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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.

Friday, 29 March 2013

For a special friend

My dearest friend celebrates her birthday soon and I wanted something a little bit special for her birthday. I know she likes shabby chic styling and that her current passion is polka dots so I came up with this

I started with the image from Ooh La La Creations' everyday occasions CD because the sentiment says it all.  I also found the pale pink polka dot paper on the CD and then added a grey polka
dot paper and a happy birthday paper from my stash. I roughened the edges of the paper with scissors to give a shabby effect. A doily was added to give a lovely feminine effect.  I added a piece of folded gauze behind the sentiment and added a flower spray of carnations (her favourite flowers) and roses from Wild Orchid crafts. Two bows tied in pink polka dot ribbon, strings of pearls, a silver butterfly and some pretty buttons in the shape of bows and some plain cream buttons complete the design. 

I continued the polka dot and shabby chic effect inside the card by using the same polka dot papers and another doily inside the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges 
http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - female
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ - pastels
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - buttons and bows


  1. Brilliant card love the image and DP. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

  2. Pretty card love the flowers thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Jenny x