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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.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Welcome Little One with Ooh La La

Wow what a lot of buttons and bling on our last challenge over at the Ooh La La Creations challenge blog,. There were some lovely entries and I don't envy Wendi the job she had of choosing the top three. This week Dawn has set the challenge theme for you all and wants you to show us your projects designed around the theme of  'Welcome Little One'

I mixed and matched from the 'Everyday Occasions CD' to come up with my design below

I used my main image from the 'Little Ones' folder on the CD and then I cropped the top and bottom off the main image in the 'Our Baby' folder and joined them together to make the train border. The backing papers were from a selection in the two folders mentioned and these were layered onto pale lemon card before I added Faux stitching. 

The bunting was from the embellishments folder and I added the lettering using a Sakura Gel Pen. The finishing touches were the three little organza flowers from my stash.

Inside the card I used backing paper from the 'Little One's' folder and before printing it out I overlaid
it with the DL insert from the same folder which had been shrunk to fit in the centre so a greeting could be added.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ -Anything Goes
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://hobbyhousechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ _ anything Goes


  1. Cute card, love the train border, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  2. thank you so much for joining us for our very first challenge at the Hobby House
    Hugs Kate xx

  3. Gorgeous card thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  4. Fabulous card and image. I spotted this on MIM. Faye

  5. It's so sweet! I saw it on Make it Monday.

  6. Beautiful card!! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge!!

  7. This is such a sweet card. Thank you for joining us at The Hobby House.
    Debbie x