Tuesday 6 January 2015

Use a doily

Good morning all you early bloggers.
I will hopefully still be asleep when this goes out, recovering from my childminding duties. We had my Grandson for a sleepover yesterday as his Mum and Dad went back to work and his school didn't, I love him to bits but he is a shocking sleeper. He fell out of bed at 9 then got in with me in the early hours and was full off beans by 1/4 past 6. I think I deserve a little lie in!
My first post of the day is for the new challenge over at Cards und More. For this challenge we would like you to -

 Use a Doily in your creation

Here is what sprang to mind.

I used a variety of ribbon, lace and washi tape to camouflague the join in the embossing on the base card. My folder was only A6 so to cover the square card I had to emboss twice which leaves a tell tale line if they don't line up, so the toppings are just the job. I cut part of my doily away before gluing down the strips. I used some brand new washi tape I bought in a bargain bucket at Hobbycraft and the lace and ribbon were in the stash. The flower and leaves were from a SU set Stippled Blossoms. I have had this set for ages as I like the effect they made but struggled to get the 2 phase stamping going! It's still not perfect but it's a lot better after making a DIY stampamajig from my Grandson's LEGO bricks! I fussy cut the leaves and flower and added  punched tag with a stamped greeting, girly without being over the top!
As this card uses two NEBUS (NEver Before Used Schtuff) items, I shall join in the fun over at Darnell's 3rd NEBUS challenge.

Make new friends but keep the old
Old -Favourite embossed basecard and CAS style
New - Washi and SU Stippled Blossoms
OK, that's a wrap, pop over to the main blog to check out the rest of the DT's inspiration and join in.
See yo back in an hour for the latest challenge at Cardz4Guyz.


  1. That is so pretty Julie! Love the layout! Hazel x

  2. Thank you for having Ben. Xxxx

  3. Fabulous, love the use of the doily, (I use the same technique when using a horizontal ef vertical.) Love the rose too. Thanks for playing along with CIOT for the AG challenge.

  4. What a cute project...thanks for joining us here @ CIO challenge blog hope you stop by again to play

  5. Good job, gramma, especially after that rascal got you up so early!! You did a brilliant job covering the seam in that pretty e/f, Julie! I love the pretty bloom and the Washi, lace, ribbon, doily, and sediment all layered in the best way possible!! Thank you so much for joining in the fun at my third NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Beautiful !!! Love background. Thanks for joining us at Clear it Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

  7. Very pretty design. Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  8. Sweet and Charming card. Lovely mix with the washi tape, flower and ribbon. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Wow, this is so beautiful. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  10. Fabulous and fancy. Thank you so much for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!


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