Sweet sixteen

Pinch and a punch it’s the first of the month! I’m pleased to report that my working summer ordeal is finally over and I survived…just! I think it will take me awhile to recover and get my sparkle back but it’s a joy this morning to know that things are slowly but surely returning to normal! I’m also excited that we have a new challenge over at Crafty Boots and the theme for the next fortnight is “sweet sixteen.” Here’s my DT piece:


I’ve used one of Julie Nutting’s doll stamps and stamped it onto some book page designer paper. After colouring her face, hair, arms and legs with Promarkers I have paper pieced the dress using some of my favourite paper from the Gecko Galz Wild Roses paper pack. Crystal clear glitter adds some sparkle to the bodice and I used some organza rose trim along the bottom of the skirt.




I couldn’t resist adding some silver glitter to her shoes.


To showcase the girl I’ve layered up some designer papers after distressing the edges. The ribbon is seam binding that I’ve coloured with Spun Sugar distress ink. I’ve added in extra pieces of ribbon to create additional tails and some scraps of lace to frame the image.


The finishing touch was to add the sentiment and a tiny pink heart brad from my stash.


We hope you’ll find time to come and join us over at Crafty Boots Challenges – you have a fortnight to link up your sweet sixteen projects.

Thanks for  buzzing by.




Sweet sixteen — 9 Comments

  1. I am a big fan of these doll stamps and this one looks amazing paper pieced, I love the little touches of glitter and the organza roses.

    Your card looks amazing and the little pink heart is the perfect finishing touch.

    Enjoy your day off.

    Dionne xxxx

  2. This is so pretty that you made, so gorgeous with the embellishments you added and fraying edges of papers all round. You must have quite the stash to make the things you do. Do you ever have to run out to get something for finish a project? Do you have craft supply store close? Love how you color binding with ink.

    Phewy, I’ve been out of commission for few days but hopefully back on track. Have to rest too much but if I want to get on track guess I’d better do as told. Nasty inter-ear infection, made me dizzy as heck and nauseous. Still having to take 500 mg, .penicillin tablets 3 times a day, they don’t help either. If I don’t eat something first before taking tablets I’m terribly sick to stomach also. Yuk
    Now I’m way behind on reading/commenting on posts. When I’d try to get on here got so dizzy and nauseaous, ugh. Hope you can relax a bit now that the summer crazy is over for you. Happy week

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