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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.

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Using Ribbon at Fab n Funky

Hello every one we had some fabulous entries for our button it up challenge last week and you can find the winners over on the Challenge blog at Fab n Funky

The theme for this week has been chosen by Dawn and is 


Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Stamp Fairy

Offering our winner a $10 voucher to spend in their shop

I made the following using the Stamp Fairy image Barry Best friends

I coloured Barry and his best friend using Spectrum Noir markers in the following shades
GB1, GB2, GB4, TN1, TN3, TN4 and PP2

I fussy cut the image and mounted him onto black card before fussy cutting again

The backing papers were freebies from a magazine and the flowers were fussy cut from one of the papers and then pearls and clear glass micro-beads were added for the centres. I fussy cut the patchwork style backing paper and matted it onto black card trimming to leave a narrow border, and the orange butterfly paper was die cut and covered in double sided sticky film and clear glass micro beads added to give a textured surface. I finished off with two computer generated sentiments and added a double Organza bow which I topped with a satin bow to finish

I am entering this card into the following challenges


  1. Beautiful card Alli! I love the DP and the way you cut it out. It looks great as a backdrop for the bears!

  2. Great easel. Adorable image. Love the flowers and the double bow is so pretty and cute.

    Huggsss, Angelique