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Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Colour Creations: Balmy Blue

 Hi!


It's Colour Creations Blog Hop time again! This week it's Balmy Blue's turn. I'm very much a 'blue' girl, and this is probably the shade of blue that I reach for most often when I'm crafting. Today's card was made for my niece, who turns 15 this week. She and her mum (my sister) taught me and my other sister how to do macrame over Zoom last year, and so when I thought of a card for her, I wanted to include some macrame on it.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Colour Creations, Sweet As A Peach, You're A Peach DSP, Suit & Tie Dies, Macrame

LOL, yes, that was handmade, using a bamboo skewer and some retired Thick Very Vanilla Baker's Twine. My fingers aren't nimble enough to use standard Baker's Twine! The Balmy Blue DSP is from the You're A Peach DSP pack. I popped it up over the Thick Very Vanilla base so that I could attach the macrame piece to the card. I first adhered the DSP to a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock to give it enough strength.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Colour Creations, Sweet As A Peach, You're A Peach DSP, Suit & Tie Dies, Macrame

The sentiment is from the Sweet As A Peach stamp set, cropped with a Suit & Tie Die.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Colour Creations, Sweet As A Peach, You're A Peach DSP, Suit & Tie Dies, Macrame

Like all good macrame crafters, nothing gets wasted, so the offcuts from the front piece were used to make a feather for the inside. It's going to be a thick card to send, but it's for someone special, so that's OK.

That's all from me for now, but please do continue on with the Blog Hop. Next up is my lovely friend, Di, who grows the most delicious apples and makes the most wonderful cards.


Bye for now,

Tina


In the event that a link is broken, here is the full list of tonight's participants:

10 comments:

  1. Very clever, and beautifully personalised, Tina! I am sure your niece will love this gorgeous creation.

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  2. That is some amazing card Tina! Love your work, and always the inside too. I was in a patchwork shop in Torquay one Saturday (before the days of Lockdown) and someone was teaching ladies macrame in a one-day workshop. Your sister may have a calling....

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  3. Oh my goodness Tina - what an incredible and very, very special card for your niece. Simply amazing!

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  4. Oh my god this is so amazing Tina. I taught myself macramé in the last lockdown as well. Who would have thought that both crafts would marry so perfectly. Well done xox

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  5. So gorgeous and just beautiful, your Niece will love it. I thought myself to do macrame years ago but would need a refresher course that is for sure, yours looks so beautiful for this card. I love it! Your card is just lovely!

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  6. Wow Tina, I love it, I'm Sure your Niece will love it as well. I don't think I could have spent the time doing the macrame using twine. Well done.

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  7. What?!!!! No way! That is incredible and your niece is going to love it for sure. So unique.

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  8. Wow, Tina! Your niece is sure to love this card - how could she not! It’s gorgeous and unique.

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  9. Your niece is a very lucky girl. This would have taken so much time and been so fiddly using the twine but the effort has absolutely paid off

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  10. Wow that’s stunning work on the macrame Tina and I’m certain your niece will love this piece!

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