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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.

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Sweet Treats at Fab n Funky

Hi there, firstly huge thanks to all those who entered the Fab n Funky challenge last week - there were some fabulous projects and the winners can be seen on the Fab n Funky Challenge Blog 

This week we are sponsored by Digi Darla 

 Rachel has chosen the theme of Sweet Treats for the challenge, so here is what I came up with using Digi Darlas Glorious Cupcakes

I started off by using cosmic shimmer dries clear glue to trace the shape of the cake stand and then added silver gilding foil to it to give a metallic finish. Once this was dry I coloured the cupcakes just using the palest pastel colours from among my collection of Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens to give a pretty pastel candy coloured finish. The cakes were then decorated using liquid pearls or iridescent stickles to give a bit of sparkle. 

I used the base plate for one of my Marianne oval frames dies to cut the image out and then added pink liquid pearls around the edge of the shape.

The background papers are from a My Craft Studio Vintage Charm and worked so well with the theme. The bunting was from another MCS CD - Pastel Preludes and is actually full size Bunting that I have shrunk down and added the letters to before printing off.  Before attaching the smaller panel of backing paper to the card I wrapped it in organza ribbon and tied a bow then added a double bow of the same ribbon I had used on the bunting, before adding the cupcake button and pearls to the centre.

The other cupcake I made using Martha Stewart modelling clay and a silicone mould. This clay is paper based and air dries in 24 hours but it is so light it is great for adding embellishments without increasing weight.

Inside the card I kept the afternoon Tea theme going with the addition of a doily and and central die cuts to reflect the outside of the card 

I will be entering this card into the following Challenges.


  1. Beautiful card, love the cupcakes.
    Wendy xx

  2. Gorgeous make Alli. Wonderful design and I love the dp for this lovely tea time card. Pat K xx

  3. Wow, Alli! I love the cupcake stand - what a fab idea. The inside of your card is so pretty and the soft colours are really inviting.

    Rachel x

  4. how yummy and delightful! love it!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo