Sunday, May 27, 2012

Chin Up Chickadee!

There was another perfect storm of challenges for me this week. I created this card for the Moxie Fab World Doilies and Lace Challenge, for Three Cool Chicks' Day #2 Doilies, RCC #54 Fancy Flowers, and I'm also going to enter into the Gallery Idol competition.

This is a fun mish mash of products. The paper is from a retired CTMH collection, called Wings. The little bird is a Fancy Pants rub-on from the It's the Little Things collection, the alpha stickers are Dear Lizzy (I added a little extra color with a sponge dauber to make them a little more blue), there's May Arts twine, and some great crochet lace that I got from Hydrangea Hippo.

The cluster of embellishments is also a mish mash. I'm using some of CTMH's retired crocheted flowers mixed with designer wood buttons, Twinery twine, May Arts twine and Dear Lizzy brads. I used one brad in the center of the large crocheted flower, and I actually popped the brad center off and put it into the small button (a little trick I learned from Jennifer McGuire).

If you want to know where to get that great doily, the answer is that I don't actually know. I'm a big fan of Stephanie Howell who uses a lot of doilies in her work. A while ago she mentioned that she takes home the doilies that restaurants use to decorate the plate under soup bowls, which I thought was a slightly hilarious and totally genius idea. Imagine my delight when I had to attend a conference last month and found this great doily on the bowl with the mints that were at my seat. I MIGHT have de-doilied the entire conference room following the conference.....

Anyway, I hope that you're having a great holiday weekend and staying cool. It's been pretty warm here this weekend, and the girls and I will be headed to the pool at my parents' tomorrow.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock/Paper: CTMH - Wings Collection; Cocoa and White Daisy cardstock
Ink: CTMH - Cocoa and Lagoon
Other: CTMH - Crocheted flowers; Designer Wood Buttons Dear Lizzy - brads and alphabet stickers; The Twinery cappucino twine; May Arts twine; Hydrangea Hippo natural crocheted lace; Random hotel doily


  1. so darn cute...I love all the little embellishments and what a fun design...awesome card Miriam...hope you enjoyed your weekend.. :)

  2. beautiful card!!! the layers, that little bird (this would fit in over at the dysu challenge blog too) and your floral accents. stunning! i love the term 'de-doiled' lol it HAS to become part of cardmaking vernacular. pure genius!

  3. What a pretty card. Love all the embellishments and that bird is too cute.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  4. This is just so cute!!! I love how you've used the doily and your little story about it made me giggle! Nothing like a bit of recycling is there?!

  5. this is simply adorable.. I love the colors of your creation so beautiful :) Thanks so much for entering into the DT Call over at TAWS..This is going to be so hard to pick just one of you..
    -owner of the Alley Way Stamps

  6. LOVE! this card. Congratulations on getting picked as one of the Gallery Idol Top exciting. Off to browse your blog some more.

  7. No surprise that this card make GI Top 20! Just so lovely!

    Congrats Miriam! You do beautiful work!

  8. Well congratulations, this cute little card got you past 1900 other peeps! Well done!

  9. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog Miriam! Congratulations to you too, I love your card!!