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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 17 September 2012

OLL DT If the Shoe fits.

Hello everyone hope you all had a great weekend and it's time for a new challenge over at Ooh La La Creations. Thanks to everyone who entered the Teddy Bear Antics Challenge and congratulations to the winners you can see them over at the challenge blog. The theme this time is if the shoe fits and I have used a card that I created for a friends sisters birthday. I was told that she loved shopping, flowers and shoes and the colours red and turquoise. Here is the finished result.

The image is called Red Hibiscus and is from the Shoes in Bloom CD, I decided that as the image itself was so striking to work with colour blocks rather than patterned papers. The image is a decoupage sheet and I printed it on glossy paper to really make it 'pop' also by fussy cutting around the decoupaged image I was able to mount it on black mirror card to make it stand out. The white panel behind the image is just plain white paper that was cut into strips and edged using a Martha Stewart doily edge punch before being layered up to make the panel. I used two flowers from the decoupage sheet as embellishments and added feathers and pearls. Finally the sentiments were just computer generated and mounted onto red mirror card.

My friend has since told me that her sister loved the card and commented that I had 'got her to a tee' with the design.

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


  1. Fantastic card and colours Ali. I spotted this on Make-it-Monday..Loz

  2. This is such a fabulous card! I love the beautiful colors and great layout. Thank you so much for sharing at Make It Monday this week... :)

  3. Fantastic card! Beautiful, bright and bold colours. Love this layout! Hugs from Lisbeth

  4. I spotted your wonderful creation over at Make it Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. TFS!
    My entries are # 74, # 78, # 224 and # 231.
    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…