My lovely blogland friends

Saturday 21 April 2012

All dressed up and a chance to win!

Hi there, my card this morning features some of the gorgeous new stamps from Chocolate Baroque. There are 2 new sets of stamps Haberdashery and Lace Fragments and they are scrummy! 

These new stamps are fab and I think they're going to be one of my favourites. I had fun dressing up one of the dress form stamps with a little chiffon dress. The background was created using a resist technique - I stamped lots of the smaller stamps from Haberdashery with versamark and then applied lots of distress ink (Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet). The border is machine stitched. I've used the sentiment stamp on ribbon stamped with black stazon. 
The black lace was made by stamping one of the gorgeous lace borders on some tissue paper with black archival ink and pleating it as I applied it to a strip of double sided tape.

The little chiffon dress was really easy to make. I stamped and cut out the dressform and then took a couple of scraps of chiffon and stamped them with another lacy border (unfortunately it doesn't show up too well in the pic). To make the dress I just wrapped the stamped chiffon around the dressform using strong double sided tape to adhere it to the back of the image. To add a bit of bling I used a little crystal buckle on some narrow black ribbon. The dressform is layered up over a die cut stamped with another lace fragment.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz: shabby chic
Cropstop: Handmade paper lace
Papertake weekly: A stitch in time

My talented teamies have come up with some really stunning project using the new stamps so do pop over to the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog and have a peep. While you're there make sure you have a good look round as Glenda is giving away some of the new stamps so make sure you leave a comment while you're there.

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. A fabulous card, your dress form looks wonderful.

  2. ooooh! seriously, super cute! love the background, and your dress form turned out fantastic! thanks for sharing your shabby chic creation with the Charisma Galz this week, and good luck!

  3. beautiful card Claire.

    Hugs Hanny.

  4. Lovely card claire - love the touch with the dress.

    Have a great weekend.

    Be back to see you soon.

    Toodle pip.

    Hazel x

  5. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at CropStop this week!

  6. Beautiful and unique! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Lace Challenge.

  7. Hi Claire
    a fabulous card,luv your little dress you have done, great design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, sue,x

  8. this is a beautiful creation! Thanks for joining in with our Shabby chic challenge at Charisma this week! Gemma :)

  9. I love the dress form
    Thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog

  10. Gorgeous card Claire. I love the 'lace'and stamped ribbon.
    Beryl xx

  11. Ooh, la la. Love the black lace look. Thank you for joining in the fun at

  12. Lovely card! I like the printing on the ribbon and the dress - beautiful! Thanks for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge. Mary G x

  13. Just Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along at Charisma Cardz this time x

  14. Gorgeous card Claire :-) I love how you have decotated the manequin and the stitching nd cute little buttons are fab :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts and PTW Challenges :-)
    Lols x x x

  15. Just beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at Charisma Cardz this week.
    Shell xx


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