Wednesday, January 17, 2024


 Hello everyone,

I've been working behind the scene getting DT work done in advance, I love to do that, then I don't have to think at the last minute..thats not always good. so now I'm relaxed and can just play...

So yesterday that is what I did..I played and made a shaker, with a turtle..

This is a lovely little die set, the base and the shell, 
so you can mix it up if you want with colours..

Stunning papers from Stamperia "Songs of the Sea " 12x12 background papers,
 double sided and only got the one pad, so the struggle was real..

But this leftover was fun, I cut the center out and it left me with an "L"

Which I used inside the card, no waste.

I had made this shaker panel last year in October but never used it,
so popped it on then added the turtle..

Love this coral set too, cut the base then all those
 little red oval rings and glue them on..


and effective in the scene along with this real starfish which was sitting in the same box as the shaker panel..

some more die cut coral and reeds..

and a simple gold embossed sentiment which I cut crooked,
 simple fix, distress the edges..

This shows the panel a bit more, it was water coloured and smooshed..

then gave it a good shake..


Thank you so much for stopping by,
I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter....

Colorful Options   [ Blue Lagoon - mood board]

Crafty Animals   [ must have animal ]

Critter Crazy   [ anything goes must have a critter]

Allsorts challenge [ Make you own background ]

Alphabet challenge   [ U -for under something ]  - under the sea.

Scrapping 4 fun   [Turtles or fishes]


KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous karin

Margreet said...

Amazing creation. Love the turtle.
xxx Margreet

Janette said...

A gorgeous shaker Chrissy, love the Stamperia paper you used, must have been a hard choice :)) xx

Valerie-Jael said...

I LOVE that turtle and the fabaulous card, wow! Hugs, Valerie

Linby said...

A wonderful colourful shaker card and so many lovely details too. Thanks for taking part at Allsorts.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning design of the water world with this turtle Chrissy, great details on your blog xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous shaker card Chrissy,love the turtle and all the dies and the beautiful paper.I have just bought an absolutely beautiful watercolour flowers pad which is double sided and both sides are gorgeous!
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

ooops meant to say---Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun
Carol DT x

Chris said...

I love how you make your shaker cards Chrissy, such a clever idea. This one is gorgeous, love the turtle and the undersea plants, the stunning background papers, all works beautifully with the shining sequins.

*Vicki* said...

Your little turtle is absolutely adorable! Love the layers on your scene for him and the shaker panel adds a brilliant sparkle with it too! Really beautiful card Chrissy!

cheiro urgia said...

What a wonderful underwater birthday card. I love the design papers you used, and all those different dies you managed to squeeze onto your creation. It must have taken quite some time to arrange all the tiny pieces, but it certainly paid off as the result is stunning. The sequins are a wonderful addition, and perfect for the shaker card - like tiny bubbles, or maybe the reflection of the sun on the ocean waves. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenges.

Hugs, Veronika

coldwaters2 said...

WOWZER another exceptionally brilliant creation or should I say work of art is is fantastic it really does have an under the sea look to it, thank you for joining us at Allsorts
lolo x

Liz said...

Wonderful shaker card. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week using the Make Your Own Background option.
Liz xx

brenda said...

A generic C&P comment as unable to type much (MS flare up) to let you know I've seen your lovely entry at Allsorts, thank you.

B x

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Wow, stunning card! I love all the details, the beautiful paper, and the cute turtle.
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.

Conniecrafter said...

that is a very cute turtle, I love the under sea goodies to go with him and they great background too!

Sarah said...

A glorious shaker Chrissy and bang on for us at Allsorts this week xx

pinky said...

EXCELLENT project. What a great scene you made for your cute turtle Chrissy. Love this!

Brenda said...

This is such a gorgeous card and a shaker on top of that! I love all the oceany colors and your honu (turtle) is so cool. I love that die.

Het hobbyhoekje van Annie said...

Beautiful card. I love how you created your card.
Thanks for sharing this amazing card with us at Scrapping4fun Challenge.
Annie (DT)

Deanne Saunders said...

Amazing!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our COLORFUL OPTIONS challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Heather said...

Wow!!! This is gorgeous!!! All the little details you added make it shine! AND it's a shaker, too, how fun!! Thanks for playing with Critter Crazy Challenge; I'm sorry I'm so late in commenting!