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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Using Baker's Twine for Crafting with Dragonflies

Hello Peeps - welcome back to sunny COLD Tasmania!

What an interesting week it has been in the world. Winter solstice here in Tasmania with Dark Mofo and lots of food and wine and fun and controversy. Lot's of visitors too - some even human! This one wasn't though - so magnificent and so endangered. Look at the power in that lift.......

Ange Anderson has the perfect job for flaunting her talent and my oh my is she a fine photographer! Check this incredible shot out😍 Can you imagine how exciting it must have been to bear witness? The passengers on Pennicott Wilderness Journeys Tasman Island Cruise were treated to this very sight near Tasman Island today.

Bet that gets the creative juices flowing! 
Good because Crafting with Dragonflies has a new challenge for the fortnight!

Hilde set us a task to use bakers twine on a card

I use it often but I wanted to use it in a different way for this challenge, so ..... to Pinterest!

I was obviously not the only one who wanted to use it in different ways as
I got some fabulous ideas there and combined two of my favorites to create my card

Firstly I used brads and gold twine to make a track across the background
and create a bit of backgroundinterest

I took an old SU punch and punched out three scalloped circles from waste card
- love that |I could use waste up!

I followed a tutorial I found to wind the bakers twine around the edges - you can see in the black one I went several spaces over and got a tighter (smaller) centre

The black twine is one less and the white twine is less again
Really it was all serendipitous!

My button centers were the hardest to complete as I wanted to get the right ones
That is why the pink one has two bits - a button and some bling 

I embossed my sentiment (SU) and added some extra bits of sparkle (SU)
The mount looked a bit bland so I ended up ruling a black line around and it just completed it for me.

Hope you enjoy seeing these and want to make your own flowers!

Why not try new ways of using bakers twine - OR, just use bakers twine and 
enter your work at the challenge at

I will enter this in the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar: Three of anything
Crafty Katz: Weekly challenge with twist - blooms
Southern Girls: Anything Goes


scrAPpamondo said...

This is a WOW post! First, that fabulous whale, such a wonderful photo! And then your super-creative card!!
Love so very much the flowers you have created with the twine and the scallop circles (and it's a recycling, too!! Yay!) :D
I have to try this technique, LOVE so much the result!
The trail you traced with brads is another clever idea and looks so pretty! Definitely yours is a lovely piece of ART!

Wynn Walton said...

Wow Susan!! I love , love, love this design. I might just have to use it with my craft group next season. I love the 'trail' of gold twine to create an such interesting background. Love the powerful whale photo too......stunning!!! W x

frommycraftroom said...

What a great idea. Love the result. Reminds me a little of a sun catcher. I'm sure I'm not alone in having a stash of twine!

Liz said...

Lovely card, I love how you've used the twine and brads to make a trail for the background. I have a mountain of brads to use, thanks for the inspiration. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
Liz - DT xx

tilly said...

love the twine and gold thread on your card, thanks for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again