Sunday, April 26, 2009

Success !!!

I love Stampin' Up!

Have I mentioned that before?

The colours coordinate, saving me hours of time (literally!) when putting together a card or scrapbook page.

Stampin'Up! came out with some really cute hand crocheted flower embellisments. Unfortunately, they came in a set of colours that I wouldn't really use.

Well, being Ady's daughter, and following in her footsteps, I decided to challenge myself, and see if I could come up with some crocheted flower embellishments of my own.

Thanks to my friend Kathy, who always inspires me and encourages me, I came up with the above.

Then I started thinking - crochet flowers in Stampin'Up! Colours, and this is what I came up with, using Stampin' Up! reinkers. Sue F was kind enough to lend me some reinkers to experiment with.

My first attempt.
(Note to self - mix the water and reinker before adding the flower).

Did I mention that I love Stampin' Up! ?

Then... I decided to take it a step further, and coloured the crochet cotton first and then crocheted a flower in two Stampin' Up colours:

Yup, I know the flower is imperfect, I used it as an example anyway, because I loved the colour combination - lovely lilac and apricot appeal.

The flower at the top of this blog was made dying the cotton with nearly navy and apricot appeal.

And then...

A fancier flower crocheted in white, dyed with Lovely Lavender reinker and water.

By the way, did I mention I love Stampin' Up?

What do you think of my flowers?


  1. oh oh oh!!! so pretty!!! you are so talented! :)

  2. Oh WOW! These turned out soooo great! I am so thrilled that the re-inkers worked! Just imagine the possibilities. They're gorgeous Sue! I LOVE your fancier one! Now I want to see what you do with them on your cards! Hope your fingers don't get too sore, because I want to buy a wheel barrel full of these from you! lol

  3. Can you teach me??? These are beautiful! You are very talented!

  4. Awesome flowers Sue, you are very talented. I can see how they might become addicting. LOL

  5. gorgeous! sign me up if you decide to do a class! love them! i was thinking about doing something like that too! but i could not convince my mom to brush up on her crochet skills or teach me. great job! love the colours you choose!


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