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Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring & Flowers are in the air....

Well it's been a long time since I've crocheted but a dear friend Linda encouraged me to try her recipe for flowers.  When I saw the tut online for the "picket fence card" I could just see those flowers against this new weathered paper I'd just gotten..  With the green peeling paint that looks so dimensional, I think it's a hit!  I used vine ribbon for their stems and put mini buttons in their centers.

When you open the picket fence gate (it's mounted to the card by brads) you see the LadybugLady digi from Cheryl Alger up against a cloud filled sky with even more flowers. I used red/white bakers twine for the path of the ladybug. The inside flowers were buttons that I cut the shanks off-they have a rubbery feel to them~they're mounted on pop dots.

This card is for the latest Squiggle Fly Challenge #1112 where   
this week the challenge is to use homemade flowers on your card/project. You can use punches, your cricut, tissue paper-or any other great idea for homemade flowers that you would like to share. 
 

21 comments:

  1. This is so cute Carolyn! I love the little scene you've created, and you were right about your flowers looking cute growing by the fence! You did a great job on your flowers for not crocheting for a while! thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

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  2. Thanks so much Holly! It was fun to try something new!
    Carolyn

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  3. OMGoodness Carolyn - I am absolutely in awe of you and your talents! And where did you get that pink/green crochet cotton? I love it! That scene is just the cutest, doesn't surprise me one bit you would come up with a gorgeous hit! Your crocheting rocks too!

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  4. Really cute card, Carolyn! The fence swinging open with the extra embellies behind it is so great!

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    1. LOL I kept opening and shutting it-was so realistic! Thanks for the sweet thoughts,
      Carolyn

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  5. Wow, Carolyn, you could do books with the ideas you come up with...such talent! Loving your crocheted flowers, too! Thanks for playing with us at Squigglefly! ;D

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    1. oh Sharon! You are just too kind! Thanks so much for the encouragement! I like the challenges at SF!
      Carolyn

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  6. love the crochet flowers and fence idea. super card!

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    1. Alice I appreciate your taking the time to leave me some Luv!
      Carolyn

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  7. OH MY GOODNESS! I am sooooo loving your card!!! I mean I love it! Gorgeous flowers too--thanks for joining in our squigglefly challenge!

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    1. Kewl BB-I'm so glad you like my creation!! I had fun with all the elements-fun challenge at SF!
      Carolyn

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  8. This card really rocks! Love your crochted flowers and the card design!! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week.

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    1. Thanks Pat for your constant encouragement!
      Carolyn

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  9. I really wish I could crochet!! I love your flowers and your card is just wonderful! Thanks for joining us at the Squigglefly challenge!

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    1. Aww Kathy, you're so sweet. I'm not sure my first attempt at crocheting in years would qualify as goo LOL!
      Carolyn

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  10. Stunning creation! Thanks for entering LCI this week and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win an image!
    Pinky

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    1. Thanks so much Pinky for the Luv! I did leave a comment-one could only pray to get their hands on one of those neat teenager digis!
      Carolyn

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  11. Oh wow! This is stunning! Your card the crocheted flowers. . . . .the WHOLE layout. It's fabulous. Thanks for sharing this week in the Sassy Cheryl's show me. Thursday fun.

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    1. Hey there Cheryl! Thanks so much for the comments! Was totally something different for me!~
      Carolyn

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  12. gorgeous! I love the feel of you card, thank you for joining our challenge at OSCC this week, hugs, martina

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    1. Martina I really appreciate your kind thoughts! am looking forward to doing many more challenges at OSCC!
      Carolyn

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