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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.

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Sugar and Spice

and all things nice, that what little girls are made of. That is exactly what went through my head when I saw the theme of 'Sugar and Spice' at the CD Sunday Challenge. It reminded me of childhood and baking with my mum and here is the card I came up with.

I have been wanting an excuse ti
o use this lovely image from the Ooh La La creations Yesterdays Memories CD. I teamed it with a pretty peach paper that was a magazine freebie and the spots and tartan papers were from a free Raspberry Road Christmas paper stack that was also a freebie. 

I added a die cut doily, lace and bright orange and green gingham ribbon. I made a little gingerbread man charm from a left over Christmas embellishment. For me the Gingerbread man is the perfect mix of sugar and spice. I tied a bow with bakers twine for the charm to hang from and topped this with a flower I had coloured using Spectrum Noir markers to try and capture the colour of fresh baked gingerbread. 

The Sugar and spice sentiment was computer generated printed onto kraft card and die cut. I printed the birthday sentiment off from the same CD as the image and then used a smaller nesting die so it matched the sugar and spice sentiment.


I used Kraft card as a base so lined it with a pretty striped paper from the matching paper set for the image and added a doily and a small die cut of the little girl from one of the other toppers in the folder on the CD.

I am entering this card into the following challenges 


  1. Great vintage image and I love your embellishments. Marina

  2. This is lovely and thanks for joining us this week over at Allsorts for my challenge
    x catherine

  3. This is lovely Alli. A super image and a great card design.Thank you for sharing it with us at Cd Sunday.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

  4. A beautiful card Alli, you have put a lot of thought into making this and it shows. Lovely image and I love all the embellishments.
    Thanks for joining us again this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  5. Fabulous alli, a really beautiful card inside and out, thank you for joining us at CD Sunday.
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

  6. A lovely vintage card and I love the little gingerbread man you have used.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  7. A beautiful card Alli, such a cute image.

    Sue x

  8. Fab card and such a beautiful design. Thanks for entering our challenge over at Creative Inspirations this week :) Donna ♥ x

  9. Fab card Alli, love how you've decorated the inside too. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Vintage challenge x

  10. Isn't she sweet and looks so busy. The biscuits remind me of the tins of Huntley and Palmer's my Mother used to buy.
    Thank you for joining us at Cd Sunday.
    Carol x
    Cd Sunday DT