Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Tiny Fairy.....

.....by Carol Hadlow in PCM

coloured with WHSmith blendable pencils
mounted onto rainbow paper
added some bling

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx





Friday, 13 October 2017

With an Oriental Flair....

....by Julie Roces in PCM


Lots of cutting and 3d work on this.
I added the birds (not in the pattern) and changed the frame design.

Secured with brads to blue card and paper from stash.

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx



Monday, 9 October 2017

The Pretty Posy.........

.......... by Eri Suzuki

this is a two layered card
coloured with WHSmith blendable pencils
lots of lace work

secured with brads to rainbow paper

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx




Sunday, 8 October 2017

craft light?

Do any of you use a craft light and if so would you let me know which one please?

I have to put my Parchment away every year for the dark months and I would really rather not!
I need a light that doesn't produce too much heat as heat makes the parchment curl.

Thanks if you can help xx

p.s. putting this on both my blogs so don't reply twice lol ;-)

Monday, 2 October 2017

Poppies

This pattern was for a challenge in PCM.
I didn't enter as I'm sure it wasn't good enough; but I was pleased with how it came out.

traced in black ink and coloured with WHSmith blendable pencils
made up my own border
mounted with brads onto pink card

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx



Friday, 29 September 2017

Bloomin' Marvellous....

....by Julie Roces in PCM

All whitework and lace!
Several 3d elements in the flowers
Backed onto handmade paper

Thanks for looking and for any comments: always appreciated xx



Friday, 22 September 2017

On The Beach........

.... by Pat Murphy in PCM

coloured with dorso pastels
backed with rainbow paper

This is my first attempt at adding glitter; time will tell if it stays on.

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx





Saturday, 16 September 2017

Elegant Swan.....

......by Alison Yeates
in PCM.

This is actually only half of the pattern; the original has 2 swans facing each other.

Swan mounted on to papers from my bit box
Ribbon from stash

Thank you for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx


Sunday, 10 September 2017

A Gentle Rose......

.....by Hilary Bucci-Pepper in PCM

This is a 3 layer card.
Coloured the rose with WHSmith blendable pencils.
The oblong handled frame is backed with pink paper.
Mounted onto each other and then on to the back oblong with the fringed edge.
All stuck down to green paper and card stock.

Really annoyed that I didn't stick it on straight grrrrrr.
I've bought proper parchment glue now so next time I can reposition!!.

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx


Thursday, 31 August 2017

Who needs colour.......

.......by Dorothy Holness in PCM

Thank you for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx




Monday, 21 August 2017

Daisy Love......

.....by Maria Maidment in PCM

whitework and lace
mulberry flowers
backed with rainbow paper
mounted onto card embossed with Sue Wilson folder

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx



Tuesday, 1 August 2017

SORRY my own design....

...I am such a doh!
By mistake, I put this post on my other blog instead of on this one.

PLEASE don't feel you have to comment if you have already done so (thank you xx); I'm adding the post here as I like to keep all my Parchment work in one place.
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I used Aurelie botanicals stamps to create the flower design
The urn is from Ike's digi stamps.
Groovi circle and square to create the two outlines
PCA large and small sun tools in the corners
Coloured with W H Smith blendable pencils
Mounted with brads to pale green paper and white cardstock

Not as good as a professional design but I was quite pleased with how it turned out.


Thank you for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx


Monday, 17 July 2017

Coooeeeee......

....I am home 😀

Had a wonderful fortnight away; all calm and relaxed.

First week in Cornwall; as beautiful as ever and it didn't rain!!!
Did a day trip to the Isles of Scilly - go if you have the chance.

Second week in Dorset. Fabulous county. Lyme Regis is stunning.

Back to reality now.

If you are having a holiday soon then I hope you have a lovely time xx

Friday, 30 June 2017

Holiday

I'm off to Cornwall, then Dorset, for a fortnight.

Sorry, I won't be commenting on your lovely posts whilst I'm away.

Alison xx

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Geometric Loops....

...by Karen Shaw in PCM.

Coloured with W H Smith blendable pencils.
Lots of grid work using Pergamano grid 4.
Mounted with brads to rainbow paper.

Thank you for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx



Sunday, 11 June 2017

Another designed by me...

...this time with the help of Groovi plates:
A5 square
A5 circle
Tina's 3d butterfly and flowers

CIRCLE:
I made a double circle border and used some of the flowers and leaves to make my own design.
3d two flowers and a butterfly.
small sun tool between the border lines.
Picot cut the circle and coloured with W H Smith blendable pencils.
mounted onto blue paper.

SQUARE:
Double border and used the small sun tool in the corners
bold grid to perforate the centre
semi circle perforated and picot cut the outer edge.
mounted onto blue paper.

TO MAKE UP:
Attached the circle with some glue and 1 brad to the square
Attached the square to some pink card with brads.
Mounted the whole lot onto square card stock.

Thank you for looking and for any comments: always appreciated xx



Thursday, 8 June 2017

Follow Your Dreams....

This is one of my own designs (not from PCM!)

I used the digi image "Follow your dreams" by All Dressed Up
coloured with W H Smith blendable pencils
square and circle Groovi frames
large sun tool inside the circle and dotted with Liquid Pearls
lace corners from a template that I've had for years
secured with brads to pink star paper
backed onto square card stock

Thank you for looking and for any comments; always appreciated x


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Daffodils and Ducklings.....

....by Judith Maslen in PCM

Coloured with W H Smith blendable pencils
Liquid pearls between the cuttings
Secured with brads to yellow paper and square card stock

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always welcome xx


Sunday, 21 May 2017

Wedding card

Here is the 2nd card that I was telling you about on my other blog.

Judith Maslen pattern
Heart coloured with Dorso pastels
ribbon from stash
backed with dark blue paper and
secured with brads from stash onto light blue card 
which I ran through a Sue Wilson embossing folder
Mounted the whole lot onto silver mirri card

Thank you for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx




Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Maytime Yorkie

Judith Maslen pattern in parchment craft magazine.

Coloured with W H Smith blendable pencils.
3d butterfly.
Lace made with a large grid.
Attached with square brads (and yes they are supposed to be at an angle ha ha) to some green paper and square cardstock.

Thank you for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx




Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Lilly of the Valley

This is my own design
taken from a photograph sent to my by a dear DC friend KathKat.

I printed off the photo, outlined the main parts that I wanted to use, added an extra leaf,
and carried on as I would normally.

Coloured with W H Smith blendable pencils.
Tattered Lace corners.
Groovi plates to make the outline borders.
Backed onto blue paper and square cardstock.

I sent it to KathKat as a thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx




Friday, 5 May 2017

Spring Daisies....

...by Lesley Shore in ParchmentCraft Magazine.

This card design is originally in two parts; a topper and a backer.
  
I stopped after the topper because I liked the simplicity of it: not that it was simple to make, it took me 2 attempts to get this correct!

Coloured with W H Smith blendable pencils.

I 3d the butterfly and flowers, 
lined up the two layers of parchment and pierced through them at the same time.
Then added some blue backing paper.

I debossed some white card with  Swiss Dots embossing folder
and added some ribbon from stock, tied with my Attic bow maker.
All on square cardstock and going to my neighbour for her birthday tomorrow.

Thank you for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx



Monday, 24 April 2017

Hydrangea

I bought this large stamp in HobbyCraft and decided to try it on parchment paper.

Stamped with white pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder.
Painted with water colour paints.
Used Groovi circle plates to get perfect circles and a semi circle edger around the outside.
Sun tool to emboss inside the circles.
Secured with brads to rainbow paper and then secured all of it to square card stock.

Sent to a blogging buddy to cheer her up. I hope she likes it.

Thank you for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx



Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter

Alleluia
Christ Our Lord is risen
Alleluia


Happy Easter to all my blogging friends xx


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

30th birthday

Our eldest is 30 tomorrow.

This card is based on a design by Marcia Wood-Krentz 
in ParchmentCraft Magazine.

She designed it for Queen Elizabeth so it was easy for me to adapt it for our daughter...
Elizabeth!!
I replaced the crown with the number 30.
Cut the aperture using Tattered Lace frame,
placed the parchment and rainbow card behind, 
added some gems.

Thank you for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx



Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Hurray!!

The light is good enough to start Parchment again.
I do miss it in the winter.

I've started with something easy; a bookmark.
The pattern was inspired by Carla Larter and I topped it with a Spellbinders butterfly..
Coloured with W H Smith pencils.
Popped into a bookmark sleeve.
Added a tassel rescued from a bought card.

Thank you for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx






Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year.....

...to all my dear blogging friends.
Thank you for your support last year.
I hope 2017 is good to you.
God bless
Alison xx