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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have 3 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017 and Arianna born 2019. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Use Vellum or Parchment

Good Morning All
It is my turn to host the challenge over at Moving Along With The Times and I have chosen 'Vellum' or 'Parchment'.  I must admit, I do struggle to use Vellum but I do participate in Parchment now and again, and this is what I have done for my creation this week.  In fact I have done two for you to see.

This is a close up of the pattern and below is the grid I used to make it.

I had to prick all the holes then cut to make the tiny crosses.  Then I used a very fine embossing tool to make the white bits.

Some bought flowers and some made using the Cheery Lynn Roses die with a pearl centre.

I bought this one when I went to our local craft shop with John Next Door, couldn't resist!!!!!.

Crafty Ribbons 75 - Anything Goes + Ribbon
Simply Create Too - Mothers Day / for a Female

This is another one that I have made and I couldn't resist showing it to you.  The teddies are coloured with crayons on the front of the parchment.

Just for Fun - Love
JellyPark Challenges - Lots of Love

This shows the sentiment up close and the pricking on the borders using a grid.

I hope to see your creations on the MAWTT Challenge.
Wendy L


Jane Savage said...

Wow, Wendy these are gorgeous. Must have taken you ages. Not too sure I would have the patience! :) xx

Sue said...

Beautiful cards Wendy,it must have taken ages.
Sue x

brenda said...

Beautiful intricate work Wendy.

Hope the images came through OK last night, I sent all on one mail and it took ages so wasn't sure.

B x

Janice said...

A great challenge Wendy, ( tho I didn't think so at first!) love both your cards and you may just have nudged me into using more vellum as it's very pretty! Jx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

STUNNING work Ginny x

Rita said...

Beautiful cards Wendy. I have not done parchment craft for a few years. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia said...

Really. beautiful cards Wendy, a lot of work but worth every minute you have spent on them.

Patricia xx

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Hi Wendy,

These are gorgeous, so delicate and pretty. I have tried parchment before without much success so I will have to try again as I think the finished look is always stunning.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Wendy. Beautiful cards. I wish I could do parchment work, sadly my arthritic hands don't let me! I used to love cross stitching but had to sop for the same reason :( Take care.

Sue said...

These are so beautiful Wendy. Your designs are so pretty and delicate.
Sue xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
Both are stunning. Your parchment work is super.
You're the only person who makes white bits look good!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Carole said...

Great challenge Wendy, made me use the vellum I've had for ages, might use some more!!!!
Both your cards are beautiful
Carole xXx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW I love what you have done, I love seeing Vellum and parchment paper pricked its amazing and must take you so long to do, Thanks and Well Done for hosting a great challenge, Love Hazelxox

Hazel said...

They're both beautiful, Wendy, and yes, you must have some patience! Hazel L. x

Lorraine said...

These are gorgeous Wendy. Your parchment work is so pretty. It must take hours!
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, thanks for playing at crafty ribbons. I have some candy on offer

Unknown said...

Gorgeous work Wendy - and you've got more patience that I have, that's for sure!!!


Mau xx said...

Hi Wendy, Beautiful work on both cards. I have never done any but Always love to see them and the work that goes into them.
Hugs Mau xx

Debs said...

Two beautiful cards Wendy - the gridwork is so pretty and delicate and must have taken an age :o)
Thanks for a fabulous challenge.
Debs xx

Pami said...

These are so pretty Wendy, I think the first is my favourite, you are so clever! Thanks for the challenge, it certainly was a challenge for me!! Pami x

pam said...

beautiful cards wendy, so much work here, stunning results.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy. These are stunning. What patience you have but the results are amazing, you clever girl.
Love Val x

Sue B said...

Wow! these are fab Wendy… I love the wonderful pattern that you've created with the grid… it looks awesome! and your colouring on the 2nd card is beautiful… I had no idea that you could use vellum/parchment like this… it's a brilliant theme for your challenge! :-)
Hope you have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Jennifer said...

Two absolutely beautiful pieces of works of art Wendy, it makes me want to go back to parchment craft. Love the changes you have made to your blog, haven't been about too much lately, so these changes might have been made a bit of a time back, but they are lovely. Hugs, Jen xx
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Judith said...

Two gorgeous projects Wendy - your parchment work is lovely - thanks for a challenging challenge this week hugs Judith x

DesignerDiva said...

Oh my goodness Wendy you are seriously rockin' some outstanding designs on here lately! These are both so pretty and the double easel above is DEVINE!
Hugs Laurie xx

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Wendy: Glad you’re joining us at Simply Create Too for our Mother’s Day/Female Challenge. Both your cards are so pretty--love your use of parchment too.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Jacquel said...

Your card is so very pretty! I love the vellum, those flowers & how you tied your bow...gorgeous!

Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Simply Create Too & hope to see you back again for our next challenge!!!

maria f. said...

That is one neat technique - don't know that I've ever seen it. Such a lot of work, but very pretty results. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too.

Kay said...

Gorgeous cards. I love parchment and they are both well done. I just love the mauve one with the two bears. It reminds me of cross stitch. Thank you for playing along at the Just For Fun Challenge. Kay XX

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card with gorgeous ribbon!
Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week!
Hugs Lynsey x

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Both projects are so very pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends for our Lots of Love challenge!

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Both your creations are so cool. I just love the use of the parchment and the coloring on it is awesome. So glad to see you playing this week at Jellypark Friends:)

Chris said...

Wendy, I struggle with Vellum too, and tags for some reason, I'll bet there's enough papercrafters out there we could make a club.
Despite your struggle that card is delish and the bears on the other card are too cute. Thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends. I'm sorry to be so late, we've already got a new challenge up, I hope you'll play in that one too.


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