Saturday, September 25, 2010

Coveted Blankets


I have coveted many a crocheted blankets from my grandma. Some I use to ward off the chill of the cold Wisconsin winters, others I save because they are just too special-such as a pink one from my tenth birthday and the all white one trimmed with blue satin ribbon made especially for my boys' christening. She tried to teach me a couple of times the art of crochet, and I managed maybe a 100 yard string, but never mastered second rows. Everyone has their special crafty calling so I think I'll leave the crocheting up to Grandma.


The Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World was calling to use Hexagon-A-Thon from Schlosser Designs. I grabbed the general shape and colors of the blanket as well as the color and texture of the bench it resides on. (Which, by the way, I adore, and think it would look lovely in my house.) I've also learned the power that a single embellishment can have, like one rhinestone, from Kelley at My Front Porch.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Turquoise Card) Joann's, (Very Vanilla) SU
Stamps: (Hexagon-A-Thon) Schlosser Designs, (Sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages) PTI
Ink: (Earth Elements Set Pigment) SU, (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen Distress) Ranger
Embellishments: (Rhinestone) Studio 18

43 comments:

  1. Awesome card! LOVE the blanket! My mom crochets too, she claims it is super easy but I don't think I could pull it off. She always makes me blankets for when my kids were born, I have a ton that I will keep for when my kids get older.

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  2. Oh you totally rocked the Trigger this week, Karen! What an awesome card and the colours are just fabulous! So fun!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  3. Karen... you are too sweet! First... your card is stunning! Seriously! Love it!! Second... love the new blog look. Not sure how new that is but I am pretty sure it is fairly new... looks great! And third... Thank you! :)

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  4. karen, i love that all of your cards are done so perfectly! never overdone, never underdone (is thata word?), anyway, i love it! enjoy the weekend:)

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  5. Beautiful! I'm so glad you broke out this set for that challenge! The minute I saw it, I thought of Hexagonathon :) You ROCKED it! The colors and the design are fabulous!!

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  6. Lovely card, Karen. My stepdad's mom taught me to crochet when I was 15. I started a blanket made of simple stitches that I never finished. I'm not sure I even have it anymore. Hrm...

    Lovely card :)

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  7. fabulous! I'm planning on using this set too!

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  8. This is gorgeous! Love the simplicity and that fab, grunged, blue background! I should really try out those Tuesday Triggers again... sometime... maybe. I think that I got burnt out with them.

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  9. I knew you were going to work your Hexagon-a-thon magic for that Tuesday trigger, love the colors.

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  10. What I saw the card, I thought of TT photo right away! Isn't that something?!? That menas you are "right on"!!!!! Beautiful!

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  11. A nice way to represent this cover the hook.
    My grandmother made blankets like this.

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  12. Fabulous card!! Love the stories of the special crochet quilts - and I love the photo of that quilt, too! It's rich.

    Hugs!

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  13. Oh, what a FUN take on that insiration!! LOVE IT!

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  14. I could do with that lovely blanket right now as it's bloody freezing over here! lol.
    Fab card Karen, the colourful hexagons look fab against the blue 'vintaged' background.
    Thanks for your comment.

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  15. I love this Karen. I totally see the inspiration photo in your design.
    I love to crochet. I taught myself. I was completely shocked. M y neighbor tried to teach me but she is left handed and it just didn't work. :)

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  16. Fantastic Karen - love your color choices and that hexagon was perfect for this challenge. Looks like a winner to me!

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  17. I have fond memories of Nannas and crochet also. She was more of a knitter though and I have all of the stuffed knitted toys she made me still :)

    I love the simplicity of this card and the placement of the hexagons. You've done an awesome job as always :)

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  18. beautiful! I agree with you my sisters have tried to teach me how to crochet and I am just all thumbs when it comes to it.

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  19. This is just gorgeous Karen! :) Love that single piece of bling! And those colors! :)

    P/s: That blanket would look good on my bed...;)

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  20. Love this Karen! You knocked another right out of the park! This is for sure a TT!

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  21. ahh... the beauty of a crocheted afghan! My grandma tried to teach me too- but mine never ended up square....
    This card is as moxie fab a tuesday trigger I can imagine- every element so thought out- that single embellishment bringing your focus to the sentiment.... :D

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  22. Love how you have stitched around the hexagons to make it look so much like a quilt! love the distressed edges around the card too:-)

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  23. very pretty... love the sharing behind it too.. they are such a keepsake :)

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  24. this is gorgeous. love the details on the hexagons. fabulous card, Karen!

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  25. Karen, I love this...great use of the Hexagon-a-thon set...the colors are perfect-o! I love anything crocheted and wish I could crochet but just can't seem to sit down and do it...

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  26. As a crocheter I'm in love with your post today ;-)
    Fantastic card, love your placement and you're right sometimes one tiny embellie does the trick!

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  27. Fab! What a great take on the inspiration.

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  28. Wow, wow, wow! This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the rich colours and of course those hexagons. I also used hexagons on my card today but in a much more subtle manner!

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  29. Perfect take on the Tuesday Trigger!!!! Love the colors, the distressing, the layout of the hexagons and the stitching!!

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  30. Wow... what a fun design, Karen!
    Great job with the inspiration photo!

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  31. Such a great project! Thanks for sharing! Also, just a note to say that Papercraft Star will be holding a DT call soon and right now you can sign up to win a $25.00 gift certificate too! We'd love for you to join for our challenges! http://papercraftstar.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-gift-certificate-give-away-at.html

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  32. wow you totally rocked the tuesday trigger challenge! the solid blue background is perfect with the hexagons.

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  33. This is perfect for the Tuesday Trigger Challenge! Love the colors!

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  34. One of the best graphic card I've seen! I just love the colors and a bit of distressing!

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  35. wow, this looks really gorgeous.

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  36. What a creative and simple card. It's so eye-catching!
    I've been away far too long. I hope you're doing well, Karen!

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  37. Oooh pretty. What a great card for this week's trigger Karen. Sublime.

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  38. Oh this is cool! I love this layout and the colors.

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  39. This card is super rad!!! Just wanted to tell ya that you won the prize over at Jazzy Paper Designs!!! Please e-mail me your info!!! Congrats!!!

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  40. Hey Karen! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

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  41. This is beautiful.. I love the colors you chose.. Great job and congrats on winning..

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