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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 12 April 2013

Keeping Christmas simple

This weeks challenge over at crafty Hazelnuts is to use the word Christmas on the front of your card. I have had a really busy week and finally managed to make something for the challenge last night.

By now most of you will be used to my cards from recycled bits but this one is slightly different not a recycled card in sight, but everything from a bits a pieces box I keep at home.The idea came when I was having a tidy up to make room for my latest craft purchase. I have treated myself to a Sizzix vagabond which I saw at a really silly price and couldn't resist. Anyway I digress back to the card. Whilst clearing space I came across the embossed panel which was left over from a number of white on white designs I made to send to family and friends last year, in the same box was the dotty paper, and the 6x6 aperture card blank. So I covered the front of the card blank with the dotty paper and inserted the embossed panel behind the aperture. I finished off with silver peel offs and three painted wooden snowflakes. really quick and simple to make but I like the simplicity.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.


  1. Great card. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T this week. Jeanette

  2. Lovely that you found up the bits for this card - it is so elegant and classy - love it. Have fun with the vagabond. Thanks for entering this into both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon - new weekly challenge starts tomorrow morning. x