Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Wedding Day Shoes

Hi Crafty friends and hope this post finds you well. I hope that you managed to enjoy some fine weather over the Bank Holiday weekend and a belated Happy Easter to you and yours.

I've been a very bad blogger again, and have been neglecting posting. In truth, Mr Mojo has cleared off and the run-in to the Easter holidays was the usual end of term mayhem at school. Plus, youngest Bambino went on a Geography Field Trip the first day of the hols (10 days in China visiting both Shanghai and Beijing!) so getting her packed and sorted took up some time. Then Papa Mia has taken time off both sides of our Bank Holiday weekend, which has really cramped my style.

Over the weekend, our newest challenge went live over at All Dressed Up and, as usual, our theme is Anything Goes with an All Dressed Up Image Wendy has plenty of gorgeous images available in the All Dressed Up Etsy Store. Haven't got any All Dressed Up images? Wendy has very generously provided some freebies here - please make sure you adhere to the terms of use if you're saving these though, to make sure they're available for other crafters to share!

Here's my inspiration for you:

I apologise for the sub-standard photos - I had to use my phone as the camera was in China 😁!!!!!

My card recipe is as follows:

I hope that I have inspired you to come over to All Dressed Up and join in the fun this month but if you're in need of further inspiration please head over to the blog and check out the lovely creations by my talented teamies. We've also reintroduced our GDT spot, so our lucky winner is invited to join us on a future challenge - this month it's Jeanette, so please head over to her blog and take a peek at her beautiful card. 

Don't forget that the Facebook Dressy Girls have their own challenge running until the end of April and their theme this month is Feature a Creature. And you can combine both All Dressed Up Challenges if you would like to!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
  • April Challenge - Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Wedding Day at Dragon's Lair Designs Challenges
  • Favourite Card Base Shape and Why at As You Like It Challenge - this is definitely a 15cm square card base as it's easy to cut layers to fit it, suits different shaped die cuts for images, borders etc. and suits my OCD tendancies where everything has to fit on the card base!!!!! It's also easy to buy commercially made envelopes to fit this size for posting so I know my creation will reach it's destination safely!
  • SOS #299 - A Rose By Any Other Name at Shopping Our Stash - my stash items are both the CD Rom from which the paper came from (issued Spring 2016 I think) and the die I used to make the border which was a magazine freebie (last year too I think)
  • {PIN}spirational  Challenge #188 at {PIN}spirational Challenge - I've been inspired by the lace borders around the eggs and have made my own double edged border using a repeated die cut
  • April Challenge - Girls Things or Girls Rule at Colouring in Scrapland
  • It's a Girl Thing at Come and Get It Challenge
  • Challenge #142 - One For the Girls at Crafting When We Can Challenge

I think that's all for me today - the Chinese Laundry beckons, not just because there are a few piles of washing around the house but youngest's suitcase needs emptying of it's contents! Whatever you're up to today, have fun and I hope you manage some crafty time.

Hugs, Helen x


  1. What a fabulous card. So elegant. Love the touch of red you added. Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenge.

  2. Fab card, and I agree with your shape reasons! Thanks for playing along at AYLI. Hugs xx

  3. Very pretty!
    Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our Rose challenge this week!

  4. Love your elegant creation! Perfect card for the occasion! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting When We Can!
    Carolyn, DT

  5. Lovely card, Helen. The wedding shoes are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can Challenges! - Patti (CWWC DT)

  6. Great shoes!

    Thank you for sharing with Dragons Lair Designs Challenges! Please remember to check the winner’s post tomorrow!!
    DT for Dragons Lair Designs Challenges!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  7. Wow! Love this card! It's so elegant!
    Beautiful image but I love the background too.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Colouring in Scrap land

  8. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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