The Craft Room 10th October 2015 – its Groovi Time again.

Its the 2nd Saturday of the month and, going with the new format for the craft room, its time for some more Groovi practice.

We are using Clarity Stamps new “Groovi”® parchment system to help us to learn the basics of parchment craft and to hopefully go onto the more skilful elements.

Groovi Plate Starter Kit

Here is the link to Barbara Gray’s you tube video  Groovi introduction. for any of you are interested in finding out a bit more about it -this system basically makes creating the line art required for parchment craft so easy anyone can do it.

Still inspired by Maria Simm’s samples from the Clarity open days at Catterick, she had a lovely little multi photo frame on show with just parts of pieces of parchment  work in each aperture. I thought this was such a good idea especially for the group to do as they had lots of practice pieces and its also good for using up all those excess pieces of parchment left over from projects.

Lisa and I searched all over to find some similar frames to no avail, but not deterred we decided to “make our own”. We found some lovely black 6″ x 8″ frames in The Range and by pooling our rectangle and square dies made a mount template to fit.


It may just need a thin secondary mount next to the frame to break up the black but hopefully you get the idea.

It was then that it dawned on me that the Crealies new Patchwork die sets would also work brilliantly to do a similar version as cards and I just happened to have a couple of sets.

These dies are available from Oyster and there are several different ones available now too. They have an offer on at the moment too – 4 sets for £50.00 hmmmm.


I did this one in a bit of a rush as I wanted to use it as a sample and will make the framework thinner next time but the idea definitely works for cards. Hopefully I will have mastered the Crealie dies for next time as the Ladies want to start on their Christmas cards

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Everyone has taken their frames home with them to complete so I will hopefully have some finished work to show you after our next Groovi session which will be on 14th November.

I have also set up a Pinterest Groovi board so if any of you want some more parchment inspiration please go take a look.






  1. Beautifully done! We acquired a few stencils yesterday and can’t wait to test them out. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Thank you, enjoy your play time with the stencils x

  2. I love the last one with the blue border. Gorgeous. 😉

  3. lisa

    Where there is a will there’s a way lol. Lovely projects especially with the Crealies dies. The Christmas designs with the Groovi plates are so elegant x

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