Friday, November 11, 2011

Hello, Dolly!



I really don’t know how long it’s been since I’ve made a couple of cards…just for fun! 

I’m absolutely in love with vintage German china dolls…and these images make me SO happy!

DSC07079_edited-1 {beautiful vintage green paper from Crafty Secrets’ “Creating with Vintage Patterns” CD}

Isn’t she fabulous?!?!?

Lots of paper layers for depth & texture…some luscious seam binding to tie it all together…

DSC07075_edited-1 {“vintage” pin from the oh, so fabulous Tim Holtz collection}

…some very vintage, velvety millinery flowers with a brass pin tucked in…”vintage”, it says…

DSC07081_edited-1 {gorgeous doll images from Retro Cafe’ Art}

…a tucked-behind doily (my daughter says it makes her look like Queen Elizabeth!), a couple of vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, and everything very liberally spritzed with a coppery hue of Glimmer Mist…and that’s about it!

And oh, my goodness…just look at this little cutie!


What is it about these googly-eyed dollies that sets my heart a-flutter?  I don’t know, but they certainly do!

DSC07066_edited-1 {image from Retro Cafe’ Art}

One single little aqua millinery flower graces her pretty blonde hair…simple…

DSC07059_edited-1 {perfectly pretty pink vintage paper from Crafty Secrets’ “Creating with Vintage Patterns” CD}

I just made some little patterns for her outfit myself—glad they turned out okay—definitely nothing fancy! I used paper from Crafty Secrets’ “Creating with Vintage Patterns” for this, too…easy peasy!


Well, that’s about it for me…so glad you stopped by today! 

For our next visit, I’m taking you window shopping in beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea with me…hope you can come along!



  1. They're beautiful. And yes, I know what you mean about your heart pitter-pattying (is that even a word?) Your cute card made me think of my Grandmother's doll she played with. It belonged to her older sisters (22 yrs older) and the making the doll "Squalina" well over 100 years old! I think I'll take a picture of her and do some kind of a layout or maybe a card...maybe both! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  2. Hi Julie,
    Two absolutely beautiful cards. The eyes on the 2nd doll are so very sweet, and adorable.

  3. Such sweet little cards Julie. Just like you! I love all that you do as you know. Love the eyes on the second dollie. I just love dollies. And big eyes are the best! Love and hugs from cool and damp UK this morning. That is the autumn here . . . wet and colourful. xxoo

  4. Oh, Julie, I love your beautiful cards! Those sweet Charlotte images are so cute....and the little dress you created is adorable. Love everything about them.

  5. Julie, these are both adorable! I love the old german dolls too. You are so talented!
    happy thursday

  6. I cannot believe how life like the images look. Your little touches are perfect. I just saw those T.Holtz pins the other day and swooned over them. Couldn't think what to do with them? Anything with millinery looks perfectly sweet. Smiles..Renee

  7. LOVE those millinery precious.
    What a darling project,

    xx Suzanne

  8. Julie the cards are just lovely. You have such a great talent for this.

  9. Wow, I have missed out on some of your wonderful posts I see. But I think I am all caught up now. I love the pictures of your Aunt and love what you write about your old pictures as well. the spoons are divine. I have a whole basketful of spoons. I love your new projects as well. You are such a talented gal. Yes, if we lived closer together we could have so much fun. Did you see my post about the antique baby clothes that I found at a yard sale. Amazing stuff there. Thanks always for your sweet comments on my blog my friend!

  10. Aloha Julie,
    These are two very adorable cards! I agree with you, These vintage dolls, the German china and the googlie, do indeed make my heart flutter. I love the way you've collaged them and created your cards, just beautiful!TFS
    Thanks so much Julie for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comments.
    Warm hugs to you.

  11. Hi Julie, you always manage to find the tie that binds. Love the post on Theodora and that lovely cabinet you are restoring. The spoons in your previous post are absolutely gorgeous. And these cards are the sweetest ever. Love how you take something simple and make it so very special. Have a perfectly wonderful day. Tammy

  12. Oh my gosh, Julie, I thought the first one was a real doll's head! They are gorgeous AND amazing! WOW!! Your work is always "over-top-gorgeous!"

  13. Your cards are darling! I just found you and love what I see here. I am your newest follower. I would love it if you would stop in and visit me.


  14. They are such fun cards and I love how you created them
    hugs June x

  15. Now these are adorable my friend. You always inspire! xoxox

  16. Gorgeous cards! Love the porcelain doll images!