Swapping Again!

For July I decided to be a bit more adventurous when it came to the card swaps I do (for Yahoo message boards). I couldn’t manage the parchment swap this time (it called for more advanced skills than I have!), so I decided to do the “technique” swap too this month – to make a card… Continue reading Swapping Again!

A Merry Summer Holiday!

In June this year my dad and I went on holiday to the Manor House Hotel in Devon. It’s a hotel that offers a brilliant range of crafts as well as other activities like shooting, falconry (dad loved that one!!), and the usual hotel facilities. We went for 4 activity days (we went there Sunday… Continue reading A Merry Summer Holiday!

Just For You!!

My third parchment piece was the card I used for my May card swap, my “Just for You” card! I did this in three stages – by tracing and embossing the main image, by colouring the image, and then by making the finished image into a card. I had also embossed designs into the card… Continue reading Just For You!!

May Card Swaps

I’m a member of two cardmaking groups in the Yahoo! message boards – the UKParcherPals group and the Card_Crafts group. In May I took part in the monthly card swap for each board (the Free swap for the Card_Crafts group), and sent and received the following cards. Card_Crafts Group (Free Swap) I sent my rose… Continue reading May Card Swaps

Developing Roses to Bowses!!

Having made my first piece of parchment work – the rose in my last post – I used the same method to make a bow image. It was also made using stencils from the Fiskars kit, but I developed it further than the last piece, to make a full card. See the last post for… Continue reading Developing Roses to Bowses!!

Starting Parchment with a Rose!

So after finishing jewellery work we started working with parchment. Never having done this before I wanted to start with an easy piece, so I chose this rose pattern. Made using a 3-layer template, it was done using the instructions below. If you’d like a go, I’d love to see the results! Donna x Rose… Continue reading Starting Parchment with a Rose!