I have a little set of blank shoe cards, which I feel are too small to use as a card on their own, so I used one as a template to make this card. The papers are from MME and I've been dying to find a way to use these two papers together, the paper for the shoe and the spotty paper for the heel. The card blank was actually an A5, and rather lovely it is too, but I cut it down for the scale of this card to a 6x6. It all started as an experiment with my new printer to see which way up it prints on my paper, hence the sentiment which says, 'you can never have too many shoes.' I decided if that worked I'd carry on and if it didn't I'd have to cover it up and make something else, but as you can see, it did work, and I'm very pleased with the result. I just popped on a few roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, and left it at that.
So Jimmy Choo, you are not the only person that can do shoes, okay?!
I'm so sorry I've just realised the quality of this photo isn't all that great, I seem to have a smudge on my lense, but I just wanted to show you the card I made for this month's swap group. I've been wanting to make a joyfold card for ages, and actually received one as part of my swaps last month and this made me even more keen to make one. I found a very good tutorial on Splitcoast and was away.
I decided not to use a picture for my central piece, but the sentiment that comes from the Faith In Nature set. This is the first time I've ever used it.
It was one of those cards where you're not really sure if it's going to fit into a standard size envelope as you're making it and you have visions of having to make a special envelope to fit it, and heave a sigh of relief when you've finished and it goes into a normal envelope - phew!
I added all my pieces of cardstock onto a Soft Suede base and used a stamp to help keep it closed.
Here is a look…
I'm joining in over at the Reset Girl's June Planner Stylist Challenge. All was going swimmingly until yesterday, when for some reason, my computer won't let me upload my photo to facebook. Due to a useless internet connection I can't send photos to Instagram from my phone, so this is a desperate attempt to put my photo for today on facebook.
Anyway, today's photo is for Day 6, just titled Collection. Here we are:
This is the Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection, which came out last year. This was when I really started to get to grips with planning, so I've ordered some more for this year, so that I can do more with it this time. I just love the colour scheme. There are also some stickers from Paperchase, a stationery shop here in the UK, plus some stamps (flamingoes and lemonade) which you can still buy from Lawn Fawn. I'm loving the washi tape from Kikki K, too. I'm having a lot of fun decorating my planner with this, as you can imag…
It's been a while, as we've been in the process of moving house. Although my craft room was the first room to be resurrected, I've been at work almost every day since, so the crafting opportunities have been a little on the slim side.
But here's a card I made for one of the residents recently:
The base is gumball green, then a white square, then a strip of gumball green dsp. On top is a layer of white, with the sentiment stamped on. I cut some flowers using my Sizzix dies and leaves and coloured some candy dots to match. This was fun and easy to make so I must try to make another one soon.
This was actually made a couple of weeks' ago and I've noticed the recipient has kept it, which always cheers me up no end.
Thanks for looking in today. Things are returning to normal in our lovely new house, so hopefully I'll be back soon to show you some other makes. I've also received some fabulous cards recently, so I'll try to show you those…