Friday, January 31, 2014

Purple Paper-pieced Party Frock

Hello Folks!

Today's challenge at Totally Papercrafts has been set by my talented team mate Chitra and is sponsored by the wonderful Digistamp Boutique...


Chitra has chosen one of my favourite themes - CLEAN AND SIMPLE - so channel your inner minimalist creativity and have a look over there to see some of the inspiration from the design team.

Digistamp Boutique has been one of my long time favourite places for digis - I just love the style and cuteness of the images - there's everything from adorable baby animals to funky shoes and handbags.

I chose to make today's cards with a much loved Digistamp Boutique oldie...

It's a gorgeous prom dress done in my favourite technique - paper-piecing. I've used a pretty lilac and purple spotty patterned paper on the dress and as a border and finished off with a matching ribbon and gems.

This card is so typical of my current style - clean and simple. I just love to see white space on cards - very fresh looking. Paper-piecing is such a great way of colouring images as well - it adds a bit more depth and texture than I am able to achieve through colouring with pens.

I've entered this into the challenges at:

CAS-ology - Purple
As You Like It Challenge - Showcase your favourite style
Crafting For All Seasons - For The Girls

Thanks for visiting



  1. Fabulous cas card. Love the paper piecing. So great to have you with us. hugs, Pat K.

  2. Very pretty! Love the paper piecing.
    julie t

  3. LOVE your C&S card and the paper piecing is spot on!! Thanks for sharing with us at AYLI and Good Luck! Sarah

  4. What a sweet card. I just love your purple dress. My 16 year old wore a purple dress very similar to this to her winter formal last week. Thank you so much for playing with us at CASology this week, and I hope you play again soon.

  5. Hey Sharon! wow your card is beautiful you make CAS look so easy!! eeek!! hehe! :) hugs carlyann xx

  6. This is so cute.
    A pretty, girly card without being too fussy. Love it!
    Caroline xxx

  7. That dress is as sweet as can be. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

  8. Great CAS card, I love the paper piecing!You've inspired me to do a bit of that, I've not done it in ages!
    Thanks for playing at CFAS this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  9. Beautiful CAS Card, Thank you for joining us over at Crafting For All Seasons, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison x

  10. A lovely card! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)