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Wednesday 26 June 2013

Use a Doily

Good morning all!

Well, that's half of the work week finished and it's been an incredibly busy one. At work we are now all full steam ahead on teaching updates & development, on top of our normal work load, on top of our current teaching load, so you can imagine I am looking forward to the weekend! Crafting is keeping me sane during the week though :)

This week's challenge @ Fab 'n Funky is "Use a Doily". Funny enough, I don't own any doilies, but I do own a doily lace border punch, so decided to use that instead, using a technique I had seen on the web before. You basically punch the border and then cut each link almost up to the top so that you can move them independently from each other. You can then shape it into a circle or oval, whatever you need. You might get an even better result if you cut and glue each individual link separately, but that would take you quite some time! This does the trick though :)

* Digistamps for Joy Welcome Home Digi, coloured with Promarkers & Spectrum Noirs
* Prima Sparkling Spring & Jack 'n Jill DPs
* MS Doily Lace Border punch
* Panduro Design Stencil & Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Afternoon Tea Candi
* Ribbon from stash

* Emerald Fairies (Dies/Punches)
* Craft Your Passion (In the Garden)
* Totally Papercraft (Flowers & Bows)
* Really Reasonable Ribbon (Dots & Ribbon)
* Hobby House (Anything Goes)
* Kaboodle Doodles (Pastels)
* Paper Makeup Stamps (All Tied Up)
* Ladybug Crafts (Flowers & Ribbon)
* Crealing (Flowers)
* Frosted Design (Polka Dots)


  1. Great card with a lovely image. Great backgroundpaper.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle

  2. This is so sweet, Ciska! I love the way you arranged the flowers!

  3. Fab card Ciska - I am going to have to give that edging technique a try.

    Alli x

  4. Very pretty card Ciska, great doily and lovely colours.

    Pat xx

  5. thank you so much for joining us for our very first challenge at the Hobby House
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. beautiful creation!!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

  7. Very nice!

    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink!!


  8. Its so funny ... i am scared of birds ...but i love bird houses .. so i love your card .. and the doily is pretty
    Lisa x

  9. Love your card, great image! Thanks for joining our polka dot challenge at Frosted Designs!

  10. This is so pretty! I would never have guessed you used a border punch - looks like a doily die cut! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

  11. This is so pretty and simple. It is just elegant. Love the soft colors too. Thanks for sharing at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again!

  12. Beautiful!. Thank you so much for joining us at the Hobby house. Jen xxx

  13. You have create a very beautiful card,thank you for joining the Polka Dot challenge at Frosted Designs

  14. Such a sweet card. I love the inside too! Thank you for playing along at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  15. Great card, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

  16. Such a pretty card. Love the layout and colours. Thanks for joining us at LCI Challenge this fortnight.
    Diane xx

  17. Sweet image. Thanks for playing along with us over at Frosted Designs Polka Dot Challenge, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥