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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Beneath the Sea - Tuesday 2nd April

Good Morning Friends

Sunday Stampers week 251, Emergency Crafters and a win!

 I hope you all had a very happy Easter and the sun managed to make an appearance at some point over the weekend! Although my card is very blue, I am feeling anything  but blue as I have the rest of the week off work - home, just me and the hens (I sent Tom back to the office, lol) and my craft room..gosh these four days to the weekend are going to pass so quickly!

This week for the Sunday Stampers challenge, Hels Sheridan asked us to create a project with the theme of nature. Last week I had a melt pot day and one of the items I created was this sea horse. So Hels, I hope you don't mind if I combine this make for my Sunday Stampers 'offering' with my  design team creation this month for Emergency Crafters, where the theme is nautical,using two shades of blue....

This is a tag/wall hanger, was made using a really large tag that was lurking in my altered art's one of those 'East of India' tags that comes with ribbon or labels and is very substantial in thickness and weight, so I see the packaging as part of the purchase (which I often do) and crying out to be 'beautified'

I used Spellbinders patchwork/mosaic M-Bossability and heavyweight white card to create the background and then inked all over with Broken China distress ink. I had some glittery netting in my stash box for the base layer, then some torn blue vellum and finally I stamped the nautical map from Sam Poole's Nautical Journey stamp set by Creative Expressions. I used broken china again, covered with clear embossing powder and then heat embossed. I then inked all over with the same ink.

The seahorse was made using a mould and some dark blue UTEE, which I melted in my melt pot and poured into the mould.

To finish off I added some rope and a few starfish from my stash box.

And finally...this week on Create and Craft, Hels is bringing the Melt Pot as a four day deal...I sent in a couple of emails and on the second show - I won! The artwork Hels made looks fabulous and I am really excited to have won it! Thanks for pulling out my name Hels...looks like sitting here whispering "Please let it be me" paid off! Lol

Thanks very much for dropping by and hop over to Emergency Crafters or Sunday Stampers  for full  deets of the challenges.

Carole X


  1. Oh wow, this is gorgeous Carole! LOve the seahorse. Enjoy your time off! Christine xx

  2. Live your tag Carole and great the starfish embellishments


  3. Great tag I recorded yesterday 1pm show as couldn`t watch it but watched her other show`s ,I left you a comment on my blog about Becca ,i`m hoping to have a go with my melt pot over the weekend this will be new for me Hels makes it so easy ,.Melanie xx

  4. Absolutely beautiful Carole and love the way you have photographed it! Love the seahorse! I watched that show, heard your email read out and had my fingers crossed that you would win, it looked wonderful.xx

  5. Morning Carole, beautiful tag, love the seahorse.

  6. Hi Carole - I lurve the seahorse you've done a brilliant job! Those blues are really super as well - oh and congratulations on your win!!! well done you.

    Hugs to you and the girls!

    Sue Pxxx

  7. Hi Carole, I saw/heard your name being pulled out - well done, it was a beautiful piece that you won too!

    Your seahorse is so, so beautiful and he looks wonderful against the blue backing - love this tag. If you are crafting the week will whizz by..... but hope you have some fun. Hugs, Anne x

  8. Hello Carol, I thought that was your name being mentioned on the show yesterday, lucky you.
    What a fantastic show it was, first time I have watched Hel`s have to say I was very impressed.
    Would love to actually watch her working.

    I LOVE what you have done with your "Tag" looks as though it is actually under water. The seahorse is beautiful.

    Patricia xxx

  9. Congratulations Carole, you must be on a winning streak! You'e also won a goodie bag from LOTV! well done! Christine xx

    1. Wow I didn't know..thanks for letting me know! X

    2. Congrats on your fab wins Carole, that's's marvellous, as is your seahorse, beautiful colours, such fascinating creatures. X

  10. I shall have to adopt that technique when I watch the Lotto show lol Glad you enjoyed the shows Carole :O) LOVE seahorses, I collect them... not real ones, ornaments and stuff like that... this is lovely... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x