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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 21 January 2013

Wheely good - Ooh La La Challenge DT Inspiration Card

Hello all, once again thank you to all those who entered our last Challenge at the Ooh La La creations Challenge blog. Hearty congratulations to the winners - really glad I didn't have to pick them this time as it would have been a really tough Job there were so many gorgeous cards entered. You can see the winning cards and find the latest challenge here.

We have all had a really busy couple of weeks since the start of the new year over at Ooh La La - we have been making samples from the newest CD in the collection 'Yesterday's Memories' which will be featured on Create and Craft on 27th of January. If you like vintage you'll love this new CD.

Anyway back to the current challenge Dawn set the subject matter of 'Wheely Good' - the weather here over the past few weeks has been frightful lots of rain and snow and I found myself longing for warm summer days sitting on the patio, enjoying my garden. So I turned to the 'Watercolour Memories' CD and here is my card.

I found the image and the background paper in the waterfall card folder on the CD. Using My Craft Studio I was able to resize the image and the backing paper to suit an 8x8 card. I then used a cottage cutz small picket fence die and cut several pieces of white card to make the fence. The bicycle is cut from black card using a Memory Box die, the tree branches at the top are actually two Marianne bird on a branch die that I have cut the bird off joined together and coloured using Spectrum Noir pens. I then used the bird and bird box from  the ivy leaf set and coloured these with my markers.

The 'lupins' in the corner are again from a Marianne 'grasses' die and I cut the stalks short and coloured the tops in shaded of coral and light red. before adding the punched flowers at the base.

I used the same backing paper inside the card and used a Martha Stewart punch to create a fancy edge. Adding a scalloped oval for the greeting. On the other side of the card inner I used the main image which I resized to fit and reduced the colour opacity by 50% before printing.  

I hope the card chases the winter blues away it worked for me.

I am entering this card in the following challenges...
http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.co.uk -Make a scene
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes linky party
http://simplycreatechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes linky party


  1. Incredibly pretty card and such a beautiful scene you have created. Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Cupcake :) Donna ♥ x

  2. Beautiful card. I love the image and the layout.
    hugs Anke

  3. what a pretty card ,love the scene you have created ...
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  4. This is a lovely card Alli, such a fabulous scene - it certainly makes me wish that summer was a little closer.

  5. I love all the cut outs on this card. It is really nicely put together.I saw it on MIM.

  6. I can't remember if I said I saw it on MIM. If I did, well here it is again.