Thursday, June 20, 2013

Delightful Doilies

There are so many beautiful embellishments available to us all in the crafty world.  But one of my many favorite things is a doily.  I have several die-cut doilies, some vintage doilies that I found at an antique store in Monterey, some pre-cut doilies from Martha Stewart, and of course, the white doilies that we all see in craft shops.  One of my most favorite of all is the doily I used on this card; the French Pastry doily die-cut from Cheery Lynn Designs.
I used Basic Grey's Urban Prairie patterned papers on this card and even cut my doily from it.  I also did some machine stitching, as I most often do.  The flowers are cut using some of the beautiful wool felt from Prairie Point Junction and some flower die-cuts from Papertrey Ink.  Additional supplies include buttons, an October Afternoon sticker, a Pebbles rub-on and some baker's twine.
Basic Grey Challenge Blog - Challenge #96 - Doilies - I used a doily die-cut and cut my doily in half using both pieces, but alternating placement.  The patterned papers I used are from Basic Grey's Urban Prairie collection.

Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog - Challenge #49 - Flowers Galore

Southern Girls Challenge Blog -Use Punches or Die-Cuts - I used a die-cut doily as well as several flower die-cuts (International Entry)

Simon Says Stamp Blog - Cards For Maddy.  This is my second card for Maddy, and it's a blessing to know that she's receiving all these gorgeous cards.  I am off to mail my second card right now!  I also linked this card for Maddy to Melissa Bove's Give-Away.
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Very pretty, Karen!...Nancy :o)

  2. Love it Karen have been looking at those doileys for while now but really have so much I dont use already!! Shaz in oz.x

  3. That is also one of my favourite doily dies, Karen - love the way the blue in the doily accents the blue in dp. Pretty card.

  4. Oh what a darling little card, Karen. Those doilies make it extra special. Have a blessed weekend!
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  5. oh la la tes cartes sont toujours si charmantes et inspiré

  6. It's beautiful. If only I can pull my machine out the box I might be inspired to sew. lol Yes I love doilies too. I purchased two die cuts from Stampin Up. I'm going to see what they look like with patterns. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the blue doilies.

  8. Gorgeous, such very pretty BG papers

    Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges

    Jo x

  9. Beautiful card Karen!! Love the doilies and pretty flowers!!

    Thank you for making a card for Maddy! I am sure she will cherish it!!


  10. Oh! wow! This is beautiful, I love it,

    Patricia x

  11. Oh yes, this doily is amazing. It's one of those die cuts that I still have on my "must buy" list. Very beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  12. What a beautiful colorful happy card...Makes me smile.

  13. So pretty! No wonder you like that Cheery Lynn is gorgeous, and you have enabled me! The colors you used here make me happy. It's a happy card, Karen!