Saturday, December 20, 2014

All things Christmassy!

Are you ready for Christmas?

Everyone is so busy in our household, Steve put up most of the decorations in the shop a while ago and Amanda decorated the tree at home last night so its all beginning to look very festive :)

Most of the presents are wrapped but if anyone has tried looking to see what is theirs, then they will be disappointed because none of them are labelled yet. I just hope I remember which is which when I attach all the labels otherwise it will be like a lucky dip!

I've finally made the labels and here they are just in case you still need a little inspiration ..... you could use any stamp that you have in your stash.

Make a background of your choice, I love using distress inks for backgrounds and using the little ink blending tool makes it so easy

Then flick a few water drops over the ink, you can just about see the water on the next picture, I used my fingers to flick the water, but you could use a spritzer bottle or old toothbrush

Place a paper tissue over the whole piece and dab the excess water off and wait for it to dry or use a heat gun to help it dry if you are in a hurry. I love this effect!

Next, take any Christmassy stamp, I used a lovely Christmas Tree by IndigoBlu. Stamp the image with Versamark and using Wow! Embossing powder, Opaque Bright White and a heat gun, emboss the image.

Then I ran lines of glitter around the image with Stickles, I used Diamond but Fruit Punch looks nice on the red too. I hope you can see the glitter on the picture it looks so effective.

Finally, punch a hole if you haven't already and thread some ribbon........Ta Dah! .....all done! 

Have a lovely Christmas

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Well it's high time we had an update. It's a bit early for New Year resolutions and being only a small team (mainly myself and Steve) it's quite difficult prioritising what needs to be done first but I really must make sure this is regular occurrence!

As you all know, you will find us on Facebook. But after all this time, I've suddenly realised that if I post here, I can always share it to our other pages so perhaps that's how we should continue.

Parchment Craft is one of my passions and a great way to start this craft is by 
using some of the metal grids that have been brought out in recent years, there is such a variety of themes and of course Christmas is included.  

We have a very special offer on Multigrid 21 for this weekend only and it is just £5.00! 

So if you've never tried using one of these grids, here is the ideal opportunity!  (This offer will be only available until Midnight Monday 1st December (GMT)

We used this particular grid in our 'make & takes' for beginners when we visited Westpoint, Exeter, this year, just making simple bookmarks.  Wow! they turned out great and they were really easy to make, these samples were made by Lesley from our design team (whose link I will add very soon)

These make simple gifts and look stunning when presented in the bookmark sleeves, which you can also find on our website. 

Of course, you can use these grids to make your design as simple or as challenging as you like!

Here is a decorated box made by one of the ladies from my Parchment class, 
again, she has used  Multigrid 21.  

Have a great weekend!  


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