Friday, August 16, 2013

Our Two New Goldfish...Angel & Buddy

Hey there crafty pals! The new challenge started over at the Peachy Keen Challenge blog tonight (well actually last night at this point)...but I bet you are wondering, "Just what does this have to do with 2 new goldfish?" Well, let me tell you...

The theme is 3-D Objects : Pet Theme. It took me a good 15 minutes to figure this one out. Dog? No. Cat? We have 2 cats...naw.! My kids fish tank broke earlier this year, it sprung a leak. And today we just bought a tank to donate to my sons classroom. My 2 year old kept asking her father, "Can we buy a fish for Mommy?" Lol. Answer being no. Well, it hit me after seeing this current challenge and thinking about last months SOTM set (found HERE). With the cute fishy faces in that set, I couldn't resist grabbing a plastic bag and 
creating these two fishy cuties, as if we just bought them at the pet store...
Here they are in their plastic bag, home from the "pet store"...
And of course they already have names...
These cute name tags will also help my kids identify which fish is which.

It was pretty simple to create these two's how I did it:

First I looked at the images from the little fish on the stamp, then I picked what size I'd create. I punched out four circles, two for each fish. Then by hand cut out head fins, fins, and tail fins. I used paper from my stash. I stamped the eyes on the circles then again on white paper and fussy cut the white eyes to glue onto my fishy faces. Then I glued the fish pieces on, as well as glued the beading wire into the top fin. I also glued a cotton ball in between the circles for the fishy body, just to give it a bit of dimension. Used my Cuttlebug to create the tags and picked two names from my Peachy Keen stamps. Angel was on the set found HERE, and Buddy was part of the word Beach Buddy on last months stamp set found HERE. 

I found some matching twine to tie it off. Actually, it has a rubber band around it and I can add air easily when needed, I don't need to take anything apart to add it either! 

I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed working on it!

Until next good crafters,


  1. Too cute! And boy are you speedy!! Thanks for joining us in this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. :)

  2. What a great way to have pets, Thia! So creative & way to cute with out the mess!!


    1. Thanks Beth! Hubby is happier with these type of pets! -Thia

  3. WOW! Now THAT'S creative!!! Great job, Thia!!

  4. I think I would prefer paper fish. We have a fish tank to clean :( Thanks for sharing at Peachy Keen this week.

  5. So super-cute!!! What a creative idea! :)

  6. Your project idea is sooo SUPER CUTE, LOVE it!!!Thanks for joining us in this week's Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!!! :)