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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 July 2012

OLL DT Challenge 110 Recipe Card

Good Morning and I hope you have had a wonderful weekend. We had some wonderful entries for the 'Whiskers' challenge last time and you can see the winners over on the Ooh La La Creations Challenge blog. You can also find all the DT inspiration cards for our latest recipe challenge there too.

This time Anne set us the challenge of sticking to a recipe of 1 image, 2 designer papers and 3 embellishments to make our offerings. Sounds quite easy but I found it difficult to come up with a desig, not because I had crafter's block but because there are so many fabulous images on the Ooh La La CD's and I spent a while pondering which one to choose. I finally came up with this .....

The stunning image of the poppies came from the Ladies in Scarlet range on the Carnival of Colour CD. I chose this image because it already had the sentiment printed as part of the frame so meant that I could keep the card simple. I chose the main background paper from the Large Poppies collection on the same CD and then used a wide strip of  green cedar paper from the Creams of Tranquillity CD. I edged the green cedar paper using a Martha Stewart doily lace punch and wrapped it around the main backing paper. I then covered the join with a strip of gingham ribbon and added a bow off to the side. Once the image was in place I punched 4 butterflies out of thin black card and doubled these up to give dimension before sticking them in place.

It was a really quick and easy card to make but I think the image is one of those that is so striking it needed very little in the way of embellishments.

I am entering this card in the following Challenge



  1. Love it Alli but then I'm a sucker for poppies! Hugs x

  2. What a beautiful card!!!!! Thanks for sharing it on MIM.

  3. This is beautiful Alli I love those Poppies the design is super.
    Lorraine x

  4. Lovely card, I just love poppies and the black butterflies are gorgeous.
    Shirley xx

  5. This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing this at MIM.

  6. Spotted your gorgeous creation on MIM and had to come take a look. Its great. Hugs Jox