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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.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Oh Snow not again!!!

With Easter almost upon us the UK is basking in yet more of the white stuff. I hope all my UK friends are doing OK we have been lucky so far and the latest snowfall - it stopped about ten minutes ago hasn't settled but I know some areas have been really badly hit.

All this winter weather has however kept me in the mood for making my recycled Christmas cards this is the latest to add to the total.

this is actually the whole front of one of the cards the gold and white embossed backing and the image of the snowy village with the cheeky robin perched on the spade handle seemed really fitting and needed to be used as a whole rather than cutting it up so to make it extra special I die cut some felt flowers and holly leaves and added these and three little gems to the corners.

I am entering this into the following challenges.

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - use three of something - 3 flowers 3 gems
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes so long as it's Christmas
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - felt or fabric ( the flowers and holly leaves)


  1. Lovely entry for both CHNC challenges - thanks for sharing x

  2. Love what you have done with card. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenges and best of luck.


  3. Fabulous card - a great reycling job!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  4. lovely card I do love a robin! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)