As it is simply ages since I did any actual parchment craft I decided to dust off the tools and make this tree for the Bah Humbug challenge this week which is to use vellum. The design is from My Craft Studio and is a very simple one but even so it took quite a while to make - I meant to have a go at this as soon as I saw it some weeks ago and now I have a tree which won't drop needles all over the carpet!!
Friday, 15 October 2010
I made a beaded bead to try out different colours and types of bead to see how they worked together and then decided I would make this one into a little handbag charm. The bead is made using sizes 11 and 8 seed beads and some magatama drops and to make it into a charm I needed a very short length of chain, an eye pin, a couple of metallic cone shaped beads and a few more drop beads attached with jump rings to the chain. Not the best of light today for a photograph - sorry.
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Apologies for my lack of blogging this week but I've been busy sorting through my bead stash to make up some kits for an upcoming bead workshop. Until I actually gathered all my seed beads together I'd not realised quite how many I've amassed over the years but I do love seeing them all together and working out which colours go well with each other and deciding if I need to buy any colours which are maybe missing. The jury is out on that one at the moment!! I think I've more or less got it sorted so hopefully I will get back to making some more cards in the very near future.
Sunday, 10 October 2010
The Bah Humbug challenge this week has prompted me to make another cutie Christmas card - this time using Popcorn decoupage, Papermania background paper and sentiment. I added a Nellies die cut layer and a couple of card candies.