My lovely blogland friends

Sunday, 26 June 2011


Good morning, well the heatwave is here and its a lovely day so i'm going to have a few hours relaxing in the garden today :-)
 But first i wanted to share these shoes I've been making with a fab free template from Chocolate Baroque.   Glenda and the Chocolate Baroque DT made some gorgeous samples and really inspired me to have a play and I ended up making 3 shoes (so far lol)

The shoe on the left is made using a bp from one of my Graphicus Guild paper packs, I've been hoarding them for ages but every so often i am brave enough to actually cut into one lol. I've made this one open toes and omitted the heel. I added some black ric rac trim to the front of the shoe and an ankle strap. I used some trim I got from our local Scrap Store before it closed down for the ankle strap, I do miss that shop. It was a real Aladdins cave of 'stuff', allsorts of bits and pieces that local companies would have thrown out and you could get a big basket full for a fiver!! Anyway the black trim is, I think , actually bra strap elastic lol, its quite pretty and I've got loads of it so i thought it would be perfect for this show. The large flower on the front is stamped and embossed with copper EP using one of the flowers from Chocolate Baroque 'Diamante Delight's themeplate. Its painted with H2Os and the petals curled a little and attached to the front of the shoe.

The middle shoe is also made with one of my GG papers, over stamped with a small rose stamp from the Harlequin Rose stamp sheet. I rounded the toe on this shoe and added a piece cut with a nestie on the front to mount the grungepaper roses. I've added  some peach ribbon from my stash, a copper tassel and some leaves stamped on acetate and glittered on the reverse (also using  a stamp from Diamante Delights). I also made a tag to go with this shoe, again using stamps from Harlequin Rose.

The cream shoe was my first attempt, its made with a free bp download from Chocolate Baroque and stamped using stamps from the Paisley Elephant stamp sheet and embossed with gold EP. I added cream ribbon, beige lace and gold trim to finish off.

I'm entering my shoes in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Stamps: Handmade flowers (middle shoe)
Crafty Emma's Challenge: Anything but a square
If the shoe fits: Roses (middle shoe)
Sweet Stampin Challenge: something old, something new (I've used a new
shoe template and i've had the stamps for years)
Totally Gorjuss: ribbon and lace (right shoe)

Thanks for calling by today
Claire xx


  1. Absolutely stunning shoes!!!

  2. Three lovely creations Claire, must remember to download the template. Carol x

  3. Beautiful creations, I had to make one of these for a DT creation and really enjoyed them, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. I have candy if you are interested
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. This are so unique, I've never seen anything like this before, they're so stunning! Thanks for entering at Sweet Stampin this week, hugs x

  5. Ha Ha the "Cobblers" did make me smile.
    These little shoes are adorable, lovely work. Thanks for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin, good luck. Debbiexx

  6. Lovely shoes, Claire! A nice change from cards don't you think?

    Janet xx

  7. Claire, these are fantastic!! I like the sound of your scrap store, shame it's no longer... Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  8. These are amazing Claire - so beautiful and unique.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  9. Wow, these are fabulous. I love them all. Thanks for playing along at Totally Gorjuss. Hope to see you back on Saturday. Marianne x ( I have some candy on my blog.)

  10. Wow, these are gorgeous! :) Incredible details and just stunning.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



  11. Thanks for joining our "Embossing" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  12. Wow these are gorgeous I love all of the Embossing and the colour theme,

    thank you so much for joining us at the Secrst Crafter Saturday Challenge,

    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  13. WOWZER!!!!! These are amazing!!!!! HUgs Juls

  14. Stunning shoes Claire. Love your use of ribbon and lace. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  15. Claire those shoes are amizing! So delicate and elegant. Really lovely.
    Thanks for joining us on Easy Craft Projects. Hugs!

  16. Lovely!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


  17. Very pretty
    Thanks for joining us at Secret crafter Saturday Challenge this week

  18. These are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the CES Challenge!

  19. A really beautiful creation, these shoes are stunning and so beautifully embellished, thank you so much for joining in the fun at CES this week :) Donna x

  20. love the shoes. they are soo cute. love the look and the papers you chose. thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

  21. Love these shoes! I love shoes, they always fit... Sorry it took me so long to comment, I've been having major problems with Blogger...Thanks for playing with us at the OCC!


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