Sunday, 27 January 2013

Notebook and candle

This set I made for a Christmas swap.  The stamp set I used is All of a Twitter by Elusive Images which I coloured with felt pens, adding a bit of Sakura Stardust/bling for added sparkle.  The background on the note book is embossed using Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Special Earrings

On our Parchment group we were set a challenge to try something we hadn't done before.  I decided to make something 3D with parchment.

These earrings are from a pattern by Alison Yeates from Parchment Craft Magazine May 2010.  First I had to colour some plain parchment with fuchsia, violet and green ink on both sides.  I traced the pattern onto the coloured parchment and then shaped them by embossing.  The stamens are made using headpins and seed beads.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Christmas presents

I made a few pieces of jewellery to give as Christmas presents.
This little bracelet was a present for me.  I made it using beads that had been given to me by a very kind man called Phil.

I made this for my really good friend Lucy.  She has such style that I wanted to make something a little different so I made it using a beautiful leaf toggle that I set off-centre. 

This is a little brooch made in the shape of a Trilliam flower from seed beads.

These little shamabal bracelets were made for presents to go with money.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Parchment Christmas cards

I made quite a few Parchment Christmas cards to send to friends and family.

This card is called Pretty Parcels and is by Kay James from the November 2010 Parchment Craft Magazine.
Walking in Winter by Gail Sydenham from Parchment Craft Magazine November 2012.  The background is coloured on the reverse using dorso.
This Polar Bear card is by Carol Hadlow and is from October 2009 Parchment Craft Magazine. 

Christmas Ducks from Pergamano Patterns M51
These Christmas Trees are from Pergamano Patterns M51.  The background is coloured using dorso.

Christmas Robin by Mary G Kerr in Parchment Craft Magazine November 2012.  The Robin is coloured using Derwent Studio pencils. 

Pinecone adapted from Alison Yeates pattern in November 2012 Parchment Craft Magazine coloured with Derwent Studio pencils.

Small poinsettia adapted from a pattern by Christine Coleman in Parchment Craft Magazine December 2012.

Winterscene adapted from January 2013 Pergamano News by Gail Sydenham.

Christmas Wishes by Judith Maslen coloured with Derwent Studio Pencils.

Snowman from Pergamano Patterns M51.

Christmas Postbox by Judith Maslen from Parchment Craft Magazine November 2009, coloured with Derwent Studio pencils and dorso on the back.
Poinsettia by Christine Coleman from Parchment Craft Magazine December 2012 coloured with Derwent Studio Pencils.
Follow the Star by Maureen Kille from Parchment Craft Magazine November 2010.

Elegant Dove by Tina Cox from Parchment Craft Magazine Christmas Special December 2012.