Monday, 7 November 2011

Homemade lace .....

Good afternoon .......

Have you ever made lace?  My Grandma used to make lace and it was stunning!  All those gorgeous wooden bobbins with the bright sparkly beads on the ends.  Those super fine threads being woven together to make something so delicate and beautiful.  She can't make it anymore ... the board is too heavy, her eyesight no longer good enough and her fingers just don't want to co-operate as much.  But she is 85! so I think she has done well.

Well I can't make lace ... but I can stamp it!  For this card I wanted to use lace but every time I put a piece on there it just didn't look right.  So instead I stamped it on!  I used a stamp set from Kaisercraft called Tea at Elsie's.  I also stamped the 'doily' stamp all over my white doily to make it look a little lacier.

 Here is the completed card .........

 Here is a close up of the image I used the following copic markers:-
R81, R83, R85 (pink areas)          BG93, BG96 (wings)             E71, E74, E77 (ruffles on dress)          E000, E00, R20 (skin)    E31, E33, E35 (hair)  and for a bit of bling I used some gold icestickles (glitter glue) on her wings

I have used some gorgeous papers that were sent to me all the way from America!  from my lovely craft friend Shirley ... from Simply Stamping With Shirl.

 Here is one of the white doilys just to show you before and after.

Talking about Grandma .... now that she is in a nursing home she doesn't really have much room for all of her craft bits and pieces.  I store a lot of it here for her ... and some things that she just wouldn't use any more so I have kept them for myself.  One of the things I really love is a big old Cadbury Roses chocolate tin full of buttons.  I dug through it today and found these three little beauties!  I stuck them down with glossy accents ... that way they managed to stay upright.  I was going to try and cut the loopy bit from underneath ... but I quite like the look it give.  I also managed to thread a small piece of cotton through the loop to attach the charm!.

Anyway ... the little one is awake and now going through my craft stash ... pulling everything out saying "I love that Mummy"  "I need that Mummy" .... so I will get going :)

Thanks for stopping by and hopefully I will see you back here tonight with another project.

Big colourful hugs
xoxoxoxo Carly

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Simply Magnolia - Buttons and Lace
Sugar Creek Hollow - November challenge Trash to Vintage Treasure
Just Magnolia - #131 Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under Challenges - Charms and Bling
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge - #17 Lace It Up


  1. Beautiful card Carly, I like the tilda, the papers and what you have done with the doily, My Gran used to do lace making, mainly to use on the dresses she made for my sisters.
    Kevin xx

  2. beautiful love how you stamped on the doily thanks so much for joining us at just magnolia this week
    hugs sara x

  3. Hi Carly,
    This card is
    sSimply beautiful. You didn't miss a detail and your coloring is so soft and feminine. But most of all I love how you used the doily and the buttons and the cute little charm. I just bought 2 packs of the doilies. I never thought to stamp on them! Thanks for the inspiration. :0)
    Great Job! TFS!
    Hugs from USA,

  4. Gorgeous card, love the detailing and fab colour. Hugs, Claire x

  5. That would have been so neat to see your gramma make lace. Sounds pretty!! Your card is so pretty and I like your choice of color combo. Great pick on the image and also like what you did for the MDUC challenge this week. Thanks for joining us! Hugs!

  6. What an adorable card, love the buttons that you used. Glad you could join up at SCH,.
    Hugs, Heide

  7. gorgeous card love her sparkly wings thank you so much for joining us at MDUC this week
    hugs sara x

  8. Beautiful card and lots of lovely lace. Well done and the papers/colours are great. Thankyou for sharing with us at Simply Magnolia. Hope to see you for the next challenge! Tracy xx


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