Here are fourteen new patterns for Christmas.
‘Christmas Roses’. Just for a change, instead of
holly and baubles, this Christmas design features flowers. A group of
Christmas Roses are traced with a fine black pen and coloured on the reverse
with blendable pencils. The border is perforated and embossed on a bold
‘Christmas Morning’. A quick and easy pattern, just
for fun! All the presents
have been delivered and Santa has kicked off his boots for a well-deserved
rest. This design features
those very boots and also Santa’s hat. The simple border is perforated
with the almond tool. The design is traced with a black pen and coloured with
blendable pencils. The verse reads ‘All
his gifts delivered - Santa’s work is done. Time to put his feet
up…Happy Christmas Everyone!’
‘Jolly Christmas’. This is based on a whitework design which was previously in
the Parchment Craft magazine but this year I thought Santa deserved a
make-over with a bit of colour. Blendable
pencils were used on the reverse and I used felt tip pens on the front for
the shadows, but you can use pencil if you prefer.
'Alpine Chalet'. Traced with a fine black drawing pen
and coloured on the reverse with blendable pencils, the chalet also has a
large Christmas Tree decorated with baubles coloured with a gold gel pen or
gold ink. If you enjoy adding a bit of 'bling', replace the gold baubles
with small stick-on jewels. The border uses the moon tool plus a simple
perforated section using a bold diagonal grid.
This pattern was traced with white ink but if you prefer, you could
use white pencil and emboss the lines with a very small ball tool.
The largest sun tool is used around the border and the lace sections
on the trees are perforated on Pergamano Grid 19. Another option with this
design is to snip all the semi-circle perforations and perforate and cut
around the bottom edge of the bow, to remove the whole circular design and
attach to the backing card either by sewing or sticking.
The main picture is traced with a fine black drawing pen.
The fur-effect on the hat, muff, coat and skirt is made by embossing
with a very small ball tool. The
border uses the moon and almond tools.
' Christmas Cottage' features the traditional snowman
outside a snow-covered cottage. The border is perforated with the
semi-circle and four-needle tools.
'Two Christmas Reindeer'. If you haven't attempted
gridwork, this was designed as an easy starter pattern. The tree is
perforated first using Pergamano multi-grid 19, before moving on to the rest
of the design, so if you need to start again (it happens to us all!) no
other work is wasted.
'Christmas Tree Silhouette’
There are several different ways for colouring a silhouette but here
I use either black ink with a brush or a good quality felt tip pen. A bold
diagonal grid is used around the whitework bells in the border.
Candelabra’ also features a simple silhouette and has a
similar border to the design above, but this time uses whitework
holly. Together they make a
matching set of Christmas silhouettes.
A Christmas card suitable for friends in Scotland. The
theme colours are mauve and green with some 'glitz' added with the use of
fine peel-off silver strips. The drawing is done with a fine black drawing
pen and blendable pencils are used to colour the design. There is also an alternative
birthday greeting on the pattern.
A jolly robin in hat and scarf sits inside a colourful
Christmas wreath. The easy border is perforated with the semi-circle tool.
A traditional Christmas candle design, mainly whitework
coloured on the reverse with blendable pencils.
Cute as a button, this elf is sitting on what looks
like a very special Christmas present. The whole picture is easily traced
with a fine black drawing pen and coloured with blendable pencils.