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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.

Thursday 26 April 2012

Punk Wedding

I have recently started to become more and more addicted to the Steam Punk style so I decided to try something a bit different, a wedding card featuring Steam Punk, here's what I came up with

The backing paper, main image and flowers are all elements of the Crafty Catz CD 'A Touch of Steampunk'
The gold card was embossed using a Tim Holtz clocks embossing folder. The hearts and doily were just something I had in my stash.

Having cut the main image out I edged it using a gold leafing pen and I did this on the edges of all the flower petals too. From the sheet of flowers I printed I layered several different sizes up to form each flower and used a crop-o-dile to add a gold coloured eyelet to the centre of each.

I finished it off with an organza bow and two little heart charms.

I'd be interested what anyone out there thinks so please leave a comment for me.

Now off to the Creative Stitch and Hobbycraft fair at Aintree racecourse. No doubt I will come back feeling totally inspired, and will have some more new creations up soon.


  1. Fantastic card Alli that image is fantastic what a stunning bride, the design is excellent.
    Lorraine x

  2. This is so different and very pretty, love the colours and the dress is so beautiful.
    Shirley xx