Friday, 27 December 2013

Decorate a Doily...

you inspire me

Well I'm back on-line, a little later than planned as a card I'd created and photographed on Christmas Eve failed to get uploaded and scheduled to post in the midst of the Christmas chaos! Sorry!

I hope you've all had/are having a lovely time over the holidays. Although I've been ill and even lost my voice over Christmas and Boxing Day (aka Mum's Birthday!), I was still able to have fun and appreciate the lovely time with family. Everyone is back at work today and I'm still in my PJs blogging live with a hot lemon by my side. :)

So it's not really Friday-Eve but Friday and that still means we have a fabulous new CASE Study! Find time to get crafty if you can and knuckle down to studying this inspirational pic featured by our muse, Cath Edvalson, on Moxie Fab World a while back:

Check out the original post of this pic here.

My card today was inspired by the following:
  • The lace
  • The white and kraft colour combo
  • The colourful flowers on the doilies
Now I'm not a doily person per se, but I do love them in stamp form. Cue Clearly Besotted Stamps' Delightful Doilies with a little bit of decoration thanks to an ancient flower punch I found in my stash. :)

tips and tricks
  • My ancient flower paper punch wasn't strong enough to punch through my thick cardstock so I simply coloured some paper with a red marker and punched flowers from that!
  • If you're not confident about stamping the doily centrally, then stamp it on a larger piece of card first and trim it down to size. I like to use this ruler for that trick, or a square Nestability die.
I hope you can find time to join in the fun with us over the holidays and for the last CASE Study of 2013! Be sure to check out what the rest of the CASE Study DT created - you won't leave disappointed! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'm hoping to get back to a bit more of a regular creating/blogging schedule now the presents have been exchanged and unwrapped and we're back home. Thanks for stickin' around! :)  


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Mandy said...

This is beautiful Aimes. So glad you could still enjoy the festivities and wish you a very speedy recovery. xx

Taheerah said...

Love your take on the inspiration Aimes!! Wonderful how you managed to take something a bit more traditional like a doily image and still create something with that CAS modern flair that is your style!! Hope you feel better soon!

~amy~ said...

What an excellent stamped doily...lovely work. Hope that you're feeling better! Staying in your PJ's is great medicine:)

Wida said...

Really clever and pretty card. Always lo e your tips. Happy new year!!

Carole said...

Pretty card hope you are feeling better x

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! LOVE that doily!

sandie said...

I love this Aimes, I think I may been inspired to go and do some heat embossing. So sorry to hear you have been poorly and hope you feel better soon and thank you so much for my card xx

Nonni said...

What a beautiful card! I love both doilies and doily stamps so this is just perfect. :) I hope you'll feel better soon!

Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE!!!! :)

Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card, love how dainty it is! Hope you feel better soon hun, Jo x

Maureen said...

oh, darling doily, Duchess! LOL Alliteration pun intended! Love those sweet little flowers and your tips for making them :) It's a jammie morning for me and I may head into the studio before the rest of the house wakes up :) ox

Ruth S, said...

Really pretty! That stamping white-on-kraft always makes me swoon... Hope you're fully recovered soon! Rx

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Simply gorgeous! I hope you are feeling better, Aimes!!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

This is lovely! I love the gold embossed sentiment! Happy New Year! :)

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