Saturday, 8 June 2013


Hello there peeps!  I'm still here in the villa on me hols and it is a tad cloudy today so I thought I would post my other card for Lady Anne's "Stamp Anything Goes" Challenge. This challenge is being sponsored by Oak Pond Creations, the images are lurvely and it is open throughout June.  Once again I hope you find the time to enter the challenge!

You all know that I am not a "quick" card maker, it can take me ages to make a decision as to the backing papers alone!  However I made this one in an afternoon - tres vite pour moi!   I found the papers first and just had to use them because they felt "watery" to me.  Whilst sorting out my craftroom I found this silver mesh type material and popped some under my image - the image is called "Anchor under the Sea" from OPC.  I also found this little treasure chest on t'internet but it had 'things' in it which I didn't like so I went over the 'contents' with a Versamark pen and heat embossed it in glittery gold emb. powder.  I did leave the necklace where it was though.  I then glued some teeny tiny jewels and pearls on it - also popped some 'diamonds' onto the necklace.

The shells I picked up from places near, ie Cornwall and far, ie Bora Bora and the Maldives.  Even the diddy bottle has tiny shells in it!  Just goes to prove I enjoy myself once I am there! Lol.  I can't give any more information on the ingredients though 'cos, as mentioned in the last post, my book of knowledge is back in the UK.

This is a close-up  of the treasure chest which I altered.

Again I hope you have a go at this challenge, we love seeing your creations.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I lurve your comments and you make me chuckle loads.  Oh by the way this post took me - and the hubster - 5 hours because I lost the pictures!  I had put them on a draft post back in the UK and we had to dig deep into our few grey cells to find out how to get them back!  Cor blimey he has the patience of a Saint - bless him!

Hugs to all of you and I hope you enjoy your weekend!



  1. Absolutely fabulous Sue! And also very apt since you are also on holiday. Let's hope you don't end up under the ocean yourself although knowing you anything could happen...........!! Love all your embellishments. Have a great holiday. Love and hugs from Christine xx

  2. Wet up to me knees is fine Christine! Never get the hair wet though - lol, lol!

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  3. Brilliant card Sue. Love the embellishments.

  4. WOW!! This is stunning Sue. I love the image, wonderful treasure chest and the shells look amazing.
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday
    hugs Sue xx

  5. A gorgeous card Sue! Love how you altered the treasure chest and the little bottle! Glad to hear you are enjoying your holiday, my daughter left today for two weeks in Majorca! Hugs Susan x

  6. HI Sue, this is stunning, love all the details! Enjoy the rest of your hols! Hugs, Carole Z X

  7. Good Morning Sue, Love this card, it has so much fun and detail about it. The colours are fab and so is the treasure chest. xx Flora

  8. This is really awesome Sue. I adore the colours and your awesome embellies they really bring it to life. Hope you enjoy the rest of your hols sweetie.


  9. Hey my blogging bud long time no see!! glad your having a great holiday :)) have missed you and me and hubby have got rid of the nasty bugs at last!!! seems like a lifetime since I felt ok LOL big huggles to you and Graham and enjoy the rest of your jolly hols xxxxxxxx Sue xx

  10. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging bud. What's this basking out in the sunshine, now don't you get yourself burned in all that lovely sunshine. lol. Fabulous to see both you and Sue J back I feel like a big hole has now been filled. I missed you both soooooooooo much.
    Your card is sooooooooooo superb as usual. Fab image, super design. Love all the elements you have put in it. Great idea the chest of treasure.
    Hope you are enjoying the hols. No I have never seen the program you mentioned on my blog. Now isn't that a shame because I can't picture you in that bathing costume. lol.
    Have a wonderful relaxing time away.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Sue, so happy you are enjoying your holidays. Like you we are "home bodies" and prefer enjoying our abode here - but then, it is always nice to get away for a break, too! Your card is amazing. First, thank you for thinking outside the box with the treasure chest. It truly is BEAUTIFUL! Love the gold EP and all the jewels on top. The image is gorgeous! and the delightful sea shells and "netting" look beautiful. So what adhesive did you use for the shells? VERY PRETTY - no - it's BEAUTIFUL! I love ocean related cards. Enjoy your holidays. hugs, de

  12. Was good to hear from you again Sue, this is one awesome card...fantastic and relaxing look to it...luv annie

  13. Great idea to alter the treasure chest. I think i have a treasure chest that just might need altering too!

    Great card...I am really enjoying it as i am working on sea themed cards at the moment. I only have sea themed supplies with me so always looking for new ideas for inspiration!


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