Friday 23 April 2021

Hip Hip Hipster Shoe


At Kate Hadfield Designs there are so many fabulous sets it is really easy to get inspired to use them. There are digital stamps which you can colour, coloured versions you can scrapbook or make into digital layouts. Papers, patterned overlays and doodles galore. No matter what your skill level there are so many goodies to play with.

I love the shoe in this set of Hip Hip Hipster Stamps. When I was a teenager my parents had very little money and I often had hand me down clothes and shoes. MY very first pair of sneakers were in this style and they were bought for ME. Not hand me downs but my very own shoes for ME and they were branded Le Coq Sportif. I thought I looked the bees knees in them and this stamp totally reminded me of these shoes. I loved those shoes and they lasted me years.

I don't often make male cards as we have so many women in the family. If I am making a card 'just because' I tend to make more feminine cards but I am really making an effort to do more male cards. I thought this image would be perfect for this.

I made the stamp quite a large size and coloured it with Promarkers. I stuck it to some thick card to make it sturdy. Added a die cut star shape and dusted off my Cropodile and eyelets. I couldn't set the star shaped ones with this but I still have my old Fiskars spring loaded setting tools and they worked fine. Shaped ones I always seem to have issues with so I am really glad I never got rid of them when I bought the 'must have' Cropodile Big Bite (they are both very, very old tools. I bet many people don't use them anymore!)

Once the eyelets were set I threaded some silver metallic ribbon through to make super cool laces. This whole shape is popped up on foam squares to accommodate the bulk that the laces and eyelets take up at the back.

I had stuck to a very simple colour scheme of red, white and blue for the show so used these for matting and layering. The star paper I think is from a big pack of very old papers from Docrafts/Papermania and I always find stars useful for male cards.

The sentiment is a digital Freebie from Desert Diva  Hannelie has a huge selection of sentiments on her blog and is so generous with them. I have often used them over the years. She has a fantastic CAS style of card making that I really admire. If you are not already aware of her you really need to go check her blog out. She has been on many great companies design teams over the years and is a great ambassador for anyone she creates for. Hop on over there, give her some love and check out her free sentiments.

The sentiment has been matted onto layers of card and all have been cut using the petite Label 1 dies from the Spellbinders D Lites range. They have been so useful over the years for smaller sentiments.

I am really pleased with how this turned out. I just love seeing an image, it sparking an idea and then when it comes out even better than you hoped it makes me so happy. I have found that the freedom to make what I want without constraint and with so many resources to be able to play with has sparked my creativity so much.

Over at Kate Hadfield Designs there is lots going on. Kate is really generous with her freebies which are readily available. If you sign up to the newsletter you get access to an extra subscriber area the Doodle Den where there are loads more freebies. There is a gallery full of projects by the Creative Team and customers and so much inspiration for crafters and teachers. I would highly recommend you pop over there and join in the fun.

Card Details -

Size - A5

Digital Image - Shoe 3 from Hip Hip Hipster Stamps (Kate Hadfield Designs)

Digital Sentiment - Freebie 821 (Desert Diva)

Dies - Stitched Star (Ebay) & Petite Labels 1 (Spellbinders D Lites)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Embellishments - Eyelets, ribbon

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. Great card Mandy and I love your memory.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  2. A great card for a Dude! Lovely memories for you to Mandy.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  3. Really fun colors and great design here, so perfect for a teenager!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  4. Hi Mandy, a stunning card for a male, love the star shaped eyelets you have used on the shoe. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

  5. This is a fabulous card and how lovely that it invoked such a special memory.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. Great card, glad it brought back some memories for you,
    Thank you for joining us
    CD sunday plus DT

  7. Brilliant card! I have to say, that shoe looks absolutely Regulation, Bravo! I'm loving the eyelets! And LOL my Fiskar Spring-Loaded Setters are in the lefthand drawer of my creating desk, Missy! I suck at setting eyelets with my Cropadile. I'm now remembering how Donna Downey one time set an eyelet on a mini album page without checking the other side first, and accidentally wounded her son (who was pictured on the other side) in the you-know-where. And so she laughed and said, "I'm bringing eyelets back, baby!" Hahaha, well, I still have my zillion of them and I'm still waiting for that day! Make a few more of these and YOU may be bringing them back! heehee

  8. I loved reading your post and your story about hand-me-downs. My family was just the same, but my mother was a wonderful seamstress and made most of our clothes.

    Your shoe came out amazing! I love that you went the extra mile by lacing it. The colors are perfect. I agree about using stars on masculine cards.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Cut it Up for our Masculine Card challenge!


  9. Brilliant card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for I ♥promarkers
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  10. This is such a super set and I just love what you've done with it. The brads and laces are fabulous! Super colours. Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny's!

  11. Mandy, fabulous card! I'm so glad you linked to the image store. I had to bookmark it. Thanks for joining us last week at Crafting Happiness Challenges. I hope you'll join us again this week. Always anything goes and unlimited entries.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team @ Crafting Happiness Challenges

  12. What an original card! Those laces are a cool & fun detail.
    Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Craft Challenge.
    I hope to see you next time!

  13. Such a fun card, well done! Thanks for sharing with us at Polkadoodles.

  14. What a fab card, love the eyelets idea, i love my cropodile use it all the time. Thanks for joining us at Colour crazy.

  15. How CUTE! You are so creative, mandy. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  16. This is such a great design. Love your creativity
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi-Choosday Challenge Blog

    Claire DT
    Mrs H's Crafty Corner

  17. This is fantastic Mandy. The perfect card for a teenager!
    Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  18. Great card, the laces and 3D gives it class. I do remember those tools never had one Unfortunately.

  19. What a fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's.
    DT Stacey

  20. Absolutely beautiful. Love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette CT -

  21. Great project Mandy. Thank you for sharing with us over here at LeAnn’s World 101 and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  22. Super FUN masculine card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  23. OMGosh, I love this card - great color choices for the young or young at heart and I love the framing for the sentiment - it so fits this card.

    So glad you joined us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Arlene CT

  24. What a great way to incorporate ribbon!
    Thanks for sharing your amazing project with us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

  25. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry CT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  26. Cute awesome card. I love that shoe and all the details. So creative. Awesome colors too. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments, Crafty Catz, Crafty Sentiments, Always fun challenge, Catch the bug, Colour Crazy..

  27. what a great card and thanks for sharing at crafty catz dont forget our dt call

  28. What a wonderful card! A belated thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. DT Kathy A. []

  29. Such a great teenager card!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug.
    Hugs from Africa!

  30. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  31. Awesome masculine design, fit your a teenager or young man, a tricky age group to make cards for in my opinion. Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug.

  32. Adorable card Mandy.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Love to Craft Challenge for April 2021.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xo
    JemLou Productions

  33. A greatteenage birthday card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments.

  34. I'm back again, thank you so much for sharing this fabulous creation at my Crafty Wednesday challenge as well!!
    PS: A new theme starts tomorrow, would love for you to stop by and check it out then!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  35. So lovely. Thank you for joinong us.
    Colouring in Scrapland DT


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