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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.

Thursday 19 September 2013

Ten Down Fourteen to Go

Is it really ten weeks since the Through The Purple Haze challenge blog started? There have been some super challenges so far and this weeks is no exception encouraging the use of bling.

I kept the actual design really simple and then added the bling. Unfortunately due to the lousy weather recently it has been really difficult to photograph this card as I have had to use a daylight lamp and this has bleached out the image somewhat.

I used a dark blue and light frosted blue pearlised paper and plain white card to created the card. I started by cutting a nesting label in the dark blue and the white and then matted these onto the frosted blue and dark blue paper before sticking to plain white card folded to form an A5 Card blank. The Central image is a swirly Christmas tree cut with a die which was free from a magazine - lovely image but absolutely dreadful to release from the die and it took me longer to do that and several attempts before I got a decent die cut to use, than it did to make the rest of the card. Once I had a decent image I blinged it up with self adhesive blue gems and added a sentiment cut from the dark blue paper.

I am entering this into the following challenges.
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - bling it up


  1. Hi Alli! I love the simplicity of this card. Stunning! Thanks for joining us again at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

    Darcy DT

  2. Oh very simple idea, very fresh and clean lines...i love it and blue.....very nice indeed.

    fiona DT
    thanks for joining us at TTPH

  3. Lovely card Alli. Very simple but effective. Love the simple blue/white colours. Thanks for playing along again this week @ TTPH
    ~Lisa DT

  4. Love the colours that you have used and the embossing is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze challenges - Becky DT

  5. So glad I am not the only one who has trouble with that free die. thanks for playing along with TTPH from Sian (DT)