Friday, November 16, 2012

Ribbon Reel - Challenge #41 Crochet

I had a quiet day yesterday - I took Binkie in to get spayed bright and early and while sitting near the phone waiting and worrying I tried to keep my hands and mind busy creating.   I know today will be spent mostly by her side making sure she is comfortable and has whatever she needs.

Today I'm playing along with the Ribbon Reel Challenge.  I had to play when I saw this inspiration photo and the theme "Crochet".  When I started making cards I asked my mom to make me some flowers whenever she has a little extra thread or yarn after finishing one of her projects.  This works out great because I have a hand full in all sorts of different colors and textures.  I always give her the cards I make that have her flowers on them so she can mail them to her friends and family .  I don't have to wonder if she will like this one - she always has a kind word - after all she is my biggest fan!  Nothing tricky on this card - I just put a pearl brad in the center of the flower and mounted it on a few die cuts.  To tie the theme all together I used a crochet pattern paper by Crate Paper and added some pretty lace trims and a bitty sentiment tag.

I hope you have time to play - The Ribbon Reel is having a call out for new design team members too - so you might want to check it out!  Have  a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamp: WPlus9 Fresh Picked
Pattern Paper:  Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection "Quilts"
Card Stock: Papertrey Ink:  Kraft, Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream
Dies:  Spellbinders Tags Trio, Lace Doily Accents, Lattice Motifs
Ribbon:  Natural Button Twine May Arts, 7/8" Cluney Fan Simplicity, May Arts 7/8" Satin Pleats Pink
Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Extras:  Wood Button, Pearl Brad (Brides), Crochet Flower and Leaves (THANKS MOM!)


Caroline said...

WOW this card is gorgeous I love the flower. Caroline xxx

Pauline said...

Sooo pretty jeanne! Love the crochet flower and leaf, and beautiful papers too.

Helen Berry said...

Oooo, yum! Such a gorgeous crochet flower and leaves. Beautiful colour - love it! Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight - have a wonderful weekend x hugs x

Cathy Weber said...

You are so lucky to have a mom who can crochet! I would love to set my mom to work creating for me! This is such a pretty card, love the lattice die cuts you used, like a beautiful flower growing on a lattice fence. Lots of cute ribbon on this one too! You should be on their design team...hope they realize that too!

Sharron said...

Wow, what a beauty! The patterned paper is perfect with your mom's awesome crocheted flower & leaves. She's quite a treasure to have around. And I love the lattice die cut and pretty lace & ribbon!

Marybeth said...

This is gorgeous Jeanne! I love the crochet flower and leaves,that your mom made for you. How sweet is that and then you have them on hand. Love the way she made the leaves. The rest of your card is also beautiful I love all the pretty papers and dies you used.

Tracey McNeely said...

Wow wow wow Jeanne! The crocheted flowers your mom made are gorgeous! Love the patterned papers.

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful card! I love the crochet flower! So sweet that your Mom makes them and then you make the cards for her! Family is such a blessing! :) Jill

~Tammy~ said...

Lucky girl to have those special treasures handmade by Mom! Your card is so bright and colorful! Really cheerful indeed! Love your crochet trim too!

Maria said...

Wow! Love all the crochet detail on this card! Lovely background paper! So sweet of your Mom to make the flowers for you!