Wednesday, 26 October 2016


          Time for the challenge entry at Claritystamps, so where has October gone to. Scary when I think it is only two months to Christmas. Have you done any shopping yet, yes I know it is still early for some people but with my large family I have to get organised. Also I am now cooking for 10 on Christmas Day instead of going out to Greg and Amie. They have not moved into their house yet get the keys on Friday but then got to get carpets and tiles fitted so not going to be in for another couple of weeks at least. 
           Anyway back to the October challenge which is squares or circles. Need to incorporate either of these or both into our design. I opted for squares also decided to use parchment. I really wanted to try the black parchment as well thank goodness I invested in a lightbox.  Needed it for all the grid work on my design. I used the Poinsettia from the groovi plate designed by Jayne Nestorenko. 


        The squares were embossed from the square nested plate and the holly leaves taken from the Holly border plate. Grid work is from one of the lovely piercing plates by Tina Cox. There is some glitter on the poinsettia but does not show very well on photos my camera not brilliant. I love the effect of black parchment but not an easy colour to work on.

                                                 A closer look at the poinsettia. 

        Items used are:-

         Square nested plate
          Poinsettia plate
        Holly border plate
        Border Piercing plate
        Black parchment

    Hope you like this design sorry it has been a quick visit today but I have left it late again this month. Trying very hard to get Christmas cards made and also Calendar challenge to complete. xxx


  1. This is very pretty parchment lot work gone into this good luck in the clarity challenge x

  2. Beautiful Lynne stunning on black parchment xxx

  3. Stunning parchment card. Good luck in the challenge Fi x

  4. A beautiful example of cut work, Lynne. I love the precision on the border. Just finished a number of poinsettia flowers the other day - my Mum's Christmas card decoration! Best wishes! ;~}. xx

  5. A beautiful piece of art work it's lovely. Good luck in the challenge and thank you for entering. Xx

  6. Lynne this is a beautiful example of parchment cut work. Must have taken you a while with such precision. Thanks for continuing to support the Clarity challenge. Good luck! x

  7. Your black and white design is so dramatic, and your parchment work absolutely stunning Lynne. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

  8. This is perfect Lynne - a fab design for this month's Challenge. Glad you managed to get your entry in in time.
    Thanks for joining in again with us, and good luck in the prize draw x