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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.

Sunday 14 April 2013

Wonderful wings with the WOW factor.

I love working on WOW cards, because it is all about texture and dimension.

I used lots of embossing and die cutting on this card. The angel is actually one of those stickies you are supposed to put on your windows at Christmas, I mounted her onto acetate and then cut round her before sticking her onto a plain white oval die-cut. I then layered up the background which is made up of dots embossed onto plain white paper, snowflakes de-bossed onto pearly white paper, and a piece of white card embossed with Christmas words. The corners on the left hand of the card were highlighted with pieces snipped from a trellis die-cut.

I added a paper lace edge to the snowflake paper, cut using a Marianne anja edge die and highlighted this with pearl paint. tow layered wooden snowflakes painted with white acrylic paint decorate the top right corner. At the bottom right I added a piece of folded gauze, a pearl spray and 3 flowers layered up using petals cut from different materials. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges 

http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Christmas in April
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes
http://christmacardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - Something with wings
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - White on White

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


  1. Alli, what a beautiful all white card! Wow! Love the angel, and all your layers - so many different techniques used, too! So Pretty! {Creative Smiles}

  2. lovely card, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFT this week, x carol

  3. Absolutely gorgeous and so elegant too - that angel is beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  4. Oh, your card is gorgeous!!! Thanks for participating in our Penny's Paper Crafty challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


  5. Wonderful wings - gorgeous WOW - love all the textures - thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. X