Old Boots

Beccy’s Place Challenge this month has a sketch theme to follow. As with all her challenges Beccy provides a free image each month and this month was a pair of boots a great image for the men. As the boots come without laces I found a quote from Harry Styles to go with them, I hope he will not mind!


Materials used:
Beccy’s Place Boots (freebie available from challenge blog)
X-Cut square die set
X-Cut scalloped rectangle die 
brown textured card and green card
X-Press It card 
K & Company Life’s Journey London Map 12×12 paper
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Copic pens

The boots and the quote are printed out together on X-Press It card and coloured with Copics then cut with a square die. A slightly larger mat is cut with the next size die.

The designer paper is cut with a scalloped edged rectangle die (I don’t have a square one). The card is assembled as in the picture with the two sizes of green circles punched out using a Cropodile.

The trickiest part of this card was cutting a scalloped square with only a scalloped rectangle. It was a case of careful positioning of the die so as not to cut in the wrong place.

I have coloured in a lot of boots over the past couple of years, not least because my youngest daughter’s wedding had a walking theme so the invites, place name card and order of service all had boots on. The place name cards had a very small pair of boots on them! Also since she, her husband and my husband are all keen walkers boots have appeared on several birthday cards. It’s a good job I like colouring boots!

Thanks for walking in. Take care.

Entering the  following challenges:
Beccy’s Place #February – Card Sketch
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges #368 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #144 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #62 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft #02 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore #February – Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #391 – Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude #36 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #143 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #222 – Anything Goes
My Creative Scoop Colour Inspiration Link Up #31
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra #February – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #194 – Anything Goes 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #76 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #54 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #206 – Anything Goes


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
This entry was posted in Beccy's Place, card making, Copics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Old Boots

  1. Linda says:

    What a wonderful male card! Such a great Beccy’s image and super colouring! Well done on lining up that scalloped die! It looks perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Your card is so cute and you did a great job. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges} Hugs, Kathy

  3. Fabulous card Pippa thank you for joining us over on
    Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog
    Dianne xx
    DT for IDCB

  4. Annette says:

    Pippa you have done an amazing job with this image. Coloured beautifully and the sentiment is perfect too. Love the idea of the map designer paper in the background because those boots definitely look like they have done their miles. Nice work, I love it. Also loved reading about Pippa too. Thank you for sharing with us over here at “A Perfect Time To Craft” and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  5. amy says:

    Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 4CC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. Ine says:

    Very nice. Thank you for sharing with us over here at “A Perfect Time To Craft” and best of luck with your entry.
    Bye, Ine
    DT for: http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.nl/

  7. Lynda Hall says:

    A lovely card and nice layout. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge.
    Good luck
    DT Lynda

  8. Beccy Muir says:

    Your card is awesome Pippa, the colouring is particularly eye catching. I love the two colours you used for the boots, you really did a great job, I can see you’ve had practice! You also did a great job lining up the rectangle die… I wouldn’t have know if I hadn’t read your blurb. The map looks fabulous in the background and coordinates perfectly with the old boots. Love it!

Thank you for your comments. They are appreciated.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s