Saturday, 27 July 2013

"Paper Dolls"

Do you remember playing with 'paper dolls' as a child?  It was so much fun and brought back fond memories of playing with my collection of 'paper dolls' in my childhood.  They kept me entertained for many hours, dressing them in all the outfits that were included, and making up scenarios and stories about each of them.  Ah .......... memories !!!

Well, I finally got to play with my new Prima "Doll" stamps this week. They have been sitting on the table patiently waiting, never complaining while other things have gone on around them.

These are the three gorgeous girls I'm referring to, aren't they just so sweet!  Unfortunately I'm not sure if they have actual names or not, so I'll have to do a bit of research to identify them.

The first 'doll' is wearing an outfit from Kaisercraft 'Sweet Pea'  6 1/2" x 6 1/2" pad and to add just an extra touch, there are four tiny pearl buttons on her blouse.  The flowers come as a bunch and as they were white,  I coloured them with Distress Marker 'Spun Sugar'.

The second 'doll' is wearing a lovely flowing dress from Graphic 45  'Christmas Emporium',

The last 'doll'  is wearing a dress from Graphic 45 'A Ladies Diary' with just a touch of velvet lace at the waistband.  She is wearing a pearl necklace and matching earrings.

Each 'doll' has been stamped onto ivory cardstock with her arms, legs and head coloured with Distress Marker 'Antique Linen' and hair in different brown tones, before being fussy cut.  The background paper is from Graphic 45 'Secret Garden' and is matted onto Stampin' Up 'Soft Suede' cardstock. All the leaves and flowers are Dylusions and are coloured using Distress Markers before being fussy cut and popped onto dimensions. The ribbons are from my stash.   Each of the 'dolls' have also been popped up on dimensions.

Gosh, I didn't realise how many different brands have been used in the making of these tags - but they all go together so I guess it doesn't really matter does it?

I would love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to leave a comment.

I have entered 'doll #1' in this weeks Stampotique challenge.

Happy crafting!


  1. Gorgeous tags! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO

  2. Such a lovely trio of tags. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique x

  3. Just love your paper dolls, Helen! And, yes, I, too, have wiled away many hours playing with paper dolls as a child! Your tags are just so much fun, and so beautifully colored! Bravo!

  4. Love the paper dolls and the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  5. My daughter was a fiend for Paper Dolls Helen and this took me right back! Wonderful! Vicky x

  6. They are gorgeous Helen!! You are so talented!!


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