A Whole Weekend of Learning!

Hi All! Following the brilliant workshops I attended at Stamperama, one of the tutors invited me to come to a weekend cardmaking course with her at Stamp Addicts. I went, and over the course of 2 days we made 14┬ácards! I learnt lots of new techniques in the process – from basic stamping, embossing and… Continue reading A Whole Weekend of Learning!

August Swaps!

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!

Happy Wedding Anniversary!

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!

From Parching to… Irises!!

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!!

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!!