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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.

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Still Snowing

Well in all honesty it is sleeting where I am but the snowy weather seems to have influenced my card making over the past few days. In my recycling project to create cards for charity out of the cards colleagues would normally throw away I have been busy since my last post and here is one I am particularly pleased with.

Made entirely from scraps left over from other projects, recycled elements or freebies with exception of the base card, little greetings tag and the glitter. The backing paper is one from a collection by Swedish designer Vive Gade, and was left over from a Valentines day card I had made for a customer. I matted this onto an off cut of white card and trimmed to leave a narrow edge and then matted this onto an offcut of black card before mounting the panel onto a base card.

The image was cut from one of the cards donated by a work colleague for my craft for charity project. I die cut it from the original card using an x-cut oval die. The image was originally just grey and white and looked a little like a pencil drawing, to give it a bit of a lift I used stickles iridescent glitter glue and highlighted certain areas. Once it was dry I attached it to the base panel using pin flair glue gel to make sure of a strong bond.

I then added the flourish cut using a Memory box die and the flowers cut using a Marianne die from scraps of white card. The netting is a piece of a chocolate coin bag that I had left over from Christmas, and the ribbon bow and gems were a freebie with a magazine I bought years ago and have been languishing in a drawer for years. The centre of the flowers were made by adding a snowflake sequin another freebie form a magazine purchase and by adding a gem to the centre. The little tag is from a pack I picked up in Lakeland a couple of years ago they are great for adding a little interesting touch to cards.

So I am off to do a bit more recycling see you all soon.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.

http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Christmas in January
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://craftspotbykimberly.blogspot.co.uk - Monday challenge Bling it up. 


  1. What an exquisite card and I can see why you're pleased with it - and what a way to go with the recycling - another gorgeous card for both of my CHNC challenges - looking forward to seeing what you do next x

  2. Another beauty your going to have some gorgeous cards by the end of the year, I am liking all this white and glitter

  3. Super Christmas card, thanks for playing along with our christmas challenge, at CRAFT x carol

  4. Another lovely card Alli - a great recycling idea.
    Kath x

  5. GORGEOUS card and WOW, all from recycling! That is amazing! I just love using up scraps! It seems I always have a ton.
    I love all the sparkle, the fun flourish and the beautiful snowflakes...fabulous creation!
    So glad you joined us in the challenge at My Craft Spot and hope you come back!

    Sherrie K

  6. I saw it on MIM. This is one beautiful card. I like Stickles. I would like to receive this card.

  7. This is a beautiful card hun... lovely image and layout.. Thank you for sharing with us this week at 'Make it Monday'..

  8. Oh, this is gorgeous!! I love the soft tones and the glitter is just perfect... and so very beautiful!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper