Saturday, 9 December 2017

Season's Greetings....

...by Kay James in PCM

Sorry, I am not a fan of the term "season's greetings" so I changed the sentiment to a line from an old English Carol that I used to sing at school.
I thought it appropriate as the picture is of the Christmas Rose.

Coloured with WHSmith blendable pencil on the front and Dorso pastels on the back.
Yellow Tinta ink for the flower centres.

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



Friday, 1 December 2017

Away in a Manger....

...by Linda Williams in PCM

3d star
 dorso oils on the reverse
backed onto spotty blue paper (I thought it looked like stars!)
bling from stash

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always much appreciated xx





Sunday, 26 November 2017

Picture Perfect....

....by Julie Roces in PCM

The original pattern has a large border but I just wanted to use the middle.

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx




Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Feathered Friends: A little bird told me........

.... by Alison Yeates in PCM

coloured with WHSmith blendable pencils and blended with dorso oil

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx




Saturday, 11 November 2017

A Rose for you.....

.....by Mary G Kerr in PCM

3 layered parchment work
coloured with WHSmith blendable pencils and Dorso crayons
lots of cut and grid embossing work
backed onto gold mirri card

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



Monday, 6 November 2017

Shaped card - birthday flowers....

....by Tina Cox in PCM

coloured with WHSmith blendable pencils
3d flowers secured with brads
ribbon from stash
mounted onto blue paper and cardstock cut to shape

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always greatly appreciated xx




Saturday, 4 November 2017

Little Bouquets 2.....

....by Judith Maslen in PCM
Continuing her theme of Little Bouquets, this was in October's edition of PCM

coloured with WHSmith blendable pencils
secured with brads


                      



I then mounted it onto larger card and made it for Cathy who has recently been enrolled as a soldier in the Salvation Army.
Used SA colours and the badge to make the top border.



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

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Feathered Friends: In flight......

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

Alison is producing a series called "feathered friends" in parchment craft magazine.

This one is "In Flight".

the images were coloured on the front with WHSmith blendable pencils
the background colours were dorsed on the back to give the impression of more flowers
liquid pearls on the two borders
secured with brads to blue card and then to gold mirri card

For my SIL who is 50 today.

Thanks for looking and for any comments; always appreciated xx




Sunday, 22 October 2017

Little bouquets 1......

....by Judith Maslen in PCM

Judith has designed a series called "Little Bouquets" 
which is being printed in ParchmentCraft magazine.
This is September's bouquet.

Coloured with WHSmith blendable pencils.

I really love Judith's designs.
They are clean and fresh and she gives brilliant instructions how to colour.
You can find a link to her website in my right sidebar.

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


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