Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A special card

Hello bloggers,

It is the 7th and I have not posted a  single card so far... just so occupied with the kids!

This card is ideal for me right now... wish I could do that but I hardly get time to wear heels!  I think the caption for me should be "just kick off your shoes and have fun".

This card has a history to it - I will try not to bore you with the details but Zeenya stamped this shoe from my new Hero Arts clear stamp alongwith the sentiment. She did a good job with distressing the sides as you can see in the remaining bits where she stamped the sentiment.

Tip: She decided to distress with Marvy brush markers instead of actual distress ink and it worked quite well.

While she was decorating the shoe with glitter it got a bit messy and I - Miss Smarty Pants tried to help her and made it worse... She was heart broken and so was I. 

However, I was determined to make this card happen beautifully so I cut out the shoe and hand tore the sentiment and coloured in the shoe with Zeenya's Sakura nail pens and see what I did. I also added in some Sakura glitter pens. I do like it now.

The quilled flower on the shoe has been made by me and the rest of the stuff is from my stash.

Am going to enter this card for Michelle's Monday Linky party and for following challenges:

www.onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/  - old stash new stash (the Hero shoe stamp is new for me)

 http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ - my fave things (I love this shoe stamp and the polka dotted ribbon)

www.movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.com/ - for someone special

www.freshbreweddesigns.blogspot.com/ - red, pink and white




jimlynn said...

I can just hear her now - MOM!!!!!!
Glad you were able to salvage it though because it's so pretty. Love that sentiment too. Very nice.
I would NEVER be able to walk in something like that I'm afraid - just too klutzy I guess! LOL

Lisa Jane said...

fab shoe dahling.... i love the card .. you did a great job!
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week and good luck

Terry Oulboub said...

What an awesome card - I just love the heels Monica! What a grand mother you are for saving the day! Never would have known that it was headed for disaster - you did a wonderful save! The quilled flower is awesome - love the colors and the embossing - creative perfection!

Josephine said...

Spectacular heels, and a lovely card.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

What a HOT looking card!!! Very fun!

Thank you for playing along in the Freshly Brewed Red Pink and White Challenge!!!

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Monica from me in Michelle's Make it Monday checking everyone's creations . Clever you for " fixing" the shoe. hope you are now in the good books with Zeenya.I like the card too.

Linda Anderson said...

I think every card should have a story behind it, and yours definitely does!!!!! It's a fabulous card!!! Love the image!! So glad you were able to play along with us at Freshly Brewd Challenges.


Saskia said...

Great to see your work at Freshly Brawed Challenges! Thanks for joining us!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the image!!
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT & OSAAT this week, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ah this is such a sweet card. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxo

Brenda Brown said...

Such a beautiful card Monica and perfect for that special someone - it turned out really well in the end. Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT.
luv {brenda} xox

Dena said...

Fun image!! The sentiment is great!
Thanks so much for joining the LOTV challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

Michelle said...

Hi Monica

OH boy what a drama, but in the end worked out perfectly!

No sign at all that there were any problems in making this card, it looks stunning in all its shimmery beauty.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday.

Michelle :-)

Paddington fan said...

Love the heels nad the sentiment is brilliant!Thanks for joining our old stash / new stash challenge at OSAAT this week and good luck, love Jacky x

Loraine Arderne said...

Oh la, la this is a stunning card!

Unknown said...

Some of the best results come from a card we despair of!!! I really like it x Leigh x