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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.

Thursday 7 March 2013

Snowflake wreath

I made this last night and then heard the weather forecast saying we may get more snow by the end of the week. I hope I haven't tempted fate.

The snowflake wreath was an embellishment I found on one of the Christmas cards I was recycling the original design just had it on a silver background and it looked a bit lost. 

I managed to remove it from it's original backing but damaged one of the snowflakes in the process, as it is quite delicate. I decided  that it would look perfect on this bright blue glitter card from my stash as I had a piece left over from making an an Art Deco card for my sister-in-laws birthday. 

I wrapped the ribbon on the wreath over the top of the glitter card and decided that the wreath looked more effective off centred. To balance the card I wrapped a lovely satin edged organza ribbon I had picked up from a haberdashery store near my dad's earlier this week. It was in their bargain bundle bin and works out at around 10p a metre. I bought it with a view to using it on Wedding cards but it worked really well on here. 

I then matted the panel on silver mirror card before adding to a 6x6 card blank. 

To cover the damaged snowflake I added one cut from silver mirror card and glittered with stickles. I added another die cut snowflake to the ribbon bow and the sentiment is recycled from a pre-loved card.

 I finished off with little flat backed glitter pearls and the silver wire twists. The wire twists are actually cut from one of those stainless steel pan scourers I picked up a pack of 4 for 49p in a local bargain store and they will last me for years to come but they add a finishing touch to the card. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges

http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/  bingo challenge I chose glitter, blue and ribbon

http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/- ribbons
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes so long as it's Christmas
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes


  1. Such a lovely 'green' (recycled Christmas card, yes the snowflakes are really pretty.
    Thanks for joining our BINGO challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to se you again.
    hugs Dorte

  2. Another beautiful card for my CHNC challenges - once again, apologies for the late comment x

  3. Love what you have done, it is very effective. The blue glitter paper was a good choice. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenges and best of luck!


  4. Another great card. Thanks again for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT