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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 2 April 2012

OLL Design Team - Vintage

Firstly thank to everyone who entered last weeks challenge at Ooh La La Creations there were some gorgeous Thank You projects. Congratulations to the winners well deserved. This week we have a particular favourite of mine as a theme 'Vintage'. Here is the card I have created, remember to check out the rest of the design team's projects, and good luck to all those who enter the challenge.

I started off with the gorgeous 'Sepia Lady' image from the Ooh La La Creations 'Passion for Fashion' CD. This slightly naughty Victorian Beauty just cried out to be embellished. Having cut the image into an oval using a plain oval nesting die from x-cut I used a tartan paper also from the passion for fashion CD cut using a larger oval die as the mat behind the image.

I wanted to make an easel card but wanted it to be slightly different so I cut the fancy shaped card using a template from my stash. I covered the background with the sepia lady backing paper. The large green lace effect rose I fussy cut from the lace background bonus paper on the 'Femme Fatale' CD and the paper on the base of the easel is from the Beautiful Baby selection of papers on the 'Kidiwinks CD' Finally I used a sentiment from the 'Carnival of Colour' CD, it just goes to show how well all the Ooh La La Creations CD's work together as well as standing alone.

I just roughened the edges of the paper by rubbing against scissors and then inked them using a Momento ink pad in brown. The doily and paper flower embellishments were all from Wild Orchid Crafts and the doily was aged using an antique linen ink pad from the Ranger Tim Holtz distress range.

The feathers, pearls and die cut hearts were from my stash and the finishing touch was using a pearl paint applicator to add pearls to her head band and a tiny punched flower.

You can check out all the CD's used in this design at Ooh La La Creations.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - a shaped card
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes


  1. HI

    An absolutely beautiful card! I love this vintage style but can not seem to create it myself. Such a lovely image and the doily behind is a really lovely touch.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  2. What a beauty Alli, a lovely composition Wendy X

  3. This is STUNNING.. Saw this beauty on MIM. Loz

  4. Oh my word Ali this is stunning that image is awesome so is the design and card shape, the embellishments are super.
    Lorraine x

  5. gorgeous shaping and lovely colours thank you for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

  6. I just love your card, such a brilliant easel card, love the image

  7. Wow! How do you do that? Gorgeous vintage creation. Glad I caught you on MIM. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Just gorgeous. I love everything about this card, especially the vintage touches! Saw this on MIM. Hugs, Ann Marie

  9. A stunning card - I love the colours you have chosen.
    Kath x

  10. Beautiful image and love the vintage details.
    Shirley xx

  11. Stunning card! Love all the detail around the bottom of the image. Really pretty :) xx

  12. Beautiful vintage themed easle card ..LOVE IT . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  13. Thank you so much for joining us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with absolutely adorable creation its just perfect, I hope you will try to join us again next week,
    Have a lovely week,
    Hugs Bridget SCSC DT

  14. Shaped easel cards always look so effective. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look. I’m enjoying looking at all the amazing inspiration.
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