Monday, 15 February 2010

Shoes

So anyway, Now I have my blog back to myself....I've made another card. Told you I would, didn't I? Oh ye of little faith! I went onto some of the websites recommended and I've ordered a stamp with a cute Tilda character on it but while I'm waiting for that to arrive, I made this:


It's for a colleague of mine at work who loves shoes. High shoes, low shoes, pointy toes, rounded toes, ballet pumps, you name it. And if they have bows or sparkles on them too, so much the better. So I had a lot of fun adding lots of bits of glitter to the detail on the paper and putting a crystal in the middle of the flower.

You know how you have different shoes for different occasions? Going out shoes that look fab but hurt so much you can only wear them if the most walking you are going to do is between car in car park and restaurant entrance, smart work shoes, summer flip flops, old faithfulls that aren't particularly stylish but you know won't pinch or nip no matter how far you walk etc. Well when you work in an exams office you have a new category to add. Exam shoes. You see our school is 100 years old this year and the exams hall is in the original part of the school. The corridor that leads from the classrooms and offices to the exams office runs next to the hall. Now those floorboards are solid wood, they creak and every footstep sounds like the 'fe fi fo fum' of the giant in Jack and The Beanstalk. The walls are solid and every sound echos. So 'exams shoes' are needed for when exams are on. They have to be soft and quiet and low and you need to be able to walk quickly in them. So whilst the card is for my colleague in the exams office, the shoe on the front most definitely isn't an exam shoe!

8 comments:

Denise said...

Lovely card Deb,do I recognise the pink card and sentiment? You will love the Tilda stamps she is really cute xx Hope you enjoyed your meal yesterday :-)

scrappyjacky said...

Lovely card,Deb...just perfect for the recipient....bet she loves to get out of her exam shoes.I'm sure you'll love your Tida...and they're nice and easy to stamp with.

humel said...

lol! Yep, I know all about exam shoes... Mine are plain black low-heeled boots, but I do have some (decidedly not for exam halls) bee-yoo-ti-ful, vertiginous, dark red suede and satin ribbon shoes which are nearly as gorgeous as the shoe on your lovely card :-)

Deb said...

As I read your story I wondered if your colleague actually wore high heals to work. LOL! Sounds like those high shoes would make some serious noise in your work building.

I work for a chiropractor so the shoes I wear are flat - kind of nurse-type shoes. I miss wearing the high pretty shoes, but my feet sure don't miss it!

The card you made is so cute! I'm sure your colleague will love it.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love your card. As you continue to wait for your stamps, your scrap supplies can often make lots of terrific cards, too!
Rinda

Amy said...

Well, you've got the hang of making a GREAT card! I love this one :-)

Sian said...

Great card! I have to be a handbag collector instead of a shoe lover because my feet are so small..but it doesn't stop me admiring :)

RachelB said...

Ooh I love this Deb, I too am a huge shoe fan!!