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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, 5 August 2013

Step back in time with Ooh La La Creations

Hello everyone and thank you to every one who entered our for the one I love challenge last time you can find the winners on The Ooh La La creations challenge blog. Whilst you are there check out the DT creations for the current Challenge chosen by Ciska who wanted us to step back in time.

The image and backing paper are actually from the Waterfall card section of the Passion for Fashion CD. I expanded the image and cropped a small square from the backing paper and tiled it using MCS to give a large enough piece for an 8x8 card. I matted the paper onto pale green card and then added strips of paper in colours from the image which had been edged using a Martha Stewart punch, and trimmed using self adhesive pearls. I also added a doily cut from thin pink card using a Marianne die. The image was mounted onto green pink and cream mats before being added to the card.

 I printed off the fan and the shoes from the embellishments folder on the  passion for fashion CD and then cut them out, I added tiny turquoise gems to the shoes and added a metal corner to the card both these items are available from the Ooh La La Creations shop.

The parasol was cut out of cream card using a Marianne die. The sentiment was from the same CD as the images and I matted this onto pink,cream and green card and added an organza flower. I finished off with a bow of turquoise seam binding a little clock charm and some decoupaged flowers.

 The inside of the card picked up on the turquoise in the topper and used a lovely folded satin design from the Passion for Fashion CD but this time I upped the green and blue in MCS to get a colour match.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - anything Pearlescent
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful vintage style card Alli love the image also that fan a real treat for me to see I love it.
    lorraine x

  2. such a pretty card, love all those punched layers

  3. A stunning card Ali the colours are perfect.
    Chris x

  4. Awww so pretty & feminine lovely soft colour tones nice take on the chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing at AGOAC this wk.

    smiles Christine x