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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.

Monday 2 September 2013

Pearls and Swirls at Ooh La La Creations.

Hello Thank you all for your marvellous entries for our last challenge inspired by song, you can see my choice of the top three over at Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog . Whilst you are there check out the  gorgeous DT creations for our current challenge set by Daniele 'Pearls and Swirls'

I used a beautiful satin type backing paper from the Passion For Fashion CD and the image is one of my favourites from the Yesterdays Memories CD, you can get them both and the lovely Pearl swirls on the top and bottom of the frame from the Ooh La La Creations shop 

Having chosen the Black and white image and the lovely pale lavender paper I wanted to keep to this colour scheme so added a punched border of black paper with the lavender backing paper down the centre and wrapped in lace. The frame was made from lavender card using x cut nesting rectangles dies and had the Pearl swirls stuck to the top and bottom and a thin line of pearls added down the sides.

I added the sentiment to the border, which had been cut with a sizzix oval die and then pearls added around the edge and the whole thing covered in glossy accents and a small purple heart gem added. I added two pearl heart pins behind it before adding the three flowers which were from a Debbi Moore Deco CD, which I cut and layered up and added pearl centres. I also added a piece of plastic net from a fruit bag (I think this one originally contained Kiwi Fruit) behind the flowers.

Having added the pearls I worked on the swirls I die cut a Cheery Lynne Holly branch die several times  and clipped all the holly leaves off then joined the branches together and added the small flowers to cover the snips and joins. 

In the top left corner I added more pearls and a single flower and piece of net.

I used the same satin backing paper inside the card and added hearts die cut using Marianne dies from matt silver card. and added two flowers to finish.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/  - Anything Goes
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Wedding
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Any Sentiment


  1. A very romantic creation Alli.

    B x

  2. Stunning Ali inside and out.
    Chris x

  3. What a very beautiful wedding card. All the attention to detail is amazing! Pearls are so perfect for weddings!

    Thanks for sharing!

    kathy b
    Aud Sentiments DT

  4. Wow this is gorgeous, love all the pearls and they go perfectly with the vintage image and purple.

    Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  5. Hi Alli, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris