Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas cards all done and mailed

What a sense of achievement when you finish 81 Christmas cards and have them all mailed by the 1st week in December. I generally try to start them around August and make about 3/4 a week. Well here a some of the ones I have made.
Parchment card from a pattern in a Parchment Craft magazine.
Using the negative of snowflake dies with a glittered background
This one was inspired from Pinterest
Another Parchment card using a template from 
ParchCraft Australia and working a grid border
Stamped image from Stampin Up
once again worked on a grid on Parchment

Final one for now. Combined 2 Parch Craft Australia
templates and coloured with pens and glitter.
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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Parchment Grid Work

I needed to brush up on my Parchment grid work skills. I have used the same grid pattern on to different grids. The larger piece was worked on the PCA Bold Straight grid and the smaller piece on the Pergamano MultiGrid # 4. I have worked the embossing on both grids on the back of the paper and then turned the grid over with the paper still attached. Working through the grid I perforated the pattern using a Pergamano 4 needle tool (::) and a PCA 3 needle tool (...).The inside image for the larger piece came from the PCA Easy Emboss Christmas Coaster set and the snowflake (discontinued) in the smaller piece is a Pergamano rubber stamp. I have used a fairly new product called Sticky Ink and glitter on both images.
The whole point of this exercise was to see the size difference in the grids.
Now I need to make them into cards and send them off.
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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Birthday Card

A quick post today. Made this card for my daughter. Printed the KennyK image onto Parchment did some Promarkers (on the back to help with the front shading) and pencil colouring and a bit of embossing. Punched the edge with a punch.Pretty simple and easy to make.
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hanukkah Card

This is a very quick Hanukkah card. I have used a shimmer navy blue and shimmer gold card stock. The Star of David die is from CheeryLyn and the Menorah die from Spellbinders. I have added little red dazzles behind the flames

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Black and White Butterfly Mask

I saw this digi on Make It Crafty and it just screamed to be made in parchment. I have done it in black and white. The image is the Butterfly Mask from the Masquerade Masks set. I took the image and opened it in Paint Shop Pro, duplicated it 3 times and arranged them as a frame. Printed the final image onto parchment paper and did some embossing  cutting and colouring.
I am entering this card in the 
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Power Poppy Inspiration

Today's post was inspired from a blog I follow called Power Poppy. The tutorial was how to make a Fold over Box. I followed the very good directions and came up with my version. I also made some Christmas Crackers to put inside it, tho you can put cards and envelopes in as well.
It didn't take very long to make the box. The crackers I made using my 1,2,3 Punch Board, following a tutorial from You Tube. The stamped topper is from Heartfelt Creations, I am not sure if it is still available.
Thank you Allison Cope from Power Poppy

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

No Card Parchment

Been doing some parching the last few days. The first project is a small one piece fan designed by June Owen. This is great as a topper for a card or even as a tag for a gift. The front is done on plain parchment with punched 3D flowers and pearl centres, I have backed the fan onto some blue card and tied some gold thread around the bottom.

The second project took a bit longer and was designed by Mary Kerr. It is a parchment napkin or paper serviette holder. I have used a couple of different grids for the embossing and lace work. The insert is  patterned rose vellum. I have also put some punched flowers on the front and back. I had to play around with the inside to keep the vellum and parchment upright. This was a great project and has so many possibilities.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

21st Birthday Card

My youngest daughter turns 21 this week and all her life she has identified with the Little Mermaid, so I thought her card should reflect her dreams. I have used 3 different mermaid images from a toddler, a young girl and of course a young woman. I have coloured all three with Promarkers and used dies and other bits and bobs for the finishing touches.
I am entering this card in Kenny K's
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Friday, June 12, 2015

No Line Colouring

For today's post I pulled out my Polychomas pencils and worked on parchment paper over a rubber stamp. I wanted the effect of a line free image and used the pencils to layer and shade. Here are 2 cards I have made. The first is an old favourite my PSX Hibiscus stamp.

The second card is an image I found so printed it off and using the same technique coloured it.
For both cards I added some Parchment work.
I am entering these cards in the Power Poppy 
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Spellbinders Inspiration

Today's project was inspired by a Video on the Spellbinders blog.
A lovely lantern using Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic rectangles Large. I added some embossing to the white card stock and some Parchment work to the vellum windows. Here is the link to the video

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Heart and flowers

These two words go together well. I have coloured my single tulip and pearls using ProMarkers. I cut a gate fold card using a heart die from Nellie Snellen. Paper is from my stash.
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Monday, May 4, 2015

Butterfly Magic Box

Today I made a box using the Spellbinders Butterfly Magic Expandable die. I have used this die many times but only on cards, so I thought I should figure out another way to use it. After much measuring and endless throw aways this is what I came up with. Two pieces of card stock measuring 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Mark one sheet top and the other bottom. On the top sheet I scored on my lid side of my box maker board at 1 1/2 inches all around. I then centered the die on the card stock and ran it through my Grand Calibur to cut and a second time with the embossing mat in place. It came out beautifully and all I had to do was just cut away some of the bits on the edges. I also cut a piece of acetate slightly larger than the die and adhered that to the inside of the box lid. Folded all the score lines and cut the little squares at the corners. Folded them in and using wet glue stuck them down. I repeated the whole process with the second sheet only this time there was no die and the scoring was done on the bottom side of the box maker. Cut into the corners and stuck it all down with wet glue. Voila a lovely box to be embellished and used for a gift or some card sets.

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial
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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Box card for a shower

Went to a bridal shower and decided to make a box card for the Bride to be. I used Kenny K's bride digi and various stickers and papers from my stash.
I am entering this card in the Kenny K "just a girl" Challenge
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Monday, April 6, 2015

Anniversary and Easter

This year my 29th. anniversary fell on Easter Sunday, which was a first for us, I wonder when the next time will be? I made this card for my hubby using dies from Anna Griffin and Marianne Dies

and also made an Easter card in parchment. The design is one from Julie Roces. The bow and flowers are all 3D elements.
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Stampin Up

I am pretty new to the Stampin' Up products, so I thought I would share 2 cards made with the same stamp. When I first saw the very popular Lotus Blossom stamp set I knew I had to have it. I did play around on scrap before I was happy that I had the technique right.The first card is stamped on regular card stock and I have used the sentiment as well. The card is a tri-fold card layered with dies.

The next card I prepared the layered parhcment papers making 2
separate layers with embossed borders. I stamped the Lotus Blossom onto
 the parchment with Versamark chalk ink and left it to dry. 
This has a very delicate look to it and I will add a sentiment once I know 
who it is going to.
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Saturday, March 28, 2015

White on white

I thought I would just post some of the white on white cards I have made, I am sure they would be suitable for birthday, wedding or anniversary cards.
I have used a mix of embossing folders and dies to put the cards together.
 The card above was made using Spellbinders Gold Circle dies and their feather dies. The embossing folder is Cuttlebug Wicker Weave.
 For this card I used Marianne dies and embossing folder.
 The last one is made with a Marianne die, flourishes are from Spellbinders and the rose from
Cheery Lyn. The embossing folder is the Darice Oblong Doily folder
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Almost Graduation time again

I have 2 graduating this year so thought I had been get my cards done.
The first is graduating from Nursing College and this card is a fun card for her as this is her 2nd Degree. I have used Sue Wilson's California Collection Basic Frames  Set A and the Decorative Frames Set B as the basis of the shape and layers for this card. The card is a triple fold out card, which I saw on a You Tube video. I have used a Kenny K image coloured with Promarkers and some word stamps from my stash.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Go for Gold

Stamping on parchment and heat embossing with different embossing powders can give a totally different look to the same stamp. I have used one of my favourite stamps (discontinued) from PSX the Hibiscus. For this card I have decided to go gold and white. The image was stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold detail embossing powder. I then dry embossed the petals and leaves from the back to add some texture. I also embossed a simple border and attached the parchment paper to a metallic gold layer using gold corner peel offs and glue dots.
I am entering this card in the
Go for Gold Challenge 
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Card for the day- PSX Botanical Sunflower

A quickish card made today. I attached my parchment paper over the PSX Botanical Sunflower image. With my polychromas pencils I began to colour the image. Once coloured I added some sticky ink with a mapping pen and glitter. I used an Oval PCA template around the flower and attached it to some rainbow paper and onto a card.
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Butterfly card

Hello everyone, the butterfly was stamped with  VersaMagic Cloud white ink and allowed to dry completely before I embossed it from the back and coloured with oil pastels. The borders are from PCA easy emboss parchment templates. I have also done a little cut work in the butterfly trail.
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Parchment Work

I have been doing a little more parchment work trying to keep my hand in, so I don't lose all the skills I have learnt.
I have stamped the PSX Hibiscus stamp onto parchment heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I used the PCA  TP3162E Easy Emboss Corners 2 template on the corners.I then coloured the image with Aquamarkers. Attached the parchment with some white brads to some printed rainbow paper added a few little pearls. Done.
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Dance little Teddy

Today's card is made using a very old Teddy Ballerina stamp. I have used my Promarkers to colour her, some bling and glitter. The die is the The Regal Stand up framelits from Sizzix. Paper from my stash. The sentiment is from Joanna Sheen.
I am entering this in the Promarker teddy Bear challenge
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