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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.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

And speaking of Babies

As well as the mum to be card in my previous post another colleague has asked that I make her a new baby card fro her friend who is expecting a little girl any day now. So I went for something really pretty in pink and here it is.

I started with the pretty pink backing paper and matted this onto silver card and wrapped silver ric-rac round the panel which I then stuck to an 8x8 card blank. I added the doily then overlapped this with a greeting panel in white and silver mounted on pink card. I added a pink die cut inverted scalloped circle to the centre of the doily and then stuck the die cut pram to this adding pearl wheel centres and a bow to the pram. I cut the bunting alternating light and dark pink triangles which are 3 layers each to give dimension and I stuck foam letters on in white and pink once this was stuck to the card I coated the letters in stickles iridescent glue and left it to dry. Once dry I added the bows using glue gel. The final addition was the 'Its A Girl' charm which I attached using a pink ribbon bow.

On the inside I used a striped paper and added a doily with a greeting cut from more of the pink striped paper again using the inverted scalloped circle die and added pink card candy to the edge to give the gathered effect.

http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Monochromatic
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/ Only girls allowed
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ ribbons and bows
http://reasonableribbon.blogspot.co.uk - Monochromatic and ribbons


  1. Wow Alli this looks amazing the whole card design looks something very special, the bunting and pram image look superb
    lorraine x

  2. Wow hat a beautiful baby card. i love how you have incorporated all the different papers and love the bunting. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time and good luck
    Carolxx DT

  3. So very sweet! Love the sparkle~
    Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  4. A gorgeous card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Ribbon & Bows" challenge…
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge.

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)