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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, 26 February 2014

Christmas at Fab N Funky

Firstly thank you to everyone who entered our spots and stripes challenge last week the winners are on the blog at Fab n Funky.

As it is the last Wednesday of the month the theme is Christmas and we are being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine this  week and have been given some beautiful digi's to play with.

I used Santa's List for my card below and you can buy it here

I coloured him using ordinary coloured pencils and then fussy cut around him. The paper was from a pad I got as a freebie with a magazine and I die cut a circle from gold card and an inverted scalloped circle from white card which I edged with dark green using a Spectrum Noir JG5. I matted the paper onto plain white card that had been coloured round the edges with JG5. The sentiment was computer generated and I just used a handwriting font and typed out the lyrics of the song. I cut round this edged with the green pen and then mounted it onto gold card. The finishing touches were the three large green brads.

I am entering this card into the following challenge
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - coloured pencils


  1. Sweet image and pretty card Alli.

    B x

  2. What a cute card. Love how you used the lyrics as your sentiment! Hugs, Sujin

  3. Great card! I love the adorable image you chose!

  4. Ooh I've got that song running through my head now Alli! LOL. Love your card design and that fab Santa image is too cute. Hugs, Wends x

  5. How cute is your card, that image is lovely he looks so cute santa. Love how you have used part of a "song" to create the sentiment to the card.
    Hugs Kelly

  6. Now here is a lovely christmas card Alli and he is so cute coloured in pencils! problem is you now have me thinking about christmas lol ..Thanks for joining us this week with our oolour with pencil challenge at Through The Purple Haze Challenges ....Anita DT xx

  7. This card made me smile, love this image- and a gentle reminder about Christmas will come this year as well *lol*
    Thank you for joining us at TTPH this week, good luck :)

    Lisbeth K @ Lisbeths hobbyer
    Through The Purple Haze DT

  8. This is so cute x
    Thank you for joining in our challenge (Trough the Purple Haze) Good luck x