Saturday, 28 July 2012

My New Profession...

...this card is for Rebecca Adlington with some sage words of advice. Genius eh? I'll be setting up my Virtual Life Coach Therapy Centre very very soon so if you have anything you need help with just ask!!!

The card is really for my favourite LIM challenge which is a sketch this week. I've used scraps of card and Pink Petticoat paper (no new trees were harmed in the making of this card). The digital image and sentiment are from The Alley Way.

I love fish. My Dad used to have tropical fish and I could watch them for hours - they are mesmerising - my favourites were those little neon coloured ones. So whilst we are in the fishy spirit here is a little funny:

A man started a new job at a zoo. He was given his first job by the zoo owner – to clean out the large tropical fish tank, which contained many exotic species.

While removing some gravel from the tank with his spade, he accidentally hit one of the fish and killed it. Worried about losing his job for this mistake, he decided to hide the evidence. He took the fish and fed it to the lions because lions eat anything.

The zoo owner did not notice the missing fish and gave the man a new job – to muck out the chimps. He was in the middle of mucking out when two of the chimps became a bit over familiar and, in an attempt to get them away the man lashed out with his spade, killing two chimps. In his panic he decided to hide the evidence and fed the unfortunate chimpanzees to the lions because lions eat anything.

The zoo owner was pleased with the man’s work and as his final task for the day he asked him to collect honey from the zoo’s beehives. The man tried hard to do this without upsetting the bees, but some got angry and stung him. He grabbed his spade and whirled it above his head, squashing and killing several dozen bees. Plagued with guilt, he fed these to the lions as well because lions eat anything.

The next day, a new lion arrived at the zoo. He enquired of the existing residents “what’s the food like here?” One of the zoo’s resident lions said, “Oh, it’s great. Only yesterday we had fish, chimps and mushy bees.”

I'm also entering my card into:

CAS-ual Fridays - Lime, Aqua and Navy
Lets Craft and Create - Scrap buster

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!


  1. Fab card - love the backing paper too

    Also loving the Fish, Chimps and Mushy Bees joke!


  2. Groan! Mushy bees...
    Lovely card

  3. Hola Kimberley, perfect CAS card, you make me smile every week:D
    Have a nice and sunny week

  4. Snigger!!!
    Fabulous fish - loving his googly eye! Have a great weekend!

  5. This is such a cute card - love the eye you've added to the fish and the sentiment is decoartive.

  6. That fish is so cute, a really lovely card

  7. great card Kimberley and I had a real giggle at your zoo story! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create for our Scrap Buster challenge.

  8. Another story to make me titter Kimberley ... and a super card too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  9. Brilliant card and I love your little joke.
    Lynne xxx

  10. Love your fish panel and the 'waves' at the top are a super idea.

  11. Your card is FAB. We used to have tropical fish, but, I foudn lookign after them a bind. And Im not really into getting any dead ones out!
    LOVE your fish, its so adorable
    Loved the jh#joke do cher us up!

    Oh btw we showCASed you, did you see

    Thanks as always
    "Less is More"

  12. Love the funny story!
    Your card is sweet, and perfectly made. I do not particular love fish, But this is a sweet one!


  13. Silly girl:) Super cute card.

  14. Really cute card, love it!

    Rebecca x

  15. great card kimberleya nd loving the zoo gag! Great fun

  16. Lovely design! Thanks for making me laugh with your little joke and for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  17. Cute card Loving the Zoo

  18. Love your fun card and the funny story too!

  19. What a cute card, Kimberley!! Your fish is adorable!! Loved your story, too, although I had to google to find out what the "mushy bees" were...mushy peas:) Here in the states, it's getting hard to find fish and chips, but ours are often served with hush puppies(kind of fried corn bread) and coleslaw...super cute story...and I learned something new about my neighbors:)!! Thanks for sharing your creativity at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)!!