Thursday, October 6, 2011


doily (or doilie) is an ornamental mat, originally the name of a fabric made by Doiley, a 17th-century London draper.  Doily earlier meant "genteel, affordable woolens", evidently from the same source.
In more recent times disposable paper doilies are used to decorate plates, placed under the food for ornamentation.

Above are a couple of lines from Wikipedia.  I've omitted 2 paragraphs (that you are welcome to read about here) because I was really only interested in sharing how the doily or doilie got it's name and how it's used in more recent times.  

I believe that many of you will agree with me that someone at Wikipedia needs to go back and revise their explanation.  Obviously, whom ever wrote this never made cards or scrapbooked before.  Having seen a few cards adorned with these little lovelies I thought I would give it a try.  

What another great element to add to a card and I bet you could have all kinds of fun with them.  They could be coloured, using a brayer with inks, chalks....hmmmm, that will just have to go on my list of things to try.

Here is a close up of the K & Company floral embellishments used.  Lovely detail and the extra dimension they add is great!

My card is 5" X 6 1/2"
Paper - K & Co., Sweet Nectar, White cardstock
Ink - Gable Green from Stampin Up
Stamps - Lili of the Valley for both the image and the sentiment
Accessories - Martha Stewart border punch, 1 3/4" and 1 1/2" circle punch, Doilie and Copic Markers

Wherever you are in your day, I hope you're enjoying it!
Wishing you many wonderful creations



  1. What a beautiful card - the doily is just perfect on it.

    Toni xx

  2. That is one gorgeous card Elf. Beautiful coloring and embellies. "Hugs" Carol

  3. Gorgeous card, I love the colours you've used. And yes, the doily is just a perfect addition! Err, shouldn't you be making Christmas cards having whipped us all up into a state of total panic?! :)) Di xx

  4. oh my this is so beautiful love the depth and the softness to it
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Hello there, Fabulous card, love the doily and the pretty soft effect you've achieved:0) Love those LOTV stamps Gorgeous, Gay xxx


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