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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 4 February 2013

Love Story OLL Dt Inspiration

Hello everyone - well it's that time of year and love is in the air. I have to say we had some gorgeous entries into our last challenge and you can see the winners on the Ooh La La creations Challenge blog . Whilst you are there check out the DT inspiration for the latest Challenge of Love Story there are some real wow factor cards on show.

Here's my offering .....any Create and Craft viewers may think this looks familiar - that's because it was one of the samples I designed for the launch show of the Ooh La La Creations 'Yesterday's Memories' CD which aired on 27th January. The image and papers in the design are all from the CD and if you want to get a copy for yourself you can order it from Ooh La La Creations. 

I started by printing 2 copies of the image from the wedding vinatge set folder and die cut a heart of just the couple's faces from one image I then used sticky pads to stick this over their faces in the other image to give a little depth. The wedding Day greeting paper is also from the same folder and this was matted onto gold card and trimmed to leave a narrow border. I also trimmed a small piece just to show the words 'Wedding Day' and matted it onto gold card to make the sentiment at the top right which I glued across a die cut heart I used the Celtic Heart design from Cherry Lynn..

The with love sentiment was from the tags and sentiments folder and was again mounted on gold card and trimmed to leave a very fine border. The gold heart die cut was one of those happy accidents that all crafters experience from time to time. The gold card was actually a little too thick for the Cheery Lynne die and all the really intricate bits didn't cut properly so rather than spoil the die cut by forcing the intricate bits out I left them in place to give an embossed look and leave a solid heart with just the edge cut out.

The wedding rings were cut using a Marianne die. Because of the vintage look of the image I used Kraft as a base and I covered this with a paper that I found in the bonus paper folder, which again was mounted on gold card and trimmed to leave a narrow border. The ribbon was recycled - it was wrapped around the lovely hand made Christmas cake that a friend of my dad's makes for the family every year. I washed the bits of icing off and dried it out and it works perfectly with the colour scheme. I raided the button box to find the painted wooden button. I finished off by adding a few golden coloured gems from my stash. Whilst this is a wedding card it could easily be adapted for an anniversary  by changing the colours of the ribbons, gems and die cuts. and by replacing the greeting paper with a different patterned paper.

Inside the card I used backing papers from the wedding folder on the CD and edged them with gold peel offs. The die cuts are made with a Marianne die, and another of my happy accidents with Cheery Lynne die was used on the inside of the card. You can see the inner pages in close up below 

I am entering this card into the following challenges

http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/  Bingo  I chose Die/Punch Sentiment and Pink/Red ( the ribbon)
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes Linky Party
http://twistedtuesdaychallenges.blogspot.ca/ -Anything goes
http://perfectsentimentschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Sentiment with a die cut
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/ Punches/dies
http://craftuscrazy.blogspot.co.uk/ - die cutting
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Love is in the air
http://www.allwayssomethingcreative.blogspot.co.uk/ -Love
http://gofishchallenges.blogspot.ca All about love


  1. This is really beautiful, Love all the elements you have used... Beautiful wedding card..
    Thank you for sharing with us this week at 'Make it Monday'..

  2. This card is so elegant! I love the inside just as much as the front. Beautiful! Visiting from MIM :) Hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. Wow Alli this is stunning, the design looks pure perfection and full of quality, stupendous work.
    lorraine x

  4. Alli, this card is Amazing! Beautiful! Incredible! So many details and the colors are wonderful! You are truly talented. Thank you so much for joining us at Incy Wincy for the Love Is In The Air Challenge.


  5. gorgeous card Ali, those gold rings and hearts reall set it off brilliantly

  6. How beautiful! I love the image and the Kraft cardstock. I love the dies- gotta go check them out! Fun to see you at MIM- I am # 82

  7. Very pretty! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!!

  8. Wonderful romantic card! thanks for playing with MAWTT this week.

  9. Very pretty card, love all the detail you added to the lovely image.Thanks for joining us this week at My Time To Craft.
    Kim xXx

  10. Gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week.


  11. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!