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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 4 March 2013

Four legged friends Ooh La La Creations DT card

Well hello another Monday and another challenge from Ooh La La Creations . Once again last week we had some fabulous entries in or Sparkle and Shine Challenge and you can see the winners over at the challenge blog here. We also had a call for Guest Designers and Dawn is busy reviewing all the entries.

This time our theme is four legged friends and I have chosen to use a delightful image from the Yesterday's Memories CD. This was a sell out when it was launched on Create and Craft recently but you can order your copy direct from http://www.ooh-la-la-creations.com/Pages/default.aspx

I'm not usually into cats but I fell in love with this image the moment I saw it. I actually worked to a sketch from a magazine to create the card. The papers and image are all from the same CD and just added the doily the ribbon, buttons and sentiment. 

One of the things I really love about Wendi and Emma's designs at Ooh La La is all the little extra elements that come with each design set on the CD inside the card I used their beautiful post cards and stamp elements with the paler of the backing papers used on the card front to add interest once the card was opened.

On the left hand side of the card I just added three of the postcards and on the right hand side I added a panel to write a message and then used the postcard and one of the stamps to embellish this.

 I am entering this card in the following challenges

http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ That's odd use an odd number of embellishments
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes linky party
http://crazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Thank you card


  1. OMG Alli this is stunning, wow, I love the image that you have used also the papers, the card design it amazing, excellent card.
    lorraine x

  2. what a beautiful card Ali ...love the pretty images and the addition of red is gorgeous
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  3. Wow this is so fabulous. I love the black, white and red colours.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    xxx Michelle