09 April 2011

It has to be red

Sounds like a simple question - What's your favourite colour?  Since I was little, my favourite colour has always been blue.  I always answered without hesitation.  Blue.  And I still *love* blue.  But I have been a bit fickle over the past few years and I have had obsessions with green, orange and red as well!!  Lately, it's RED all the way.  I glanced through my wardrobe this weekend, and found I have two pairs of red canvas shoes, a red handbag, red purse, red striped t-shirt, red cardigan, red umbrella, red gym shirt, red Nike Shox, red uggie-style slippers, red polar fleece jumper, two red long-sleeved t-shirts, and the list goes on...  so I think I can safely say that my current favourite colour is... RED.

I scrapped about my red slippers last year HERE so I thought it would be fun to scrap about my red shoes!  Here's my layout:

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This layout is for:
# If It's Groovy ~ April Challenge ~ Hans Christian Anderson
I visited this site and found out he wrote 168 stories!  I would never have guessed it was that many.  "The Red Shoes" was written in 1845 (and the main character's name is Karen too).

Here's a little detail shot:


My layout is also for:
# Crop Suey ~ April ~ Embellishments from scraps
I made some rolled paper roses (papers are Autumn Leaves and Kaisercraft)
# My Partner in Crafting Crime ~ Challenge #24 ~ Layer it Up
Three layers of Green Tara flowers, plus the birdie and roses on top of those
# TAAFOMFT ~ No Housework Day challenge ~ Favourite colour
# Heather ~ No Housework Day challenge ~ include a bird
The bird is a stamp from the Kaisercraft 'Flora and Fauna' set, stamped on Autumn Leaves paper with black Stazon ink


  1. Fantastic Red layout ! Gorgeous flowers red definitely is your favourite colour.


  2. I am soooo glad you joined Tally and came by my blog...Good luck with the RAK's, mine and everyone else's! I you have any questions about Tally..just let me know:)

  3. OOOH Sorry, awesome layout! My favorite color is red too!!!

  4. This is GORGEOUS! I love love love love all the red and that stitching!! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with FAVE THINGS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  5. O wow this is awesome, love the bold red and those rolled flowers are so pretty. xx

  6. Fabulous Layout!!!!!
    I too have a thing for red shoes!!!
    thanks so much for taking part in the blog hop!! and challenge

  7. Gorgeous layout,love the red theme and your flowers are lovely..
    Mandy x

  8. Karen this is fabulous. You rocked the red!
    Thanks for playing along with These Are a Few of My Fav Things!

  9. Fantastic layout!! Love your handmade rolled flowers!! Thanks for playing with us at Crop Suey!!

  10. Lovely layout- great colour combo and I really love your big flowers!! :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at My Partner In Crafting Crime this time!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

  11. Super fab layout as always Karen! Thanks so much for playing along with My Partner in Crafting Crime's 'layer it up' challenge! Good luck with the extra draws!


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