Sunday, 12 June 2011

Shoes... a hybrid card


I like this variation on the well known "Keep calm and carry on" slogan which has also made it into a film title last year. It leant itself to a hybrid card on what is sometimes reported to be a woman's deepest wish, longing or obsession. Buying new shoes can have a therapeutic effect when you feel life has let you down somehow. The subject is a first for me, but I feel my cards could do with a bit of humour so I just had to give it a go.

I combined the coloured bar on the left hand side in the Our Creative Corner inspiration with the area of circle shapes. This seemed a good opportunity to use my new assorted colour circle sequins which I had bought at the Pound Shop two weeks ago.

You can download Clare Curd's poster graphic for free here. She is offering a new digital every Monday on her blog www.clarecurd.com.

Challenges: Clare Curd's Digi Challenge #1, Make it Monday #41: Any - Mon, Bearly Mine Challenge #12: any - Tue 1st wk., Craft Room Ch. #1: any - Tue., Deep Ocean #1: any - next Tue, Papertake Weekly: any - Tue?., ABC Challenge: Wish - Tue., Crafty Creations #122: Some day over the rainbow..., Truly Scruptious Ch. #58: summer sparkle - Tue., AiFactory Challenge: new - Thu., Art Impressions Stamps Challenge #19: monochrome, - Thu., Crafty sentiments: sparkle - Thu., Digi Doodle Shop Ch. #62: no patterned paper - Wed., Meljen's Designs DT Challenge # 62: pink + pearls - Thu., Pals Paper Arts Ch. #97: my signature style, Shelley's Images: any - Wed., Guy Lou's Inimitability: monochrome - Thu., Joyful Stamper Inspire me Fridays #10: any - Wed., The Poodles's Parlour: any - Thu. 1st wk., Craft your days away #22: monochrome, CES Challenges #40: movie - Fri., Just some lines : monochrome - Fri., Challenge up your life #45: sketch - Fri., Creations by Gill M Ch. #9: circle shapes - Sat., Our Creative Corner: double inspiration - Sat., Sketch saturday #159: sketch, Create 4 Fun: sketch #87 - end of June,

41 comments:

Clare said...

WoW! I love this Agnes! The sequins down the side make it so pretty! Thanks for joining in the challenge on Freebie Digi Monday! Love, Clare x

Clare said...

Hi Agnes! Just a quick note to let you know you won the Digi Challenge on www.clarecurd.com! Congratulations, can you email me through the contact me button to claim your prize? Love, Clare x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Dropped in from MIM I like the idea of using the sequins. Stunning effect it has
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Nikki Byrne said...

Great card Agnes, love all the Bling down the side. Thank you for joining us at Craft room challenge. Nikki DT

Carolyn said...

I saw this on Make it Monday. I love the way you have made a border with the sequins down the left edge. VERY nice card.
Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn W

Sherry Kushibab said...

Checked out MIM and saw this adorable card......LOVE the sentiment and a little bling to boot!!! Thanks girlfriend.

Maria said...

Ooooh, love this card! It's gorgeous and those sequins really set it off! As my other half will agree, buying shoes must be really therapeutic! Good luck in the Craft Room Challenge, and thanks for joining us - hope to see you again soon. Maria x

Lisa Jane said...

what a fab Sentiment and i love the little sequins and bling
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Lisa x
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Zoechaos said...

Great sentiment for a card! love it Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

dj1952 said...

Great card. Love the sequins. Thanks for joining us at DDSC and wee look forward to seeing you again. Hugs dj

craftybunny said...

Just love all the pretty sequins.Fab card.Thanks for joining us at DDSC :D
Lisa x

Jacq said...

Hi Agnes,
This is just Beautiful. Love the sentiment, the sequins look just fabulous. Love the layout and the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Karen said...

Gorgeos Agnes, thanks for joining us at DDSC.
xx

Tammy L said...

a very fun card and I love the sentiment! Thanks for entering our something new challenge at AIF
Tammy DT Lead

Marlena Peduzzi said...

I LOVE this, especially your sentiment. Your embellishments are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Meljen's Designs!

Sara I. said...

Love the sentiment and all the beautiful sequins down the side! Thanks for joining us at Guylou's and good luck!

Mrs A. said...

Found you from MIM.Love this shoe card especially the pink as its my favourite colour. Hugs Mrs A.

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Agnes, love the colour. Thanks for joining us this week over at CES Challenges!
Clairexx

Pam~ said...

This is soooo cute! Love all the gems! Great style! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

Gill McCall said...

Agnes i love this card - shoes sequins WOW! Thanks for entering into my challenge this week

lalkygirl said...

fabulous card ,love the sentiment...i agree totally !!!
thanks for joining us at the poodles parlour and good luck
tracey x

Chrissy said...

This is so pretty.I love the sequins.
Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

Luv CHRISSYxx

Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Jenn Borjeson said...

LOL Great card - thanks so much for playing along with our monochromatic challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

Larisa said...

Saw these projects on *Make It Monday* and it is wonderful! So many details!!! love all the Bling down the side!! Great job!

marilynprestonn said...

Omygosh! How I love this card. Pink, shoes and yes, sequins!!! Vava vavoom enough for me. Thank you so much for playing Crafty Creations Challenge with us. Always good to see fellow bloggers join the fun. Come again. :)Peggy

Craftyanny said...

A great card, love all those embellies:)
Thanks for joining the fun over on Poodles Parlour
Anne x

Dazie said...

Fabulous card loving the pink!

Thanks for joining us over at craft your days away challenge.
Dazie

Brenda said...

Love your sentiment!! Great card, Thanks for joining us at Guylou's Inimitability!! Bren

paperfun said...

Lovely monochromatic card. I love all the bling.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

Mari

Guylou said...

:) Love that sentiment! Such a pretty card! Thanks for participating in our challenge at Guylou's.
Cheers!
Guylou

Anita said...

Fabulous card and I love that sentiment! Thank you for playing in the Meljen's Designs challenge this week.

Min said...

The sentiment on this one is just FABULOUS!! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got" Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Heather said...

Wow, love the sequins, sooo pretty. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

Laura /sandytoz said...

Love the sentiment!
Thanks for playing along with Just Some Lines Monochromatic Challenge.
Look forward to seeing more of your work.

Laura (sandytoz)
JSL DT

Marie said...

What a great card! Lovely design. Thanks for playing with us over at BM Challenges this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Just Some Lines Digital Stamps said...

Great card!!! I totally agree with the sentiment :)
Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge:)

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at BMD......

Hugs
Judith

Michelle said...

Hi Agnes

Wow, this is so pretty!!

I love the beautiful pattern of sequins down the side.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Juliane said...

Super!

Minna said...

Beautiful card, love the colour. Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge.
Hugs,Minna

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Great card so pretty and I love all the sequins you have added. Great sentiment too!

Thank you for playing along with us at Craft Your Days Away this fortnight.

Hugs Sarahx