Saturday, 27 February 2010

Parchment cards

A very warm hello to all! Hope you are enjoying your weekend and that the 9 to 5 workers are getting lots of crafting done this weekend.

A project that I saw on a fellow RSA Stamper, Amanda Harrod's website, inspired me to make some boxes this week, into which I want to put 5 to 8 cards with envelopes, which can be given as gifts. I have found that people always appreciate a gift like that very much. So, I have been busy making some rather plain and quick cards too practically all week to put into these boxes. I got the pattern for the box from the Scor-Pal website and managed to make them quite easily, even though I don't have a Scor-Pal.
Inbetween making the cards and the boxes, I have been busy making some more parchment cards.

The first one is from the Pergamano World Magazine Nr. 39. Lots of cutting here but a very nice and easy pattern to do. There is another version of the pattern as well as a gift tag. I hope to do both at some or other stage. This specific magazine has some lovely wedding card patterns in it too.

The next is a pattern from a CD by Wendy Walters - Parchment Craft Pattern CD Vol 1, in the Flowers section. Both these cards are actually shown as a colored version, but as I am not so great on the coloring, I prefer to do it in plain whitework.

Well, that's all from me for this week. I hope you like what you see.

All the comments left on the previous posts is much appreciated. It really warms my heart.

Hope you will have a great first week of March. I know I have a rather busy week ahead of me.

Thanks for visiting again!

Saturday, 20 February 2010


A very good afternoon to all! Hope you are all doing very well and enjoying your weekend.

I am still making parchment craft cards and this one comes from a book called The lanuage of Flowers by Tatsue Shibata. She is an extremely talented lady and in this first book she wrote, she has 20 exquisite patterns. This one is called Daisies. Though it has taken me forever to do it, I loved it. I hope you can see from the scan that the four daisies with pearl centers are 3D. Unfortunately I don't have a camera at the moment and could not photograph it. These daisies were also given a light brush of Pergamano Pinta Perla White paint, just for that added effect.

Hope you like what you see and that you will be back to visit again. To those who left comments on my previous posts, thank you sooo much. It is much appreciated.

Enjoy what is left of your weekend and happy crafting!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Parchment & Stamping Combination

I can hardly believe that it is my second posting for this week already! Well, I actually planned on finishing this piece yesterday already, but life just would not allow me to.

This is another one of Amanda's patterns (Amanda-Craft in Parchment) It is called Grid ATC. Yes, it is the size of an ATC. But I did not want to use it as an ATC and therefor made it into a card. In the pattern you are suppose to thread colored vellum through the slots where I have ribbon and Amanda has a flower painted in the middle. I suppose that is part of what cardmaking / parchment craft is about - each person interprets a pattern in his/her own way. And this is my interpretation of her pattern. I have no idea who the design paper is by. The little bunch of flowers stamp is from an Upikit set and it was embossed with Seafoam White and colored with my trusty old Tombows.

Hope you like what you see. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this ATC. I love doing gridwork even though it is very tiring on the eyes.

Enjoy what is left of the week!

Thanks for visiting again.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Butterfly & flowers circle card

A very happy Monday to all.

I had some time to make a parchment card again.  I still think it is the most therapeutic kind of craft around. I just love doing it. I found the pattern and instructions on Ching-Hsiang Yeh (Amanda) from Taiwans' blog. She has lots of interesting free patterns with detailed instructions. Thank you Amanda, I loved doing this one. I love how the circle part is fitted under the flaps that is partly separated from the base of the card. I've just added some bling and also made the butterfly 3D.

Hope everybody will have a very productive week. I know I plan to make as many parchment cards as possible.

Thanks for visiting again and happy crafting!!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Another Award Received.

Good day to all my friends!

Way back in December last year I received this award from Debbie Harris, a fellow RSA Stamper. Thank you so much Debbie - it means a lot to me!

This is the list of questions that comes with it:

Your cell phone? Nokia
Your hair? Brown with grey starting to come through very strong now!
Your mother? Very talented, hip and modern lady.
Your father? Fantastic memories.
Your favourite food ? Should there be one only? Meat?
Your dream last night? Nothing I can remember.
Your favorite drink? Four Cousins Natural Sweet Rosé.
Your dream/goal? For everything that is a mess in my life at the moment to be sorted out soon.
What room are you in? My craft room.
Your hobby? Stamping, parchment craft, crochet, cooking & baking.
Your fear? Something bad happening to one of my children and grandchildren & my car being stolen.
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Living closer to my grandchildren.
Where were you last night? Home.
Something that you aren't? Unhappy.
Muffins? Wimpy’s Lemon & Poppy Seed.
Wish list item? Nesties – lots of them.
Where did you grow up? Thaba'Nchu, Brandfort & Bloemfontein. (All Free State towns).
Last thing you did? Drank a glass of milk.
What are you wearing? Capri pants & a blouse.
Your TV? Only watch 7de Laan.
Your Pets? 2 Staffordshire Terriers (Kojack & Jessica) & a Jack Russell (Zena).
Friends? A couple of really precious life long ones.
Your life? Not in a good spot at the moment.
Your mood? Slightly stressed.
Missing someone? My friend Mary who moved away!
Vehicle? VW Polo.
Something you're not wearing? Make-up.
Your favorite store? Craft stores.
Your favorite color? Purples.
When was the last time you laughed? This morning.
Last time you cried? Around 11:00 this morning.
Your best friend? Leon.
One place that you go to over and over? My craft room.
Facebook? Yes, but not a regular user.
Favorite place to eat? RJ’s & Ocean Basket.

Now passing something like this on is rather difficult because I would love to give it to lots of wonderful people out there, but here are my chosen five, Check out their blogs.

Moz Roberts @ ... all things Moz
Susan Nel @ Sunel's Crafts
Ursula Uphof @ My Crafting Corner
Jo @ JoZart
Tertia Jacobs @ Crafting Gran

Enjoy, my friends, now it's your turn to tell us a bit more about yourselves.

Hope you have a very creative weekend!

Tuesday, 09 February 2010

I've been busy!

A very good day to all!

At last I have had some time to get around to some cardmaking again. It's been some time and it was actually wonderful to sit down and make some cards the last two days.

These are the first cards I made using my Sweet November Stamps from C.C. Designs which I got as Blog Candy way back last year. This little fairy is called Buttercup Reedweb. The paper is from a pad I got as part of my prize at stamp camp. She was colored with Twinklings and there's some Stickles on her wings and dress.

This little one is called Fidget Goblinspider. Also colored with Twinklings and I have used some Stickles on her dress and wings as well.

I made some more of them but will take photo's of the cards rather than scan them as I am not happy with the color of the scan.

This card was just made because I had some white and red cardstock sitting on my desk and it begged me to use it. I made two of them. Very plain and very quick.

The flower stamp used here is from a local stamp company Great Impressions and the wording is from another local company Country Crafts. Of this I also made two, the other one slightly different & with different wording. Again I am not too happy with the scanned colors - the ribbon is not as bright as it appear here.

Another quicky.

Well, that's it from me for today. I hope I will have some time tomorrow to make some more cards. I really need some cards for my stash.

Have a wonderful week and thanks for visiting!

Monday, 01 February 2010

Candy over at Rosette's Crafting World

Have a look what Rosette has on offer here! Yummy! She ships worldwide. It ends on 16/02/2010.