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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.

Sunday 3 February 2013

P is for Penguin

This week at http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ the theme is Penguins or anything else beginning with P.

So I sat down and made a list and am currently searching through the bag of recycled cards to find images to fit the theme.

Hers is the first one I made.

The image is the front of an A6 size card but I matted it onto silver card and a pretty paper that was the insert from inside another card and then put it onto a 5x7 card, the snowflake embellishment was snipped from yet another card and added using a dab of gel glue to add dimension. I trimmed the edge of the backing paper with silver peel offs to finish.

It is quite surprising how many subjects beginning with P can be found on Christmas cards - and several of them will be making an appearance on here over the next week.

I am entering this into the following challenges

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - P is for Penguin or anything else beginning with P
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes so long as it's Christmas


  1. Nice card. I never thought about using penguin on a Christmas card but looks pretty good! Thanks for joining Craftyhazelnuts Christmas extra challenge this month.

  2. Really pretty card and the penguins are definately a hit x

  3. That's a lovely image and well done for recycling other cards.


  4. I love the way the image and the surrounding paper match - and the penguins look so stately there - lovely card - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon with more things beginning with P x