About Me

My photo
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.

Monday 22 July 2013

For the one you love at Ooh La La Creations

Hello everyone, we had some great entries for our Ebony and Ivory Challenge last week and you can see the winners over at Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog. Whilst you're there check out the fabulous DT cards for the current challenge chosen by Chris

For the one I love - here is my card,

I chose to use the image and papers from the together forever on the Everyday Occasions CD. I matted the image and all the paper panels onto pale pink card stock. I used a 6x6 card base and layered up the panels. The ribbon is seam binding which was white but I coloured with my distress inks using bundled sage to get a matching colour. I let it dry whilst it was wrinkles to get the lovely effect of crushed silk. The flowers were from a decoupage sheet I had in my stash.

The insert was made by using the backing paper printed at 50% opacity via MCS and the other side was a DL insert I shrunk down to fit inside the card.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges.
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes


  1. Sorry I've been such a bad blogger the last few weeks Alli and hands up and admit this is mostly copy and paste, but just wanted to thank you for your visits whilst I have been poorly, hopefully when we return from holiday I will back to normal - whatever that is !

    B x

  2. Ali this is beautiful such a gorgeous image.
    Chris x

  3. A fabulous card... love the design and colours.

    Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes this time.

    Christine x