Saturday, 7 May 2011

Doilies and dimension?

I had a doily and embossing thing going today. I have a ton of paper doilies I bought cheap from eBay and need to use them before I can justify getting the PTI Parisian doily die. I wasn't sure if I would actually use it, but I do like the layer these doilies have given my cards today.

My first one is for A Passion For Papertrey's sketch challenge, Papertake Weekly Anything Goes Challenge with an optional extra of using a circle and for My Time Made Easy's Pretty Palette #7 to use pink, light grey and burgundy. This was a gorgeous colour combo!


Stamps: Think Big Favorites #2 from PTI

Papers: Scarlet Jewel, Stampers Select White, 2009 Bitty Dot Basics all from PTI, Going Gray (retired) from SU

Inks: Scarlet Jewel, Hibiscus Burst both from PTI

Accessories: Scarlet Jewel Felt, Hibiscus Burst Felt, Beautiful Blooms Dies #3, Doily Details Die, 1 3/4" Circle Die all from PTI, Ribbon from American Crafts, Buttons from Papermania, Doily from eBay

My next doily card is for Viva La Verve's Sketch #1 for May and for Stampin' Royalty's Challenge #70 to use Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point.


Stamps: Dream Big, Beautiful Kindness both from Verve

Papers: Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberry DSP from Brights Stack all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Pacific Point, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi all from SU

Accessories: Doily from eBay, Victorian Fleur Embossing Folder from Papermania, Wild Wasabi ribbon (retired), Sweet Buttons Embosslit both from SU, Frosted Lace Stickles

My next card doesn't use a doily, but I added a bit of dimension using an embossing folder. This is for Mojo Monday's Challenge #189 for the sketch and Color Throwdown's Challenge #140 to use Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze and Kraft - what a gorgeous combo this is! I decided to emboss my DSP with an ink folder and accidentally embossed the wrong side of my Baja Breeze DSP. I actually much preferred this side and the pattern just subtly shows through the ink.


Stamps: En Francais from SU, All About You, Just The Ticket both from PTI

Papers: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Bella Bleu DSP (retired), Baja Breeze DSP (retired) all from SU, Stampers Select White from PTI

Inks: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Blushing Bride all from SU

Accessories: Fancy Flower Border Punch from EK Success, Baker's Twine from The Ribbon Reel, Pearls from Hobbycraft, Early Espresso Ribbon, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder both from SU, Ticket Border Die, Double Ended Banner Die both from PTI

And my final card for today is for Just Add Ink's Challenge #67 for the sketch and for Paper Pal Arts Challenge #92 to use Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Poppy Parade. I loved the embedded embossing technique I did on this card here a couple of weeks ago so did it again and love how it came out!


Stamps: Asian Fusion from PTI

Papers: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait cs and DSP from the hostess pack all from SU

Inks: Poppy Parade, SU markers in Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade all from SU

Accessories: Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Boho Blossoms Punch, Bird Punch, 1/2" circle punch all from SU, gems from stash

And that's all from me today folks! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What fabulous cards - how many more doilies have you gotta use before you can treat yourself to the PTI die?!
    Thanks so much for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!

  2. I love the beautiful vase and the vibrant feel for your JAI sketch. Thanks for joining in.

  3. The gray die cut around on the first card is very pretty! Thanks for joining us at MTME pretty palette!

  4. Love the doilies! The first card is my fav...lovin the pink! Thanks for playing along with us at MTME this week!

  5. Very pretty cards! Lovin' the doilies! Thanks for playing our Pretty Palette challenge!

  6. Love your inset embossing on your card. It's very sweet. Thanks for playing at JAI.

  7. Lovely card. Your butterfly is beautiful. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty this week.

  8. Gorgeous cards, Love them all.
    Claire x

  9. Lovely cards Vannessa, I love the doilies you've used and the vibrant pinks on the first one ;)

    Vicki x

  10. Beautiful card - great job with the color challenge. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  11. So many pretty cards Vannessa!
    Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

  12. Great cards! I just love the CTD one!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

  13. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Royalty this week. Love the multi-coloured flowers and butterfly. Very pretty card.

  14. Oh, these are all so gorgeous. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

  15. Too cute - love all the cards. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Royalty.