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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 12 February 2014

Love is in the Air at Fab n Funky

It's Wednesday so that means a new challenge over at Fab and Funky. Firstly thanks to every one who entered last weeks challenge. You can find the winners over at Fab n Funky Challenges.

As it's Valentines day at the weekend we have an appropriate challenge this week with a

Love/Valentine Theme

Our Fabulous Sponsor this week is...

The lucky winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate

Here is my card made using  

I love the gorgeous colours on the pre coloured image and because it was ready done fro me that gave me time to play with matching digital paper. I opened it in My Craft Studio and printed off the original and then used the effects tab and used the colour change option and the rainbow setting to produce a negative effect swapping the colours over and printed another sheet.

I trimmed one sheet to fit an 8x8 card and then cut just the central pane from the other sheet and layered them up to form a stripe across the centre. I wrapped the polka dot ribbon round the paper then matted the paper panel onto holographic silver mirror board before sticking the panel to the card blank. I used the out of the box cutting technique on the image (fussy cutting round the feet and then using a plain circle die to cut the rest of the image.

I stuck the image to the card using glue gel to add height the added the paper lace border by sliding it up and under their feet before pressing down on the card. 

I added the Love is in the Air computer generated sentiment, a double bow made from the same ribbon as I wrapped round the card and finished off with a wonderful little pin badge designed to look like a 'Love Heart' sweet  that I found in my local super market. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges 


  1. Gorgeous card Alli...aren't the pre-coloured images beautiful and so easy to use. Love how you cut out the image and added that beautiful border. Pat K x

  2. Hi Alli, your card looks beautiful. Love your use of the digital papers. Hugs, Sujin

  3. Wow, you really are great on the computer with the digital background papers and this image. This pre-colored image is adorable and you chose wonderful background papers to accent this cute couple. This is so pretty and it caught my eye right away. That paper lace border is just gorgeous. Wonderful card!!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter and hope you'll enter more challenges in the future to share your art work! Hugs, Gail