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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 1 October 2012

OLL DT - Santa

Hello everyone. We had some lovely entries for our challenge over at Ooh La La Creations Challenge blog for our 'If the shoe fits' challenge. You can check out the winners on the Challenge blog.

Our latest Challenge is to feature Santa on the design and here is what I came up with,

The image is from the Christmas Presence CD and I used a backing paper from the Dreams of Tranquility CD. I printed off two of the topper images and fussy cut Santa from one and stuck him on top of the whole topper image using foam pads to give extra dimension. Once I had stuck him on the base card at an angle I added the gem flourishes a gem at a time - yes really I had these lovely ice blue gems in my stash but they weren't self adhesive so it was a lot of work with a glue pen. The corner flourishes were cut from some scraps of silver mirror card using a Anja corner die from Marianne.

 I finally decoupaged the white Poinsettias from the Fleur D'Imagination CD

I am entering this card into the following challenges

http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ - linky party anything goes


  1. this is gorgeous, just loving all those gems

  2. What a lovely Christmas card! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don’t forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  3. Pretty card, love the image and beautiful corner die. Shirley xx

  4. Loving the blue gems on your card. Just a simply elegant card. Sure glad I spotted it over at MIM, just wonderful inspiration.


  5. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #10, #11, #86, # 120, # 122, #198, #212, #226, #261 and #268.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…