Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pretties etc

Last week , I was blessed to receive
 these lovely hand dyed crochet doilies 
in the mail all the way from NSW, Australia
 from the lovely Sandra Gerdes 
an Australian Scrapbooking Master( 2006) -
{just to mention one of a million crafty talents she has ! ;) }
 Check out her blog  here to see what I mean 

I couldn't wait to make some cards with these pretties - 
here's one I  finished today .
I've also used the latest Making Memories'
 metal embellies to complete the card .

I have used an MM  embossed star charm,
a  metal flower on top of the scrunched ribbon
 & a glittery copper deco brad for the doily center-
all freshly brought home from our LSS  today ! ;)

I didn't have the heart to cover up the pink doily too much -
I thought the pattern has such wonderful, pretty details ! 

I am loving the combo of MM's embellies 
with this WRMK Tiffany papers . 
Again , to show off the lovely doily patterns I have used 2 together here,
with an MM pearl brad to finish the flower off .

Sandra has the most reasonably priced hand dyed crochet doilies at the mo - 
be sure to check out her etsy store here .

Here's a sampling of other colors she has in store : 

Thank you soo much , Sandra,  for the very happy mail ! 


Scrapthat said...

You did Sandra's beautiful dollies beautiful justice Pearl!! TFS :)

BabyBokChoy said...

These doilies are beautiful and your card is totally darling! great job!

tania said...

how lucky are you!! they are beautiful and your card even more:)

Audrey Pettit said...

Oooh, those are gorgeous, Pearl! Love the crocheted doilies and your cards using them are amazing! The papers you chose to go with them are just perfect, I think. Love how you layered the doilies and added the brad centers. SO beautiful!

Sarah W. said...

Oh man! Loveliness everywhere here! Great use of the doilies! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Sandra said...

Love what you have done with the doilies Pearl and thank you for your kind words, that was lovely of you.
I am so pleased you like them, have fun.

Kim said...

gorgeous gorgeous Pearl, you have used the doilies beautifully

Susan said...

I can see why it would have been hard to resist using these :) They are lovely! Your cards look amazing. Thanks for the links to Sandra's shop too.

Lynette said...

These doilies are so the card.