- 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.
Thursday, 7 March 2013
Dramatic black and gold.
Black and gold is one f my favourite colour combinations, so when I saw this image in my Christmas card charity recycling bag I couldn't resist using it in a fairly simple design to make the most of the image.
I matted the image onto gold mirror card then mat black paper and another layer of gold mirror card. I wrapped teh panel with gold satin edged organza ribbon (yes another one of my bargain buys) I took a sentiment from another card and matted that onto black then gold and stuck it on at an angle to add a bit of interest. I mounted the panel onto an A5 card blank and then added the ribbon and the two die cut snowflakes to finish.
I am entering this into the following challenges.
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes so long as it's Christmas
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes