Friday 10 December 2010

Parchment Bookmark

The recent very cold weather has had me searching for crafty things to do on a lap tray in front of the fire instead of spending so much time in my chilly craftroom with the health and safety issue of tripping over strategically placed fan heaters.  I realised that I'd not done any parchment craft for absolutely ages so spent a quiet time looking through some of my magazines and  old newsletters from Parchment Express which is where I came across the pattern for this clever corner bookmark designed by Pauline Loweth.  I'd forgotten how small the holes are in the fine perforating grid and this is far from perfect but I thoughd I'd show you anyway - and I will keep practising to improve my technique.  I popped the corner over a piece of card to scan it and it is like a large photo corner and handy for keeping your place when reading a book.

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Forever Friends

A Forever Friends birthday card today.  The image has been layered also the flowers and leaves were cut out and layered for a bit of dimension.  No snow around now but it is still very cold with freezing fog decorating all the bare branches - very picturesque but I'd rather it wasn't quite as chilly.  Take care everyone who has to venture out into the snowy conditions.

Monday 6 December 2010


This windmill stamp is from Polkadoodles and the image was coloured using Copics. Background paper is from Funky Hand and the flowers and swirl were cut using Sizzix dies. A computer sentiment has been popped onto shapes using SU punches.

Sunday 5 December 2010

Tall Trees

The lovely people at Graphicus were forced to call off their planned open days this weekend due to the snowy weather but Glenda and Adrian have been giving us an online party instead with some great bargains from the shop as well as freebies and spot prizes. One of the give aways was some papers designed by Lesley and we were challenged to use either that one or some alternative snowflake paper from Glenda to make a card.  I opted to use Lesley's designs along with stamps from Elusive Images Tall Trees stamp set to make this simple card - I thought the warm colours might be good to use in this very chilly weather. It was a shame that the planned days couldn't go ahead but it has meant that those of us who live too far away to attend have had an opportunity to take part - there's always a silver lining even if sometimes it takes some finding!!  Pop over to their blog using the link to see these great freebies and  the special offers available from their shop.