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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

Merry and Bright

The theme at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge this week is Merry and/ or Bright. Now for me there is one image of Christmas that never fails to make me feel Merry and Bright and that is a little robin red breast. I have a pair in my garden, we think they have a nest somewhere in one of big shrubs but haven't worked out which one yet. But even on the dullest and coldest winter days their antics in the garden never fail to make me smile. So in homage to my robins here is a card for this weeks challenge.

 The image and greeting is recycled as part of the charity project and the ribbons are from my stash as are the little gold beads. The flowers were die cut from the pages of an old book and then coloured with barn door distress ink. I added the gold card for a bit of bling.

I am entering this 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. Beautiful card - I love robins on Christmas cards - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. X

  2. Great card - we still have robins in our garden! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers