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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.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Christmas Wreath

I just loved the bright red accents on the original image of the Christmas wreath on the card when I came across it in the recycling pile.

I cut the image to a square and mounted it onto bright red card to pick out the accents then added bright red Poinsettia flowers die cut from an old envelope and scraps of bright green and gold card. I added a couple of white paper roses from my stash and some Christmas roses made by peeling some mulberry blossoms apart and adding die cut gold centres to the individual petal layers.  the wire spirals are the stems cut from the roses and wound round the metal shaft of one of my embossing tools. The finishing touch was the bright gingham ribbon and the sentiment tag which reads 'tis the season to be Merry.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.co.uk/ - No stamped images
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Merry and Bright
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes so long as it's Christmas
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ _ Christmas in March


  1. Lovely card - well done with your recycling challenge!
    Kath x

  2. Another beautiful card for both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon x

  3. Fab card - love the white which sets it off wonderfully! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers