Sunday, June 3, 2012

Crafty Friends - Best Foot Forward

I am excited because it is my turn to host the Crafty Friends Challenge and I have made us very easy for you - this fortnight the challenge is to use flowers - yes flowers, how easy is that! 

You can use them on patterned paper, by adding them to your cards, stamp them, be inspired by flowers or make your own - how much fun is that?

I have created my own flower for this divine shoe, the shoe template is designed by my dear friend and amazing artist Laura Kirste Campbell.  My flower is created using Spellbinders Rose Creations Shapeabilities - I think I have nearly worn this Die out - LOL!  I always seem to be reaching for it!

Lots of embossing and inking, along with some gorgeous Art Stencils


  The gorgeous edge has been created using the Spellbinders Ironworks Accents Shapeabilities, which has been sponged while still in the Die - I love this effect.  of my Dies have been cut using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine

and of course I had to finish with a flower on the heel - just for that extra bit of pizazz! LOL!

This project is for the following challenges:
Catch The BugAnything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Flowers in bloom 
Hotshot Crafts - Die Cuts
Crop Stop - Pretty pearls
Creative Belli - Wedding
Just Keep on Creating - anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - vintage/shabby chic  
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

We would love you to join in with our challenge, pop over and check out the Design Team - you are sure to be inspired at every stop!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment, I read each one and appreciate your support and encouragement! I do look forward to seeing you play along with our Bi-weekly challenge - there is so much fun ahead and you are going to want to be part of it!


  1. Oooo la la! Fabulous shoe. Your projects are always amazing, Linda!

  2. Wow this is stunning those papers are divine.
    Chris x

  3. Wow Linda this is awesome!! So original! Love it!!! Hugs and blessings!

  4. Absolutely stunning and fabulous! Very creative design. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

  5. super card. Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Die cuts challenge.

    Hugs Sarah

    dont forget to "Like " our Facebook page to be in with a chance to win a £50 Goody bag.

  6. Your shoe is a work of art. It looks amazing!
    Hugs and smiles

  7. Beautiful paper, flower, and project!! So very pretty and love all the details on here.
    Thanks for joining us at Belli Challenges.

  8. WOW Linda this is amazing - you have really excelled on this one. Great to see you using the LOC stencils. The colours are fabulous too.

  9. Oh this is so GORGEOUS Linda!! I love the colors you used - those are my faves *Ü* Wonderful job on the whole thing, especially loving those layered flowers. LOVE IT! Reminds me of the shoe Laura gave us a template for. I've always kinda wanted to make one but I think I've been reluctant to make it for some reason. So I'll just admire you lovelies!! *Ü*

  10. Beautiful, Linda! Love the flower theme too! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Gorgeous shoe Linda, love your colour scheme, and the flower is beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Hugs Debs

  12. Gorgeous, beautiful Shoe, love the colours and the details.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



  13. So gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenges this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  14. WOW , i have just come accross your blog and i think it and you are amazing , i love the shoe you did but then had to check out all your other projects , Wow i think they are totally stunning ....Hugs Sue xx

  15. Cool! Thank you for sharing and joining in the fun at www.CropStop.com!

  16. Hello Lovely Linda... your shoe project is just gorgeous! I clicked on the name of your friend who designed the shoe pattern but it took me to Layers of Color's closed store. Where would I be able to get a copy of the pattern? Is she selling it somewhere? Feel free to contact me via email or on facebook. :)

    Thank you for joining us at CropStop. I hope you will come back soon!

  17. Absolutely stunning Linda. I love all the pretty details. I have that flower die and have not used it yet. :)


  18. What a beautiful shoe!!! Thanks for joining us at CropStop!

  19. Linda, this is simply magnificent!! Fabulous job my friend. You are so creative!!!

  20. Thanks for sharing your project with us....pearls for CropStop! :)

  21. Super cool project! I love it! Thanks for joining us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Good luck!

    =) Becky G

  22. I'm supposed to be keeping to the "task at hand" but then I spotted this and HAD to tell you how seriously awesome it is! You are so amazing and talented!!! ~H

  23. Gorgeous shoe. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  24. Oh my goodness Linda, this is just beautiful, I love love love the overall design and the way its all come together is just perfect.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)


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