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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Birthday Shoe- Tuesday 13th November

Good Morning Blog Friends!

Thank you for your lovely comments about my poppy card on Sunday, it was one of those cards that was a joy to make from beginning to end! I was really pleased with it, so I'm glad you liked it.

We had a family day on Sunday, so I didn't get any crafting done and weekends are going to be much the same between now and mid-December, whilst we catch up with everyone. Even my crafting week days are shaping up to be doing other things but crafting, so I see some late nights ahead to get things done! 

However, I am more than pleased to report that on Friday I finished all my 'general' Christmas cards and cards for abroad and on Saturday I wrote them all whilst watching 'Strictly'! I made and wrote 71 cards and I still have the special close family and friends ones to make, but at least now I can take my time over them. It may sound mad to make all these, but they were simple cards using just two stamps, a cute LOTV mouse and a House Mouse. I stamped them all in the summer and coloured them in with my promarkers on evenings when I felt in need of some colouring time. I find it a good way to relax. I know that any one of those people who find it odd if I didn't make a card to send, I really don't remember the last time I bought a card of any sort!

So to today's card, which was a commission. I'm really glad I got this shoe stamp set (Creative Expressions)as they are going to be really useful for female and 'girly' cards...

I used a deckle edged 8x8 card blank and inked the edges with Spun Sugar (though you wouldn't know from the photo). The shoe was stamped with versamark ink and then heat embossed with black sparkle embossing powder, I just coloured the flowers with pro markers. I then cut it out with Spellbinders Grand Labels 23 and shaded the edges with a  mix of Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet. I matted and layered the base card with pink and then white; the top white layer had been out through my Grand Calibur with a "Venetian' M-Bossability.

Before sticking the layers to the card I added a thin length of dark pink shimmer ribbon, and a wide length of silk and the tied a double bow with the silk and a pink/brown stripe, finishing off with a zipper flower.

Thanks for stopping by, I have that Dreamweaver tutorial photographed except the finished card. I just wasn't happy with the photo so have to re-take, dam having to use artificial light and flash this time of year!

Have a great crafty day all!


  1. Hi Carole, that shoe stamp looks great, must add that to my wish list, bet
    Natasha loved it. Love the ribbon and bow, boy you are a busy lady.

    Wilma x x

  2. Great card Carole. I fully understand the need for so many cards. I am the same. Before we settled in Oxfordshire we moved all over the lace with John's job and you pick up friends everywhere you go. A Christmas card and catch-up note is the ideal way to stay in touch. I also cheated and bought all my stamps before the huge price hike so that makes it a bit less painful on the purse! Have a good day. Christine x

  3. Hi Carole,
    a fabulously beautiful card. I just love that stamp, as you say so very handy for female cards. Your design of the card is fantastic, and those ribbons just look superb.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Beautiful card Carole! Well done on making all those cards. (computer broken now, so only have my iPad, but I cannot blog from this, so will be back very soon hopefully)x

  5. Goodness Carole, that is a lot of Christmas cards, well done for getting them all done so early. Your card today is lovely, you always do such gorgeous bows too. Anne x

  6. Hi Carole - this is beautiful, love your design and layout.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx