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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happiness is living in a Shoe

Greetings! So hard to believe it is already mid-April, and yet, that it is "only" April with these hot temperatures!
Today's cards are traditionally colored with Tombow markers and pastel squares. The images are gold-embossed. Oldie but goodie techniques. The Shoe Cottage is being retired by Sparkle N Sprinkle and is currently available 1/2 off, while supplies last.

Most of the cards were designed using Cards N Things Sketch #115: 

One thing I experimented with was sewing on cards. These are my first attempts on a new machine, and I learned a lot! It was fun layering cardstock, designer papers, lace, punched pieces and tule fabric, and deliberately making crazy designs or multiple lines. DEFINITELY easy.

Also used were:
Spellbinders Grand Labels One, 
Spellbinders Rose Creations, 
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, 
assorted K and C designer papers, 
Martha Stewart punches
ribbons/fabrics from Joann's.

Cards were submitted to the following Challenges:
Anything Goes Craft Challenge Blog - #64 Anything Goes
Cards N Things - Sketch #115
Celebrate the Occasion - #58 Use Pink
Crafty Sentiments - Spring Pastel Challenge
Die Cuttin' Divas - #60 Pastels plus die cuts
Scrap-Creations - April 10 Spring Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

oh these are so gorgeous ,the colours ,image and stitching beautiful.
thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.janex

My Cutie Scrap said...

So beatiful your cards!..I really love it!.

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, these shoe creations are so cheerful. Love their designs.

Erna said...

Oh this is fabulous!! Thanks for playing at C&T!

Barbara Bruder said...

What pretty cards. Your coloring is just perfect. Looks like you've been busy.

NanaConnie said...

Oh my goodness, De -- these are luscious! Love all the different colors you used on the shoe. Fab dp choices, too.

Mary J said...

Fab stitching Donna! I bought a cheap sewing machine but it broke after a few months and haven't the heart to invest in a new one!

gorgeous cards - the colours and layout just lovely!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Donna ! These cards are so beautiful with all the vibrant colors and layers ! Well maybe gold embossing and Tombows are oldies but they sure are goodies to me too ! Cheers, Shirley x

Susan Flynn said...

What lovely cards you have made! I love gold EP sometimes the oldies are the besties!! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog hugs Susan x

Adrian said...

Wow, beautiful, thanks for playing @ CTO!

creativearts said...

Wow! De, these shoes are so bright and cheerful! Plus all of them are different! Love what you did with each card and I agree the oldies are the goodies!

Karalee Ingram said...

How cute is this card! Awesome job girlfriend.

Brenda said...

WOW!!! If we'd had those samples earlier, perhaps that would still be in the works! They're totally gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just so beautiful,love the colours on this,bless you for playing at anything goes,this week hugs Cherylxxxxx

Chrizette said...

I love this image - it is so cute. You made some beautiful cards :) Thank you for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations this week!

DT Member
Celestial Things

Terry said...

Adorable little shoes houses you built! The added rainbow and embellishments with the flourishes is a wonderful touch! Have a great day!

Julie Z said...

What fun and colorful cards De! So many great details too (love the rainbows in the corners)! This is such an adorable set of cards!!

Gerda said...

Thats a very cute image, perfect to this project. Great cards.
Thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

Christine L said...

Woww fabulous cards with such great images and colours!

Thanks for joining in the challenge at Anything Goes - hope to see you again soon.

Christine x

Tamara Morton said...

Gorgeous Creation! Simply Stunning!! Thank you for joining us atAnything Goes Challenge Blog!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a cheerful array of cards Donna. I love every one of them, for some reason they say Irish to me, with the rainbow and the gold!! Just gorgeous!

Pat Garvin said...

And I now own one of these fine shoe cards. LOL. Made me smile when I opened your blog this evening to see the cards. Thanks for thinking of me.

Pat N. said...

Wow, your cards are very pretty! Thanks for entering the Die Cuttin' Challenge this week--Pat N.

trisha too said...

These are super cute, Donna, and perfect for spring--even though it DID feel like summer there for a while, oh my!


trisha too said...

These are super cute, Donna, and perfect for spring--even though it DID feel like summer there for a while, oh my!


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wowzer! Really fabulous cards. They are so pretty and cheereful. Great designs and especially love the little rainbow in the corner.
Caroline xx

Dilsaver Designs said...

What a beautifully colored image and I just love that rainbow in the background, great card with your stitching! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Just because (must use pink)" challenge :)

April said...

These cards are fantastic, Donna. I love the pretty colors and layout! Wonderful!

Anonymous said...

The shoe cards are beautiful Donna I am glad I am the owner of one Thank you so much


Caroline said...

This selection of cards are so gorgeous, the colours are absolutely stunning, I'd forgotten how beautiful gold embossing can be. Thank you for joining us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. Hugs Caroline x

Esther said...

Fabulous cards!
So pretty!!!!!
Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hello Donna
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my Blog Adorn.
Oh your cards are gorgeous, those colours would light up anybody's day.

Shirley said...

Donna, those are adorable! And that doesn't surprise me. I love how your changes with each one made them each so unique! The rainbow touch and stitching are awesome! Very very pretty!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Donna! You sure have been Busy Busy! What an Darling Fun image! These are all so Beautiful and Adorable all at the same time! And all so unique in there own way! Love the lacy borders and the pretty leafy flourishes and flowers! YOur rainbows are the cherry on top too! 8-) LOVE these! 8-)


Karin said...

Wow! This set of cards is just amazing! I love the colors and the lace and border details you added. It must have taken you forever to color the images, each one is so perfect! Well done :)

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are absolutely adorable, Donna! (Don't mention sun to us Brits at the mo, though!!),

Lucy x

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hello Donna
Thank you for such a beautiful comment you left for me to read.
Although I have already commented on your cards it needs to be said again that I would happily live in those shoes!

Gerlinde said...

What a fun set of cards, Donna! Hope you are doing well- I really miss you! I love all the embellishments on these cards - each one unique - just like you!

Joan Ervin said...

Whoa....what a beautiful set of cards....the images are adorable and I loooove your coloring!!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!!! I have had a chance to visit you blog, too, and I have found a whole lot of gorgeous art here!!!!!

Michelle said...

Hi Donna,

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog, I'm thrilled to have my art in rubber thanks to Sparkle n Sprinkle:) Your cards and coloring are just gorgeous, how colorful and whimsical they are!



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Shirley said...

Thinking about you, hoping you are feeling better, and sending well wishes and prayers your way, dear Donna! :-)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are all so adorable

E. Marie said...

I can't believe I missed these. What adorable cards. Love your coloring and the "rainbow" look.


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