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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 28 May 2012

Making it girly with Ooh La La creations

Good morning, We had some amazing entries in the ribbon and or twine challenge, congratulations to the winners very well deserved. The challenge over at Ooh La La for the next fortnight is 'Make it Girly' so get out all those lovely girly images and embellishments and pop over to have a look at what my fellow design team members have created and join us.

Here is my DT card for the challenge. 

With so many gorgeous images and backing papers to choose from across the Ooh La La CD range it took me a while before I finally decided on using the pink ballerina image from the Femme Fatale CD. The main backing paper is blue green cedar from the 'Dreams of Tranquility' CD and the pink strip of basket weave paper was from the matching papers for 'Pink Ballerina' All the flowers and the two butterflies were punched out of scraps of papers I had printed for previous DT projects and some of the flowers had sequin flower centres added. The leaves were punched and die cut from silver holographic card and the lace and ribbon were from my stash.


  1. A real beauty Alli. Hugs x

  2. Wow stunning, she looks like a bride there. I saw you on MIM. I have a Queen's diamond jubilee/Olympics giveaway running on my blog, everyone is welcome to join and it would be great to see you there,
    Jane x

  3. This is so very pretty! I love the image. I saw this at MIM!

  4. Stunning....what a beautiful image. I saw your card at MIM!

  5. This is pretty!
    Saw this on Make it Monday.

  6. Completely lavish card! I love the flowers and textures on them, so shiny and beautiful. Wonderfully crafted card. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  7. Fantastic card and colours.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  8. This is so pretty. Beautiful embellishments and I love the image. I seen this on Make it Monday. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Oh gorgeous card!! She looks absolutely stunning.

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

    Michelle :o)

  10. Wow Ali this is so beautiful, that image and the design look stunning.
    Lorraine x