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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 3 September 2012

If You go down to the woods OLL DT Teddy Bear Antics

By the time you all read this I will be back home after attending my 15th consecutive Annual Beatles Convention in Liverpool. I know I will have no voice from all the singing and chatting with friends Old and New and I will be a bit cranky from lack of sleep, but I will have also had another fabulous week celebrating the musical legacy in the City where it all started.

Thanks to everyone who entered our 'All at Sea' Challenge and congratulations to the winners you can see them over at the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog. This time we have gone cuddly with the theme of  'Teddy Bear Antics' and here is my card.

The lovely image of teddies raking up the leaves is from the Ooh La La creations 'Boys to Men' CD as are all the papers used. I really love the effect of the page curl paper when it is used on an easel card. The rosettes were just folded from strips of one of the backing papers and finished off with a couple of stamped sentiments. I finished off with a flower and some orange Berries and here it is.

I am entering this card in the following Challenges
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/  - Anything Goes Linky Party


  1. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab papers.xxx

  2. fabbie card, just loving those rosettes
    hugs and best wishes

  3. Hi Ali I hope that you had a great time, this is one awesome card the design is superb, I really love how you have used the corner turn up pages they look so effective, the colours and that image are brilliant
    Lorraine x