Wednesday, 14 August 2013

D is for Dolly Dancer.....

....been a little busy here with holidays, family weddings and life in general,
 so, SORRY.... if I've not been visiting your lovely blogs as regularly as I would like!
 ...and I just couldn't miss a week of
The Craft Barn's
Alpha Challenge.
Letter D this weeks 16th letter of the
Alpha challenge
over at
The Craft Barn
I chose the word

from my French dictionary
I filled one of my larger
printer tray cubbies with....
My distressed dictionary text
(word and definition highlighted)
... I've added a vintage ballerina cake topper (which was originally blue, but I've painted it red)
a miniature dance shoe
backed with some gauze
and some bunting made from tissue.
Off to take a peek now to see what everyone else is doing with the  letter 'D'.
Thanks for peeking!
Jan x


  1. This is lovely. Your little cake topper ballerina reminds me of the ones I used to love on my birthday cakes when I was a little girl! She looks stunning in red! Julie Ann xx

  2. lovely indeed - and brilliant to paint her red. Saw all your wonderful wedding photos on Facebook -looks like you all had a wonderful time! I feel like fall will be here soon and we will all be huddled back in our houses doing artsy things....

  3. truly gorgeous jan...I like her red too :)

  4. This is just amazing--what a wonderful box it will be when it is all complete

    Love Chrissie x

  5. Oh, so great! I remember those as candle holders too. So perfect for your dimensional tray project.

  6. Such a wonderful new decorated cubby dear Jan , a lovely idea with the dancer and that cute ballet shoe - and so sweet in red and white ( the danish flag colours :-)----) How many do you have left to decorate now ??

  7. Wow - this is so neat and I love that little dancer. A wonderful scene you have created!

  8. Great page, love that cute little dancer doll you used! Hugs Frea

  9. How lovely Jan! Perfect selection of embellies, love how you use the gauze, gives a lovely romantic feel. MMx

  10. The little dancer is so cute and that tiny ballet shoe is adorable. I love the idea of filling the printer's tray with little scenes like this.

  11. What a sweet little dancer, love the ballet shoe and bunting, fabulous.

    Sylv xx

  12. Your little dancer looks so sweet. Love the dictionary paper in the back. Hope you're enjoying your summer my friend.


  13. I love what you have done with this cubby. Maybe like the others the little dancer brings back memories of birthday cakes past. But she really pops being red and out there. This little shoe is wonderful too. Just another funky addition to your tray Jan. Can't wait to see the next one.

  14. Beautiful Jan, loving the little shoe and cake topper. When I first looked at your post I wondered how you managed to find her, cake toppers are inspirational, never thought of looking in the cooking section! Lovely, hope you having a good summer,hugs barb x

  15. This is perfect !!
    Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn

  16. LOVE your dancing girl cubby, she really is perfect for 'd'.


  17. your dolly dancer is precious
    as are all of your special altered cubbies dear Jan!

    happy weekend to you and yours


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