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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 1 April 2013

Green and Orange for Ooh La La Creations

Good Morning everyone, once again we had some wonderful cards in our 'It's a Man Thing' challenge last time. You can check out the winners over at the Ooh La La La Creations Challenge Blog.

This time the theme is Green and Orange and once again the Design Team have come up with some lovely creations be sure to check out their blogs, they all produce some wonderful and inspiring work.

So here is my Offering

I used items from two of the Ooh La La range of CD's. Shoes in Bloom 2 and Fairies and Blooms. If you check out the site you'll see that Ooh La La are branching out and now do a selection of buttons and metal embellishments suitable for both cards and scrapbooking.

The backing paper and the patterned strip across the centre of the card were printed from Fairies and Blooms from the 'Sorcha' folder. 

The Ivy shoe is from shoes in bloom 2 as is the Ivy border, which was fussy cut from the backing paper. I added a mixed floral arrangement of gardenias, and roses from Wild Orchid and added some green blooms and orange berries I had in my stash.

I used the same papers inside the card but by cropping the plain paper to a small square and then stretching this to fit the 8x8 card blank I ended up with the lovely almost wood grain effect. I added a plain white oval die-cut overlapping a dark green paper doily and added die cut branches and a flower to the bottom of the oval. On the opposite side I made a pocket to contain a book mark which I had printed from the Shoes in bloom 2. 

Rather than stick the two pieces of the bookmark back to back I added an eyelet at the top and threaded this with ribbon so that both pieces could be fanned out to be seen at once.

I am entering this card into the following challenges. 


  1. A stunning colour palette, so very fresh and inviting.

    Enjoy your Bank Holiday Monday.

    B x

  2. Brilliant card Alli. Hugs x

  3. amazing card Ali all of those flowers look lovely

  4. Wow.. what a fabulous card! Love the gorgeous flower arrangement. Thank you so much for joining us at Make It Monday this week. ^_^