So this is the third week of February already and soon daffodils will be smiling... :)
I have been wanting to make my handmade flowers for a long, long while but somehow could not get down to it... This time I thought I would try something different - so I made some crochet flowers with woolen yarn.
I remember trying my hand at crochet as a 10 year old girl and then years later I gave a go at crochet flowers which were not really brilliant...
I have to thank Helen of http://helenmade.blogspot.com/ for inspiring me to these flowers again... You honestly have to check out her brilliant site - she creates the most amazing crafts.
They are not the best because I think wool is a bit much for summer cards.
I could not find a thinner crochet needle so here I am with my woolen flowers which I do think are a bit bulky.
The three square blue backing papers behind the flowers are actually wall paper - a free sample from a home store in the UK. So I recycled yet again!!! Just a teeny-tiny bit, but still...
The metallic steel grey cardstock is from my stash and so are all those ribbons.
I weaved the ribbon through after punching with my new Fiskar's border punch which is my fave companion these days.
And yes, the turquoise satin roses are not made by yours truly - they were bought from a store in Mumbai.
I am going submitting this card for the following challenges:
http://peartreedesigns.blogspot.com/ - one colour (all shades of a colour are allowed - so hopefully my card fits the bill)
http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.com/ - birthday card - I hope this can pass off as a birthday card.
http://stampinbsdesignteam.blogspot.com/ - monochromatic
http://michelle-pinkpaperparadise.blogspot.com/ - Monday Linky Party