way! I'm thinking of trying digital papers. I've never used them before. I think I'll give it a go.

  9. Mignonne et drôle!! Idéale pour un poisson d'avril! Vive et gaie comme un jour d'été! ;o)

  10. lovely creation
    Thank you for joining us at The Pencil Case

  11. haha - cute card indeed! very cool!
    linda from

  12. This is such a cute little fish! Love it! and Great coloring :) Thank you for joining us at the Digital Delights by Louby Loo monthly challenge! Can't wait to see what you create next! xx DT Cristena


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