Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Tale of the Tatty Doily....

So there I was looking in a box for something and saw this poor pathetic round scrap of paper, curled up and torn all tatty at one edge...

After extracting it (carefully) the sorry state revealed itself as a paper doily - was about to screw it up and throw it in the bin and then had one of those 'light bulb' moments...remembering something I saw on Pinterest.. (I confess to becoming a bit of a Pinterest addict - don't look at much except all things papercraft, mixed media, textile collages etc etc - in fact now I've discovered Facebook as well I don't know how I've got time for anything.............LOL)

So (Pin)knight in shining armour to the rescue of the poor crumpled doily, out with the guillotine and off with it's head.... well the tatty part of it anyway.

Some bits of brown and white cardstock, and some circular and scalloped nesties cut out for the centre, with some bits of die cuts (using a Memory Box  die) all stuck to the centre.

Finished with a bit of string (don't know why - it just looked like it should be stuck on here), a punched out butterfly (suitably blinged) and a sentiment stamped with Sepia Versafine.
Oh and found a bit of the cut off die lying forlornly on the desk so stuck it on the bottom corner!

I didn't get to join in the games at the Playground last week - this week I made it without having to send (another) note with a left handed signature on the bottom asking to be excused!

Couple of challenges -
Red Carpet Studio - Butterfly Effect
Brown Sugar - Butterflies
Make my Monday - Die Cuts and Punches
Hiding in my Craft Room - Scraps Saturday


It's a cold and bright day here - already been for my first walk this morning as I'm desperate to shed a few pounds (did I say FEW???) - another walk scheduled for after my calorie counted meal but a play in the craftie space in between!
Have a great day! x 

37 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hi Viv. WOW, what a gorgeous creation. I just love the colours and design.
Love Sandra xx

Stamps and Paper said...

GOrgeous card Viv and just love your use of kraft card it just looks so good with the white...

Anne

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous card.....love the design.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Sasha said...

Stunning! Viv. Your card is so delicate and very pretty. I love this style of card x

Crafty Lark said...

Love the design on here, it has such a fragile look to it matching the sentiment font so well. xx Flora

Di said...

Wow Viv - this is fabulous! Love everything about it - and what a save on the doily front! Love your butterfly punch - the one I have doesn't have antennae or a tail :(

Wrting excuse notes with the left hand - whoever would do such a thing? :)

Hugs, Di xx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Love this Viv very crisp and clean love that brown with the white

jacqui x

sandee said...

Gorgeous card, it looks so light and airy! ♥ waving hi from the soggy hills of North Carolina :)

Desire Fourie said...

Viv this is beautiful with all its lovely textures.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Kim M said...

Oh this is lovely! The neutral colours are perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at Red Carpet Studio.

Meggymay said...

Looks fantastic Viv, great die cuts and design.
Yvonne x

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful card, great scraps and diecuts. x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Viv,This is gorgeous, I like the design.
Kevin xx

Paper Junkie said...

I love the simplicity of this card - everything is balanced so beautifully and the colours are fab. X

aussie aNNie said...

WOW this is super. Funny how so little can look so spectacular...love the two colours combined together..xx

Beccy said...

It's a beautiful card Viv, I love the simple mix of colours. Well done for rescuing the doily, it was certainly worth it!
Cheers,
Beccy

Susan Flynn said...

What a beauty Viv! Love the brown and white together and fab use of your lovely dies! I love Pinterest but it is soooo addictive! xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Well this is certainly a beauty .. .. and fabulous use of your snippets.

Mmmm... I bet I have a crumpled doily somewhere LOL!!!

Loving your MB die.

Hope all is good with you and thanks for missing me LOL!!!.

Love Jules xx

coops said...

simply stunning viv.gorgeous nataural colours and i love your butterfly and doily ;D

xx coops xx

Shea said...

You weave such a colorful story to go with your card. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Tale of the Tatty Doily. The card is beautiful, and that cute little scrap at the lower left corner is the perfect finishing touch!!

lyn clark said...

what a simple a d stunning card Viv so beautiful xx

Jackie said...

What a wonderful selection of cards since I was last here, I particularly love this one. Hopefully I will get caught up soon :o)
Jackie xx

Jackie said...

Hi Viv, many thanks for your advice, I am listening. Wonderful selection of cards since I was last here. This on is my favourite :o)
Jackie xx

Viv said...

Ooh I can now leave a comment at long last...grrrr to Mr Blogger! Fabulous card Viv, you did well with the recycling:) Viv xx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Very elegant card
Thanks for joining in with our butterflies challenge over at Brown Sugar and good luck
Julie x
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Wendy said...

Stunning Viv, love the design.
Wendy xx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Viv. Your color choices have produced such an elegant, classy look with the white on white features! Very pretty card!

Mrs A. said...

Wow. Super card. So striking and the colours are lovely. Hugs Mrs A.

Scrappin Sista said...

Very nice card, thank you for playing along with Brown Sugar this week, we hope you decide to join us again!! Good Luck,
Alice B.

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely way to use the doily Viv. Hope you enjoyed your walk - it's good to get a bit of natural light. Vicky x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh WOW - I love this very elegant card, perfectly embellished and a great save with the doily.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Jacqueline said...

A really pretty card with beautiful die cuts - thanks for taking part this week's challenge at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Alessandra said...

it looks just fabaroony, Viv, love the way you have saved the doily :O)
huggles, Alessandra

Kim Ryden said...

I love this very neutral card color combination and design! SO CUTE! Thanks for playing with us this week at HIMCR!

Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful card, love the clean and simple design!
Thanks for joining us at Red Carpet Studio!
♥ Sandra ♥

Linby said...

This is wonderful, I love the layout and well done on rescuing the doily.
Linbyx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Saw this at Red Carpet Studio and just HAD to come tell you how pretty your card is! Gorgeous!