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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, 30 January 2014

A digi and a die at Through the Purple Haze

This weeks challenge at through the Purple Haze asks us to combine two of my favourite card making elements digi stamps and die cuts. I took their title literally and used one digi and one die to create my card.

The digi is Nicolosia Venice City Girl from Lacy Sunshine she was coloured using both Spectrum Noirs and Pro-markers with just a touch of Sakura glaze pens.

Hair - Pro markers - Cocoa, Henna, Spice and Maroon
Skin Pro Markers Ivory, Vanilla, Satin, Blush
Lips - Spectrum Noir CR9
Dress Spectrum Noir - GB4, GB5, GB7 JG1, JG2, JG5
I added glaze pen in green and gold to the mask and her necklace.

Having coloured her I fussy ct round her and then rubbed the edges with a graphite stick to cover teh white. I used two papers from the Debbi Moore Gltter Girls Deco Glamour Bookatrix CD and mounted these onto gold and black mirror card.

The die cut is a Tattered Lace die and I used black mirror card adding green feathers, and gold pearls from my stash. The green pearls are actually white ones coloured using Spetrum Noir JG5 and teh ribbons were coloured to match teh dress using SPectrum Noir JG5 and GB7.

I finished the card off by using the 'waste' from the die cut to make the corner flourishes and the black flowers in the feathers in Nicolosia's hair.

I am entering this into the following challenges.
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk  - A digi and a Die
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.uk - Ribbons and Pearls
http://www.4craftychicks.blogspot.co.uk - Anything goes
http://4kraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes


  1. Great card! Love that mask and it goes really well with your image. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy GDT

  2. Beautiful and i love the mask theme.......what a lovely card.

    Fiona DT

  3. Gorgeous card and fabulous colouring. Thanks for joining the fun at TTPH.xx

  4. Wow! What a card! Beautiful - love your dies! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze challenges this week.
    Eithne DT

  5. what a stunning card, i love it :) what a great idea to use the waste from the die cut to. Thank you so much for joining in with us over at TTPH this week
    Sian (DT)

  6. Awesome image and layout! I really like the mask on the side it has real pop.Thank you so much for sharing your incredible creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge. Have a Great Day!

    Tamie DT

  7. Gorgeous, I think I need that die! thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze, Lynne DT xxx