Wednesday 28 November 2012

......Something Blue

This is a card I made recently for Susan who, along with a few others, I meet once a month for a crafting session, cake and catch up.  Susan is struggling with her crafting at the moment and wanted a special card to give to her neighbour's daughter who gets married on the 1st of December.  I got the honour of making one for her and as per usual out came that shoe template again.  To find out what I use to make these cards you can check out this post.  I can't resist making this shoe card when a wedding or anniversary card is needed.  The wedding invitation colour scheme is navy and white so we went with this for the card and I added a softer blue shade too.

The paler shade of blue was added by using a paper from the Cuddly Buddly download A Patchwork of Papers Blue, self adhesive pearls from Hobby House and blue paper roses. I didn't have paper roses in a colour to match so I used Promarkers to colour white ones instead and this worked really will as ink soaked in easily.  The larger navy.roses were made using punched circles and quilling.

A matching box decorated using the same Ornare pricking template and quilled roses should keep the shoe protected and the inside of the box was lined with navy tissue to finish it off.

Here are the box and card together.  The personalised message on the box was created on the computer and cut using nestabilities dies and the sentiment on the shoe was stamped using a PSX stamp and embossed with silver embossing powder.

Unfortunately Susan is unable to atend the wedding on Saturday but hopefully she'll be able to meet up with us on instead for our December crafting meet.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx  

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges


  1. What a beautiful card and box to match.The two shades of blue teamed with the silver are so elegant.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  2. What a darling card , love all your quillin roses , Thx for joining us over at the Art Impression challenge , just beautiful : )

  3. Stunning card and box! Beautiful colours and so beautifully elegant. Thank you for sharing this with us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog, hugs, Jayne x

  4. Gorgeous card and box Liz, love the shoe, beautiful roses and love the colours. I bet your friend was real pleased with all the effort you put into this. Carolxx

  5. Beautiful card and box! This is so elegant and I love those colors. Thanks for playing along with us at SDD and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

  6. Breath taking card and box. So unique and beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  7. Lovely card it´s very elegant and the bright blue colour is perfect. Thank you for joining us at Songbird Challenge this time, and good luck in the draw:)
    Hugs Charlotte

  8. Stunning creation, I'm sure it will be treasured for many years to come!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  9. gorgeous card, thankyou for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles xx

  10. Beautiful card and presentation box

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our anything goes challenge

    Margaret xx

  11. This is fun Liz well done .

    Thank you so much for joining us for “A Deeper Shade of Blue ” at
    The Songbird Challenge and GOOD LUCK .
    Hugs Elaine

  12. wow what a stunning card. The details are amazing. Thank you for joining us at Stamping Dragon xx

  13. Great card and box, love the blue colourcombo, thanks for sharing at OLLCB, Wendy x

  14. Oh what Beautiful cards! Thanks for playing along with us in the Ai Quilling challenge.

  15. Nice! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew!

  16. Very, very pretty with great details! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD magazine challenge:) Hugz

  17. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at OLL.
    hugs Anke

  18. Absolutely gorgeous, love the shoe and the colours are fab.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  19. Fantastic card and Box Liz.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

  20. So creative, love your fab shoe card and matching box.
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this wee.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy

  21. Hi Liz
    Saw you on MIM again and I love your super card and box too. Love your design with the shoe. Such a perfect pair of creations for a wedding day.
    Michaela xx