Friday, March 5, 2010

Is It Friday Yet? Uhhh..Yeah It Is!

Yes, my friends, Friday is finally here and I am ever so ready! This has been an interesting week. Snow (again!). Migraine (me). Stomach Virus (everyone but me). Missed work day (me again). I'm just crossing my fingers I avoid the nasty stomach bug. But the weekend is here and the forecast is bright.

I wanted to stop by and wish everyone a happy, happy weekend and share a card I did for the forum at Serendipity a few weeks back. I crocheted a chain stitch and used it to create my embellishments. Given this is a cheery little card, I thought it fitting to share today as I'm ready to spread a little sunshine, both figuratively and literally...lol!




The technique is really simple. (Please excuse the smaller pics...I'm not getting along with photobucket at the present moment. Resizing issues...grrrrr!)

Begin with a simple chain stitch. Tie a slipknot in the beginning of your yarn strand. (If you don't know how to do this, a regular knot will work just fine.) Put loop of the knot onto your crochet hook. Wrap yarn once over hook in front of the loop. Pull new loop through first loop on the hook. Repeat until chain becomes the desired length. Cut yarn about two inches after the hook. Pull the strand through the last loop and pull tight.



Once you have created your chain, you can shape it into any design of your choosing. Here is a heart I created for a layout. Begin by punching a heart from a scrap of cardstock.



Add double-sided tacky tape to the punched shape. Wrap the chain around the design...



until the shape is completely covered.



Easy peasy, don't ya think! Here's hoping everyone's weekend is filled with sunshine!!!

Hugs 'n Love!
L

14 comments:

  1. Hi Lisa!

    So glad you got some crafty fun and had a chance to share it here!! Love your happy crocheted embellies and your card is a burst of sunshine into my morning...thanks! :>

    Sorry you have a migraine......yuck. And oh so glad you don't have the stomach flu....big yuck!

    Hope you stay healthy and so glad to see what you are up to! :>

    Hugsnlove,
    Karen

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  2. CUTE card! Love the technique! Have a wonderful weekend girl!

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  3. Oh how cute this card is and thanks for spreading that sunshine....I sure could use some!!!

    Have a great weekend and NO STOMACH BUG!!!!! Just happy smiles!!! :-)

    Love ya girlie and miss talking with you!!!

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  4. Very cute! Have a great week-end! We are spoiled here. It's been sunny all week and the weather is realy mild. Just beautiful. I've been taking walks everyday! Speeking of, I think I will go for another walk!

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  5. your card is just adorable! Love how you crocheted the sun....thanks for sharing the directions with us too! It has been so long since I have blogged and it feels so good to be back. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Have a wonderful weekend and feel better!!!

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  6. Hey friend that is an adorable card! What will you come up with next! my husband had the stomach bug two weeks ago and I was scared to death I was going to get it. I knew for sure that would put me into labor lol! So far, fingers crossed, I have avoided it, but I have heard that it is going around so hope you stay away from it!! Have a great weekend:)

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  7. OMYGOSH!!! I am loving the crocheted sun and stem!!! GORGEOUS!!! Hope U feel better my dearest! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  8. Totally adorable card! Knitting is one thing I've never attempted. You do make it look easy though!

    Hope you're feeling better & I hope you have a great weekend, too!

    Big hugs....

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  9. That is a great technique & given that all I can crochet is a chain, something I can manage!!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you & yours are fully recovered very soon...we have had some lovely spring weather this week in the UK...hope it's heading your way too!! xoxox

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  10. Hey Lisa! I'm right there with you- I've had a headache for 2 days now. ugh. What a cute card!
    You know, this heart is so adorable, what's better....I think I can actually attempt it! Thanks for showing how!
    Have a wonderful weekend! xOxO

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  11. This is lovely -- hope the weekend improved for you!

    I cannot sew, knit or crochet (or anything else involving anything vaguely needle-related!) but this is so darned cute!

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  12. in love love love with this!!!

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  13. this is any adorable idea... will have to try it... thanks!!! {{hugs}} Michelle

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  14. Loved talking with you today.....you always make me laugh...and I mean the greatest laughs....that bring me to tears!!!! Hope you had a great evening and we are sooooooo getting together...to check out the awesome sights!!! Maybe we can have a bite to eat at the Olive Garden!!!! Love you girlie!!! Great to have friends JUST LIKE YOU!!!

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