Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mum with Love.

This is the card I have made for my mum for Mothers  Day.
Mum taught me how to knit and crochet from an early age. with me being left handed it was easier for Mum (who is right handed)to sit me opposite her when showing me how to knit as I just mirrored everything she did with her right hand which was exactly opposite to my left hand. When it came to crochet I couldn't see close enough the stiches mum was making so I had to learn to do it right handed!  It still feels very unnatural to me to hold a crochet hook in my right hand but I can crochet after a fashion.
I saw this crochet  card design  by Melanie Brooke in Papercraft magazine  and thought that Mum would appreciate the picot edging that she so carefully taught me. I have adapted the original design  with an extra layer of stitched card and adding the butterfly, ribbon and lace.
Plain pink A4 card folded and cut  for card base.
Design paper from stash attached to odds of cardboard and then die cut.
Xcut  oval die cut
Ribbon , gems and lace offcuts in stash.
Dark green crochet thread from stash.
Word created using Britannia word Alphabet.
Butterfly by Cheery Lyn Designs 'DL 113AB'
Inside of card decorated using 
Spellbinders 'Romantic Rectangles'
Butterfly on pink card is Tonic' Butterfly Blooms'
Butterfly on cream card is Cheery Lynn Designs DL 113AB
Entering into the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #249 Mothers' day.
In The Pink #39 Mothers' day .
Challenges and Candies #29 Flowers.
Pixies Crafty Workshop #115 Use  up your snippets.
Seema Crafts #  Something for Mum.
Lexi's Creations #111 Mothers day.
Squigglefly Challenge #10 The Earth Laughs in flowers.
Tuesday Throwdown #186 Stitching.
4 Krafty Girlz Challenges #13 Anything goes.
Jo's Scrapshack #40 Anything goes.


Sandra H said...

Morning Mrs A....My son is left handed and it's not so easy being taught something from a right handed person but you get there in the end Another great card for your challenge and lovely elements used to create it your mum will adore it xx

Anonymous said...

Great effort to learn thing from left handed person.
Your card looks good.

Rocky said...

Love the crochet touch, your Mum will be pleased. Like how the inside is almost as gorgeous as the outside, great card.

Linda W. said...

Beautiful colors, butterfly and embroidery! Very talented, and I know any mom would love this card! Best of luck at Squigglefly.

Unknown said...

lovely, thank you for joining the March challenge over at Seemacrfts xx (

pauline said...

Its lovely ,i am left handed but only with a knife and fork!!!! thank you for joining the March challenge over at Seemacrafts

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure that your Mum will adore it.
Best wishes.
Ang x

carol said...

Lovely card, thanks for playng along with us at CRAFT x carol

Susanne Vargas said...

Beautiful, not only the outside but the inside as well!

Di said...

Oh how beautiful Mrs A! Your Mum will love it for sure. Love the picot edging and that fabulous butterfly needless to say!

Hugs, Di xx

Sarn said...

Brilliant! xxx

Sherry said...

Beautiful, thoughtful card for your Mum Mrs A, bet she'll love it, and hopefully it'll bring back happy memories for her too xx

Holly Young said...

Very pretty! I love the crocheted edging, and I think it's so sweet that you are sharing something you learned from your mother on a card to her. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

Unknown said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at seema crafts x

Tina Campbell said...

Mum's gonna love that card so pretty :) thanks for playing along with us over at Jo's FFC :)

Bonnie said...

I'm right handed and crochet after a fashion. Knitting always seemed easier to me. Your Mum is going to treasure this beautiful card! Love the bit of crochet and that butterfly is gorgeous!

Merry said...

What a lovely and thoughtful card. I had the opposite experience Mum was left handed and me right handed. I love to knit but never could grasp crocheting. :-)

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful in every way :-))
Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši". Good luck and please join us again!
Hugs, Andreja

Kat W said...

How beautiful and so clever to incorporate crochet into the design :-)
Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink!
Hugs, Kat

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

She'll love this card, I'm sure of it x

Marla said...

A gorgeous pink card for mum and thanks for joining us at Seemacrafts.

Unknown said...

Very pretty card!!! Love the colors
Thanks for sharing it with us on Seemacrafts.. Hugs, Donalda DT member