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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.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Tea Time

The All sorts Challenge blog this week is all about tea time. Here is a little Christmas gift box filled with fruit teas and biscuits can't have a cuppa without a ginger nut to dunk. The teas are flavours that reflect  Christmas and they are spiced Apple and Orange and Cinnamon.

The papers are all from Ooh La La's Yuletide Wishes CD and printed the design on card to make the box and then added the decoupage to the lid.

I am entering this into the following challenges 
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.co.uk/ - Hot Hot Hot - what better than a hot cuppa 


  1. What a great gift idea Ali and just perfect for our theme this week.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts.

    B x

  2. perfect for the challenge, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxxx

  3. thank you for joining us for the Hobby House First Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. oh love a hot cuppa, fabulous card, thanks for joining us at papertake weekly, Kaernx

  5. Such a fabulous idea, Ali.
    Thank you for sharing with us at The Hobby House Challenge and good luck!
    Tracey x