Monday, January 18, 2010

My First Crocheted Flower Card

Hi Everyone!

I don't have a MMSC post for this week, because I got backed up when my husband was here, so I have to sit out and catch up a bit.  Please don't miss the MMSC fun though.  Go check out Priscilla's Blog and join in the fun this week. 

I made this card before Christmas, and I thought it would be a good time to show it to you, since I don't have my regular post for the week. 

I have wanted to crochet flowers on my cards for some time now, because I have seen some really beautiful ones from some friends of mine, so I bought a book and started to crochet.  Keep in mind, it has been over 20 years since I have picked up a crochet hook to make anything!  I couldn't even believe that I remembered anything at all!!  My memory is escaping me anyway.  Wellllll, one thing I did not see coming was how BIG this flower turned out to be.  I wanted a small flower embellishment to use on a card with an image on it...instead, I made a flower that had to take up the WHOLE card. lol  Good grief.  Oh well, I didn't want it to go to waste, so here is what has become of it. 

I don't know that I will be crocheting anymore flowers out of this particular book, unless I am looking for something for a bigger project, but I would love to find a book that has smaller flower patterns in it.  We'll see.  Not so sure these old hands have what it takes to do that tiny, tedious work anymore either : (
Hope you like my creation even if it didn't turn out how I originally intended.   You never know what you are going to get until you try, right? 

Have a great week.  May many blessings come your way!

Challenge for this card:  Creatilicious Challenges


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Carolyn - this is gorgeous - I laughed at how big it turned out when you wanted a smaller one! I am sure that is you used cotton and a smaller hook they would be smaller - we have a DT Sister who makes her own (hint - she loves bears) who may be able to give you the recipe for the ones you are wanting - on the meantime - this is gorgeous - I love the fact that it is so big - the bling in it is fabulous too! Way to go girl! I love that border punch with it too!! Thanks for sharing Carolyn - there is always something amazing to see here!! {{{hugs}}}

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Oh I like it, you are too, too funny. You still got it my friend - cool card, Lovely - hope you can join in MMSC next week! I can't do this no matter what and read it out of a book - GASP! Hugs, Jane

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness girl!! This is just fabulous!! I love how you've put this on your card!!! You are more patient than myself!! LOL!! Boy...what a beauty!! TFS! HUGS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Carolyn!! How creative is that!! Love that crocheted flower!! It is gorgeous!! How fun and beautiful!! Love it!!! You sure rocked this sketch girl!!


Priscilla said...

WOW what a lot of work. It came out fantastic!!

Ludkasz said...

fantastic card:)

Anonymous said...

Carolyn your card is big and beautiful! I love that it's the center of attention and the colors are vibrant and fun! Have a great weekend. Now here's hoping that when I click on post comment it works:)


designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carolyn, this is such a lovely card. Fabby job on the crocheted flower and I especially like the lace in the center. All your fancy edging and corners add to the prettiness of your card and you really have a way of making them all work together so well. Just lovely!
Hope you enjoy a happy weekend!

Carol Hurlock said...

Carolyn, I crochet, so you know how much I appreciate this card. Just stunning. A beautiful presentation.

Bear hugs,
Carol :o}

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Carolyn, I love this and have been wanting to try crocheting a flower too. I, being left handed have never found anyone to teach me properly. But!!! I found left handed instructions on You Tube. Ah... the wonders of internet. So I'm working on a throw blanket and will attempt something this intricate when I get a little more comfy at holding a crochet needle! :) Hugs! Michelle

Sue McMahon said...

You certainly can NOT tell it's been 20 years! Beautiful flower and card! I wish I could do that! Maybe you can teach me! :)


LINDA said...

Such a beautiful card.. Love the flower..Very lovely!!
Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious..
Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Hey there Carolyn....I was so excited to see your name on the entry list! You already know I LOVE this card....one of my favs! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatilicious!


Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous,love your flower......its perfect!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!