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Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
I have been crafting since May 2008, when in desperation to find an unusual birthday card for my Mum, I gave up looking in the shops and decided to have a go at making my own. I soon realised that crafting is addictive and I haven't brought a card since. In 2011 I completed my certificate in papercrafting as a result of the work I did as part of the course I started entering challenges on line and in magazines. I applied for design teams and also started making samples for Ooh La La Creations for their shows on Create and Craft. I have now completed my Diploma in professional crafting and most recently been runner up in the Papercrafter of the Year 2013 a competition run by Papercraft essentials magazine, I don't have a particular style I like to use elements from lots of styles and techniques, although I do love all things vintage. In 2014 I started to move more towards scrapbooking to take care of the huge family archive of photographs that were stored in my attic. I have continued cardmaking and Scrapbooking through 2015 and 2016 but have also become interested in off the page projects. I hope to be able focus on these in the future.

Friday 9 December 2011

Using up some Freebies

Whilst sorting out my stash to get the house tidy for Christmas I came across a box full of free papers toppers and embellishments, which I have collected from various magazines over the past few months. So I decided to have a go at making a card entirely from these elements without using anything else from my stash. 

Even the base card which was recycled from the packaging and the glitter were freebies. 

I have decided to enter the card into the following challenges.


  1. It's amazing how much us crafters stash away. This is a great card put together and perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge this week. Jeanette

  2. great christmas card, you have followed the sketch in a lovely way and fab blog. thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges. i will become a follower in just a sec x

  3. Hi Alli
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  4. Love your snow family card!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs this week!

  5. this is a great card and you have a wonderful blog...thank you so much for joining in the fun at C.R.A.F.T challenges

    Sylvia xx (GDT)

  6. Your card is gorgeous,love the image.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft your Passion this week,hope we see you again.xxx

  7. HELLO...lovely card, thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at CRAFTY CATZ, GOOD LUCK x carol

  8. Fantastic sparkly card Alli. Thanks for sharing with us at OLL and look forward to working with you next year. Hugs x

  9. Cute card and image. Thanks for playing along with our Snow Much Fun Challenge over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday’s Challenge Blog

  10. I love your card!! The snowman family is adorable!!

    Thanks so much for playing along this week at Frosted Designs!!

  11. A gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog this week! xxx

  12. A fantastic card. I love the cute image. I've been trying to use up my freebie papers too as I often overlook them, but they can be very pretty.
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

  13. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Shell xx

  14. Gorgeous card, i love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week
    Claire xx
    (C.R.A.F.T challenge GDT)

  15. Well done on the recycling the end result is lovely. That snowman image is so so cute.
    Glad to see you are on the OLL DT well done