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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bloomin' Flowers!

What fun I had creating for the challenge at For Fun Challenges this week!  If you don't already know, our challenge this week is for your creation to include a crocheted flower, and is being sponsored by Little Claire Designs (woohoo!)

So.... back to the story....first up I tried my hand at actually crocheting some flowers.  I'm not good at crochet.  Heck, I can knit HOLES!!! What was I thinking .... me crochet? Good grief! Strictly speaking the only crochet I'm good with is a musical one (yeah yeah, bad word pun, but musical chicks will get it!)...

So I got my dear Mum to create some for me instead.  Cheat.  Mmmm.... rules didn't stipulate the flowers must be constructed into the card, or attached to the card.... so I didn't.... using the Camelia Corner image from Little Claire.... I created this card and earrings.....

Ingredients: Cardstock - Kaszazz, DCWV; Markers - Marvy Le Plume; Stardust Pens - Sakura; Gold Peel off Sentiment and corners - Upikit; Crocheted Flowers - Me Dear Ole' Ma'; French Ear Hooks - Feelin' Inspired...

I use crochet flowers and ribbon flowers (yes, I can make those!) in my jewellery creations, so  I thought why not incorporate them into a card!  Had I not matted and constructed a card, I could have used the coloured image layer as a notecard, or gussied it to become a large gift tag.  I coloured the image to try and match the colours of the flowers... they do, but the camera flash dissolved the image colour... the earrings pierce the top two layers, which is attached with raised foam tape, to allow space for the earhooks.  I like this as a way of gift presentation, and I think I'll use it again!

I've also entered this into the following challenges around the blogosphere...
Craft Room Challenges - Summer Birthday (12/7)
Crazy Amigo - Lazy Days (12/7)
Creative Craft Challenges - Pretty Blossoms (19/7)
Try It On Tuesday - Flower Power  (12/7)
Hooked on Craft - Show us your Flowers! (8/7)
Ooh La La - #83 Summer Flowers (12/7)

I hope you're all inspired to join in our Crochet Flower Challenge at For Fun this week - you can used purchased flowers if you're like me and don't crochet! Thanks for peepin'!

14 cared to share!:

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous.xxx

PatR said...

Gorgeous creation. Thank you for joining us for the Try it on Tuesday challenge. xx

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic idea and a lovely gift. thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck in the draw. XOXO Zoe

Nikbee said...

A great card and lovely gift idea. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x

Maria said...

Gorgeous card and lovely way to give a gift! Good luck, and thanks for joining in at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Alysha said...

WOW what a fab card - Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges, hugs Aly xxx

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Kim B said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim x

Neil said...

Hi there, thanks for entering your card for Try it on Tuesday's challenge; it's lovely.

Esther said...

This is a lovely way of giving a gift...and gorgeous flowers ! Thanks for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

Mervi said...

Beautiful and lovely entry to my summer birthday theme at Craft-Room Challenge, thanks, good luck;-))m

Helen Dooley said...

You did a great job! Thanks!

Cazro said...

A very prety card, the crochet flowers are beuatiful. Thanks for joining us at TIOT. Caz

Debi said...

What a great idea!!! Thanks for joining us at CRC, Debi x

Rainbow Studio's Rachel and Angela said...

This is such a pretty card. I really like the border colours you have used too to highlight the flowers. Beautiful!
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Take care
Rachel and Angela
xx