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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 25 June 2012

Mystical Magic at Ooh La La

Good Morning, we had some gorgeous entries into the 'Baby Baby' Challenge over at Ooh La La Creations last time. You can see the winners over on the blog. This time we are looking for your Mystical, Magical creations. My Fellow DT members have come up with some gorgeous designs so do check them out. Here is my offering

All the elements of this card came from the Ooh La La creations Femme Fatale CD. I printed the topper off twice on card and twice on pearlised paper, then fussy cut the wings from one of the card images (saving the fairy body for later) and both of the pearlised images. I then layered the wings up and covered the join with the fairy body I had cut from the card image. The papers were cut into two triangles and stuck to a 8x8 card blank. I highlighted the flower centres and swirls on the lower paper with pearlised paint, this reacted with the printer ink and has dried with a pale pink hue to it, not intentional but it does colour co-ordinate with the butterflies. I covered the join between the two papers with a strip from a third paper and then highlighted all the edges and joins with black peel off borders. A shimmery bow and a thin line of stickles glitter glue along the fairy's wings add the final touch.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the interpretations of this weeks theme so do drop by and join in.

I will be entering this card in the Make it Monday - Linky Party


  1. Fabulous card Allison, love what you've done with the fairy wings. Hugs x

  2. This is just gorgeous hunny.. Lovely design, and fits the challenge beautifully!...
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us today at Make It Monday...
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  3. Hi Alli this is stunning, the image and design certainly holds a mystical magical look.
    Lorraine x

  4. Lovely card, I like the wings on the fairy and the cute butterflies.
    Shirley xx

  5. I'm very slow making my rounds from MIM, but eventually I get there. ;)
    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I absolutely LOVE your color combo on this card. Great!

  6. Hello. I saw your Very Beautiful card on MIM..Faye

  7. Hi. I saw this Beautiful card on Make-it-Monday..Loz

  8. Totally gorgeous card Alli, this really is beautiful. Love the monochromatic colours theme.

    Followed your link from MIM. I'm 73, 81 & 83 this week (so far!). I'd love it if you to stop by and comment on your favourite one.

    Kasey ~ in Oz