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:

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

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

    Anne

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

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

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

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  6. 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

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

    jacqui x

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

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

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

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

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  12. Loving your beautiful card, great scraps and diecuts. x

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

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

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

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  16. 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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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

    xx coops xx

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  20. 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!!

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  21. what a simple a d stunning card Viv so beautiful xx

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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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  24. 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

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  25. Stunning Viv, love the design.
    Wendy xx

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

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

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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

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

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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