Saturday, June 6, 2015

Mystery CAL 2015

I finished it and I finished on time. Every where I went, I took my crocheting with me. I got it entered into the drawing for a prize of some really nice yarns and stuff. I didn't win tho. Hey, they had over two thousand entries.

A mystery crochet project. The post just before this one shows the first clue. I had planned on posting my work in progress, but alas... However, here is the finished piece. But before I show you the finished piece, here are two of the clues.

Clue one was in the last post, We made 20 little granny squares. This is the second step.



Here is the third step. At this point I loved my colors and I thought the grannys looked like butterflies.


I didn't take any pictures of the next seven steps.  So here is the completed project.

We were allowed to choose our own colors which I did (A-Sunshine, B- Grape,  C-Strawberry and D-Blue Mist) and put them in the order of my own choosing. I didn't follow the color order (ABCD) as they were given in the instructions. Actually I did until we were given the step that made those puffy things in the middle of each square. Mine were to be pink. I got to the point that I didn't like the pink so decided that I would make the puffy thing to match the boarder of the square it was in. I really don't like the puffy things but they had to be there to enter into the drawing. I also changed up the colors of the boarder. If I had known what it was going to look like I probably would have put my colors in a different order.

I have this thing and have no idea what to do with it.

If you would like to see what others did, go here. There are thousands of them.

Thanks for stopping by.







Monday, February 16, 2015

Mystery 2015 CAL

I have joined an on-line mystery crochet. We are given a clue a week for ten weeks. Clue #1 was given on Feb. 10. Clue #2 will be given tomorrow. However, if you are interested, you can find the information about the challenge and also the first clue here:  http://www.yarnspirations.com/kal-cal.
Here is my Clue #1





I don't have all 20 of them completed yet, but they will be done tonight. We went camping over the weekend, so I figured that would give me time to finish up my squares. They are easy, takes me about half an hour to make one. I take my yarn and some hooks so I can work my squares. I go to get my stuff out and find that I left the hook I needed at home.UGH!! 

Am home now and have done two squares with four more to go. They will get done tho. I want to keep up with this. I will come out with an afghan of four colors. My primary color is Caron Simply Soft Sunshine. That's all you get for now. Come back next week to see another color and more squares.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Is it worth it?

I'm about ready to give up. I joined the Outlawz Freebee/progressive challenge. I love challenges, but this one is doing me in. I get the image, make my card and add it to the Gallery. Everything is fine to this point. I then go to where I'm suppose to post my photo for the challenge, yeah, right. Following instructions, I get the URL for my photo from the gallery, copy into the box on the entry form. Click to upload it and get a message that "there is no file at that address". Since that didn't work for the umpteenth time, I try to add it from my computer. I get the message that it can't be uploaded. This happened last month also. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but this is getting ridiculous!

Here is what I'm trying to upload to the challenge:




The image is Little Christmas Girl from All Dressed Up. Isn't she just adorable? Paper, sentiment and colors are from SU. I flocked the white on her hat and skirt and added a pompom also to her hat. The gems, pompom and flocking are from my stash.

I am going to try once again to upload my photo my chosen Outlaws Challenge. Wish me luck.

I have also entered this at Your Scrapbook Place Anything Goes Challenge

Thursday, January 1, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR



Its a new year and with it comes new challenges. Yip, at Your Scrapbook Place, we have a new challenge "ANYTHING GOES" with a prize of four digis from Sunflowerfield Designs that will go to a lucky winner of the random drawing. Before we get to the challenge let me give you a little bit of information about Sunflowerfield Designs, our sponsor this month.



"Sunflowerfield is a small company located in Finland and we offer 'Cozy Home Products and Crafters' Essentials'. We have our own 'Sunflowerfield Designs' rubber and digi stamps designed by Vanja Stevanović and stamps from three fabulous companies: Wild Rose Studio, Whimsy Stamps and Crafty Sentiment Designs. In our webstore you will find quality ink pads, designer paper packs, different embellishments (brads, gems, pearls, charms...), wooden elements like hearts, stars, flowers... then satin flowers, paper roses, laces, ribbons, acrylic blocks and more."

Sunflowerfield Webstore!!!




The image I used is Coffee and Cake. I fell in love with this digi, the first time I saw it. I see friendship in this digi. I think it would be nice on note paper, a scrapbook page or a card. The photo doesn't show that I used a silver metallic pen on the spoon, glitter pens on the cake and cup or the heat embossing on the cake.  

 


Check out the SBP Challenge Blog for inspiration, then go play and create so you can enter for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor, Sunflowerfield!! Have fun!!

1. Your project must be new and fit the theme; any post containing your project must be published after the first day of the new challenge. No backlinking.
2. Your post must name the SBP Challenge Bog and a link to the challenge post.
3. You may enter as many other challenges as you wish.
4.  Closing time is midnite CDST on the last day of each month.

5.  You may enter up to three times for each new challenge.

Monday, December 1, 2014

YOUR FAVORITE PROJECT of 2014


 YOUR FAVORITE PROJECT 2014 project is a new challenge at Your Scrapbook Place. You can find all the information here

My favorite project for 2014? I don't have one, but I do have one from 2013. It is a double layout about my crocheting. I love to crochet, it is a tension reliever for me and I usually end up with something useful. I chose this project for this challenge because its about me and what I like to do.



  The post about this picture and its companion page can be found here.

 I hope you check out the challenge at YSBP and tell us about your favorite project.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mystery Crochet Along

If you are familiar with me and my blog, you know I enjoy a challenge. I also enjoy a mystery. I love to read mystery books, watch a good mystery movie and enter needlework mystery projects. Most of them are crocheted afghans/blankets. However I never blog about them or post anything to the "Mystery" blog. This one is different. They aren't going to give me five squares to do this week, or three last week, and within a couple of months I'm  to have crocheted 60 squares.  I don't crochet that fast. Some day...
 I think this one is more to my speed. It is, however going to be a challenge for me. You see, its a stuffed something. I have tried making stuffed toys, but always get hung up on the stuffing part. Hidden in drawers, in the backs of closets and in storage are crocheted and knitted items that need to be stuffed and completed. I just can't seem to stuff anything and have it look right. See my problem? See why this is a challenge for me?

Here is what I have started:


I found this link in my e-mail:  Mystery Crochet Along  I started my project Saturday evening. I'm trying to use up some of my left over yarn, so instead of going out and buying more Red Heart yarn in the colors suggested, I rummaged through my boxes of yarn to get my colors. Would you believe that I have absolutely no red? I think I have enough yarn to open a yarn shop but I have no red!

I decided on this color which I think is Claret (the band is missing from the skein). I know its a wine color, but not sure which one. Anyway, this is how far I have gotten. I'm stopped here because I need eyes and stuffing. At round 27, I was to add the eyes and round 58 begins the stuffing process. There's that stuffing again. I had planned on going by one of the craft stores in my area this morning after my walk to purchase stuffing and eyes, but I forgot my coupons.

Another phase was to begin today, but as I write this, it isn't up. Maybe they are waiting for me to catch up. LOL  By-the-way, I have posted the above picture to the Mystery Crochet Along blog. I'm committed now. I now have to figure out who to give this thing to after its finished.

If you like to crochet, hop on over to the Mystery Crochet Along. Gift giving season is coming.

Thanks for stopping by and if you decide to enter this crochet project, let me know how you are doing with it. I will be back next week with a progress report.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Black and White plus One



It’s a fun challenge at Your Scrapbook Place starting Oct. 15 through Oct. 31. There will be a random drawing of all entries and the prize will be three digital images from Squigglefly

October is Halloween month and what goes better with Halloween than Black and White.  October is also Breast Cancer month. Because I couldn't decide which theme to use, I have made a card for each of them.

The color I chose for my Halloween card is a yellow orange. I used “Haunted House”  die from QuicKuts and the sentiment is from Stamping Up.


For my Breast Cancer card, I used pink. Pink is not one of my favorite colors. However, since this is Breast Cancer month and the color is pink, what can I say. The word “believe” is cut using Cricut’ s Pink Journey cartridge, the image is from Squigglefly “Shy Bear Show your Support” by Lynn Stansbery. Isn’t she a cute bear?


Check out the challenge here. The DT has been quite busy making some wonderful inspiration.