Happy Mail Challenge 4 - Twine!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Twine... who doesn't love this stuff? Shamefully I have to admit that I have quite a good supply as I can't resist any new colour that hits the shops. It is definitely one of my weaknesses. So, I was really happy to see the criteria for the 4th Happy Mail challenge was to use twine on your card.



Okay, so every now and again I have what I call a 'moment of madness' and this is one of those moments. I was contemplating how to use the twine in a unique way and came up with the idea of knitting with it. Big mistake... I ended up with extremely sore fingers as the only thing I had small enough was tooth picks and I never thought to cut off the super sharp ends.


It was relatively slow going as I couldn't get a very good grip on the twine or the tooth-picks so I probably didn't break any speed records, however I can honestly say I finished the card in one evening! *sigh*
And what scarf is complete without tassels at the end.


The recipient of this card is someone who always knows how to make me laugh, whether she is trying to or not. I never know when to take her seriously as she has such a wicked sense of humour and 'catches' me with her dry wit more often than not. I don't know what I'd do without this beautiful friend in my life because she has been there when I needed to laugh the most!


The latest Happy Mail challenge is now open on the Big Picture Classes Blog and your entries can be linked  HERE. Would love to see lots of your beautiful card creations using twine.

Product Listing:
Doodlebug - Hello Spring Patterned Paper (Hello Spring)
Doodle Twine - Bright Assortments
White Cardstock
Tooth-Picks

From farm to you...

23 comments:

  1. Just fabulous...and such an awesome sentiment!! Lee-Ann :)

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  2. This is so completely awesome!!! I love the little verse and I can't believe you knitted those with the tiny tooth picks! Your friend is going to love this!!

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  3. What a fantastic way to incorporate twine onto your card. I saw this on the Doodlebug blog and had to come see how you did it. Way to go on sticking it out because it truly is a beautiful piece of work.

    Thanks for sharing and I hope by now your fingertips feel a little better. *Ü*

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  4. This is amazing, wow great idea!

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  5. I've said it before, you're so creative! Where do you get these ideas? Adore this card!!

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  6. how can u not love this!!! can you make me one please!!! i knit pretty much every day. (ok fine i'll make it myself!) this is the very best card i have ever seen!!!

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  7. wow wee this is amazing...so creative and super fun..

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  8. Oh my goodness! I don't knit but this looks crazy involved, but SOOOO cute! Whoever gets this happy mail is really going to cherish it--It's embodies the word happy. :)

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  9. I cannot believe you actually DID this.....WOWSIES !!!!! Looks totally fab....a one off, for sure:):):):)

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  10. wow Melinda you are so creative who would have thought you could knit with twine, beautiful card!

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  11. Oh my gosh this is just the most gorgeous use of twine. Inspiring!!

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  12. Seriously, knitting with twine! I love it! THis is amazing!

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  13. Oh mY Goodness! You continue to blow me away with your crazy talent! Love it..x

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  14. My jaw literally dropped when I saw this! I am SO impressed. Even more so now that I read you knitted with toothpicks!!

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  15. So super sweet! I feel your pain, but love the results! I'm sure your friend will cherish this card for.ev.er!!! TFS!

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  16. This is un-real. I even showed it to my husband!! Melinda! you're amazing. I want to see inside your little creative mind!

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  17. Amazing! Love love it!! Clever lady

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  18. Oh my Melinda!!! You are so creative! I love this card!

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  19. picking my jaw up off the floor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Thank you for the sacrifice your poor fingers made to make this beautiful card! It makes me want to learn knitting...My mom has tried to teach me knitting and crocheting for over 30 years and I never wanted to before!
    Thanks for showing your creativity.
    Ali

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  21. OMG Melinda you are a legend, I am super impressed with the toothpick knitting, that's so clever and well worth the effort and sore fingers, this is AMAZING. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. GORGEOUS! Hope the finger heal, but this is an absolutely fantastic card!!

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