Monday, 16 May 2011

Scarpbookers Anonymous Card Challenge........

Good morning or evening wherever you maybe,I hope you all had a good weekend. Paige has just left for school to take her first GSCE exam (English Language) ,the start of many over the next few weeks, so good luck Paige and get some revising done,lol !!!!!!
Well,we are half way through the month of May already and Scrapbookers Anonymous have posted the cards made by the DT using the leftover papers from our LO's and this month's challenge element which is stamping. This is a brand new challenge for us,so come on cardmakers you don't have to do a LO just get your scrap box out and make a card with a stamped image. You have got until the 31st May to enter your LO,card or both and you could win some of the new Tim Holtz distress papers,if you do both enter them as two seperate entries so you have double the chance of winning.

Here's my card using the leftover paper from my LO.



I've made a step card which I was shown how to make last week by Banu from Sunrise Crafts,the image is Nellie Snellen coloured in using ProMarkers.

The last couple of month's I've been trying to teach myself to crochet using books and tutorials,I really want to make a blanket so I started off doing granny squares but wasn't really happy with them,they looked uneven however much I tried. Over the weekend I was blog hopping and went onto Dottie Angel and saw this blanket.....made by Tif,I just fell in love with it,look at those gorgeous vintage doilies.

Photo Courtesy of Dottie Angel
When I saw there was tutorial that was very easy to follow with photo's ( I'm more a visual learner) I got my wool and needle back out and gave it another go.


I finished my first square yesterday and though it's not perfect I'm really pleased with myself eventually I'd like to have a go at following a pattern and make one of the cute baby hats and bootees that I keep seeing in those gorgeous gift shops,one step at a time though but watch this space.

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave a comment,I really appreciate it.
xxxxDebxxxx

14 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeee your card!! The design is beautiful and loving the colors!! And loveeeeeeee that blanket... can't wait to see your creation of it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Your card is beautiful Deb!! Love the pp and colors!!! Wow I really love your blanket ... Colorful ... Can't wait to see yours!! Yay!!! TFS... my dear friend ... Have a good week ahead!! Hugs xoxo

Lea said...

Stunning card! Love the overall design and that image is adorable! That blanket is beautiful and your squares look good to me. Can't wait to see more!

Linda R. said...

What a pretty card... It is so pretty.

Well I have to say your first square looks wonderful.. I can't wait to see it when it is done.. I have been crocheting a blanket for awhile now.. I am starting to wonder if I will ever get it done!!! I hope you have a wonderful day..

Hugs, Linda

Candace said...

Loving the crochet Deb.

Lisa said...

such a lovely card - looks a bit advanced for me but how pretty it is!

Good luck to Paige for the exams - I'll keep my fingers crossed for her!

And as for the crocheting - wow! something I could never get to grips with (I'm not much of a knitter but I can do the basics.) I'm more of a fabric freak :-) !!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Lovely card, what amazing dimension and detail! Your crocheting looks good to me. I tried to teach myself using YouTube videos, but eventually decided to stick with knitting. I'm much better at that.

Ira said...

Wow Deb, you've been at it again! Just look at that wonderful card of yours and that blanket! For someone who's just picked up crocheting you've done more than a fantastic job, it looks absolutely cool!!

JulieJ said...

Love that card. You show me how and I'll help you with the crochet.

Deb Hickman said...

It's a deal,Julie.xxxx

Ros said...

Wow that card is so pretty ... I love the papers ... and good luck with your crochet work ... I know you can do it!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love this till the bits, so sweet, so lovely!
Now we can't wait to see the finishing project!

Stella said...

Deb this post makes me sigh. The step card is gorgeous and I love the way you use your scraps. Gorgeous.
I'm impressed by your crocheting.You did a fabulous job; just look what you made!! I can't crochet...I would love to learn but I am left handed and all the books and tutorials I've seen are made right handed people....
You made a great start and I can't wait to see the final result; please let us know how things are turning out and....show us the final result!
XXX

Juls said...

your card is just gorgeous and so sweet and cute, and the crochet looks just fab! HUgs Juls