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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.

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

I noticed from several of the recycled cards that the sentiment 'Walking in a Winter Wonderland' was being applied to just about any snowy scene. So determined to make sure the sentiment fitted the image I searched through the recycling bag to come up with an image of someone actually walking in the snow for this card.

I embossed a piece of white card using a snow flake folder and stuck this to the card blank I then added a piece of gauze and stuck the Image at an angle to overlap this. I added two snowflakes to the actual image. The larger one was a window sticker that I stuck onto acetate and cut out. I added a plain white snowflake to the centre to hide the glue under the acetate. The other snowflake was cut from plain white card. I added a further snowflake to the centre of the gauze with lengths of fine silver beading behind it. This snowflake was a wooden one that had been painted with white acrylic paint. i ten added the sentiment and finished off with a white holly leaf flourish and three small crystals as the berries,

I am entering this card into the following challenges.

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

http://crimbo-crackers.blogspot.co.uk/-No Papers


  1. Love the background embossing and the walking in the snow image is just right - another super entry for my CHNC challenges x

  2. Soooooooo funny - I had this very same card front out to upcycle and make my card for Hazel yesterday and dunno why but I changed my mind. Spoooooky or what!!? Love what you made BTW - have you seeeeeen how many entries you've done this week, all lovely too.

    I might make a card and enter it into Hazel's Extra challenge next week just for the fun of using that same image, which is very eyecatching.

    Di xx

  3. Do like the snowflakes! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers