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Monday, 2 July 2012

Sketchy Shoe

Morning crafters and welcome to another week!

This last one has been a bit of a whirlwind for me.  My OH (Mark) has been away on holiday with his son in Cornwall so I've been busy all week finishing my cards for the Clarity Stamp shows that were on Create and Craft over the last weekend (30th June and 1st July).

I safely delivered them to Barbara on Friday and then waited in anticipation for the shows as this was the first time my cards had been submitted.  I was really nervous, but then when the show started on Sunday morning and they started to preview the stamps, there on the top of the pile for the sketchy shoe set was my card, oh WOW I was elated!!

The background flower/star is created using the small Kasha miniature from the remountable shoe set.  It has been inked with Versamark and then randomly dusted with 2 different colours of mica powder.  Don't forget to spray with a light dusting of hairspray to set it afterwards.

Here's my card for a closer look and underneath I've listed all the materials used to make it too.

Materials used:
Stamp - sketchy shoe
Coloured with promarkers:
Arctic blue, sky blue, cobalt blue & china blue
Nestability - labels 11
Adirondack ink - stonewashed
Faux stitching - Marvy lePlume pen - cherry
Mica powder - pearls
Ribbon and pearls
Eyelets from my stash

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's - girls, girls, girls
The Ribbon Girl - girlie
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Sarah Hurley - dimension & texture

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


  1. WOW!! This is stunning. I love the image and the colours are just wonderful.
    well done for having your cards used on the show, not surprising considering how gorgeous they are though
    Hugs sue

  2. Absolutely gorgeous I saw this on yesterday's show so well done you. One day I'll get the hang of composition but still a newbe at papercrafting.

    jacqui x

  3. Gorgeous card and great colours...
    perfect background I love it.

  4. Gorgeous, Love the colours and the image is super.
    Hugs Mau xx

  5. Yay! CONGRATULATIONS, SAZZLE! I'm so very happy and excited for you! This card is gorgeous and what a fun sentiment!
    I hope that your having a great day!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  6. Fantasic card full of great inspiration.. simply beautiful... fabulous design and colours... Hugs May x x x

  7. SO pretty! love the shoes, but especially love the way you've done the background! fabulous entry into our Anything Goes challenge at Charisma - thanks for joining us! :)

  8. Fashion stamps are my absolute favourite, so I am having a serious case of stamp envy. Great card!

  9. A great card with a fantastic background.
    Heike xx

  10. Great card and well done on your, sort of appearance, on C&C. xxxx

  11. Fab card and congrats

  12. gorgeous card and love the blue
    carol x

  13. Gorgeous card love the design and the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

  14. Gorgeous card, good for you being on tv, well sort of lol!
    Anne x

  15. beautiful elegant card x

  16. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.
    C xx

  17. Congratulations on having your cards on the tv! Very nice indeed and thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl card challenge. Mary G x


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