Friday, March 1, 2019

Alphabet Challenge Time

Hello Friends!
It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Today's letter is"Y"
Yarn or String or Twine

 I have chosen Baker's Twine for today's card but come to think of it, I could have used red yarn from my crochet basket too!  Oh well ... next time!

I have used the fabulous Mintay 'Marina' designer paper to establish my theme and that's where all the fun began!   The center strip is the reverse side of my designer paper and I simply looped some of my red/white Baker's twine around it and taped it on the back as my accent panel.

The products used on today's creation are actually some very old dies I've had in my stash:

Spellbinder in'spire 'Anchors Away' (IN-014)
(sorry ... it says it's no longer available)
But if you go HERE you will find others that would work just as well!

Spellbinder Nestabilities 'Beaded Ovals' (S4-294)

Sue Wilson Mini Expressions 'Happy Birthday' (CEDME002)
Sue Wilson Designs - Mini Expressions - Happy Birthday

The anchor is die cut from silver foil paper and I've threaded my baker's twine around and around each 'bead' on my oval die cut and tied it off in a bow at the top.  A small piece of baker's twine was left so I didn't want to waste it so decided to tie it into a bow around the top of my anchor.

For the sentiment, I die cut from red and again from white.  I didn't like either color by itself so I matted the red behind the white and I think it stands out beautifully! 

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and 
I look forward to being inspired by your creation!!  See you there!
Thanks so much for stopping by...
As always . . .


  1. Adorable card! Love the red and white twine!

  2. an excellent card with awesome details, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from germany
    Silvi xoxo

  3. Such a great use of twine Dar! Love this nautical card!!

  4. Oh, wow! I love how you did this! The anchor is awesome and, of course, the Mintay paper, sigh... Hmmmm, I think I have those beaded ovals. Fun!

  5. Wonderful masculine card design and great colors. The twine is a perfect addition.

  6. A wonderful nautical themed card, Darlene. xx

  7. Wow, very impressive!!! Love the twine all around the oval and that wonderful anchor!!

  8. This card has the nautical look from top to bottom. Fantastic anchor in tin foil, it looks so real.

  9. I just love your creative uses for the twine on this, especially around the framing, that is so cool!

  10. What a fun nautical card! I especially like how you wrapped the twine around the beaded oval die, what a fun look! Ahoy matey :)


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