Sunday, 9 June 2013

Happy Holidays

Hello Nomad Followers and Friends and those maybe joining us for the first time.  Welcome all.  I'm feeling summery.  Hurrah, at last.  The weather is lovely, the garden is blooming, weeds as well but they keep the bunnies happy so we don't complain too much.    Even found time for a little crafting.  Pretty much a perfect day.  I have been working on the Cheery Lynn red, white and blue challenge.  I really wanted to use a rosette, you know, score and fold and squish and doesn't it look beautiful, whilst also incorporating my CLD English Tea Party die.  I had been playing around with scoring and stuff when inspiration fled so I decided to have a look and see what everyone else had been doing.  Now isn't that the weirdest thing!!  Todays post at CLD included a folded doily!!  Crazy but true.  Maybe that was the craft idea that was whizzing around the cosmos today.    Anyway I must thank Holly for the tips that made this work for me, most especially the suggestion to use two doilies to get a complete round.  Thanks Holly.

So here it is.  I cut two Cheery Lynn English Tea Party Doilies from blue card.  This is quite thin card so scoring and folding was easy.  The first doily I cut from the centre to the outside, then scored and folded.  The second one I did all the folding and scoring before cutting.  I think that worked better, less impact on the centre cut.  I overlapped two sections each side when I glued the rosette together, so you can alter the final size a bit if you want.  Then I cut two circles from DCWV Dots and Sunday Afternoon, how appropriate, mat stacks.  Small challenge gluing these to the centre of the rosette solved by using a cotton wool ball!  Then I stuck on a stamped image from Crafty Individuals Seagull Adventure.  I've used sticky pads to raise the seagull up from the card.  The base card was embossed with Sizzix Rays and the red card with Sizzix Checkerboard embossing folders.  I added some ribbon where the cards overlapped.   I used the cotton wool ball trick again to adhere the rosette to the card.  

Quite pleased with this although it's definitely a box envelope for this one. 

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge 83 - Red, White and Blue
Country View Challenges - Diecuts
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Spots and Stripes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Independence Day

Thanks for dropping by.  I appreciate the time you take and any comments you leave.  Take care and have a great evening.  Tomorrow is another day......


  1. Hi Gail,
    I love the way you scored the doily and featured it on your card. It almost seems to be the edges of an explosion. Fantastic job and thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  2. Super card, this is really striking! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



  3. Perfect timing for Holly's tutorial. You did a great job with your card. Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn Design's Challenge and good luck!

  4. Thanks for taking Holly's tutorial out for a test drive for us, Gail. If there's an easier way, I want to know about it! ;-) Love your red, white and blue creation! Definitely worth the time to make that box envelope!!

  5. Love the red, blue and white combination, the folded doily looks great. Thanks for the tip for fixing the center using a cotton wool ball, always had trouble sticking things to rosettes.

    Sylv xx

  6. Beautiful card Gail. Very effective use of die cuts...just lovely.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.

  7. Gorjuss hun, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place this week.
    Shell xx

  8. Love the rosette, the blue really stands out. Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts in our die-cuts challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  9. WOW I'm really loving your creation and the rosette is awesome. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog, I'm sorry I am late :-) Kezzy xxx


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