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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Hydrangeas and Parchment

I will be demonstrating on the Pergamano stand at Hobbycrafts, NEC in March so a lot of my projects are including parchment somewhere at the moment and this is one of them.

I will be entering this into thefollowing challenges;-
Pan Pastels - Happy Birthday
Sunday Stampers - You Raise Me Up - especially as my son has told me he will be singing this in a competition with school
Simon Says Stamp and Show - the stamp you love (but don't use)

I stamped this beautiful Hydrangea image that I never use, probably because it is so big, so this time I cut it down to size.

The background was the same image with Stormy Sky distress and the seam binding was dyed with distress stain.


I began my parchment by pricking out my pattern on a regular grid, embossing and snipping out.

The corner was a Marianne Creatables die which I have coloured and inked.


Some white flowers got the same treatment and some Perfect Pearls to boot.

They were then soaked and scrunched.

A Justrite Stamped greeting, lots of ribbon and buttons and twine and some metal leaves.

I hope you like today's creation.

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday 195

I think I have surpassed myself with untidiness today and it is still only lunchtime!
Thought I would take a photo from a different view today - mostly to see if it looked any tidier but that clearly didn't work.
Will be off to have a poke around in other people's workspaces soon but in the meantime I think that may be the sun outside!
To join in the fun just visit Julia at Stamping Ground

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Pink, Pearly and Swirly

This is my card for my wonderful daughter's 15th Birthday - where did that time go?

The background is Pan Pastels with a darker pastel inked through a home made dancer mask.

The stamp is from Indigo Blu and around the pink mat are Iced Jewels.

I have had the pink button in my stash since my daughter was very young and obviously going to be a princess so would therefore need pink, sparkly buttons. I didn't think it would get used but now I realise I am quite right to never throw anything away.

The seam binding is also coloured with pan pastels - it's really quick and a great finish and the rose is handmade from coloured book pages.

I am entering this into the
Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge
In the Pink Challenge

Monday, 25 February 2013

Pink Lady and Return from the Land of the Flu-Bug

Have had a quiet week after making an unscheduled stop at the Land of the Flu-Bug!

I have managed a couple of hours away from the sick bed this morning (mainly because my better half has gone to work and I have no one to lavish sympathy and Lemsip alternative cold remedies are available on me any longer).

This is made with a beautiful La Blanche stamp, a Marianne Creatable ~ Bird on a Branch Die and a lovely Anna Griffin rose stamp.

The dragonflies are fusible fibres on film - oh yes, ironing again!

The background was created by stamping with Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose Distress Inks, followed by Brushed Corduroy,

Some some binding was coloured with distress stains, scrunched, dried and tied.
The script panel was cut with a Nestie and embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder, then distressed again,
Now I'm off to find out what has happened in the rest of blogland and visit my friends.

Thursday, 21 February 2013


This is my entry into these challenges
 Simon Says Stamp and Show Metal-ology Challenge
Sugar Creek Hollow - Metal Mania
Pan Pastel - Just 2 Colours
Alphabet Challenge Blog
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Things-with-wings.html

I began by painting the metal disk with Paperartsy Fresco paint which I then distressed with Antique Linen when dry.

Then a parchment butterfly using a grid.

I stamped on a Tim Holtz facety bit with stazon and an inchy stamp.

A circle cut from music paper, distressed and attached with matte medium and a few more bits and pieces from the stash.
Holes punched with a cropodile top and bottom and my current favourite chain added.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Just because

Walking down my drive yesterday with Bowser the Schnauzer, I spotted these gorgeous frosty seed heads and this has inspired me to make this card.

This background was one I had previously made by attaching stamped and torn strips of paper to card and painted over with gesso.

I attached it with repositionable adhesive to the centre of the card blank and cut an apperture through both with a nestie.

Using the same size and one larger nestie I cut a frame.

I stamped this fab image on acetate with Stazon and cut another shape from the same background card adding a sentiment.

The background and greeting were distressed with Brushed Corduroy.

The acetate image was attached to the front of the card blank and layered over with the background card and frame.

A tied length of string and all done.


Apologies I have linked June 5th WOYWW 209 Here by mistake - honestly you would think I would know better.
Thank you so much 
Rosie x

Today I am joining in the fun at the Stamping Ground Blog to show what is on my workdesk this Wednesday.

Don't you just love to go to a clear desk where everything has been put away - in the huge amount of storage that you buy for this purpose- well why doesn't that ever happen?

On my desk today I have a pergamano grid and some lovely Indigo Blu stamps and if you peer through the cropodile (it's like playschool, I always liked the arched window myself!) you can see something grey and fluffy, that would be Bowser the Schnauzer shortly before he was thrown out for eating everything that isn't tied down!

I am going to have a nosy around some more workdesks, bye for now.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Simple Sympathy Card

A quick little Sympathy Card here.

I am entering this into the Ribbon Girl Challenge Blog

I started by cutting a mask of a square in paper and colouring through it with Pan Pastels.

Then I used a darker colour Pan Pastel through a Script Mask, this gave a really subtle background.

After masking the coloured square with the cut out bit, I stamped this Stampers Anonymous image.

Then a nice corner.

Mask removed and these lovely stamped images from Darkroom Door.

A little bit of freehand line drawing around the centre square.

An appropriate greeting and a pearl embellishment.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Felted Book

I am entering this Felted Notebook Project into the City Crafter Challenge Blog

I began by laying different colours of felt onto a flat background and needle felting them. 

I then added stems and flowers.

A little bit of hand embroidery.

A dragonfly from fusible fibres and film which was then stamped on and finally some beads and a Dorset Button.  The little Tree of Life Charm was a gift from a friend.

White on White with Parchment

This card is being entered into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge

I love the idea of white on white, so elegant, and being a Pergamano Tutor I thought it was a good opportunity to add some parching.

I started by a quick sketch to create a parchment pattern and then embossed it.

After embossing the design I coloured it lightly on the back with antique linen distress ink.

I embossed the white background mat using a Cuttlebug script embossing folder and again lightly distressed with Antique Linen.

The leaves were die cut with a Marianne Creatables Bird on a Branch die.

I finally added a bit of seam binding - it is so difficult not to alter this in any way -and a button was stitched on.

Hope you like.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


It's that day again and oh my goodness what a state my desk is.  The lovely lady stamp is from La Blanche, I'm using it today for a totally girlie card.

I have my box of Delicas out as it is Beading Group today - that's the one with the Timmy butterflies on.

The fibres are for dragonflies - and who says I never do the ironing!

Going for a peek at some other desks now, if you would like to join me it's at the 
Stamping Ground

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Endless Love

This is my submission for this week's Sunday Stampers Challenge Endless Love  Allsorts Challenge Blog and Pan Pastels Challenge

I began by cutting masks in copy paper using a Sizzix Movers and Shapers Heart.  I like using copy paper for masks as it is thin so you don't get that white shadow you sometimes do with thicker material and you can throw it away when it's inky.

I chose Brillliance inks straight onto the card.

I overstamped the entire card with a Creative Expressions Crackle background stamp and Delicata ink. 
Then a quick dusting of Perfect Pearls.


Two Sizzix die cut flourishes were inked with Black Soot and then rubbed over with Gleam.
I drew around the hearts a couple of times with a gold marker pen, I like the sketchy look of this.
The negative was used as a mask with Vintage Photo and the edge of the card was distressed with the same.

Now a Blast from the Past, I used a Sizzix Paddle Punch (who remembers those?) to die cut a heart which I attached and covered with Glossy Accents.

The garden string was inked with Distress Stain and the whole card got a spritz with Perfect Pearls.

I cut a heart in acetate and stamped 'Love You' on it, this was attached with an eyelet.
Hope you like it.