Saturday, 26 April 2014

Trying something new

As you all know, card making is my thing, but I have wanted to try something else for such a long time and finally I plucked up the courage. I have to say I am hooked (excuse the pun!)
Yes - I wanted to learn how to crochet. I bought a book of Amurigumi animals what must be a couple of years ago and have looked longingly at it many times since. Finally, after seeing a pattern fir some cute looking chicks in a magazine recently, I decided to take the plunge and this little chappy is the result. He is my first ever attempt at crochet and I have to admit I am really quite proud! He is far from perfect, but he came out so much better than I expected.

Having tried unsuccessfully to learn to double crochet, magic ring, increase and decrease from a book, I resorted to You Tube and hey presto, it all fell in to place…even though I am left handed and the videos are for right handers.

But back to the card - which along with the chick, was a present for one of my great nephews. I used the wonderful Fizzy Moon set from Daisy Trail to  size and decoupage the main character, plus some gorgeous backing papers from Nitwits Just Hatched which I thought matched just perfectly  :-).

Finally, out came the Promarker Trias to do some fine faux stitching around the edges.

I hope my little efforts have brought a smile to your face - even if it is just to laugh at my dodgy chick!

As usual though, lots of lovely challenges to enter so here goes:

http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-262-cute-characters.html
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-76-stitching-true-or-false.html
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-16.html
http://littleclairesdesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/little-claires-monthly-challenge-44.html
http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/wk-16-springtimepolkadoodles-challenge.html
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-118-cute-and-cuddly.html
http://totallygorjuss.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-233-cuddly.html
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-54.html
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/challenge-318-blue-and-green.html

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

Sharon x


10 comments:

  1. There's nothing dodgy about that little chick - he's so sweet!
    Gorgeous card too.
    Hope you're enjoying the weekend
    Lorraine x

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  2. Gorgeous card hun, thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

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  3. Pretty card, love the bunny. Well done for your first crochet item. I used to love to crochet. I admit I haven't done it for years. I started when I was about 10years old. When my son was a baby. I made him a jacket with a hood doing French crochet. You had to use a double ended crochet hook. Great fun! Have a great weekend. Look forward to seeing more crochet projects. Hugs, Carol S.xx

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  4. Love the card Sharon, but the chick does it for me!! xx

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  5. Awww your chick is super cute Sharon good for you for sticking at it now you have mastered crochet you will soon become addicted !!! Thank you for visiting my blog to answer your question I write most of the patterns myself but I do buy some from etsy ,another great place where you can get lots of free patterns is a site called Ravelry hugs Sara x x x

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  6. Great creation thank you for joining in at Polkadoodles. Have a great day and Keeeeeeeeeeeeeep Crafting Katie DT x

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  7. This is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Totally Gorgeous

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  8. Fantastic dimensional effect on the card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

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  9. Fabulous make ,thanks for taking part in the challenge at http://www.polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/
    Hugs Susan xx

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  10. What a lovely Springtime project, Sharon. Thanks for sharing your talent with PolkaDoodles.
    xxx Asha

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I love to receive your comments, so thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and tell me what you think. Happy crafting! Sharon