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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 12 June 2013

Fab n Funky Birthday greetings.

This week at Fab n Funky Challenges the theme is 'Happy Birthday'. we were given some fabulous Mayzyart digis to work with and you can see the range at http://mayzyart.com/

You may want to take the brightness of your monitors down before viewing my card - you have ben warned it is very bright.

I raided my stash for the backing paper, which was actually a free DP from a magazine that has been in my stash for at least a couple of years and forgotten about until a recent sort out. I matted it on to bright pink paper and trimmed it to leave a narrow border. 

I coloured the image of Xandi and winky using Spectrum Noir markers as follows 

Hair TN2, TN3, TN5, TN7
Skin FS2, FS3, TN2
Dress, Booths hat and Gloves, BP2, BP3, BP5 IB2,IB3,IB5 and true black 
Her belt was coloured using a black Sakura gel pen to get a glossy finish 
Winky was coloured using BG2 and BG3 
I added Shadow underneath using BG1

The image was cut out using the largest oval from my x-cut plain ovals set and then I stuck it onto black holographic card and trimmed it to leave a narrow border, before sticking on teh left of teh card using Glue Gel to add dimension.

The pink panel on teh right is made from a strip of Bright Pink velum I had in my stash and I embossed it using a Craft Concepts universal embossing folder. I wrapped the strip round white card and then stuck thsi onto plain black card and trimmed to leave a border before sticking it to the right of my card.

I added the sentiment a letter at a time using letters cut from black card using one of my x-cut letters dies. 

The butterfly was cut from bright turquoise card and I added pink flat back pearls to the body.

The leaves were cut using a kreasions die and I finished off with the flower which was made using different size flower punches and the punched shapes were layered up and a blue flat back pearl was added to finish the flower off.

I loved working with this digi and this is something way our of my comfort zone when it comes to colours I am more one for muted vintage tones but maybe it is time for a change.

I am entering this card into the following challenges 
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Bingo Challenge I chose Pink Pearls and Flowers 
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Emboss it - the Pink Vellum 


  1. thank you for joining us for the Hobby House first challenge
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. Love the colors. Great looking card. Adorable image. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


  3. Lovely card Alli, such gorgeous bright colours.

    Pat xx

  4. What a beautiful card, love the imageand color!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenges this week, hugs Kate (DT)

  5. lovely creation thanks so much for sharing with us at BEARLY-MINE x carol

  6. Gorgeous birthday card Alli. We have the same taste in images as I chose this cutie as well and to me she is no wall flower and really suits bright & cheerful. Don't you love her boots!
    Pat K x

  7. Beautifully done! Love the bright colours!

  8. Those bright colours are great, lovely card.

    Thanks for joining in with the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge

    Liz xx[DT]

  9. Gorgeous card Alli, fabulous colours.
    Wendy xx

  10. Gorgeous cute girly creation..love the vibrant colours, thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this wk

    smiles Christine x

  11. Nice card!
    Thnx for sharing at crafty friends
    Linda DTCF

  12. my two favourite colours! lovely card well done. thanks for joining in at mayzy art x

  13. A lovely card. I love this image and the colours you have chosen. Thank you for joining us at The Hobby House.
    Hugs Debbie x

  14. Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.


  15. What a lovely Card. Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.

    Stella xx

    TCT DT

  16. Great use of the hot pink! Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Crazy Challenge!

    CCH DT
    Love to Create DT
    Creative Card Crew DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  17. Gorgeous creation! The image is so cute!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crazy Challenge!