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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.

Friday 8 February 2013

P is for Poinsettia

Over at http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ the theme for this weeks Christmas card is P is for penguins or anything else beginning with P. This time I have focused on one of my favourite plants of the festive season, a native of Mexico I love the wonderful Scarlet colour of these plants.

Again the card is part of my charity recycling project and have been made from pre loved Christmas cards donated by work colleagues with the addition of some freebie backing papers.

I fussy cut the two Poinsettias from the front of a card which left the lovely sentiment because that was irregularly shaped I matted it onto a scrap of mat gold card. The backing is from the rear of another card which I trimmed to fit a 5x7 card blank and added a green doily the sentiment was placed in the top right hand corner and the Poinsettias positioned to hide the irregular edge. I finished with the flourishes cut from the back of another card and the bow salvaged from the front of a card. The finishing touches were bright red gems added into the centre of the 'flowers'

I am entering the card 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. What a lot of patience to cut the poinsettias - it was worth it though because this is a gorgeous card - another lovely one for my CHNC challenges x

  2. Great card! Well done! Thanks for joining at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas extra challenge this month.