Monday, August 3, 2009

Blogger challenge #1 and CAS26 (from SCS)

Well, I am back and running! I have been doing laundry and grocery shopping and catching up.......from a very relaxing week away in Kentucky.
I spent the day making some TJ backgrounds to finish later, and also a challenge card for the Sweet Dreamers Blog Challenge Group. I think the CAS cards are very hard!

Here is my card for both challenges. It tells a few things about me- I love anything to do with needlework- even though I do not do too much anymore- I love Smocking and embroidery. I am a member of the Smocking Arts Guild of America, and in the past attended a number of yearly conventions around the US- I met so many fun friends too! I also LOVE Pink- any shade is good (well, maybe not neon pink.....). I also LOVE Blue. I generally craft using Technique Junkies techniques for my cards- and it is refreshing to make a 'plain' card every now and then......... My prior post has the directions to make the flowers like the one on my card- it is double tiered. I made a chain of 12 stitches for the leaves. The flower is DMC 3805, the leaves DMC 469. I made a border along the edge by making a length of chain stitches, and did the following in every other stitch:
single crochet, double crochet, single crochet. I sewed it onto the card with coordinating thread.

Thanks for looking! Thanks for stopping by.



Vicki said...

Beautiful job, Shelly! Love the crochet! Blessings to you!

Mary G. said...

Great job, Shelly!! LOVE the crocheted flower!!

Sande said...

I love your card...very pretty colors. I use to crotch all the time but haven't done so in years. Maybe it's time to pull out my threads and do a few flowers.

Kathy said...

Love the crocheted flower. Really great job with two challenges.

Cassie_lu said...

great job on the challenge and showcasing the flower

paige said...

The crocheting is a fun addition to your pretty card! You did the CAS very well!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww I love this hun!! Love the flower you made, that is sooo pretty!!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful challenge card with all of us!!! And of course a little about yourself tooo:)

Hugs to you,