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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.

Monday 17 August 2015

One for the Boys at Ooh La La Creations

Hi Everyone, Once again thank you to everyone who entered our 'Nautical' Challenge there were some fabulous entries and to see if made the top 3 please check the Ooh La La Challenge blog

Our theme this time is ....

One for the Boys

I used images from the Paula Oakley collection CD and I have to say it has some wonderful male themed images on it. To purchase your copy click on the image below.

Latest CD

The folder I used is called 'Bull Dog Blues'.

I have a number of male friends who are musicians so this image was perfect for me. Especially as I will soon be off to Liverpool International Beatleweek to spend a wonderful week with friends listening to some amazing bands from all over the World playing Beatles Music Live in the City where it all began.
I Layered up two of the patterned papers and added a strip of ribbon and rather than a bow I used a blue enamel dot to secure two tails to the ribbon strip. I added die cut musical staves and then added the topper and the two sentiments.

I made my own inserts using another of the backing papers and using the digital Punch function on My Craft Studio to create the circles and frames which I overlaid onto the backing paper before printing out I added a die cut treble clef to finish

On the back of the card I added another die cut treble clef just to finish it off.


  1. Fabulous card Alli. The layout is super and the die cuts and sentiments finish it off beautifully. The inside is as lovely as the outside too! Michelle x

  2. Hi Alli a fabulous make themed card loving both image and papers the card design is super I also like how you did the inside something I always fail to do, lol.
    Lorraine x

  3. A brilliant masculine design Alli, this image would be perfect for my boys.

  4. Oh Allison, I'm loving this! What a great male card. Love how you've designed your card and those diecutd are just perfect. Hope you have a brilliant time at your Beatles week, that sounds like fun. love a lot of their early stuff, Jx