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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 4 December 2013

A touch of Frost at Fab n Funky

Good Morning everyone, firstly thank you so much for all your marvellous entries in last weeks Cute Critters Challenge please check the Fab n Funky Challenge blog for the winners.

This week with the mornings getting colder and Christmas fast approaching I have chosen the theme 

'A Touch of Frost'
We want to see your cards showing frosty scenes with lots of sparkle or how about the frosting on a cake? 

Our  sponsor this week is the wonderful
Stitchy bears Digi outlet

The prize is $10 to spend on artists images feature here today
(Stitchy Stamps, Barbara Jensen, Reece's  Scrap Pieces)

My card has been made my card using Stitchy Stamps Backyard

The gorgeous black and white image comes with a white bench but I wanted to inject some colour so coloured it using a Sakurs Glaze pen in Christmas red.

I went to town on the image adding white glitter to the branches of teh tree and to the snow in teh foreground.

I used papers from Ooh La La creations Yesterdays Memories and distressed these using scissors. The bottom layer was edged using grey stone staz on ink ( I didn't have a grey distress ink).  The upper paper was curled in one corner. 

I added the image and a die cut Pine tree, this was cut using a Marianne die from kraft card which was then pained with acrylic and flower soft added to give dimension. Once the flower soft was dry I added stickles clear rock candy dry glitter to add a frosty sparkle. 

The poinsettia was cut from 'red velvet card' from Pink Pig crafts and green card from my stash using Britannia dies. I added more sparkle to the flower. The finishing touch was a wooden sentiment and ribbon bow added to the top corner.

I am entering this card into the following challenges 


  1. Still on C&P I am afraid but still lie to pop in to take a look at your latest creations and say Hi.

    B x

  2. This is so gorgeous Alli - I love how you accented the bench and your die cuts are fab - thank you for a great challenge this week hugs Judith x

  3. Super card Alli and great challenge this week.

    Pat xx

  4. Beautiful card, Alli! Very vintage/shabby chic which is a style I just love!!! The red bench really makes a statement as does that glorious white pine tree in the foreground!! Love this card and thanks for joining us again at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  5. Gorgeous, I love the page curl.
    Thanks for joining us at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations