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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, 22 January 2014

All About the Words at Fab n Funky

Hello well another Wednesday it's another challenge at Fab n Funky 

Last week we had some amazing entries for our Recipe challenge, congratulations to our Winner and TOP 3.
Thank you all so much for participating in the challenges each week, it is because of you that we have reached our 200th challenge this week.

This Challenge is 


We would like to see some words on your project, they can be a simple sentiment or the main focus of your project.

We have two sponsors this week so double the chance of getting a great prize!

Who are giving 5 images to the winner


who are also giving 5 images

I used Dance, Love, Sing Live from Stampart by Kathryne

I kept the design really simple and printed off this pretty backing paper from the music and dreams CD from their recent Anniversary Collection. I mounted this onto black mirror card and then  I used Tattered Lace dies to cut the oval frame, the flowers and the tiny butterflies from teh left over black mirror card. I added a Pearl Swirl, and pearl centres to the flowers.

I am entering this into the following challenge
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - pick your favourite colour I chose Pink 


  1. Such an elegant card and one of my favourite inspirational quotes, I have it on a very old Penny Black stamp and use it over and again.

    B x

  2. Gorgeous card Alli, so elegant! Love the flowers. So happy to be on team with you. Hugs, Wends x

  3. Beautiful card Alli, love those flowers.
    Wendy x

  4. So gorgeous Alli - I just love what you did with this - everything goes together perfectly hugs Judith x

  5. I really like this card. This is one of my favourite quotes/sentiments! Looking forward to working with you on the Fab 'n' Funky team! Kx

  6. This is so elegant and gorgeous. Hugs, Sujin

  7. Beautiful and elegant card Alli, I love the flowers and pearls.

  8. Such a beautiful card. Love the musical paper. Your die and flowers are gorgeous. Pretty butterflies! Lovely and elegant job. xx Kathryne

  9. Great card Alli. I really love those flowers, they look so delicate.

  10. Great monochrome look,just so pretty! Your oval die is gorgeous!

  11. Hi Alli! I've always loved that verse and I really love how you matched it up with that gorgeous background paper---very clever, by the way!! The Tattered Lace die cuts are gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  12. Absolutely lovely Alli.....................i love every bit of this card......its amazing...

    fiona dT

  13. What a beautiful card Alli. I always love seeing your creations. I am a bit confused though ( and you know that doesn't take much) - Pink??? :P

    Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

    Lucy DT x