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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.

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Giving Thanks at CD Sunday

The Cd Sunday challenge this week is Thank you cards. It seems doubly appropriate as I have just discovered I won the challenge there last week. So this one is for all the girls in the design team who picked me as the winner.

I used papers from the Debbie Moore Shabby Chic Compendium collection. I had actually printed these papers off for another project and not realised I had my printer set to two copies. So I decided to put the extra sheets to good use. 
I used kraft card as a base because it works so well with the shabby chic look. I fussy cut flowers from one of teh papers and layered them over the main background to add dimension and then added the centre section from a die cut trellis. I had used the corners on another project and added a die cut branch and two punched butterflies. I then added the die cut sentiment and glittered over the letters to add a bit of sparkle.

I used papers from the same CD for the inside of the card and die cut an oval from kraft card for the space for the message and added another die cut branch and a flower cut from the backing paper.

I am entering this into the following challenge.


  1. Hi Alli. Thank you for the Thank You. A well deserved winner and I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you for joining in again.
    Carol x
    Cd Sunday DT

  2. I love the doily and sparkly letters. The inside is nicely done too. Congratulations on your win and thank you for joining us again this week.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  3. Aw thanks Alli. You deserved it.
    This one's a stunner too. I love the way you have layered up all the different elements - something I struggle with that's why most of my cards are fairly plain abd flat. The inside is beautiful and I agree with you about the Kraft card. Will have to have a go at that.
    Thank you for joining us again this week.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

  4. Lovely card, I like your butterflies and layout,
    Margaret guest designer for April cd sunday challenge

  5. Super card Ali, great design as well.

    Apols for he lack of visits lately, hopefully getting back into things again now the worry is over.

    B x

  6. Aw thanks Alli, you were a well deserved winner. Another stunning card from you. A gorgeous design and I love all your elements especially the butterflies. I don't have any Kraft card but I agree it works so well with Shabby Chic.
    Thanks for joining us again this week and I hope you received my email re your prize.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  7. Great card Alli inside and out, and thanks for the thank you, i do like the fussy cut flowers.
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

  8. Oh wow this is so beautiful. Love the cheerful flowers.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  9. A beautiful thank you Alli, love the way you've put the flowers over the trellis. Thanks for joining in at CD Sunday this week.

    Sue T CD Sunday DT

  10. A lovely 'thank you' card, congrats on your win and thanks for sharing at CD Sunday x

  11. A lovely card, loving your elements. Congratulations on last week's win, well deserved. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz DT