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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.

Sunday 13 November 2011

Welcome to the World Isabelle.

I made the above card yesterday in response to the news that my Godson's wife had given birth to a little girl, Isabelle on 11/11/11.

Having found out just before I did my regular Saturday morning blog hop through all the challenge blogs that I follow I was delighted to find the sketch below on the http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com challenge for this week and decided to use this as a basis for the design.

I have made a few baby cards recently and knew my stash of baby toppers was at an all time low so I needed to visit a local craft shop (well that's what I told hubby and he agreed to take me into town). Whilst browsing I came across the pretty striped and spotty vellums and the glitter card in candy pink, as well as the beautiful little pram topper and the charm which says on it 'A New Blessing'. So armed with my new stash we set off home.

I already had some card blanks in silk art card from Hunky Dory and the shade 'Marshmallow' was ideal for this project. Having cut the glitter card and the spotty vellum using the two largest oval dies from my set of X cut nesting dies, I settled at my craft table to play.

Using Papermania colour capsule collection card in pink I cut a tag and added the greeting using peel offs from my stash. I cut al the papers and laid them on the card starting with a plain pink panel for the top left which I then decided to run through my sizzzix in a hearts and swirls embossing folder to add interest.

I felt that the stripey vellum looked a bit flat so used border peel offs to highlight the pink stripes and edges and used the same borders on the oval and the border of the embossed card.

I used double sided adhesive film to stick down the vellum so there would be no tape marks to show through.
The pram was then centred into the circle. Three roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, were frosted by dabbing the edges of the petals with PVA glue and then dropping them into a plastic bag containing white glamour dust glitter and a a white frosting which had been a freebie from one of the card magazines, and giving them a shake. Once these were dry they were added to the lower right of the Oval

The final touch was to add  a bow and teh charm to the top of the greeting tag before adding it to the top right of the card.

The card is now dry and just waiting to be popped into the envelope and be posted to Terry and Donna to celebrate the arrival of baby Isabelle.

I am entering the card into the following challenges.
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/  - Congratulations
http://thepapervariety.blogspot.com/ - Family
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ - spots and stripes


  1. gorgeous creation and fabulous spots and stripes, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Such a neat creation, great detail, thanks for sharing.

  3. Gorgeous, that little pram is just sooooooo cute! Thank you for playing at Sketch Saturday!xx

  4. Lovely card, very sweet, love the little flowers :)Great use of the sketch
    Thanks for playing along at TPV this week :)

  5. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  6. Beautiful Creation

    Thanks for joining us for our Spots and Stripes Challenge over at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE