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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

No Snow

Well I hope it remains so as they are forecasting it for around midnight here, but whatever the weather the Challenge over at Crafty Hazenut's this week a Christmas card with no snow. So it was back to the recycling bag and having sorted through every snowy scene imaginable I came across a lovely embossed dove on a musical score type background. I trimmed the image to create a topper and here is the finished card I came up with.

The Papers are from Papermania and were left overs from one of their Christmas goody bags the lace and flowers are from my stash. The word Peace was cut from an off cut of card from a previous project and this was mounted on an off cut from one of the recycled Christmas cards. I used a craft card backing as I wanted a vintage effect and having aged the papers by rubbing the edges along a scissors blade I used Antique linen distress ink form Ranger to colour the whole surface of the papers and the doily, and then highlighted the edges of the paper with Tea Stain distress ink. I have a box full of flat back pearls and gems that I have accumulated over the years as freebies from various magazines so used these round the centre of the doily and at the edges of the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes so long as it's Christmas


  1. How lovely to have rescued that beautiful dove and to have made such a gorgeous card with it - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

  2. This card is a treasure. Loved it" The colors used are just perfect. Thanks for joining Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra challenge this month.