Saturday, 4 July 2015


Hi All and happy July 4th to my friends in the Us. Thank you for calling in at Jumbled Crafts to see what I have made for today.

I did say last week that I would try Pergamano as I found the tools lurking in the bottom of a packed box of things I never use any more. These were never meant to be really but, years ago, our local craft shop had invited someone to come and give a demonstration and needed people to make up the numbers. It was quite expensive at the time but included lunch and the tools. I just loved the magical samples that were on show but came home with a card that was rubbish and nothing like any of the samples. All I had to bring home were five tools. Three with round bits each end, one with a big round end and a pricking tool.

 During last week I looked online to see what I should be doing and while they were changing ends and having a rest between sets at Wimbledon tennis' I was having a go at Pergamano

I am going to enter this in the challenge at Crafting by Designs where anything goes for the whole of July

I drew some simple flower shapes and printed them out different sizes on parchment. I just used plain parchment but backed the picture with pink card and Sharpies to colour the other things.The ribbon is covering the sticky tape.
 I couldn't get the light quite right for the photograph so used my own camera and Vic's as well and the colours were different. I think the real colours are something in between.

Have a wonderful day all

Love Chrissie xx


froebelsternchen Susi said...

This card is so charming! Great attempt on Pergamo..keep on Chrissie!
Happy weekend to you!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card, great colours. This was a craft I never liked, although the kids at school used to love pricking paper to make lanterns, and it kept them quiet for a long time, which was good! Stay cool! Hugs, Valerie

Craftyfield said...

You were so right to try Permagano again, you've been successful at achieving the delicate effect of the craft and the design and colours work very well. Very pretty card Chrissie, keep it up.
To remove colour casts from my pictures I always use Picasa (free download) it has a nifty "Neutral Colour Picker" option which allows me to set my white reference (I always have the same white paper somewhere in my pics).

chrissie said...

Thanks for the tip Chris. Will look into that for sure

Love Chrissie xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card Chrissie gorgeous colours and design.xx

Gibby Frogett said...

I haven't done any Pergamano for years now so can appreciate the hard work and time your beautiful card must have taken. I love your card, its very pretty and elegant - great colours. Gill x :)

Catherine said...

WOW ! This is beautiful Chrissie ! Such a gorgeous creation... Have a lovely week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous feminine card Chrissie, the flowers are realy pretty, good for you trying the Pergamano again.
Yvonne xx

Margik said...

Beautiful and delicate card, Chrissie! Great design too.
Mar xx

sirkkis said...

Wonderfully made, beautiful card, Chrissie.
Have a happy Sunday!

butterfly said...

Have just been googling to find out what Permagano is all about - still not sure I'm any the wiser - but in any case the card looks gorgeous! Hope you've been enjoying the tennis and the sunshine.
Alison xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Chrissie, this is just gorgeous! I love your fussy cut flowers, what a wonderfully summery and feminine piece! And who doesn't love pink, I sure do! Beautiful work with the parchment! hugs :)

Mrs.B said...

This is such a pretty card Chrissy, love the gorgeous flowers.
Avril xx

Mrs.B said...

This is such a pretty card Chrissy, love the gorgeous flowers.
Avril xx

sam21ski said...

Gosh you have the patience of a saint, it looks wonderful xxx