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I'm Lesley and I've been a crafter all my life. I discovered paper crafting about 30 years ago and this is now my great passion.

Wednesday 29 September 2021

If the Shoe fits...

In my first bumper DT haul from Craft Consortium, I also received the Happy Haunting Collection. This is another collaboration between CC and Helz Cuppelditch. It actually came out last year but was relaunched in September. My package contained 6x6 and 12 x 12 papers, decoupage pack, puffy stickers (eek - I love these!) , 2 packs of clear stamps, enamel dots to match the paper pads and 2 packs of charms - witch hats and tombstones. 

The characters are again whimsical and I would describe them as spooky rather than scary so little ones should not be upset by them and, having grandchildren myself, I know that is important. Some of the pages have highlighted images in a shiny-coated finish to add a further touch of luxury.




I have to admit that I have never gone in for Hallowe'en in a big way before but these papers and characters are just so cute that my mind was in a mixture of panic and overdrive thinking of how to use them. My first project was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest  by binkyblossoms.blogspot.com but it didnt lead anywhere. 






This is how I made mine.First of all, I made a rough drawing of a shoe/boot on copy paper and added the tongue and heel detail. I am used to creating shaped cards from outline dies and went about it the same way only cutting by hand. Once I was happy I traced this twice more and cut parts away to get layers like decoupage for different papers. I cut the scallop edge with kiddy scissors. 

This is where I wished I could still remember how to use my scan n cut machine as this would have made it all so much easier! Note to self - get out machine again and start to use it! 




Having selected the papers from the 12 x 12 pack I cut out the tent fold base card from 300 gsm black card and and prepared the layers. Luckily I had some ghastly green lace that came in a bundle - I never thought I would use it but it was just right here! I ruched some up between the layers for the heel and along the top with red liner tape and finally threaded it  it up the front, adding a bow and some fussy cut tags with a hot-glue gun. 

I was so happy the way this turned out but will definitely be teaching myself how to use my cutting machine again. 

Craft Consortium products used:

Happy Haunting 12 x 12   200gsm papers

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