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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Sunday Stampers week 237 - Thursday 27th December

Hello Blog Friends,

I hope you have all been enjoying a wonderful Festive time! We had a lovely pre-Christmas meal on Sunday at Tom's parents' house; spent most of Christmas Eve prepping and baking for Christmas Day and had a wonderful day with family. All the card making, gift wrapping and festive cooking all over for another year!

Still, as long as we are on holiday from work, I refuse to concede to Christmas being over  and we still have plenty of friends and family to visit and to visit us before New Year!

With that in mind, this is a short post - Tom spends all his working day cooped up in an office, so when he has a break such as this, he wants to be out and about, so not much time for crafting at the moment! Normally we would go for some long walks, but they are all pretty much clogged up with mud and water, so we went to Bath today. On our return from our not too hectic day in Bath, I managed an hour in my craft room to play with my bestest present...a Melt it's fab!

As it was Hels Sheridan demo-ing it on TV, which convinced me that I needed one, I thought my first play around with it should result in my contribution to this week's Sunday Stampers, this week's theme to include a heart, so here it is...
It's a really simple card..I'm still trying to break free from Christmas mode and not having much time, my mojo is still off somewhere in Holiday mode! 

I used the melt pot and a mixture of Lapis Jade and Cobalt Sky UTEE. I stamped the Wendy Vecchi heart on some 'chipboard' I'd made from sticking cereal packets together and then cut it out. When the powders had melted I dipped the heart and then whilst it was still warm I stamped one side of it for a broken pattern. To do this I pre-inked the stamp with embossing ink. I wanted to just stamp half because I liked the pattern that had formed itself when I dipped it. It's not great, but it was my very first 'dip', so it can only get better!

I had a play with some moulds and metal pastry cutters whilst I had the hot liquid - I can see that I am going to have a long and happy relationship with this new, I mean product!

To finish I simply covered a card blank with polka dot paper, inked the edges with peacock feathers distress ink, stamped the greeting and added some thin twine.

Carole X


  1. Lovely card Carole and great colours


  2. Beautiful card, love tht heart and the sentiment is so nice.

    Have fun with your melting pot.

    Wilma x x

  3. Wonderful Carole! I would love a melt pot, you'll have so much creative time with it! Glad you had a lovely Christmas!

  4. This is a lovely card, so glad you have a melt pot now, when I can clear a space I must get out mine! Happy seasons greetings to you. xx

  5. Hi Carole,
    beautiful card. Such a lovely vibrant blue heart too. Glad Santa brought you such a wonderful pressie. Looking forward to more lovely items made with it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Hi Carole, for a first attempt it is absolutely brilliant! I love the heart and the blues - gorgeous. Can't enter this week as we are away...... Enjoy the rest of your break. Hugs, Anne x

  7. those colours together are lush aren't they! You would be surprised by the amount of peeps that have had their whistles whetted by those tellybox shows.. I am chuffed to little mintballs that you have been playing with your Pot... and love your card! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday STamper and for your continued support ... Happy New Year to you and yours and may 2013 be a special year for you all x

  8. Absolutely super colour, sorry to hear your hubby has also been in the wars but I always say if I only did what I am allowed I'd never do anything. Have a wonderful year and loads of crafting enjoyment. xx Flora

  9. Hi Carole - sorry this is a bit late but I love this creation. I am glad you didn't stamp all of it - there is a tendency for people to do that and I think it is a shame to 'dislodge' the patterns made by the colours themselves. I love the blues and violets together. Great.

    Happy New Year to you and Tom and thank you so much for the comments on my blog.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  10. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and all your family.
    I thought I had commented on this brilliant creation but looking back I can not see my face!!!!!
    This is really good I love the simplicity of the whole piece.

    Thinking about you while I try to figure out what I will put on my "Door Wreath" from now till Spring shows its face. Any ideas???

    Patricia xx