Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Great Doily Massacre of 2012

Rather dramatic start to the year don’t you think? Start with a bang as I always say…. Anyhow to explain – I love looking at pretty vintage creations and as I may have mentioned before, I suck at creating it! Some things, remarkably, do not deter me, and I try and try and try again, until something else comes along to distract me. Such is the way of Paper-crafting.
A few months ago I purchased some mini doily things, and there they sat in the drawer as hadn’t a clue what to do with them, abandoned like many other paper-crafting items I decided I needed and couldn’t live without.
Well today I cut one up into teeny tiny pieces, and rather enjoyed the moment of venting my wrath on a small inanimate object.
The poor, abused doily has been turned into a scruffy flower/button thing which if I’m honest is pretty ghastly! Debating whether to peel it off before the glue sets….. Maybe the doily wins after all?
11012012077 The tag was inspired by this weeks challenge over on Try it on Tuesday, which, not surprisingly, required the making of a tag, using some sort of Resist Technique. In case you haven’t noticed, the startlingly white flower was the first thing stamped, with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Everything else was stamped over and around it. I also used a sentiment stamp, a leafy stamp thing and a couple of background effect stamps, using Vintage Photo, Bundled Sage and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks for everything.
A couple of other challenges to enter – it would be rude not to:
Anything Goes at Anything Goes Challenge Blog
Just for Fun at For Fun Challenges
Anything But a Card at Pollycraft Challenge Blog
And that, as they say, is that.


  1. oh great stamping on the tag...I thought it was pp. I don't think the doily looks bad. But I'm with you on not being able to create vintage things....I suck at it too!!

    Thanks for playing "Anything Goes" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you will come back Wednesday when the new challenge is posted.

  2. I have many things that were bought with a good reason that are still sitting. Well I for one am glad that you decided to play along with us this week at FOr Fun!!

  3. I think the doily looks great! And I think you are better at this than you think you are! Great collage stamping!
    Thanks for Sharing at For Fun Challenges!
    ~Liz (Guest Designer)

  4. This tag is gorgoeus, I want it! Thanks for playing at Pollycraft this week. x

  5. That's a great tag and a pretty shabby chic flower, don't u dare peel it off lol
    Thanks for entering it into our TioT challenge
    x Michelle

  6. Really like the finished tag the colours blend so well. Hugs Bee TIOT DT

  7. The tag is great!!it's fun to play! Thanks for playing at anything goes hugs trace x dt

  8. Such a pretty tag, absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks for playing along in our 'Anything but a Card' challenge this week over at Pollycraft :o)

  9. Your tag is so pretty. Thanks for joining the Pollycraft challenge.

  10. Well, i sure do like your doily flower thingy you made. Doilies do seem rather daunting and I havn't dabbled much with them myself....