Mieke Sprenger’s new book Passion for cards is a collection of card patterns for every occasion. There are religious cards, for example, sympathy and first communion, everyday cards such as get well soon, graduation, driving test and moving house plus Valentines and Mother’s day, altogether 24 patterns for almost any occasion. These patterns are aimed at a beginner to parchment craft, the pictures are beautiful and the instructions are really clear and well thought out, though as there are no ‘in depth’ technique pages if you were absolutely,brand new to this craft you would need a techniques book as well. This is the English version of the book and it is totally English except for the actual words on the cards. I would have liked an alphabet pattern in the back of the book so that I could do English versions of the words, although I expect most people have got one of these stashed away in their collection.