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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.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Seeing Double OLL Design Team

Well it's Monday so it's time for a new challenge over at http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com
Congratulations to the winners from last week and thank you to all those who entered there were some fabulous cards and projects.

This weeks challenge is about seeing double and using the same image twice for my creation I chose a lovely fresh image from the Passion for Fashion CD .

I decided on making a double easel card this time, and kept the design really simple to reflect the simple fresh lines of the image. I used one of the toppers for the right hand side of the easel and then cut a frame from around the topper for the left hand side. My double image was a smaller topper of the same image used as the 'stop' inside the card. I lined the card with parchment and used peel offs to get the corner accents. the roses were from Wild Orchid crafts. To add a bit of sparkle the toppers were mounted onto cream glitter paper before being stuck to the card.

I hope you like it and that you will check out the cards that the other members of the design team have created and leave them a comment, I am really looking forward to seeing the entries.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.


  1. Love the double easel card Allison. Great design. Hugs x

  2. gorgeous double easel Alison

  3. Wowww Alison this is so very beautiful, I adore the image you have used and this double easel card looks amazing, superb card.
    Lorraine x