Sunday, 27 November 2011

Crocheted Ribbon Flower


Hi blog friends! Red, cream and blue today for a simple card with another one of my ginormous bows!  I used the edgeability dies to give a decorative edge to the background and used a little Antique Linen to bring out the detail.  I cut a frame using Labels 20 and embossed it with the polka dot mask, to match my blue polka dot paper.  I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with one of the fancy tags.  The bow was made more focal by the use of the red frilly edged ribbon and the steam blue vintage ribbon.  I topped the bow with a flower that was made with the crocheted ribbon.  It's a very simple method, you just need to cut the ribbon in half down the centre, apply redline tape to the cut edge and roll the flower.  As you roll, just slightly gather it to create the fullness in the flower.  I will try to take some photos the next time I make one of these flowers and do a little tutorial for you if you like.
Here is a close up of the flower for your inspection.  It is really pretty I think and the crocheted ribbon looks great done this way.  What is really nice is that you get two flowers from this technique since you cut the ribbon down the centre.   It's a frilly card, but a really nice way to tell someone that they are special.  Don't you think?  All for now, Sue x

96 comments:

Jan said...

Lovely card and just love the flower (got to have a go at that). Thank you for the inspiration Sue.x

Maryann said...

and yet again a wonderful card from you Sue. I really love that flower and would definately love to see how you made it look this awesome, as I always think they tend to be much more bumpy somehow, when I try and make these kind of flowers, but yours always looks sooo perfect.
The whole card is awesome hun.
Hope you´re having a great week-end.

CraftyLoops said...

Another stunner Sue. And there is nothing wrong with having another ginormous bow...the bigger the better!! And I love your beautiful crocheted lace rose, its simply stunning. Gorgeous card altogether Sue. Lee x

melanie said...

Stunning card would love you to do the tutoral
Thanks Melanie

inkypinkycraft said...

Great card and the crocheted flower is beautiful, trace x

Lindyloo said...

Well its a real oldie for me this morning. The song on my lips - not your card that is. lol.. I don't think you'd guess it from the film title cos it was 1930's. However, Robbie Williams did sing it in a biographical film about the composer.
Ok, well your card started me singing 'It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely' by the legendery Cole Porter. So I think you have guessed that I really like this card. Beautiful flower. I make all my own crochet lace which I often turn into flowers, so I adore yours. Regards Linda
(By the way, if you're interested, the musical was 'Red Hot & Blue')

lydiawalker said...

beautiful card just love it xxx

camcraft said...

Totally gorgeous. Very much look forward to the tutorial.
Carole x

Crafty mop said...

The flower is fab sue just looks yummy and the colours you have going for this card are simply beautiful x

Anonymous said...

I love this card Sue it is simply stunning,and thank you for still posting daily even though you are on holidays it is very much appreciated by us all. Do you make the flower the same way you do in your DVD?
Heather x

baa-me-chick said...

I love the flower! I think that i'm going to have to try this one :-) Pretty card. Nicki xx

Clai01 said...

Love the cream as opposed to white , it looks really good , a gorgeous bow too and i like the flower.

Anonymous said...

Loving the cream and blue. The bow is delightful. the polka dots are really effective as well.
Hugs Amandax

missybossy65 said...

Beautiful :0) I am off to root around for some crocheted ribbon - I know there is some .....somewhere! Ali x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue lovely idea the crochet rose looks fab. I might try this soon as I bought a lovely bundle of crochet ribbon a long time ago. Now I know what to do with it. lots of love Jenny L

Cheryl said...

just gorgeous,love that crochet rose it looks amazing,beautiful ribbon,too hugs cherylxxxxx

Clare said...

Love the crochet rose it looks really beautiful

Julia Watts said...

Love the crochet ribbon flower. Your bows seem to be getting bigger! Gorgeous card, Love, Julia xxx

joy said...

Hi Sue the card is lovely as always . love looking at your blog.
Joyce e

Carole said...

I adore this card Sue...love the flower and love the colours...I bought the set off C&C last week that included Spiral Blossom One and am having great fun with making flowers from all sorts of materials, Carole Z x

Lynne M said...

Love this card. The crocheted flower looks fab. My ribbon arrived yesterday so I will have to give it a go. Thank you for sharing all your ideas. lol Lynne M

mags said...

Hi Sue. Another stunning card. I am definitely going to have a go at the flowers. Like the way you do your bows too. Mine never seem to come out looking that good.
Mags
x

Alison said...

lovely once again sue x

Sandra F said...

Another beautiful card Sue. I don't know where you get all your ideas from

dutchess said...

oh yes Sue a really special card...so fresh and sophisticated....I missed the demo on making the flowers so yes to a tutorial please its so helpful to follow a step by step the first time of making new stuff....and i am getting to grips with "messy bows" that you make so stunningly!.....take care Margaret

Alan Scott said...

Another GREAT card Idea Sue. Never stop giving us craftier the benefit of your knowledge, skills and ideas.
I listened to what you had to say and bought labels 20 Its everything you said and lm having so much fun using it.
Hope you had a great Thanks giving with your family.

Kate's Cards said...

Love the crochet flower! xxx

DEBBIE said...

SUE LOVELY CARD
FROM DEBBIE

lion_tamer said...

Loving the look of this card

Mabe said...

Fab card as always, I just love all the cards you make. I think we wake up, we get out of bed, the rest of the day is a bonus. NOW I have the added bonus of an email with one of your gorgeous cards; Thanks Sue. Mabe

marg said...

Hello Sue !
Love the red,white and blue, I have tried to make the flowers but they always seem to fat ...so now I will try with the Crotchet Lace.
Thank you for your inspiration !
Love Marg

di said...

Love these flowers a tut would be great thank you.

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
another very pretty card-especially like the crochet flowers!
Eileen x

Fuchsia said...

Gorgeous card Sue !

cant wait to see the tutorial :0))

Hellma said...

Hi Sue. Another stunning card.

cazlan said...

another great card Sue - love the colours and the crocheted flower is perfect - have got to try this out. xxx Carole

Craftychris said...

This is fab, I love the crochet flower, will be good to see a tutorial - thank you. Christine x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, I like the patriotic colours and the crochet flowe. I think your way is quicker than mine, as I would have stitched the edge. You learn something every day.

Elaine J x

Auntie Em said...

Oh, I like your card and the flower is so sweet! I think I might try one of those! It would look so sweet and dainty on a card for my auntie.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

Very nice card ,well thought out. I love the crochet flower idea , will try that. Going to make this card as i have the supplies, thanks Sue again. Yvonne xx

Maggie Beee said...

Not got a Grand Caliber but if I keep coming up with the cards I have been doing recently since buying a set of Spellbinders from Create & Craft, my husband will soon be in the palm of my hand!! I can't thank you enough Sue - You are a real Spellbinding Crafter! I was stuck in a rut but not any more! Not afraid of using scissors with my dies either! Oooo, Happy Days!! XXX

Anonymous said...

Lovely card as usual Sue. Yes please for tutorial on the ribbon bow. Is this ribbon only available from Create & Craft? Ann W.

Sue said...

Simply stunning Luv Sue x

Vee Cassidy said...

Beautiful card and patriotic too! I received some goodies from the spellbinders shows and that frilly ribbon just burst from the packet - ab gorgeous. Vee x

Rita said...

Fabulous Card Sue. I really must try those pretty roses. Hugs Rita xx

PaulineC said...

Lovely flowers Sue. Can I answer Ann W query? Sam Poole has crochet ribbon, frilly edged ribbon and vintage ribbon in her shop. I am sure that Sue will not mind me giving this information as Sam is her step daughter.
http://www.creative-studios.co.uk/shop/ribbons/lace-trim

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card. A tutorial please on the flowers. I can do the bows but my flowers are a disaster.

Tracy said...

So lovely Sue

Jackie D said...

Love the crochet flower Sue

love from Jackie D

Elaine L said...

More July 4th than Thanksgiving but nice use of ribbons. I do like this card.
Elaine

lorraine (classylady) said...

Sue everyday another treat,all different, lovely card as usual

JULIEMCRANE said...

Hi Sue

I love this card, the colours are lovely.
I really have to get me some of them ribbons and have a go at the flowers, they are beautiful.

Julie xxx

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, another beautiful card, love the red, white and blue - yes please to a tutorial for the rose. Regards Anne Rx

Boo said...

afternoon sue. another lovely card, not sure of the colours but lovely just the same.

TimeOut2Create said...

Stunning card sue, love the blue polka dot and your favourite label 20 which happens to be one of mine too. I watched you made the flower on c&c. I will def feel so special if i won this card!
Thanks sue,for the opportunity to enter!!
Love
Bim xx

Missmizog said...

Beautiful card love the flower.
Sue

CraftyMaria said...

Hi Sue, thanks for posting daily even on your hols, hope you are enjoying yourself. I need to add more lace to my crafty stash!!. Lovely card and the colour combination is lovely. Thanks MariaS

craftycarol said...

Hi Sue,
Another beautiful card,I love the colour combo and the lace flower.
carol x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
A great card, I saw you making the floweres on c&c the other day, since then I think I am addicted to making them and putting them on every card I have made, need much more ribbon now!
Janet xxx

Jane said...

Lovely card sue still waiting for you to do a DVD on Spellbinders LOL this would be the best thing ever

Jane xx

Irene Thacker said...

great card sue once again just love love love it

Sandra Riley .. .. . said...

Lovely card, love the colours too, very bright and cheerful. The crochet ribbon flower is stunning, would love to see a tutorial.
Hope you are enjoying your break xx
Sandra Riley xxx

Anonymous said...

Really love this colour combination sue, sill be looking in my sewing box for lace to try the flower technique. Edwina

Becky Dunham said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sue! Love that crocheted flower - would love a tutorial :)

Anonymous said...

Stunning card as usual Sue.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say thank you for the inspiration your card designs are beautiful.

Karen

Karen said...

Gorgeous Sue, and what great inspiration you give us, thank you.

xx

Patricia said...

Love that card Sue,

Love the inspiration you give us, keep it coming please.

Patricia

Uta said...

Wonderful card - love the colours blue with red and this beautiful lace flower.

Hugs, Uta

Sandra said...

Fantastic card as always love the flower
Sandra x

Fiona said...

Novel idea for the flower.

Gwen Marsden said...

what a beautiful flower, you are so talented Sue

KimberleyG said...

Reminds me more of the 4th of July than Turkey Day, not that you would have used either holiday as inspiration.

Maria said...

Beautiful card as always Sue, love the colour combo xx

Trulyblessed said...

Love it.

irene j said...

Fab card. Couldn't be more timely as I am just trying out the flower, so great to be able to compare my effort! Just recieved my new dies today and couldn't wait to try them out.

Christine said...

So lovely again Sue and truly adore that flower with the crochet ribbon..may have to try some of those :) xx

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great card. That flower is gorgeous.

sandyb said...

As usual the card is beautiful. Your inspiration is great. XX

sandra(misty) said...

What a great card that bow is awsome

CraftyJo said...

It looks very patriotic - and very pretty.

Helen said...

Love this flower, Ive got some black lace but the cream is gorgeous, I think I need some xx

megha said...

LOVE THIS CARD ,CROCHET FLOWER LOOKING STUNNING .NICE USE OF FABRIC N PAPER

Rufus said...

Love that color combo! Will be looking for the flower tutorial.
R/

bhavana said...

So, so beautiful, love the colours, the flower is stunning and the large ribbon bow is marvellous too! Bhavana xx

Janet said...

I love the lace flower, my felt flowers are too bulky, but this looks a lot more delicate. I need to try it.

Eemeli said...

Oh, I somehow seem to like these red-white-blue combinations. And that flower with those fab ribbons is a killer! ^^
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Vie Carter said...

lovely card Sue - very patriotic

Vie Carter
x

Lorraine said...

wow this is stunning sue xx

CraftyCj said...

Another stunner x

Barbara Phillips said...

Lovely, bright and cheery card. Loving the flower along with eveyone else!!!

Heidi said...

this is such a happy card, love the colours, and love polka dots
another winner Sue

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Sue..best wishes

sheila said...

This card speakes to me of frivolity, with the edgeabilities background, the lace, spotty dotty and crochet ribbon all ballanced so beautifully in this gorgeous card

violetclouds said...

Another lovely card, the crochet ribbon flower is beautiful effect, and I also like the way you have little details, like embossing the nestie frame with polka dots to tie everything together.

JenniferLDSm said...

Loving the cream and blue. The bow is delightful. the polka dots are really effective as well. Hugs Amandax