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.