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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 18 February 2013

OLL Dt Inspiration Sparkle and Shine

Hello All, well love really was in the air for our last challenge at Ooh La La Creations. We had some really gorgeous cards entered in the challenge and the lucky winners can be seen on the blog. This time we have been challenged to Sparkle and Shine with our creations. Dawn who runs the challenge blog is also looking for some Guest designers to join our team each Guest will be invited to join for a period of 2 months which would involve producing 4 cards if you are interested when you enter the challenge this time just put GDT after you name on your entry and Dawn will choose some guests.

I chose to use and image and papers from the Femme Fatale CD.

I printed two images the same onto white card and then just decoupaged the wings. having done this I used several coats of stickles iridescent glitter glue to get the sparkle letting each coat dry. this also allowed the card underneath to curl up slightly when wet and then dry with the curve in to add even more dimension to the wings. I also added lilac ice stickles to the hem of her dress and her head band.

The flowers were cut from the off cuts of the backing paper and sparkle added in the form of the gemstone centres. I used scraps of the silver mirror card to cut the leaves and added ice stickles in lavender and finished off the floral arrangement with some gemstone swirls.

The rainbow ribbon and a butterfly cut from the pastel rainbow paper add the finishing touches.

Inside I used more of the backing papers from the Femme Fatale CD and added a printed doily from my stash to provide space for the greeting to be written

I am entering this into the following Challenges 


  1. such a fabbie card, loving all that sparkle

  2. Such a beautiful card both inside and out, thanks so much sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  3. This is lovely and thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  4. I saw this on MIM. You had my attention at fairy... This card is stunning!

  5. Adorable this card. I love the embellishments and all that glitter.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    xxx Michelle

  6. This is so enchanting. I can't seem to stop looking. I love the use of metallic paper in the flowers. It really enhances the whole card. Thanks for joining us this week at CYP. Hope to see you again.

  7. Beautiful layout -fab fairy image and your floral and diecut embellies look wonderful too!
    Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
    Sandy DT