Friday, 5 February 2010

New Home for Dotee Dolls, also been busy making cards

Way back in June of 2008 I stumble across a wonderful blog. So worth a look it a real feast for the eyes :)

Well they were so pretty I just had to have a go :) I also decided to post the link on docrafts to show my wonderful friends there how pretty they were Well we have had some wonderful dotee dolls made and swopped on the forum but our queen on the forum of dotee dolls is Sue bubbles

My very beautiful Dotee dolls needed  a new home where I could enjoy them every day and also show them off to everyone who came to visit so what better place than the window next to my front door the light shines through and they look amazing.  Thank you to everyone who has sent me a dotee I adore them

These are wonderful little treasures, maybe you could make one for a friend, or yourself or do a swop with someone There are no hard and fast rules about making these any shape any decoration it all up to you, just have fun :)

I have also had several birthday cards to make, three of which were male birthday cards ... not the easiest cards to make

The Old Car Card  was made by stamping and embossing with detailed black stamp n stuff embossing powder onto an old page of a book that was falling apart and past saving so I gave myself permission to use it. I then inked the image using a green sponge the type you wash pots with, I then inked the edges and layered it to within an inch of its life. Oh before this I added eyelets to put string through  to make it more masculine One of the matting layers was done on pattern paper I stamped clock faces all over it but the amount of matt that shows you cannot see them. I then added a tag and again used string and a peel off greet coloured inn green I then used corner of the once upon a time paper stack, as background paper I added three brown buttons then put gems in the buttons (I love doing this I think gems and buttons go so well together) I mounted it all on to cardstock in complimentary colour.

The second card "Men on a Mission" is a fab stamp by crafty individuals I love their products I stamped a clock face on the background  on 6x6 Laura Ashley paper then used another piece of paper, from some stash I got for my birthday. I  inked the edges.  I used distress ink and a brayer to go over the stamped image and misted it with water  in two colours then let dry I then mounted on green card and added buttons with string through

The lampost card is amde using a Dimension four stamp and thenn layered over and embossed on top of a bike stamp by personal impressions I used inks on the background to creat effect

The wonderful bird stamp is made by Penny Black coloured in using water colour pencils and mounted in complimentary colours


SueB said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Alma, everything looks amazing!!! Your dottee's look very cute all together like that.
As for your cards, they are just wonderful. Male cards are soooo hard, but yours look brilliant, really nice vintage look. I adore the one with the birds too, how pretty!
Well done Alma!!! Lovely to see so much crafting from you again.

Suzie xxxx :)

sue-bubbles said...

Oh wow Alma, what a lovely lot of inspiration you have given me in the wee small hours of the morning! I love how you have stamped onto a page from a book - what a brilliant idea! I bought some books from the hospital charity shop to 'trash for stash' - I hadnt thought of stamping onto them...I will now! Your cards are lovely, your work is beautiful!
Hey, last but certainly not least, I adore how you are displaying your dotees, and welldone you for spreading the word..and the joy!
Sue x

Ally said...

Wow. You have made some beautiful things. Well done!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oooo I love your dollys they look so cute :D
Julie xx

Carmen said...

Loooove your Dotees and off to check that link as soon as I'm finished noseying at your blog. am in a Alice swap at the mo and bet I could have a bash at a dotee for that somehow. Hmm. Lovely inspiration, thank you!

carolejgriffin said...

Hi Alma
What a great place to display your dotees, where you and all your visitors can enjoy them, and what a talking point!

Loving your "guy" cards too, they are always so difficult but you have done a fab job, and very inspirational too!

Did you get my mail the other day regarding dotees? (not something else gone missing, please?!!!)

Carole x

mrs tsv said...

alma, what a fab way to store your dottee dolls, it looks fab. iv got mine on my dressing table knobs and my wardrobe doors knobs. so i can always see mine.

i love your mens cards, very masculine. well done as mens are not easy to do.
lots of hugs gina xxxxxx

craftattack said...

Lovely idea for showing off your dotees, well done, and the cards are also nice!

debbi taylor said...

I think most people struggle with mens cards! I like yours and I love the penny black one! they are one of my passions - hope you are well x x x

Sian said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I haven't been blogging long gets kind of addictive! And I love the way it leads to me finding lots of other interesting blogs. Like this one :)

Hi I'm Maria... said...

oh alma love the way you show your dotee's off, mine are like ginas, on door and draw knobs...

and as for your male cards, they're all stunning, I have such trouble in doing mens cards and yours are all fab, well done...

maria x

CoventryAnn said...

Your dotees look fabulous Alma, I love the ones Sue mde for me, they hang on my Christmas tree every year. The variety of colours you have used make me (almost!) want to get out a needle and thread!!!

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