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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.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

You'll Never Walk Alone

Having been a 'red' since I was old enough to remember following the footie I was delighted to be asked by a friend to design a card themed on football for her son. Especially when she added 'It's got to be Liverpool by the way'

So here is a very simple design that I came up with for her.

I kept to a really simple colour scheme using red, white and black which is always a really striking combination. I had the little football kit in my stash from ages ago, so long ago in fact that it was the old Liverpool colours of red shorts and white top, so I coloured the top red to reflect the current kit.

I used red as my background layer and then added a black layer before adding a white panel that I had embossed using a 'happy birthday' embossing folder. I die cut a label from white and mounted this onto black and red card trimming by hand each time to leave a really narrow border I then stuck the kit down onto this panel and added it to the card.. The football was cut from black using a tattered lace die and then mounted onto white card to give the full effect before sticking it onto the card. I finished off with the sentiment.

The insert is a larger version of the  crest on the shirt with the liver bird and the words football club removed and the greeting added in their place.

I am entering the card into the following challenges.


  1. Fab card, thanks for joining us at artistic inspirations. Louise x

  2. Absolutely fab work. Everything in right places and so well done! Thank you for sharing your card in Artistic Inspirations, good luck.

  3. This is brilliant, last week i was singing "You'll never walk alone" with Gerry Marsden, he's touring with his group "The Pacemakers" x
    Thank you for joining in our challenge (Through the Purple Haze) good luck x

  4. This is fantastic!! I love the simplicity, and the POP of red just makes this card perfect!! Wonderful job!! Thanks for entering the TTPH challenge!

  5. This is too cool. I love it. Great use of embossing for the TTPH challenge. Everything just works so well - from the sizing to the colors. Thank you for joining TTPH challenge this week.

  6. Fabulous masculine card love the large football and embossed background -thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  7. Super cute card!! Great design! Thanks for joining Through the Purple Haze Challenge.


  8. Wonderful.........................just wonderful........

    fiona DT