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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, 23 November 2015

Let it Snow at Ooh La La Creations

Hi Everyone, Once again thank you to everyone who entered our 'Pearls and Lace' 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 ....

Let it Snow

For my design this time I have used 'With help from my Friends' on the 'Christmas Presence' CD. You can purchase a copy by clicking on the image below.

I used a snow globe template to make my card blank. Once I had printed off the image I used the template to mark and cut the image in a circle that was slightly larger than the aperture. I added some glitter to the image and whilst this was drying I covered the front of the snow globe with one of the backing papers from the folder.

I didn't have any acetate in my stash so I used a cello card bag which I stuck behind the aperture and then trimed and sealed the open edges using super sticky tape but leaving a small opening at the top. I put half a teaspoon of flower soft polar white and crystal glitter into the bag and then sealed the top. I used double sided sticky foam all around the edges of the bag and once the glitter on the image was dry I stuck this to the back.

I die cut several snow flakes from white glitter card and a silver snow flake border and arranged these around the aperture. I finished off with the Happy Christmas tag and bows tied using an ice blue organza ribbon.

Monday, 9 November 2015

Pearls and Lace at Ooh La La Creations

Hi Everyone, Once again thank you to everyone who entered our 'Embossing' Challenge there were some fabulous entries and it was really difficult to pick out the top 3 to see if you made it please check the Ooh La La Challenge blog

Our theme this time is ....

Pearls and Lace
I used an image from Wedding folder on The 'Yesterday's Memories' CD 
To purchase a copy please click on the image below

I love this image and have used it on several cards and projects. 

I printed off the image and the page curl backing paper and a contrasting paper from the same folder and the sentiment was taken from a quick card on the same CD.

I matted the page curl paper on a plum coloured pearl paper and adhered the panel to the an ivory card blank. I decided to use paper lace as well as real lace in my project and die cut the Celtic heart and the heart corner from the same plum coloured paper. I also cut lacy bunting from the contrasting paper. I used the contrasting paper on the corner of the card to look as if it has been revealed by teh page curl.

I added a strip of real lace across the centre and then matted the image onto plum paper and a cream scalloped oval. I used dies to make the lacy flowers and added shell pink pearls to the centres. The Pearl swirls are from a selection available in the Ooh La La shop.