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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

Through the window

Having worked the whole of last weekend and had my normal travel arrangements severely disrupted ( I live just up the road from Aintree racecourse and the traffic is complete chaos during the weekend of the Grand National). I am a little late getting to my offering for this weeks challenge at CD Sunday, mainly because of having enough light when I get home from work to take the photograph. So I improvised and took it into work today and took the pictures in our rest room at lunchtime.

So here is my offering for the Challenge through the window

I used the Ooh La La Everyday Occasions CD, and the image is from the folder 'Mothers' I printed it onto card and also cropped the image of the bird from one of the matching backing papers and then die cut it using a Sizzix inverted scalloped circles die and mounted it onto a piece of pale blue card cut using the corresponding plain circle die. The woven effect backing paper the little tag and the white flowery paper are also from the same folder. I wrapped lace which had been threaded with pink organza ribbon around the woven effect backing paper before sticking to a 6x6 card blank then stuck a tiny piece of iridescent net from a girls hair bobble at the back of the die cut circle before adding to the lace. I added a bow at the top of the lace and hung a silver heart charm from it. The main image was placed at an angle and I added paper flowers that I had coloured with artists chalk and fixed with hairspray before joining together with pearly brads. I added some die cut leaves that I had left over from another project another small piece of the net and the tag.

The inside was decorated with pretty pink heart paper to match.

I am entering this into the following challenges.
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Through the window
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Spring is sprung
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Heavy metal add something metal the heart charm
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes with an option of hearts
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - spring colours
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.co.uk/ - lovely lace


  1. This is so lovely and thanks for joining us this week over at Allsorts
    x catherine

  2. What a lovely card

    Thankyou for joining us at Fab'n'Funky

    Zoe x

  3. lots of gorgeous cards this week Ali, you have been busy
    hugs and best wishes

  4. A beautiful card Alli, lovely 'window' image and I love your layout. Thanks for joining us again this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

  5. A gorgeous card Alli. Well done for taking it to work to get over the light issue. Thank you for joining us again this week.
    Beryl xx
    VD Sunday DT

  6. Gorgeous card, love the image and your layout,
    Margaret guest designer for April cd sunday challenge

  7. Fabulous paper background Alli, love the image and layout it's a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Cd Sunday.
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

  8. Fabulous card, I love the flowers, thanks for sharing at CD Sunday x

  9. A lovely card with so much to see. Love the lace and the charm.
    Thank you for joining in with us at CD Sunday.
    Carol x
    Cd Sunday DT

  10. Sweet card! Love the flowers!
    Thanks for playing along with our LACE challenge over at LRW!!

  11. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  12. Absolutely beautiful...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  13. A beautiful card Ali, lovely colours too. Thanks for joining in at CD Sunday this week.

    Sue T CD Sunday DT

  14. Very pretty. I love the lace threaded with ribbon.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  15. What a lovely delicate card. I love the muted tones.
    Thanks for joining the Heavy Metal challenge at Anything Goes.
    Hugs Jude x

  16. what a fab card love all the detail and thank you for joining us at Creative inspirations with our anything goes with the option of a heart

  17. A gorgeous card and super design details here. Really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time and good luck
    Carol xx DT