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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.

Saturday 17 December 2011

Craft your Passions Holiday Havoc Blog Hop

Welcome to Craft Your Passion Challenges "Holiday Havoc 2011" Blog Hop!!
We are very excited about holidays and wanted to add to the chaos and havoc. What better way to do that than to have a BLOG HOP!!!
If you have hopped over from Roro's, then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and would like to join our hop from the beginning, please go to Craft Your Passion Challenges and follow along for a chance to win some AMAZING blog candy along the way and PRIZES at the end.
All Craft Your Passion DT members are going to be playing along in the hop with some very special guest designers.
Each designer along the way is featuring a project that showcases a digital image from at least one of our amazing Blog Hop Sponsors.
What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at Craft Your Passion Challenges for a chance to win one of several prizes.

But, there’s a twist. Be sure to visit all the stops and leave a comment (we will be checking). Once you have finished the hop, we would like you to create a HOLIDAY project using at least one digital stamp and enter it with our Linky tool.
While you are hopping, be sure to check out the blog candy the designer's have to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it!

I have created the two cards below for the blog hop.

The first I kept to traditional colours and used Papermania watercolour markers to colour the image which is from 
Once I had coloured the image I cut it out and mounted it on a large label cut using the sizzix bigshot and xcut large label die, which I edged in gold ink and then mounted onto red card, and green spotty paper before adding the flower and holly embellishments from items in my stash.

For the second design I used contemporary colours and lots of glitter 

This digistamp is from 

Again it was coloured with papermania water colour pens and given a liberal sprinkling of glitter before being mounted on pale pink and blue snowflake papers from my stash. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and the pins I made using recycled beads from old jewellery. 

Please leave a comment and then hop over to Zahreen's  blog to see what havoc she has created 

Here is the hop list in case you get detoured along the way

  1. Craft Your Passion Challenges http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/   START
  2. Jenn http://scraphappensembellishit.blogspot.com/
  3. Shannin http://shanninscreativecorner.blogspot.com/
  4. Christine http://happyscrapper-sweetpeacards.blogspot.com/
  5. Cathy http://creativecathy.blogspot.com/
  6. Amy http://cavycouturecrafts.blogspot.com/
  7. Christy http://christyszaneycreations.blogspot.com/
  8. Joanna http://scrapjoanny.blogspot.com/
  9. Torrey http://left-field-studio.blogspot.com/
  10. Jenny http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com/  
  11. Doreen http://www.doreensdream.blogspot.com/ 
  12. Jodi http://kaboodesigns.blogspot.com/
  13. Lisa http://craftybunny.wordpress.com/
  14. Joyleen http://joydianne.blogspot.com/
  15. Melissa http://expressionswithearthspirit.blogspot.com/
  16. Emma http://www.paperaddictsanonymous.blogspot.com/
  17. Joanne http://www.bigislandlady.blogspot.com/
  18. Gemma http://gemslittlecreations.blogspot.com/
  19. Lizy http://lizyshouseofcards.blogspot.com
  20. Joanna L http://www.mycraftingcorner-jo.blogspot.com/
  21. Helen N http://craftinghelen.blogspot.com/
  22. Natali  justbecozoflove.blogspot.com
  23. Julie http://julieprice3.wordpress.com
  24. Helen W http://crafty-mamma-mia.blogspot.com
  25. Alethea http://lilodesigns.blogspot.com
  26. Arielle  soccermom5982.blogspot.com
  27. Lisa G lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com
  28. Jan http://scrappyscatty.blogspot.com/
  29. Karen http://karensdigi.blogspot.com
  30. Mandy http://amandacruxton.blogspot.com/
  31. Jennifer http://justcoffeepleasestampsribbonspaper.blogspot.com/
  32. Jacqui  http://thepoodlesdoodles.blogspot.com/
  33. Dawn  http://cherrytreestudio.blogspot.com
  34. Roro http://rorobuildingdream.blogspot.com/
  35. Allison http://allidcards.blogspot.com
  36. Zahreen  http://splashbunny.blogspot.com
  37. Sarah http://sarahsassy468.blogspot.com
  38. Sue http://confessionsofapaperhoarder.blogspot.com
  39. Tracey http://craftyfox.blogspot.com/
  40. Julia http://paperandscrapscreations.blogspot.com/
  41. Craft Your Passion Challenges http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/  END


  1. Great cards!! Thank you so much for being a part of our Holiday Havoc Hop!!

  2. Beautiful cards. That snowman card is wonderful.
    Christine Dt at CCCC

  3. Really cute cards, Allison! I love the colors and fun images!

  4. these are so cute! Merry Christmas to you! :)

  5. Your cards are just Beautiful.

  6. Great projects! Your coloring looks great and I love the images you chose, very nice!

  7. Beautiful cards!! I love the stick pins and flower accents:)


  8. Two really lovely cards. Especially like the stocking card and added dimension

  9. Pretty, pretty cards! :)

    Happy Holidays!


  10. Great cards! Thanks for sharing the wonderful bit of inspiration!
    Karen C

  11. Lovely cards Alli, especially the stocking one. Thanks for sharing!
    Helen W, GDT Craft your Passion Holiday Havoc Blog Hop

  12. Thanks for your comments everyone - it really was fun putting these designs together for the blog hop

  13. Two fabulous cards - I really love the different colour schemes you have chosen for each.

  14. Hi Allison! This sure is a fun hop! Your snowman card is so frosty! I like the flower-center snowflakes! Cute idea! The holly on your stocking card makes terrific corner accents!

    Merry Merry,

  15. Oh they are both so cute I can't pick a fave!!

  16. Love the snowman card and the darling snowflakes with the flowers are a perfect touch for this sweet card!