Wednesday, 16 August 2017


The Facebook parchment group I belong to has a challenge every month. The subject is decided by the group founder  and the winner has her winning piece posted as the group banner heading for the following month and then goes on to choose the next winner and so on.
I was lucky enough to win last month. The subject was handbags and I posted one of the miniature ones I make from Amanda Yeh's patterns.   So I get to choose the winner for August and the subject chosen is a Fairy or Fairies.
Obviously I can't enter the challenge but I can post a a piece of work and here is my card:

It is from a lesson I had many moons ago but I hadn't actually stitched the border to the image and mounted on a background but I have now completed it.
I have added a little Wink of Stella to the wings but as always it is difficult to see in a photo.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

CD Sunday - 'Past Times' - chosen by Jane

Firstly I would like to thank all those who entered my 'Anything Goes' challenge.  I will be choosing my Top 3 during the next couple of weeks.

Secondly we have a new challenge starting today. Jane has chosen 'Past Times' which I think offers almost (but not quite) as much scope as 'Anything Goes'.  There are lots of eras and many representatives of those eras that can be chosen.
I chose a ladies wear shop.   I am not positive as to the era - possibly Edwardian.   I am not sure but here it is:

I have done decoupage.  I haven't done a lot of decoupage this year and I do like to do some when the opportunity arises.   Now the image is of course La Pashe.  It couldn't be anything else - could it.      From 'The Big One'  CD .  A sentiment die and a bow die were used.  It is just a simple decoupaged scene which I think is quite pretty and evocative of an era that I didn't know but doesn't seem that long in the past.
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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Layering stamps by Nellie Snellen

I have fallen in love with a set of stamps.  Christmas layering stamps by Nellie Snellen. I have been using them with my Tim Holtz stamping platform and I did more stamping yesterday than I have done in a year or so.
Yesterday I made a dozen Christmas cards and here are some photos:

Here are a three individual ones as close-ups;

I think they make great cards. Hope you like them.