Saturday, 3 May 2014

Shoes Or Chocolate?

Hello.  Welcome.  Another sunny day here in Norway.  Despite the cold wind blowing I was very good and did some weeding so the crafting has taken a back seat today.  That said, it's Saturday.  The Craft Barn's Q&L Challenge is closing in a few hours so here's my idea.  I went to brainyquotes to look for a suitable quote for either of the challenge words.  I found something about a little bit of chocolate doesn't hurt.  That took me to give us your money and nobody gets hurt and a cat with a pistol.  But that's a line from a movie and a total nother story but it reminded me of shoes.  Sorry but yes my brain does work like this most of the time.  Are you still with me???   Where were we?  Oh yes, shoes and an embossing folder.......

I've used a piece of patterned paper that had a big shoe on it (manufacturer unknown) and one of the Docrafts Born to Shop embossing folders.  Some fancy work with the top plate on the Bigshot and I managed to just emboss the words onto the patterned paper.  I went over them with a black sharpie and then decided to outline with white pen to make them stand out.  I almost forgot to photo but this halfway step is quite cool I think.  I have also distressed the edge and gone round with different colour DI.  Usually I stick to a single colour but I really like this effect.    

 I embossed the Shoe Shopper on white card, coloured her with DI Dried Marigold, Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean and fussy cut her.  Then I mounted the panel on a base card made from patterned paper from DCWV Cherry Limeade Stack.  

Joining the fun at
The Craft Barn Q&L Challenge - Knowledge/ Hurt
Bunny Zoe's Crafts April Challenge - Distress 
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday April 2014 

Thanks for your visit.  Something else to blog later.  Once I finish it LOL.  Hope you are having a fun, sunny, crafty weekend.  Hugs


  1. Great page, love the quote and shoe! xx

  2. I did some weeding today too but it was a fab day over here. I like reading about your thought process and you've come up with a great page.

  3. Love the bright colours and quote such a fun project x

  4. Absolutely fabulous, love the thought process and the wonderful outcome.

    Sylv xx

  5. Totally get where your brain went, i seem to do this too, sometimes the links are so tenuous to anyone else you get funny looks but you know where your synapses are leading lol!!!

    Gorgeous page, great job with the embossed words and the Big Shot. I have the chocolate quote on a coaster i made, it reads "hand over the chocolate and no one will get hurt" made me smile a lot just like your fab card:-) x

  6. I love all these bright colors you used. I'm glad you broke out of your monochromatic comfort zone. This is GORGEOUS. And of course, i got a big laugh at that quote, too.

  7. Hehe, this makes me smile!

  8. Shoes or chocolate... both please! Love this, its gorgeous, Jo x


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