For August I took part in the card swaps (for Yahoo message boards) for the UK_Parcher_Pals and Card_Crafts groups. The parchment swap was a free subject swap this month, so I decided to make a second card using the pattern I used to make my parents’ wedding anniversary card (see “Happy Wedding Anniversary” post). For… Continue reading August Swaps!
Hi! August is the month of my parents’ wedding anniversary (33 years this year!), so I needed to make them a lovely card. I decided to make it using parchment for a change, and used a pattern that I had downloaded from online. It features bells, rings and ribbons, and is suitable either as a… Continue reading Happy Wedding Anniversary!
So, card number three in the iris folding project was a gift box, and I made it using sparkly paper (getting really addicted to shiny and sparkly at the moment!!), using more of the pink and blue I cut up for the last project. The method is again the same as that used for the… Continue reading Sparkly Present & A Friendly One Too!
Hello Again! So, following the owl with the googly eyes, I decided to make a slightly more complicated iris fold card, and made a card with 3 baubles on the front (1 just wasn’t enough(!)) using pretty sparkling papers! If you look closely you will see that, although the same colours have been used on… Continue reading Iris Card Mark 2 – Sparkly Baubles!
Hi My first attempt at making an iris card was to make a card with an owl on it. I chose this as my granny loves owls and I thought I could send it to her. Iris cards are really easy to make – you just cut an aperture in the front of the card… Continue reading An Owl in an Iris
Well, another month over, another beginning! I lost a large portion of June because first I then Karen went on holiday, but July will hopefully be better! So what next after Parchment? Well, hopefully we will get more time, because we are aiming to cover a type of card making this month, which involves a… Continue reading From Parching to… Irises!!
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!
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!!
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