Friday, 30 March 2018

Girl with bouquet

I managed to do this little bit of parchment at the session on Wednesday. It is just a picture printed onto parchment and taken out with a circle from a Pergamano Multi Grid.  I stitched it with beads to a circle of backing paper and then used brads to attach to the second layer. Both layers were die cut.

The card is made from a piece of embossed  card that I have had for some time and the sentiment is die cut from card matching the second layer.

Here is the little card:

Even though it was such a little piece of parchment I enjoyed it.


Tuesday, 27 March 2018

More Birthdays

These are ones I made for the Facebook Birthday List I belong to. They have had them now so I can show them here.

This was made using the Papercraft Factory  Funkyhand programme - Alphabet Books and so was this one.  Love making these - a bit different.

And this one has me stumped. For the life of me I can't remember where the image comes from. It was made using one of my graphics programmes but which one?  I will have to search.

I made some more  for for the ladies on the list but can't show them yet.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Birthday Card

A dear friend had a Birthday yesterday and here is the card I made for her.
I used Serif Craft Artist 2 and Daisy Trail - Botanical Garden.  It was one of those images that once you have seen you have to use. So here it is:

I did do some 3D with the central image but mostly let the artwork speak for itself.
I did make an ATC as well using a small piece of the second printing.

The friend did tell me she loved them both  so I was very pleased.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

CD Sunday - Rabbit, Rabbit - chosen by Pamela

Good Morning.
I hope the Mini Beast from the East has missed you where ever you are and that you are nice and warm and ready to join in with us at CD Sunday.   With Easter being so early this year I don't  think that there is much hope for real Spring like weather for the holiday but most of the team have tried to bring some Spring sunshine to you with their rabbits.
Except for me.... I must have known and I have gone for a Christmas card.

Here is my card:
I have used Joanna Sheen's  - House Mouse - The Gruffies and Happy Hoppers CD with added die cut bows, sentiment and pine needles.
I loved the image and needed to start on my Christmas cards so voila.

I hope you all have a fun and chocolatey weekend.

Now I am going to be naughty here - because I can - and drop a reminder that next month will be CD Sunday's 8th Birthday  (can't believe that I have been on the team for all those years and made over 350 cards). We will be having a special challenge and there will be two super prizes.  We will be doing a first and second for this event. So please don't forget to check the challenges.

Now if you are making some Easter cards with bunnies on them and have used a CD then please enter Pamela's challenge - on our blog or on Facebook.

Just as I finished writing this (Saturday) to schedule for tomorrow it has started snowing.  It looks as though the Mini Beast from the East is with me already.
Don't forget to have a chat as you go by.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

More jewelled ATCs

I enjoyed making the jewelled ATCs for Wynn's recent challenge 'J' is for so whilst I cannot parch and must keep busy I thought I would make some more for my 'stash'.
They haven't all turned out as good as I would wish but here they are - warts and all.:

What a lot of gems!  Good job I buy them in bulk.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Amazing Hats - Judith Maslen workshop project

I went to Judith Maslen's workshop yesterday - 1st of the year - and we did two patterns as usual. This is the first parchment I have done for weeks because of my hand and I admit I struggled especially holding the tools. So here is the centre piece of the first project. I cut off the badly done border. Pattern No: jm084-2. A beautiful pattern I would like to do again post op.

I don't feel that this is as good as it could be but just so pleased that I could go and join in. I would hate to miss any of the workshops but fear that that will be inevitable when I have the op.
Thank you again Judith for a super day and a pattern without masses of embossing which I really can't do at the moment..

Friday, 9 March 2018


It is time for another ATC swop with this Facebook group. I didn't join in with February's as I was busy with other things but have joined in with March.  The theme is 'H' is for... and here is my presentation which I am sure will be better done by organiser Sue.

For the Honey Bee ones I used a new (to me) die set by Dovecraft and their matching paper pad for the backing papers. Piglet and the hat came from the 'net. I decoupaged the flowers on the hat using a second print and my Pinflair punch. Wouldn't be without that punch - brilliant.
Now just have to wait to the end of the month and see what ATCs I get in return .
Can you tell I love making ATCs?

I was tidying up after the ATC making session yesterday and found this extra I had made - strutting his stuff.  Now known as  Hubert -why I don't know.

Sunday, 4 March 2018

CD Sunday Challenge - 'In the Wild' - chosen by Jane

Good Morning fellow cold mortals.  I really wish I hadn't had this 'British Gas see how much you are spending gadget'  fitted. It is giving me the horrors every time I look at it but somehow can't unplug the thing.
Despite that I hope all are well and not actually snowed in.
Jane has chosen 'In the Wild' for her theme and a great one it is. At the moment  I am doing more digital work from my CD based graphics programmes and the accompanying CD's whilst awaiting my hand op.  (I have actually seen the surgeon now and will be having the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome op sometime. The waiting list is 4/5 months).
Here is my offering and I loved doing it. I shouldn't say it I know but I love the end result..
The fabulously coloured sky and land in the background was found on the 'net. It was there as a tag. I have no idea who to thank for it but I do.  The silhouette frame is a die that I bought from 'The Art of Craft'.
I used MCS - 'Setting the Scene' for the frame and the matting layer. The sentiment and the corners are peel offs.
Yes I love it and I hope you like it too. I think a painting of this image would look good on the wall but I don't think I could manage that.
I would love to hear from you as you are passing by. Don't forget we now have a Facebook page and you can visit us here.
Keep safe and warm.