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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, 19 August 2013

Six Down Eighteen to go.

This week at Through The Purple Haze Challenge Blog they are playing Bingo, There is also a face off challenge between the DT members with a vote for the favourite DT card. My vote is cast and my lips are sealed as to who I have chosen.

Here is my Entry for this weeks Bingo Challenge I chose three papers, pearls and ribbon, from the Bingo grid provided.

The papers are all from the Pastel Preludes CD from My craft studio, which I bought a few weeks ago. I cut them into hexagons using a sizzix die and my bigshot and assembled the patchwork onto pale pink card which was then trimmed to leave a border. This was mounted onto a lovely pale coloured kraft card that I bought recently. 

I wrapped the panel in a pretty pale pink organza ribbon and added a Bow in the same ribbon and a double bow in the pink satin ribbons. I visited my dad's a few weeks ago and there is a haberdashers in the town where he lives where they sell off the ends of their ribbon reels for a few pence, I always visit and stock up on ribbon when I am there because it is such good value. I added two pearl pins to the bow and stuck the whole panel to a 6x6 base card.

The image is a beautiful digi stamp from Bugaboo from their Beautiful Blocks range  and I used My Craft Studio to change the print colour from black to a sepia tome and then coloured the flowers using Spectrum Noirs PP2, PP3 and PP4. The stamp panel was then mounted on the pale pink card and more of the pale kraft card. Before I added 4 tiny pearls to the corners.

I am entering this card into the following challenges 

http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - use your new stash , papers card and ribbons
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Bingo three papers, pearls and ribbon
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything but a birthday card 


  1. Beautiful very suttle....just lovely

    Fiona DT

  2. Very soft and delicate Alli.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  3. A beautiful card Alli. That background must have taken ages! It is so pretty. Michelle x

  4. A beautiful card, love the hexagon design, thanks for joining us this week at Allsorts, xxxx

  5. I like everything about your card Alli - from the hexagon background to the double bow and the beautifully colored image to the layering! Well done! Thanks for sharing your project in the “Anything but a Birthday Card” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
    Aud Sentiments Design Team
    RubberMAD at GettyCollection.com

  6. Love the hexagon background papers Alli. Thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge.
    Good luck
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges DT

  7. Beautiful Alli! So soft and I love the hexagon shapes! Very well done!
    Thanks for joining us again this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges! See you next week!

    Darcy DT

  8. Thanks for joining in at Aud Sentiments with this sweet card.
    Love the patchwork background