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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

WOW with a touch of colour

I treated myself to a vagabond cutting machine this week and decided last night to have a play, I ended up with lots of white die cuts so decided on using them for a white on white background to show off one of the gorgeous digital stamps from the Sugar Nellie range. This lovely little lady is called Victoria and she is from the Simply Adorable range.

The back ground to the card is a pretty glittered velum which I wrapped around a tin piece of card so I could fasten it on the back and nothing would show through. I then wrapped a pretty white satin trimmed organza ribbon round the edge before fastening the panel to the front of an 8x8 card blank. I then layered up some of the die cuts from the test run of the vagabond using an Anja oval frame from Marianne, two corners trimmed from a trellis, and two different branch dies from Marianne.

I coloured Victoria using chalks which were fixed using hairspray and the cut her out using a technique called out of the box I cut around her hat and then inserted a plain circle die behind this but over the rest of the image to cut her out.

Once she was in place I added some gauze and three roses that I had made from the medium flower on the Sizzix/Tim Holtz tattered flower die, which had just been cut from plain white paper. I added a smaller rose made from the small flower on the same die to the trellis in the top right corner and then added a ribbon bow, the word Love and some pearls and butterflies to finish.

http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://diecuttindivas.blogspot.co.uk/ - Pastels
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/ - out of the box
http://lilredwagon.blogspot.co.  lovely lace - paper lace die cut on the design
http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - White on White only image can be coloured
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - hats


  1. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing at Die Cuttin' Divas this week for our "Pastels" challenge.

    Carson's Creations
    Die Cuttin' Diva host

  2. Hi Alli this is absolutely beautiful, wow, wow, wow, the image and that amazing background look fantastic.
    lorraine x

  3. Gorgeous card! Love the image and coloring! Beautiful embellies! Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs!
    Jackie DT
    I have blog candy, if you're interested! :)

  4. I really like the way you cut out your image! Adds nice dimension.
    Thanks for playing along with our LACE challenge over at LRW!!

  5. Another gorgeous card and a really pretty image too.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  6. You've coloured that sweet image so beautifully, Alli.

    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, and good luck in the draw.

    Jennifer. x