Saturday, April 17, 2010

Compose A Card With Becky #9

Hi Everyone. Once again sorry for not posting anything all week. Time just seemed to get away from me again. First off I wanted to say thank you for all the concern and well wishes for my mom. She is doing better but she had a CAT scan earlier this week to look at her lungs and it turns out she does not have the Rheumatoid lung like they originally thought. They saw a small nodule on her lung instead and 1 on her thyroid too so now she has to go for a PET Scan and an ultrasound on the 3rd of May. Hopefully it is nothing serious. She has gone through something like this before when she went in for a CAT scan for her back and came out with them finding a mass on her ovary. Thankfully that time it was benign hopefully that will be the case this time too. I am trying to keep thinking positive but if you could say an extra prayer for her in the meantime that would be great!
Today I wanted to share a few crafty things with you. Last year on my birthday my mom bought me some really cool yarn. I was originally going to use it to just crochet flowers but when I saw this pattern for the sisterhood crochet blanket I decided I wanted to make it instead. After working on the pattern for the last year I finally finished it last week. This is how it came out.
It turned out to be the perfect size for a baby blanket. I don't know anyone that is having or has a baby right now but hopefully one day in the distant future Emilia will have a daughter that will be able to use it.
I also wanted to share my entry for Becky Oehlers Compose a Card Challenge this week.
I have not had a chance to participate in any of her challenges until now. I am glad I finally got some time to make something for this one though. This was the inspiration photo We are free to use any colors we want so I chose to use the bright colors in my blanket. This challenge also gave me a reason to finally use her Wonderfully Whimsical set too! This is what I came up with

I started by stamping the images from the Wonderfully Whimsical set on Stampers Select White Cardstock with Momento Ink. Next I colored them with Copics.After that I created the patterns on the colored squares using Damask Design and Polka Dot Basic Stamps because those patterns were in the photo. When I was done with that I piece them all together on Tempting Turquoise Cardstock then machine stitched them together using a small zig zag stitch and turquoise thread. To finish the card off I matted the quilted piece on Lemon Tart Cardstock. Final size is 5x5. I am still trying to decide if it needs something else or if I should leave it as is. I was thinking about stitching around the Tempting Turquoise and Lemon Tart pieces but thought that might be to much stitching then. What do you think? Overall I am really happy with how it came out. I think it would look great framed in a child's playroom. That's it for now. I hope to be back sooner this time with more things to share. I also wanted to let you know I am going to postpone this months Technique Video until next weekend and share it with my Papertrey Bloghop project then. In the meantime I hope the rest of your weekend is a great one and as always thanks for stopping by.

25 comments:

Baseret said...

Your card is so fun and cheerful!! love the colors and great sewing.
Your blanket is adorable too!

Heather P. said...

I'm glad your mom is doing better, and I'll definitely be keeping her in my prayers!

Loooooove your blanket... The colors are amazing! And your card is just the cutest thing ever! :)

Shiloh said...

Love the house and patterns in the squares! Super cute!

Laurie said...

Really adoarable! I love those colors together! Tfs!

Dana said...

Well your card is clever and adorable, but that blanket is AMAZING! You should use THAT as your entry to Becky's challenge!
I will contiinue to keep your mom in my thoughts...sending good vibes her way.

megspaulding said...

Terri, that blanket is gorgeous! Looks so fun and cheery. I think you should enter that in Beckys challenge! Your card is great too. SO clever to use WW in there also.

megspaulding said...

I am keeping good thoughts for your mom, hoping everything works out for the best!

Sherry said...

What terrific projects!!

Aimes said...

Officially rocked this challenge, Terri! Love the bright, funky colours; makes me feel so happy just looking at this card! Your blanket is pretty fabulous too!
Sending the positive thoughts for your Mom from across the pond.
Hugs,
Aimes
x
P.S I've finally created a card for you Peeps challenge - I'll post it tomorrow!

Barbara said...

Awesome blanket!! Love the colors! And your card is adorable!!! Sending vibes to your mother, too!

BethieJ said...

Terri... that blanket is FABULOUS!! My goodness you have been busy! It turned out LOVELY!! (and you never told me you did that!) and your card is so CUTE! That stamp set is so cute on it!! Great job!!!
Hope your day is GREAT!

Sharron said...

Terri, I will definitely keep your mother in my thoughts. Hopefully the test will come out with positive results. Your blanket is fabulous! Love all the great colors. And I smiled when I saw your card. It is ADORABLE! You did such a wonderful job with the stamp set--perfect for Becky's challenge!!

Cammie said...

Terri, keeping your mother in my thoughts.
What a gorgeous baby blanket! You definitely should keep it for a future grandbaby!
And your card is perfect for the challenge. The vibrant colors mirror the inspiration photo and those funky little houses are wonderful too. Such beautiful stitching too.

Linda W said...

Terri, your blanket is fabulous! Love the colors. Love the card. Sorry to hear your Mom has to go through more tests. But praying they found it for a reason and all will be taken care of. I'll continue to hold all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Holy Shmowly! Girl you have been busy! LOVE the quilt/blanket and all those colors!!! Gorgeous! And your card is Adorable! Love all the bright colors you used to make.

Pat said...

Gorgeous baby blanket. I, too, think it qualifies for Becky's challenge. Wonderfully Whimsey made such a cute card. I like your idea of wall art for it. Prayers that all will be well for your Mom.

peggysue said...

Nope! Doesn't need anything else! I will be praying for your mom. ANd what a great project to get that baby blanket all crocheted. Isn't it satisfying after a year to look at it and say, wow, its finished?

Sue Ann said...

Boy this could not be any more cute!!! LOVE IT!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Terri, I LOVE this! And it's funny, because I thought of using Becky's houses in this challenge and I went to her blog to see if anyone had done that yet, and I saw your card. And your card is SO INCREDIBLE I knew there was no way I could come up with anything to compare. I fully expect to see you among the winners ;)

Jennifer Carter said...

What a FUN way to use this set! Great job!

Beth Norman said...

Love that card. Your blanket is so awesome. I'm in love with those colours!!

Rhonda said...

Love your blanket. The colors are great. What a great way to use this stamp set. I am still on the fence with this set. Leaning towards it though.

Nerina said...

I love the way your blanket looks like it was the inspiration for this challenge! Your colours are so vibrant and happy, both on the blanket and in the card - and the whimsical set looks right at home in there too! I'm so sorry to hear that your mum is needing more tests. I will be praying for her!

Beth said...

Terri that afghan is beautiful I love all of those gorgeous colors and you already know how I feel about your card.

Joan B said...

wow, beautiful job