Thursday, 8 November 2012

Cinderella Slippers

Last week my Mum and I made our annual visit to see the Christmas section at Harrods in London. I will save my photos from that visit for a future post. Whilst we were there we decided to visit the toy department, yes I am still a kid at heart. On our way we noticed a new Disney "Pop up Shop" had opened and there was a big commotion around the "Cinderella Slipper Shop". Now I love Disney but I am rather out of touch as the last time we visited Walt Disney World was in 2003. It appears that for the last 2 years Harrod's have produced a special "shoe" in time for their annual Christmas Parade. Last year it was Dorothy's red shoes from the Wizard of Oz and this year, in collaboration with Disney,  it is Cinderella's slippers.
There was an amazing glass display cabinet showing these sparkling shoes. This was catching everyone attention. I decided to get side tracked and go into the special "Store"

Cinderella was at the entrance and I wandered inside.

There were lots of  little and not so little  girls trying the shoes on and buying them. The smaller sized shoes had no heel but the larger sizes had a 3" one and looked stunning. (Yes the "shop" was a bit pink for me ;0)

There were rows of the sweet shoes, arranged in sizes, on the shelves. Each pair was in a special box tied with ribbon.  I got talking to one of the assistants and I commented how gorgeous the shoes were and that they should be make in adult sizes. To my astonishment she said that they were and that as they are a limited edition they had nearly sold out of the adult sizes!

Now  I have been looking for some "bling" shoes for Christmas parties etc and I could not resist trying a pair on. To my amazement they are as soft as gloves and despite the heel just so comfy. I decided that a pair just had to come home with me

This is the special box they came in.

They came wrapped in tissue paper. Even the inner linings of the shoes have a pretty image.

And here they are, my very own "Cinderella slippers". I am so delighted with them and yes....I shall go to the Ball...but I wonder what will happen once the clock strikes midnight?
(I know I shall never grow up, I am just a really big kid at heart but they really are a fabby pair of party shoes.They sparkle beautifully  and I am sure will get some comments when I wear them, perhaps I shall say they are Jimmy Choos ;0)

My card for today needs to have a heavy dose of sparkle so here she is, my little Fairy Godmother who could grant any Christmas wishes with a wave of her Christmas wand ;0) With only 47 days until the Big Day that would be very useful.

She is actually called Hokey Pokey made by Nelly Snellen and is one of my newer stamps which I have only just inked up. I coloured her with Promarkers and Prismacolor pencils. I added some sparkle to her coat using  Glamour Dust. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. The papers are from my stash. (Edit 9.11.12 I have been asked where I bought this backing paper...after a lot of trying to remember I found that it is a digital paper I bought from Shery K Designs. I have emailed the owner to see if she is happy for me to post a link here to her shop and will post one if she is happy for me to do so). The snow was made using my Viva pearl pen...I love this product. I hand punched some snowflakes and holly leaves too using gold card. This card has already been sold but I do have another version for sale in my Etsy shop here

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Ribbon Girl Sparkle
Dream Valley Glitter and bling #44
Visible Image Sparkle
ABC Christmas V for Vibrant colours
Papertake Weekly anything goes
Whimsy Card Challenge Traditional Christmas colours #53
The Paper Shelter #89 Elves and Fairies
Divas by Design Let's get cute #60
Crafts and Me red #108
My Mum's craft Shop Use a sentiment #83

It's a lovely sunny day today and has warmed up nicely. I am about to head out to my Garden Studio for a few hours crafting. I am still trying to catch up with my Bag charm orders, thanks to everyone who bought them. We have got tickets to see Skyfall tomorrow night, I can't wait. There are some films that just have to be seen on the Big Screen and this is one of them. Happy Thursday everyone and thanks as always for taking the time to visit me here.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


greenrabbitdesigns said...

Wow Jane your shoes are amazing!! All the way through your post I was thinking Lyndsey would love this!! She was always a Disney girl and now very much a shoe girl!!! Actually personally speaking I would be more impressed if your said they were Disney shoes as opposed to Jimmy Choos! :)
That pearl pen looks like a lot of fun, what a brilliant effect.
Happy Thursday,
V xxx
BTW, L and her fiance went to see Skyfall last week and she said it was amazing. :)

Jane said...

They are totally fab Vivienne, I can't wait to wear them; we have a few parties lined up where they will be just perfect. Can't wait to see Skyfall ;0)
Jane x

Tangled Sweetpea said...

I am head over heels in love with your slippers!! Think I might need to make a trip :)
Victoria xx

Caz said...

Fabulous card Jane, love the image, layout and design. Your shoes are totally gorgeous, lucky you. I'm sure you'll get many comments.
Caz x

Jack said...

What an adorable card. And yes, I NEED those slippers too, lol. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

Mia said...

Dear Jane,

I can't believe that you have bought MY SHOES! I meant those are so me, I would LOVE to wear those during the holiday season (inside, of course)... Please have one picture later while you have them on, they seem the most magical shoes ever! And that whole pink-section at Harrods would have been my heaven :) Thank you so much for sharing!

Have a wonderful day, dear friend, and only 47days or so to go... ;)


Jane said...

I would go soon Victoria as they are a limited edition. I LOVE them,
Jane x

Jane said...

Thanks Caz I can't wait to see people's reaction when I tell them the story!
Jane x

Jane said...

Thank you Jack ;0)
Jane x

Jane said...

Mia they are SO you and as for the Pink would have swooned...;0) I shall try to remember to take a photo when I wear them to show. Keep warm, I cannot believe your snow already.
Jane x

by Teresa said...

Oh Jane.. what a wonderful experience to actually be a Cinderella and have shoes fitted on your feet like a princess! They are gorgeous and I can't wait to see them on you when you go to the ball!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

catherine said...

This is a beautiful card and perfect for our challenge this week over at MMCS. Thanks for joining us and hope to see you again
x catherine

Dot said...

Thank you for sharing your day, Jane. Your new shoes are really so elegant.
Lovely card you have made, the red and gold looks stunning together and the LOTV image is just a darling.
Thanks for joining our V for Vibrant Colours at ABC Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Remember you can never have to many Christmas cards ;)

Sharon said...

This is a beautiful card Jane. Love the image and beautifully coloured. Love the papers also. Thank you for sharing this with us at Diva's by Design.
Hugs Sharon. x

Jacqueline Smith said...

That is a really fabulous story about those Cinderella shoes! Your card is fabulous and I love the colors and all the details on your card! Gal you Rock!Thanks for playing with us at Whimsy Stamps!

Jane said...

Teresa I did feel like a princess..I shall be going to a couple of "balls" aka parties over Christmas.
Jane x

Jane said...

Thanks Catherine,
Jane x

Jane said...

Hi Dot, I just LOVE making Christmas cards and agree you certainly can never have enough. Thanks for visiting,
Jane x

Jane said...

Thank you Sharon,
Jane x

Jane said...

You're very kind Jacqueline ;0)
Jane x

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love the deep colouring of her dress. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

Ella's Design said...

They truly are Cindrella slippers, Jane! I'm sure every girl who has an inner princess would love to wear them - myself included - my only issue would be the 3" heel as that would take me to 6' 2"!! Glad you had a lovely day shopping and enjoy your cinema night too!

Love your little LOTV card with it's festive red and gold colour combo - can I ask if you know where the paper that you have used is from? I've noticed you use it a couple of times and think it's such a great pattern for Christmas without overpowering. Hugs, Lisa x

Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Jane, your new shoes are Dream Shoes! You are going to be a Princess in your Christmas parties! I can only try to imagine how beautiful it is in London with the Christmas windows, lights etc.
I'm happy to see your lovely Christmas cards and I wish you great evening with Mr. Bond!
Happy weekend! x Teje

Ribbon Girl said...

I take a 5.1/2 when you're finished with them Jane! Wow, you had a great time in Harrods and your shoes are fabulous - you shall go to the ball!! Oh, and your card is lovely too, in fact, it's gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge, Mary G x

Jane said...

Thanks Shirley,
Jane x

Jane said...

Hi Lisa, they are quite a tall but very elegant heel;0) I have edited my post to name the backing paper. It took me a while to remember where is was from! Off to see Skyfall at 8.30pm tonight, we can't wait!Thanks for visiting me,
Jane x

Jane said...

I will indeed be ready for the ball in my shoes Teje ;0) I am really looking forward to the parties we are off to and I now have the shoes to wear. Yes our date with Mr Bond is just hours away ;0) Have a great weekend,
Jane x

Jane said...

Mary so I am a 5 1/2! They do come up a bit small so I bought a size 6 which fits perfectly. Perhaps we could share them..LOL!
Jane x

Eva Marie said...

So adorable!
Thanks for playing at DVC

Linda Hensley said...

Just the other day I was thinking I should write a post about how I don't get the whole thing about women and shoes, but I have to admit that I really love these! I guess I want to be Cinderella too, well, after the Prince comes :)

Jane said...

Thanks Eva
Jane x

Jane said...

They were irresistible Linda.....they shouted "buy me " ;-)
Jane x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Your Cinderella shoes are just amazing Jane...of course you must remember to be home before midnight though!
Thank you so much for my latest beautiful bag charms and for sending out so quickly too. They are now in Madrid on the girls shopping bags (they seem to have been very busy!) and they are trilled with them....I've just spied the cup and saucer in your last post...I think it will be on my wish list!
That's such a wonderful illustration in the post below too Jane..
Happy Weekend,
Susan x

Jane said...

I dread to think what will happen if the clock strikes 12 Susan ;0) I am delighted your girls like their bag charms and they are now walking around Madrid..what fun! Happy weekend,
Jane x

Helen Philipps said...

I love your Cinderella slippers, Jane! They are something every little (and not so little) girl dreams of aren't they?? You will have a very sparkly time this coming festive season :)
Lovely little sparkly card too.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Helen x

Jane said...

I know Helen, I will also be a big little girl ;0) Happy weekend too, your trip to London looked such fun,
Jane x

Margreet said...

Thanks for joining the Divas with this cute card, Jane...great colouring and lovely details!
xxx Margreet

Jane said...

Thanks Margreet.
Jane x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Cinderella slippers so magical!!! Guaranteed for a chariot ride and Queen's will be the Queen!!! I love them! I know you will look special and have fabulous Christmas parties!
I have what I call "my glass slippers" from my daughters wedding and I cherish them!
Love your card.

Laney Izzybeads said...

Oh my goodness, its been years since I have been to Harrods...remind me to tell you the tale of passing out and having not one, not two but THREE doctors answer the 'is there a doctor in the house' call!! I love Harrods, all those teddies, I brought one for my son before he was born, its perfect. Love the shoes, bet they will be fantastically sparkly when you go to the ball!

Jane said...

I will indeed be ready for the Ball Robin ;0)
Jane x

Jane said...

Harrods really is one of my favourite stores Laney. I can quite image the scene there when you fainted..;0)
Jane x

Sharon Caudle said...

What a fun shopping trip!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly! Hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

June Nelson said...

Oh the shoes I need the shoes!!!!!! do they do them in size 9 or 8 for peeps nearly six foot cos I dont care i want them they are beautiful me lovely and so is your card as always, thanks for cheering me up tonight I needed it , your a tonic, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

downrightcrafty said...

OMG on the shoes aren't they fabulous as is the box, your card is almost as shiny too, great image and love the richness of the gold and reds just beautiful
Hugs Kate xx

Jane said...

Great to see you here June and I'm so pleased to have made you smile...get better soon,
Jane x

Jane said...

They are dream shoes Kate. Thanks for liking my card she such a sweet stamp.
Jane x

Jane said...

Hi Sharon I had such a fun shopping trip. Thanks for visiting me,
Jane x

Bettina L. said...

This is a stunning christmas card and I love the design with the added snowflakes, mistletoe and gorgeous vibrant colours. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Jane said...

Thanks for your kind comment Bettina
Jane x