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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 July 2013

Anything but Square at Fab 'n' Funky

So here we are my first post as a full fledged member of the Fab 'n' Funky design team. I have to say there were some beautiful entries for last weeks challenge of use a doily and you can check to see if you were a winner over on the Fab 'n' Funky challenge blog. Whilst you're there check out the DT creations for this weeks challenge - 'Anything but Square' The theme has been chosen by Angelique and we have two sponsors this week.


For the challenge I got to work with this wonderful design from DigiDarla - called Cheery Cheerleader 

Considering the time of year she just cried out to be coloured in red white and blue.
I used Spetrum Noir pens as follows 
Hair TN 4 TN6 and GB7
Skin FS2 FS3 TN2 and PP1
Outfit and Pompoms 
CR8,CR10 and DR1
TB2,TB3, and TB4
IB-1 to highlight the white bits
I then added stickles iridescent glitter over her T shirt and shoes and the white areas of the pompoms to add a bit of sparkle.

I love circular easel cards and all the base shapes were cut using an x-cut circle cutter in different sizes. 

The backing papers are a combination of papers from my stash and some from a black and white folder on the Ooh La La Femme Fatale CD that have just had the red or blue boosted in MCS before printing off. 

I cut some triangles from scraps of paper t make the bunting which was then just stuck down on the background and tiny little star gems were added at the corners of the pieces.

I added a rose from my stash that had been glittered with ultra-fine glitter and then hand rolled some roses from red polka dot paper. I added some ribbon and some leaves. The finishing touches were the gems which I have had in my stash for as long as I can remember.

The sentiments were computer generated and cut using inverted scalloped circle and plain circle dies from nestabilities.

So all that remains is to wish All of my American friends a Happy 4th of July.

I am entering this card into the following challenges. 

http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - say it with flowers
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - use bling - The stars and the glitter
http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ - red white and blue
http://www.digidarlas.blogspot.co.uk/ - Red White and Blue
http://digihaven.blogspot.co.uk/ - Fun with flowers
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://littlescrappieces.blogspot.co.uk/ - Let Freedom Ring any project to celebrate 4th of July
http://nutcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/ - show us some texture - Ribbon and stickles
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.co.uk/ - Red White and Blue
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Flowers
http://2sisterschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - use stripes
http://www.craftdoormagazine.com/ - Anything Goes
http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://happycamperscc.blogspot.co.uk - Bling The stars and the glitter
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.co.uk/ - Stars and Stripes
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Bling


  1. The shape is so effective Alli and the way you have offset the image, plus the colours are perfect for the image.

    B x

  2. Such lovely CHEERfull card :) Love the touch of bling.


  3. Beautiful card Alli...great papers and I love the bling. Pat K x

  4. That's such a lovely bright card, great for 4th of July!

  5. Great card Alli! And congrat's once again on becoming a full member of the team!

  6. Fab card such fun and love the sparkle, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  7. Wowza Alli! There is a lot to look at there - and what a fun shape! I am delighted you entered your project in the “Red, White and Blue” Challenge - good luck!
    Design Team - Craft Your Passions
    RubberMAD (http://ggetty.blogspot.com/)

  8. Oh goodness, this is so FUN! I love the image and the colors are fabulous!

    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Little Scrap Pieces!

  9. This is just such a fun card - love the paper flowers you added also. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

  10. A really lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.

  11. This is one of the best circle easel cards I seen! Love the job you done with the colours too!

    Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Cat this week. Good luck!

  12. Fabulous, fun card. Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  13. this is fabulous. Thanks for joining us for our "Red, White and Blue" challenge at Craft Your Passion.
    DT CYP

  14. Beautiful easel card.Great shape too.Thanks for joining in with us over at Nutcrafters.Hugs Debbie x

  15. Lovely job on your easel card. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  16. This is a beauty! What a creative easel card!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s