Monday, 12 August 2013

One Shoe, One Card!

Good evening all, not very often I find myself with an evening post but wanted to get this done before I start on my dt work tomorrow. 

Having had a very busy few weeks I was determined not to do anything over the weekend and have time to just play with my craft stuff. I made two different items and neither of them for anything in particular other than my pleasure lol.

The first was this shoe that I made, some of you may of seen it on Facebook already. It was a free file from SVG Cuts that they gave away and if you made something with it and uploaded it to their page then you get a gift card worth $6.99 which is enough to buy another set of files. I really want the gorgeous bag's set they released a couple of months ago so thought why not make it, enjoy it and get what I want for free! 

The base of the shoe is quite fiddly to make but once that part is done the rest went together really quickly and all the embellishments were from my stash apart from the 3d rose on the front which was a Lori Whitlock file. 

I am really pleased with how this turned out and think it would make a lovely gift for someone, it is even big enough to put something inside of it. It measures 12cm tall, 18.5cm long & 4cm wide.

Here is the shoe from the side

 Here it is slightly turned so that you can see the front and inside detail better.
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - Craft Creations
Black Bling Chain - Poundland
Feather, Brad, Ribbon & Red Bling - Stash

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Cardz TV - Seeing Red

Ok onto my second item which is a card I have made for the Elphine House Challenge. Most of my followers will know how much I love all of Elisabeth Bell's images but quite often when I saw challenge's I couldn't enter as I didn't have a suitable image for the challenge (in my mind). Well, over the last month I have received 18 new stamps as well as the new Simpler Times cd which is packed with images, papers and other goodies. So no excuses now, BUT when I saw this fortnights challenge I nearly chickened out lol. It is my worst nightmare 'Distressing'. 

I set to work with my new distressing tool I brought at the Doncaster show and that was still in the packaging along with my distress inks and panpastels. I used this lovely image called Bobby's Day from Sweetpea Stamps because in my mind distressing only works on male images lol. I coloured it with Promarkers and Flexmarkers, then masked it while I added some sky, mountains and greenery. I then distressed all layers before inking with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. The end result I LOVED IT. 

6" Square Card Blank - Natalie & Amy's
Card Stock - Bazzill
Sentiment - Dandelion Goes Fishing Set
PanPastels - Turquoise, Turquoise Tint, Green Shade & Bright Yellow Green Shade from Natalie & Amy's
Distress Ink - Ranger Gathered Twigs from Natalie & Amy's

 Promarkers & Flexmarkers Used:-
Skin - Apricot, Oatmeal & Blush
Hair - Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Tan & March Hare
Dungaree's - Blue Lake, Polar BLue, Denim Blue & Dolphin Blue
Grass - Leaf Green, Green Shoot, Apple & Forest Green
Hankerchief - Denim Blue, Leaf Green & Green Shoot
Fishing Rod - Cinnamon, Tan & March Hare
Fishing Float - Orange
Bird - Yellow & Green Shoot

Challenges I would like to enter this into:-
Elphine House - Distressing
Here Comes The Boys - Only Square's
Pile It On - Outdoors
Totally Gorjuss - Hot, Hot, Hot
Crafts Too - Summer with twist Fun In The Sun
Totally Papercrafts - Summer Fun
2 Creative Chicks - For Kids

Wow that was a long post, thanks for sticking with me lol.


Mayras Designs said...

Love the image ! You did a fantastic job it looks amazing!!
Thank you for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !

Mayra DT

Nana said...

Adorable. Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

Have a creative day.
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Karon said...

Your shoe is gorgeous, Kim! Lovely papers. Card is fabulous, I love the image, looks like Huckleberry Finn :-) TFS

Carol said...

What a cute little chap and such great colouring. Thank you for joining in with us at Crafts-Too Challenge You.
Carol x

Claire said...

What a fabulous shoe Kim - love it and it's very glam! Love your card too, such a sweet image and layout. Thanks for playing along at Totally Papercrafts this week. Isn't it great just to make want you want and not be restricted. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Melissa said...

Wow, that shoe is AMAZING!!! Wonderful card too, thanks for joining CTVS!

Migdalia said...

Awesome project!
Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
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Suzette said...

Fab card thanks ever so much for joining totally papercraft this week.

Suzette x

Suzette said...

Fab card thanks ever so much for joining totally papercraft this week.

Suzette x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, I love the colours, thanks for joining us at HCTB for our Squares Only Challenge, good luck with your entry, DT Mandz xox

Mimi said...

Love the shoe! Very cute!

Thanks for joining the Cardztv Design Team!

Hazel (Didos) said...

OMG that shoe is WOW I Love it, what a brilliant creation, Love the cute card too so sweet, Love Hazelxox

Mau xx said...

Super cute card Kim, what a great little chappie he is, and superb background.
Now the Shoe! well what girl wouldn't give a months wages for a pair of those. It fabulous! and I bet you had such fun making it.
Hugs Mau xx