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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 31 January 2013

Mother and Child

To prove that you can recycle loads of bits from a single card this one was made from an image printed on the back of a card. I just used a greeting from another card and matted an layered both the image and the greeting onto scraps of black and gold card before sticking to an A6 card blank. Really easy to do and I still have the full sized image from the front of the card and from the card I used the greeting from to recycle into more cards.

I am actually rather fond of this I love the simplicity.

I am entering this into the following challenges.

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/  The Nativity

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes


  1. A great card Alli. Have you thought about putting the recycled cardmaking total on your blog so we can see how you're getting on with your challenge?
    Kath x

  2. I love the simplicity, too - it gives focus to the image - thanks for another lovely entry for my CHNC challenges - hope to see more of your cards soon. x

  3. Kath that's a great idea i will add a running total to the blog