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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.

Monday 26 October 2015

Embossing at Ooh La La Creations

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

Our theme this time is ....

That can be dry, heat embossing or even faux embossing so long as embossing is featured on your project I have used all three on mine.

I used an image from the bonus images folder on The 'Yesterday's Memories' CD 
To purchase a copy please click on the image below

I printed the topper and the matching backing paper onto white card then cut a square of the backing paper to fit an 8x8 card and matted this onto gold pearl paper and trimmed it to leave a narrow border.

I used ranger embossing ink around the edge of topper and heat embossed it with fairy tale gold embossing powder from 'papermania'.  I then matted it onto the gold pearl paper and trimmed it to leave a narrow border. 

I cut a panel of cream pearl paper and embossed this using the 'chains' embossing folder from Tattered Lace and I wrapped a piece of red satin and red velvet ribbon round the panel and matted it onto gold pearl paper.

I layered the panels up and tucked the corner of the topper under the ribbon.

The ornaments and bell are faux embossed they are actually die cut lattice ornaments layered onto the same colour of paper to give an embossed look to them.I threaded them all with sparkly thread and 'hung' them at different heights fastening the loose ends of thread over the back of the main panel before securing it to a cream  card blank.

I added a red organza bow and some red gems. I added red Gems to the topper and finished off with die cut and embossed Christmas roses and some pine branches leaves and pine cones.


  1. So love embossing Ali - what a super theme! Lovely card too, the embossed baubles look lovely, Jx

  2. A beautiful Christmas card Ali, such a gorgeous design.

  3. What a gorgeous Christmas card and I love all your embossing
    and your die cuts are great and so is the design.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}