Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Hugs & Wishes

Hello again my blogger friends
Yippee I have a card for you today – and what's more this is my entry to the CD Sunday Challenge Blog – the theme this week is Hugs & Wishes
My Katy Sue/Flowersoft CD arrived – its called Fabulous Shoes – and it is just that – F A B U L O U S
The cd is filled with wonderful shoe designs made from all sorts of beautiful flowers.
I was truly spoilt for choice but in the end it just had to be the lovely purple shoe!!
The backing paper was from another new cd I got yesterday, its a Funky Hand called wishes and kisses...it has the most beautiful collection of backing sheets – same designs in around 15 different colour ways – the paper I chose was perfect for this card!
So materials for this card I used ….
Heat mat to work on and protect your surface – I always use it...
1 sheet A4 lilac card
The printed main shoe sheet
A5 piece of matching backing paper
A5 piece of heavy weight acetate
A lot of blue gems
Sticky pads
Eazi Score Board & tool
Tonic 8” guillotine
Shaping tool from www.dimensionstamps.com
Foam shaping mat – stamping mat or even a mouse mat
To make the card …
I scored and folded the lilac card then cut away the front leaving just 2cm or so on the fold this was then trimmed with a fancy edge trimmer – I then added the sheet of acetate securing it to that 2cm piece using double sided tape.
Next I used the fancy edge trimmer to trim off the right and left sides cutting through the acetate and lilac card stock.
The backing paper was trimmed and then glue to the back of the card blank with double sided tape
While looking for some suitable peel offs to decorate the lilac flap I knocked over a box and out rolled the lovely sticky backed decorative strip I use...it was made for the job!!!
Once I cut out the shaped base layer of decoupage I added cosmic shimmer PVA to the outer edge then covered with purple glitter.
While the PVA was drying I cut out the rest of the decoupage and used small sticky pads to build the design.
As I had the lilac card left that had been trimmed from the card front I stuck my base image to it with double sided tape then cut out to leave an all round border.
I attached the whole panel to the acetate with double sided tape.
The pretty flowers in the background had dark blue dots on the end so I used some AB gems to cover and give some glitz to the card.
To finiah off I found a lovely oval diamanté buckle with a black ribbon bow so stuck to the bottom right hand corner.
A pale lilac home made punched flower was glittered and stuck on the shoe for added decoration and the card was finished with a couple of sentiments!
I took this card to class so I could finish it off and everyone loved it and knew someone that would also love to receive it!!
I've printed off 12 of the 20 different sheets so far – but can see me doing the rest then having a shoe making session!
So go on – tell me you like it and you know someone this would be perfect for!!
Thanks for dropping by
See you again tomorrow friends!


  1. A gorgeous card Angie - and those shoes are fab.Just wish I could wear creations like that.
    Thank you for joining us this week.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

  2. A beautiful card Angie, bags and shoes will do it for me, gorgeous thank you for joining us at CD Sunday
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

  3. That has the wow factor, I love it.

  4. A beautiful card Angie and a stunning image. Those colours are definately my style, not certain about the height of the shoes though.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  5. Hi Angie, great colour choice! and what a fabulous shoe. The embellishments you have added are perfect and just the right finishing touch.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  6. Lovely card, beautiful shoe image

  7. A great twist on the shoe angle, we always manage to fit them in somewhere! Great card a perfect for our challenge.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

  8. oh angela love this card and would to love to where shoes, like that again but sadly my legs wont let me
    take care hugs linda

  9. Love these shoes......wish I cvould wear them lol!!
    I Love the background paper too and that cute little humming bird.

    Wynn x

  10. I just love all those gems. A real Wow factor.
    Thank you for joining in with us.
    CD Sunday DT