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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 14 May 2012

Ribbon and Twine OLL DT

Well it's Monday and for the next fortnight the challenge over at Ooh La La Creations is to use Ribbon or twine in your design. We had some fabulous entries in our Make it Manly Challenge and well done to the winners.

Here is my card for the latest challenge.

It all started with the topper from the Passion for Fashion CD which reminded me of a dress makers pattern, I decided to elaborate on the sewing theme and used the image from the bonus papers and topper folder on the Passion for Fashion CD featuring the sewing theme. I made the double easel from an A4 card blank and the die cuts were created using a Tim Holtz die. A little bit of paper folding created the skirt on the dress form, and a computer generated sentiment 'You're sew special' adds the finishing touch.

I am entering this card into the following Challenges.

http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ make it girlie
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ buttons and bows
http://ceschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ anything goes
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ anything goes


  1. love your twisted easel card, and duch a lovely image

  2. These are Fantastic Ali. Saw these Beauties on MIM..Loz

  3. I love the skirt on the dress. This is such a great creation. I love how it all came together. Great job.

  4. Such a pretty card Alli. Hugs x

  5. Hi Alli this is a WOW card what a fantastic card shape, the papers, image and the use of the ribbon and twine look superb.
    Lorraine x

  6. Wow, what a fabulous card - love the vintage images and how you've dressed up the dressmakers form! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab N Funky this week!

  7. fabulous, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  8. Hello. I saw this Beautiful card on MIM..Faye

  9. Gorgeous creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Emma's Store for our last challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. Lovely card, the image is very pretty and really like the dressmakers dummy.
    Shirley xx

  11. Beautiful! I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m entry #97)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  12. Awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM. Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance to win our second prize!
    Rene ;D

  13. Saw you at MIM, and what a fun take on the easel card..great images!

  14. Fantastic twisted easel card!! Love this design.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)