4 Apr 2013


Good morning, I am going to start off with an apology to my loyal friends, visitors and commenters for not visiting you, I will be rectifying that today so please bear with me.
I made a decision awhile back to take up crochet again I used to do it many years ago, I have been trawling the web for ideas, inspiration and instructions (easy ones) for me to follow. 
I made several practice runs and am now happy with some of the work that I have completed, this card shows just two of the projects that I really like, the flowers are called 'May Roses', the leaves I finished crocheting yesterday.  I have  added sequins to the roses for extra sparkle, the image is from the newest Ooh La La CD called Yesterdays Memories, I added just a slight tint of Lilac to her headband and distressed the edges with some Tim Holtz ink, I used satin mirri card for the base and mounting the image, I used textured lilac card then embossed it, I added lots of purple sparkly gems, ribbon bow, feather, 2 different lace and a butterfly.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Many thanks for visiting me today I will see you later.


Merry said...

Oh so clever, lovely crocheting and the colour is so pretty. Can't wait to see more of your crocheting creations.

MagsB said...

Oh wow, Lorraine, this is beautiful! The crochet flowers and leaves are so lovely and crunchy and textured, and your colour combo is perfect for the vintage image! Love it!!

love Mags B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow!! Sweetie is there nothing you can not do!!! Your flowers and leaves are gorgeous. I adore your layout and the image and colours are lovely.

It is trying to snow here again today, where has our spring gone!!!!

Keep warm.


Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Lorraine. I love the image. The colours are gorgeous and your crochet flowers and leaves look amazing. The added sequins are so pretty.
Hugs Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and love the colours...take care.xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card Lorraine,love the image gorgeous flowers and fab details.xxx

Lau W said...

Oh so so nice ! Your flowers are wonderful !

cotnob said...

This is stunning Lorraine, I love the beautiful lilac colours and your crochet roses are so pretty.
My mum gave me all of her old wool a while back and I was going to have a go at some crochet flowers - guess what, I never got around to it!
I hope you are well.

Sue said...

Wow Lorraine!!! I love those flowers I was actually thinking of getting my crochet hook and wool out the other night and now I've seen these oh my they are adorable!!! gorgeous card hun hugglessssssss Sue xxxxxxxxx

Donna Ellis said...

A beautiful card creation with lovely crocheted flowers, pretty laces and gorgeous embossing - very pretty! hugs, de

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Stamping in Pink said...

Oh Lols, these are just gorgeous! I would love to be able to crochet! It's a beautiul card and image and the crochet flowers and leaves make it uber special! Karen x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine. The vintage image looks fabulous and the colours and embossed background are so pretty.
Lorraine x

Daniele said...

this image looks fabbie with the purple, like it better this way than in orange, pretty crocheted flowers Lorraine

catherine said...

This is lovely and thanks for joining us over at Allsorts this week for my challenge
x catherine

Jac said...

Ooh Lorraine, what gorgeous flowers, how clever are you they are perfect for your card which is just glorious and in my fave colour too, just love it, hope you and Jessie are doing well despite the cold xx

Michaela said...

Oh my! WOW! Your card is absolutely amazing, Lorraine. I love the colour palette you used, the image, the embossing and the cherries of this gorgeous card are your stunning crochet flowers which I absolutely love. Also loving all the sparkle.
Michaela xx

Chrissy said...

So beautiful and elegant Lorraine, I love your flowers, and trying to learn how at the moment..my elderly client is teaching me, but she keeps forgetting what we are doing..lol..I love the gorgeous shade of the lavender..beautiful.


Christine Harrop said...

A lovely vintage card and the crochet flowers make it very special. Christine x

pinky said...

Well done you Lorraine, those flowers and leaves are simply stunning! I am attempting a bit of crochet myself at the minute, hard going lol.

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, love your sparkling roses and the pretty colours. Carol x

Mary said...

Very pretty. I love the feel of your card. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations. I hope you get to join us again real soon!

Karen Letchworth said...

Your layout is just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us. It's always a real blessing to see your wonderful art and have you play along with us!
God's blessing on you,
Word Art Wednesday

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Lorraine. I love this vintage creation and your flowers are beautiful, a perfect addition. Country View Crafts have a butterfly challenge this month you might want to enter too.
hugs {brenda} xox

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous, beautiful card Lorraine and those crochet flowers are fabulous.

May said...

Hi Lorriane, Stunning card Beautiful image.. your crochet flowers are amazing... I really must learn to crochet I would love to make some blankets!! Love it all... Hugs May x x x

Davi said...

Wowzer this is Gorgeous my friend!! I love the purples and those flowers you made are stunning! Sp perfect with the pretty vintage image!!

coops said...

so gorgeous lorraine.stunning pretty image and colours and your crohet flowers are really beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Eileen said...

WOW Lorraine those roses look amazing. Love the added sparkle to them. A beautiful image framed in a gorgeous layout. Love the lilac and gold together. Such and elegant card. Love it
Eileen x

Nikbee said...

A beautiful card. I love the crochet flowers.
Nikki x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Crochet is awesome Lorraine, I wish I had the hands and patience for it! Have you seen the awesome crochet dolls? Like Doctor Who etc? So love that (although admittedly I love Dr Who lol)

Saw a chevron crocheted throw rug once too, it was beautiful!!!

ANYWHO I am getting way off track! hehe

Lovely crochet flowers and card, love the beautiful vintage image and feather addition xoxo

dstandard said...

This is gorgeous - love the embossing and the beautiful flowers and especially love the purple!

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, such a beautiful vintage image, lovely colours and the flowers are stunning, I love crocheting, though haven't done much since the granddaughters were babies!! Enjoy the weekend.

Pat xx

Jill said...

gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Gemiel said...

Wow, this is stunning!! I love the handmade flowers and purple is my fav color. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings!

scrappymo! said...

Wow! You are mutitalented...cuz I love those flowers...The lace you combined with them is a knockout together and with the rest of the card is gorgeous!

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