Sunday, 1 September 2019

An Underwater Anniversary

Good morning and happy Sunday - wow where did August go!! So September is here already and we're hurtling toward Autumn, though if the temperatures of Bank Holiday Monday were anything to go by it could be a hot one. There's a fun new challenge over at Country View Crafts, and this is Under The Sea.

Quite unusually for me I started with a paper pad that I've had for well over a year. I usually make my own backgrounds but these papers fitted perfectly with what I wanted to make.
I wanted a shaker card with a large aperture, so I made a whole unit that I could just stick onto the base card, rather than cutting into the card and weakening it.
I drew an area onto my base where my creatures could go without being hidden by the frame.

The pink sea horse and the heart are 
Art By Marlene stamps, and the blue one is by Lavinia. I can't call them male and female as according to Google these are both male stamps, and Google is never wrong!

This is how they look in their frame with their seaweed and sequins. 

The friendly puffer fish is also by Marlene.

And we're all done. The sentiment is a Memory Box die and this was so fiddly 'cos I didn't leave myself much room for it. I tried stamping a sentiment but it got lost as this is a big card, it's 10 x7 inches.
I really enjoyed making this, but I was glad when it all came together.
I hope that you join in with our challenge. Please remember that it's an Under The Sea theme so this must be the focus of your entries.
Have a very happy month, and thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Gorgeous card Sue, love all the beautiful details. Your work is always so wonderfully thought out and made. Have a great Sunday and a wonderful month, it's cooled down here this morning, so I'm happy! Hugs, Valerie

  2. The paper from the pad, really is the perfect background Sue,- so beautiful sea plants for your amazing seahorses and that balloon fish. Wonderful little underwater details !!
    Maybe a little cooler here today, with clouds now and then,- it is very welcome :-) Hugs, Dorthe

  3. Shaker cards always take time but it was all worth it Sue! The puffer fish makes me smile...

  4. Lovely shaker card, Sue! I love seahorses! Kisses, my friend. I am back from vacation.

  5. I adore this Sue - what a wonderful design! Hugs rachel x

  6. What a fab card Sue, shaker cards are really cool. I love your seahorses. Happy September, hugs xxx

  7. So entertaining, the shaker element is brilliant, love it! xoxo

  8. Wonderful card Sue... Though the C words banned for now!

  9. Wonderful card. I love the seahorses. Hugs Mrs A.

  10. Great minds think alike :-) I love your seahorses and making a shaker card was a brilliant idea!!! The puffer fish in the corner is so adorable!!! Big hugs

  11. This card is wonderful, Sue! Most of all I love the little puffy fish =)
    Have a great September!
    Evelyn xx

  12. Oh, wow! I really love this card and all of the details! Someone is going to be very lucky to receive this card!

  13. The paper was perfect Sue and I just adore those fabulous seahorses. I think it is lovely that the male seahorse gives birth rather than the female. If these two are male, they will be carrying a lot of little ones! And yes, of course Google is never wrong..... Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Not just August, but now so much of September too!

    Love this one - how perfect is that paper, and those lovely seahorses, where the male does so much of the work... how much easier to keep the romance going!!

  15. What a simply fabulous anniversary card :)

    All the best Jan


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