Saturday, 2 August 2014

Anything Goes in August at Stamping Sensations

"Anything Goes" this month, so I'm sharing something very different, a pair of altered shoes! I couldn't resist a pair of comfy Clarks shoes at a tenner in their sale, but I'm really not ready for beige shoes. They had a lovely nubuck finish which is just ideal for stamping on, so I got out my new birthday stamps from Crafty Individuals and set about changing the look...

"Altered Shoes"

There are lots more pictures to share!


Of course, shoes have to look like a matching pair, so I was careful to repeat the stamping on both shoes.

And again on the outside edges.

These tiny meadow stamps are just perfect for the velcro straps.

And a butterfly always makes a great focal point :-)


I used Ranger Archival ink for nice, crisp images that hopefully should resist the water (not that it rains in Ireland...)


...and stamped without using an acrylic block, just holding the stamp and pressing onto the shoe.


My Nan (you know, the one who was a cross between Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax who alwyas said she wasn't superstitious) wouldn't let us put our shoes on the table because it was bad luck. I thought of her while I was taking the photographs!

Anyway, I hope you can join in with our challenge this month. You can share anything you like, as long as stamping is the main element. The winner will receive a fantastic prize from Tonic...

The newly released Twisted Twine 674e and 584e, together worth nearly forty pounds!

Friday, 1 August 2014


I won this "Love" wooden blank from a blog challenge earlier in the year, but am posting it today to say a "Happy Anniversary" to my husband Tom. We have been married 25 years today, so are celebrating our silver wedding anniversary with a big party in the garden. Please keep you fingers crossed for us that we have good weather!