Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Workshop Wonder - repair

Sadly we had our last Judith Maslen Workshop for the year on Saturday.  We will now have to wait until March for the next one.
We had two projects again.  The morning one was a real tester and we did a project with our pencils - but more later when I have done the finishing touches.

The afternoon project was white work with just a little colouring behind the image. A very pretty design of brambles  by Judith.   I was very pleased with how mine had gone until the very very last moment.  I had reattached my work back on the pattern to trace the gold lettering and when I was removing the tape I tore the very edge of the work - bottom right. 

Here it is - waiting for me to decide what to do before I finish it off and make a card.

This morning I decided to tackle it.  The usual  'butterfly moment' was a bit obvious so I traced, embossed and cut out  repeats of a flower and leaves from the design and attached to cover the tear.
I also added another to the design itself as a 3D flower..
Here it is

A rescue that I can now use - so I am pleased.  Now off to my monthly parchment lesson.  It is all go here.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

CD Sunday - Inspired by Nature

Our 'Layering' theme  last week seems to have been  more to your taste and I don't envy Sue having to choose a winner from all those great entries to the challenge.
This week it is Jocelyn's choice and I particularly enjoyed making my DT card for 'Inspired by Nature'.
I felt the urge to make another 'stitching' card and I found this adorable mouse here.   I used two CD's - Joanna Sheen - 'Fabulous Flowers' - poppy -  and 'Jayne Netley Mayhew' CD1 - cornfield background. The die cut leaves and the matting layer were cut from bronze mirri card.

I look forward to seeing all the wonderful creations that I am sure will be posted this week.

Carol x

Sunday, 18 November 2012

CD Sunday - Layer it Up

Good morning.  It really looks like Autumn outside now.  Many many leaves to be cleared away.
We had some lovely entries last week but not as many as I would have thought.  'Christmas in Pink' surprisingly was more popular.
This weeks theme - chosen by Sue - should be OK for most -   especially those that love decoupage.  Decoupage was about all I ever did before I discovered parchment and stitching.

For this theme I have chosen a Christmas card and used two CD's -  La Pashe - The Big One - and Carol Ann's Studio - CD8.

Five layers and lots of glitter added - and a silver Angel charm.  The charm was possibly from here
I look forward as always to much Blog hopping but if things are a bit quiet chez moi it will be because my latest purchase arrived this morning.  A new book by Kannikar Sukseree called - 'Best of the Best Parchment Craft - A classic collection - Grid Work'.  An awesome book,  and grid work has always been my favourite parchment discipline.  Many happy hours ahead.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

CD Sunday - Rainy Days

A suitable theme for today as it is really wet out there.  Musn't complain though - at this time of year it could be snow.

Here is my contribution:
I  enjoyed searching for suitable images for this theme and in the end for the background and picture I chose  Joanna Sheen's  CD   - ' Faye Whittaker Collection'.  Like all challenge blogs - I am sure - we always have our themes chosen some weeks ahead so consequently one always has them in mind when shopping at shows or on line.    Just in case we see that perfect something.  I found the beautifully quilled cloud, rain drops and umbrella in the bargain bucket on a stand at the September  Sandown Show.

I would like to apologise for not having done much commenting on the wonderful 'Christmas in Pink' entries.  I thought that each one was a masterpiece.  I was struck down last Sunday with the dreaded lurgi and after a week of antibiotics am still 'proper poorly'.  I decided to look up 'dreaded lurgi' It was a phrase always used when we were children and I have included a link for your amusement.  I assure you though that mine is genuine.
Hugs (from a safe distance)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

CD Sunday - Christmas in Pink

What a week we have had  weatherwise.   Sunshine, hailstones, rain and frost.  Sometimes all on the same day!
Thank you for all the Beautiful Blue's last week.  This week we are having a change of colour - pink.
Our November Sponsors Carol and Hayley of  Dreamees gave all our teamies a folder of pink goodies to use and this is what I have done:
My CD contribution is the greeting tag which came from Carol Ann's Studio Midi Cd-11.
We all used the same folder  and I think you will agree that my fellow teamies have come up with with some great and different cards showing lots of  imagination.
Our Sponsor is very kindly donating a prize of any one of their CD's to the value of £9.99 - so good luck in the draw.

We are also welcoming Pauline as our Guest Designer for this month.  Please visit her Blog where I am sure you will admire her work as much as we do.

I look forward to my visits to your Blogs.
Carol x