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Sunday, 13 December 2009

Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge 13/12/09



Well here is my first attempt at a parchment card.  It's not done from scratch but using the My Craft Studio Parchment Delights CD.  I have problems with my hands and eyes and struggled at times and did a bit, left it for a day, went back to it etc.  I did enjoy it though.  A friend gave me some tips as she does parchment and even attends workshops with Pauline Loweth who appears on Ideal World and Create and Craft.  I've got a long way to go but my friend and I will have a session soon to give me some more tips and a play with her tools.  I have also used the My Craft Studio No Stamp Required CD for the poinsettas and have decoupaged them.  I just hope the recipient likes my first attempt at parchment - or should I say my first attempt that I feel brave enough to send out of the front door to a post-box!!!!

This cards fits the criteria for the Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge of a Christmas Card.  I'd not come across this challenge blog until a few days ago.

8 comments:

Liz said...

Wow Kim Thats a real Eye candy card and parchment is not easy Ive tried it!!! But..its a lovely craft and I hope you keep it up Angel(on Magical crafts forum) is really really great at parchnment why dont you join the forum its very friendly Whoever gets that card will love it Well done

Liz x

Donna said...

Hi Kym,
Just beautiful Parchment work, I love the Pionsettia's. Thanks for joining in at MCFC this time and good luck!
Donna x

Angel said...

Hi Hun,
WOW, gorgoeus card, lurve the poinsettias, just beautiful.
I also do parchment and only one step away from being a tutor. Keep it up hun, beautiful craft to learn..
Thanks for playing at MCFC.
hugs Angel

the crafty duck said...

Beautiful card Kym, it looks like you have been doing it for ages!! The recipient will love it, thanks for playing at MCFC and welcome again to our forum, love Steph

Michelle said...

Hi Kym, I think your first attempt at parchment is amazing. I've just started this too and it is alot of concentration and can be really hard on the eyes, hands and shoulders (knees and toes, knees and toes) sorry :0) - Angel is fantastic at parchment and has been giving me lots of advice too - it's great to have crafty buddies who are so giving with their knowledge isn't it. Anyway - enough waffling - your card is stunning and thanks for joining us on MCFC - Shell xx

jackiescrafts said...

Hi Kym, I love your card and can't believe how good it is for your first go at parchment craft. The poinsettias are lovely. Thanks for joining in at MCFC

Hugs Jackie x

Mel X said...

Hi Kim, I've tried parchment craft, its not easy -probably why I've only done it a couple a times!! Your card is stunning, I can't believe its your first attempt either! The main poinsettas and frame is gorgeous. Very impressive.

Mel X

Carol Ann said...

Kym this is a beautiful card the flowers are fantastic. I have tried parchment a couple of times but I can't say I took to it very well it never quite turned out the way I wanted I think it is a patience thing plus it has a habit of tearing!
Thank you for taking part in the Magical Crafts challenge. Carol Ann xx