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This is intended to be mainly about my crafting stories, as a personal record of what I do. However, I interpret crafting quite widely, not just paper crafting but other things too. I have a butterfly mind and like to change from one thing to another depending on what I feel like on a given day - knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, cards, baking and several others.

Probably my favourite craft right now is with parchment, both traditional skills and Groovi, very relaxing and calming to do.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

WOYWW - 365

This is definitely a picture heavy post today, and is designed to make up a little for my absence from the WOYWW blogs for some time.  I cannot believe how fast this year is passing us by and we are into June already.  I am only just getting used to the long light evenings and before long we shall be heading steadily for the shortening of daylight again.  We need to make the most of what we have every day.

This week, I can actually see most of my table and I am gradually getting my table storage sorted, thanks to a couple of mdf units from Candy Box Crafts (they go together so easily).  At least things are now not quite so easy for my littlest dog to steal and eat, which has to be an advantage.

You might be able to see, tucked into my new completed unit my new possessions, Pixie Powders.  I love them, a bit like Brushos and Colour Bursts but loaded with mica - luscious. 

I have also been busy playing with my Groovi system again, the Clarity system of parchment creation.  I have always loved parchment, especially the traditional pure white version.  Two of these are white but the third is done on coloured parchment and then mounted on mirri card and also has some blended pencil work mixed with the embossing.

The final photo is of one piece already mounted, and using three different Groovi plates to make up the design and then embossed over three days, leaving it to rest in between.

The original design of the fan plate is from the immensely talented Tina Cox  and is so lovely to work with.

I hope to get round as many of you as possible this week and wish all of you good health.  It is great to know that Julia has come safely through her surgery and I pray that her recovery will be equally successful.

Meanwhile, thank.you to Lunch Lady.Jan for acting as our lovely hostess to allow Julia time to rest and recuperate.  


dmgarafalo said...

Those plates are amazing. Donna #6

Anne L said...

Your parchment creations look stunning beautiful and can not wait to see your grad frame all finished. Hugs ~Anne L#4

Helen said...

your parchment work is so gorgeous! have a fabulous week. Helen #10

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I had never heard about parchment until I saw you doing it at the WOYWW crop and I was stunned at the beauty of it...so delicate and pretty. It's a craft that I will never do (probably) but which I can admire.
Hugs, LLJ xxx

jill said...

Lots of lovely projects on your desk Maggie. Jill #17

Debbie Rock said...

I don't know!!! No WOYWW from you for weeks and then you pop along at number two on the linky list!!!! Then I had to sit myself down with a damp flannel on my forehead as I spot all that 3D construction work going on ... get you!!!!! Having had the utter pleasure of seeing your parchment pieces up close and personal I can confirm how utterly beautiful they are. Love to you, Debbie #26 xXx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous projects today Maggie. I like parchment but it's not something I've done much off, the coloured one is unusual, love it. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 25

glitterandglue said...

Good morning, Maggie. Seems ages since I popped along here - that fan is simply beautiful! Well done. Pergamano is a lovely craft isn't it?
Your storage all looks great. All ready to hand when you need the bits.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #15

JackieCou said...

Looks a good piece of storage! I need to move some stuff off my desk and plan to carry on puttin the clarity stamps on acetate to release space in the drawer towers I have. I'll get there but things keep getting in my way. It's so annoying when you know you have something but can't find it! Love your work Maggie! Xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahh Marg so lovely to see your name there again on the list .. and be looking around your desk, too and what fun you're having .. you sent me scampering looking for those yummy pixie powders and yes they are now on my wish list :D
...but, oh, I'm on buying ban again.. bad me..

Well done on all your desky loveliness!
Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #33

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

LisaDV said...

Your storage is quite lovely, but I'm oohhing and aweing over your parchment and your canvas from your Saturday post. So fantastic. Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #38

sandra de said...

Beautiful parchment work and the coloured version is stunning. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @36

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Marg, love your MDF storage, looks lovely. Beautiful parchment work as well, all the designs are so clever, I agree. What is the piece with all the holes in to store? Curious now, lol. Have a good week, lots of love, Shaz xxx

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful designs. They look so detailed. I haven't worked with parchment before but it looks gorgeous.

Sharon K #5

Robyn said...

Hi neighbor! who's says being able to see the desk is a virtue? Love he white on parchment !
robyn 3

Chidkid said...

Fabulous storage..and thanks for the heads up on the pIxie powders. Elaine no. 27

Carmen said...

The parchment work is beautiful - reminds me of lace. I think you have more patience than me :)

Carmen x #47