Friday, 30 January 2015

January swap parcel

We have a slight different twist to our parcels this year in that we are focusing on techniques rather than themes.  We also have a more limited range of supplies in our parcels but we do only have to use one item of patterned or plain paper/card or the image from the parcel if we get stuck and can add anything of our own to it.  Exciting times!!  I also have a personal challenge to try and make a Christmas card from each parcel.

The first challenge techniques were:  using a brayer, rubber stamping and punches.

I used punches for Pat's parcel:

This is the first card and I used a corner punch.  Everything except the greeting came from the parcel and I used Promarkers to colour the image.

I used a Martha Stewart corner punch on this card.  I recycled a Christmas card for this one and added my own greeting.  The to green papers came from the swap parcel.

I am entering this card in CHNC Challenge Extra for January 2015

I used rubber stamping for my technique for Terri's parcel:

This is one of my favourite cards from this months parcels.  Everything came from the swap parcel except the greeting.  I stamped the background paper with cogs/wheels.  I know who will be getting this for their birthday!!

I rummaged around in my stash of images and found this rubber stamped one that I had received in a swap many years ago on the Crafts By Carolyn forum  .  I felt it went well with the background paper from the parcel.  I just layered it up with some plain red paper from my oddment stash.  I am entering this one in Pixie's Playground Snippets challenge 161.

And finally ....... an off the cuff challenge between Terri and I ..... make a card using all three techniques!!  Here is my card

Everything except the white card I used for brayering and also the greeting came from the parcels.  I used then stamped the brayered card with two of my stamps and used Memento London Fog so that it was a more muted scene.  I used my corner rounder punch on the two layers.


  1. Lovely cards here Liz and amazing how many different techniques you managed. LOVE the snippets card of course :)


    Di xx

  2. I have a very soft spot for Robins Liz. You have made a beautiful card with it. Thanks for entering CHNC Christmas extra 2.
    Margaret M

  3. I like the idea of making things from a swap parcel and always great to do a bit of recycling with Christmas cards too. Thanks for playing along with CHNC Extra Challenge, sorry I'm a bit late coming by!!

    CHNC Extra DT


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