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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.

Friday 12 July 2013

Hippie Birthday

Being a child of the 60's when I saw the wonderful range of Hippie Chick stamps over at Lacy Sunshine's I just had to have them. Heather Valentin has perfectly captured the spirit of the 'Summer of Love' and all things 60's they are just gorgeous.

Here's my first card using Blossom

I coloured her using Spectrum Noir Markers
Skin FS1 FS2 FS3 TN1
Hair TN2 GB1 GB2 GB3
Clothes - I used CG2 for the background of the dress and then used the Fluorescent range of pens from the brights set.
Flower - LY1 GB1 and OR1 then glittered using stickles iridescent glitter glue

The sentiment is from the Hippie Bits range from Lacy Sunshine and has been coloured using the Fluorescent range of Spectrum Noir Pens

The backing paper is from a CD - MCS Carousel of Classics and was one of the first CD's I ever owned as it was free with my very first subscription to Quick Cards Made Easy in 2008.

I Fussy cut teh image and mounted her on an oval of purple card which has been in my stash for a couple of years and then mounted this onto bright yellow card and trimmed it to give a narrow border.

The flowers are die cut from various papers from my stash including some fluorescent vellums, I added the polka dot buttons as centres.

I added a large daisy charm and then used alphabet beads to spell out the word birthday.

I'm off now to make some more cards with the other Hippie Chicks from the range.

I am entering this card into the following Challenges
http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - two words
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://digitallysweetchallenges.blogspot.ca/ - Anything Goes with bright Colours
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Good Luck Charm
http://digidarlas.blogspot.co.uk/ - make an easel card
http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Charming
http://lacysunshinechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes with hand coloured image
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ - Birthday
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything Goes
http://useittuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Birthdays


  1. Fab card, Alli! Really groovy colours and colouring.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  2. WOW! gorgeous card and image... love those bright colors...awesome card! Thanks for joining us this week at Sister Act Card Challenge (always ATG)... HUGS - SK :)

  3. What a fun card! Love all the themed details including the charm :) Thanks for playing along at the Digi Darla Challenge Blog!

  4. This is wonderful,love it. Thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug.

  5. How fun is this? Looks just like Berkeley & SF to me~! Great card! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Aud Sentiments!

  6. Super fun card, Alli! Love the sixties theme! So glad you joined us in this weeks Anything Goes Challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope you'll join us again!

    :) Becky G
    Bugaboo DT Member

  7. Love that image and you colored her beautifully! What a fantastic easel card!
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

  8. Wow this is a really fun card! Love the right colors! Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet Challenges!

    Elizabeth Campua DSCDT

  9. Love this retro hippy card - fab colours and images
    thanks for joining us at LCI this month
    Lisa x

  10. Great card so colorful and funny!
    Thanks for sharing at Use it tuesday

  11. A fantastic colourful card Thanks for joining in the Lacy Sunshine Challenge

  12. So cute! Don't you just love that digi. It's so colorful!
    Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  13. A super card and such great colours.
    Thanks for joining in at Lacy Sunshine this time and good luck x

  14. What an awesome card! You captured the '60's look so beautifully! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  15. Fun card! Great colors! Thanks for sharing with us at Use it Tuesday.