Thursday, 4 February 2010

Purple Rain

.I always struggle trying to think up witty or meaningful heading for my blog posts and very rarely succeed if I’m honest. Even today the heading is very tongue in cheek.

The dare over at The Daring Cardmakers is the February birthstone Amethyst , that’s the Purple bit if you didn’t guess and the fact that it’s not stopped raining here since yesterday speaks for it’s self, hence Purple Rain.
That’s the best I can do I’m afraid.

So it’s on with this weeks dare and the good thing is that there’s an incentive to join in this week because the lovely Brenda and David from Craft Obsessions have sponsored it and there’s a fab Martha Stewart Paper Punch and Stamp set up from grabs.

At times like this I really wish I wasn’t on the design team because I really NEED that punch.

Well, here’s my card anyway.

.I started making my card when I was over at Lythan’s on Monday, in between drinking coffee (tea in her case), chatting, shopping and breaking her computer (well that what she’s telling everyone but I didn’t really, honest)

Anyway, when I was packing up my bit to take over with me I didn’t really have a clue what I was going to do so I just grabbed a pile of colour coordinated bit to make my dare card.
I did have one thing in mind though and that was to have a go at crocheting some flowers, so I printed off some instructions and sorted out some embroidery threads that would go with the papers.

I’ve not had my crochet hooks out for more than a year and it was really making my hands ache but I eventually made two flowers, one with four petals, from the instructions and the one that eventually ended up on my card, which I made up as I went along.
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The card started actually started out as an A6 size which is how it was the last time Lythan saw it but when I got home I changed my mind, cut the front off and mounted the panel onto an A5 card blank. You know, I still have trouble making small cards……don’t ask me why!
A5 Card Blank – Craft Creations (Embossed Hammer)
Patterned & Plain Paper – DCWV (Latte)
Inks – Ranger Distress Ink (Dusty Concord)
Brad – Papermania Brad Making Kit (with Latte paper centre)
Chipboard Sticker – DCWV (Latte)
Crochet Flower – By Me!

Other StuffRibbon
Peel Off Greeting
Small Brads


Rein said...

Beautiful card, love the flower!

Lythan said...

crocheting is so so clever! DO you know, I really like that card at A5 size and if I have to make another big one I am going to use that idea. Make a smaller one and then make it bigger. It is fab!

Lynda said...

Wow Sue that is one gorgeous creation and I am in awe of your crocheting skills - I can manage simple crocheting but have never managed to make anything so beautiful as your flower! A great dare - loved it!

Love Lynda xxx

Kathy said...

It's gorgeous Sue, and I think you were right to use a bigger card - the white border really lifts the whole thing and brightens it up - or maybe it's just me who finds purple can be a bit too intense on a card

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sue and I'm in awe of your crocheting! Lovely flowers. :)

Jackie said...

I know what you mean...I struggle with C6 cards too :)
I love this one and the flower is really cute (I've just learnt how to do them too)

Leigh said...

It's a stunning card Sue. I keep attempting crochet flowers after just trying to teach myself. Haven't managed it yet, but I have half a scarf, lol!

Rosanne said...

A pretty card!

asia wu said...

I wish I could crochet, this is beautiful!