Sunday, 27 January 2013

Hello Doily

I have had a lovely quiet day on the craft room and I am so pleased with my efforts too
I made something fab to share then looked at a blog challenge I joined once – and got 2nd place – to see what this weeks theme was and that was it – I made another this time to fit the theme!
The site is The Sunday Challenge – a theme is set and you have to design something to fit it – his week its Hello Doily – the only rule – it HAS to have something on it from a CD
So this is what I have made to submit...
So materials for this card I used ….
Heat mat to work on and protect your surface – I always use it...
White A4 card
Pink spotty backing paper from KANBAN SEASONS cd rom
A doily
Pink with gold trim wavy line peel offs
Waste peel off bits...hearts and lines
7 tiny dark pink buttons
Scrap white grosgrain ribbon and pink Baby Girl peel off
Tiny pink safety pin
New Baby tag
Sticky pads
Eazi Score Board & tool
Tonic 8” guillotine
Shaping tool from
Foam shaping mat – stamping mat or even a mouse mat
To make the card …
The backing paper was printed to 128gsm matt photo paper then the back was sprayed with Crafters Companion Stick & Stay then secured to the A4 white card
I scored the card on the Eazi Score board on t he A4 gatefold lines
I had the template for this in my box of templates so have no idea who designed it or where it came from – so traced the pattern and transferred it to the back of the card with a ball tool
The main cardigan shape was cut out then the sleeves were drawn and cut out – oh and the 2 pockets
I used a ball tool and the cm side of Houghie Board to score lines along the cuffs and fronts of the cardigan to act as welts
I used sticky pads along one side of the sleeve and secured to the card base then did the same with the other sleeve
I next cut 2 pieces of paper covered card measuring 2cm x 17cm and edged these with pink and gold edged peel offs – I used the peel offs on the sleeve ends and bottom of cardigan fronts too.
One the left side panel I added 7 evenly spaced tiny dark pink buttons and the tiny hearts which is left behind when the heart border peel off was used in between.
One the other panel I used small sections of wavy peel off to look like button holes
Just inside the card I added the small piece of grosgrain ribbon with pink Baby Girl on it.
The pockets were popped pattern side down on a foam mat and I used the shaping tool in a circular motion to plump up the pocket – I added a large sticky pad them attached to the card front
Now to the doily – I folded it in half then cut out the solid centre.
The frilly bit was then cut into 4 pieces.
I started with a piece of narrow red double sided tape and gathered the doily then attached to the collar – I repeated this with another piece of doily and added to the other side of the collar.
I had to cut the remaining 2 pieces down even more to use on the pockets but basically I did the same thing – used red tape and gathered the doily as I went along...then added to the top of the pockets
Finally I cut a small piece of white 3mm ribbon, thread it through a New Baby tag and attached to the lace collar with pink safety pin!
And that concluded the card of the day!
I think it looks fab – the 1st one I did was a different colour and was made differently so you will see it another time...
Ok – time for food!!!
Another card for the “to use or sell” box
Right that's all for today – same place tomorrow!


  1. Hi Angela
    This is a lovely card for our challenge but you need to check your link. You have linked up to your entry to our Vintage Vogue Challenge.
    Can you please redo your link so that my fellow teamies don't have to search.
    CD Sunday DT

  2. another fantastic card and good luck with the challenge

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  4. That is a really cute design - I love it x

  5. What a great design, such fun. thanks for joining us again at CD Sunday.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT
    I notice you have word verification on, if you would like us all to comment on your entries could you please remove it and just use blog owner moderation. Thanks.

  6. This is a beautiful fun design, and I love the way you've used your doily. Thanks for joining in with CD Sunday this week.

    Sue x GDT CD Sunday

  7. Wonderful - can I buy it???? (I think you knew I'd want this one..!)

  8. Angie just go to you blog page and hit design in the top bar, from there chooxe settings in the left column. You then choose posts and comments you will see it asks if you want word verification choose no but choose always for comment moderation. hope that helps.
    Jenny xx

  9. Angie - what a clever way to use a doily and a novel card too. Such a clever idea.
    Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday again this week.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

  10. What a sweet card for a baby. I love the little pockets.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  11. Hi Angie, what a super way to use a Doily. A lovely card and clever use of the doily for the pockets.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  12. Inspirational as always Angie. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of CD Sunday. I've entered a card.......not got a blog as you know but I sent via email and credited your blog for me finding them. Good luck I just love your blog, Hugs Wynn x

  13. Stunning card, Angie. A real winner. xx