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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.

Tuesday 16 July 2013

One Down Twenty Three to go

When I saw the information about a new Challenge Blog starting this week I was looking forward to joining in the challenges there. Then I saw the competition they were running to win a huge bundle of crafting goodies, you can check out the details in the post below this one. So here is my first card for the competition over at Through The Purple Haze, and as the title says that means there are only twenty three more to make to be in with a chance of winning all those lovely crafting goodies.

I was asked by a work colleague to make a card for her friend's daughter who would be celebrating her Prom at school this year. The only instruction I had was 'her dress is a sort of Midnight Blue so if you could do something with that colour it would be great'

As it happened I recently picked up a magazine with a free cover disc that just happened to be the Debbi Moore Deco Rome CD.

I printed two different versions of the image off the CD one for the box lid and the decoupage for the card itself. 

The backing papers and flowers were also from the CD. To add some glitz and glamour to the card I added a glitter glaze to the main skirt of the dress - I make this myself by adding ultrafine glitter to clear glaze and then painting it over the image.

I used the same backing papers inside the card and added a name panel. The Opposite side I kept with Art Deco theme by adding a central panel that had been created using a 'Glitter Girls' embossing board and also embossed the gold corners.

To make it just a little bit more special I created a box using my Ultimate Pro and decorated the box to match using gold flowers from the CD this time.

I used a slightly different backing paper and added the embossed gold corners. The finishing touches were the little butterflies and gems for the bodies and the centres f the flowers.

My colleague loved the card and, I have now been told that the dark blue matched the dress perfectly even down to the sparkle.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.


  1. Great card. Love the why you put it all together. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


  2. What a stylish card! WOW! Love the glitter and gold.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sister Act Card challenge

    Angeline DT

  3. Stunning! you rocked it! She is sure to love it!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge!

  4. Wow! This is stunning! You have a great eye for design! I bet your colleague's friend's daughter was over the moon when she saw these! I love how you made a box and a card and the inside of the card is super-special! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges. Sounds like we'll be seeing you next week, too! Hope so!

    Darcy DT
    Through the Purple Haze Challenges

  5. Hi Alli, today is the first time that I have sat down and opened my computer, I felt the need to come and see all the beautiful creations that I have missed and wow this is absolutely stunning, the image, colours and design look stupendous.
    lorraine x

  6. Stunning! So elegant, thank you so much for sharing it with us at Through the Purple Haze challenges on our first challenge. Good luck with the Christmas competition we are running the prize is amazing! xxx

  7. Stunning! WOW! I see perfection! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge... HUGS... SK:)

  8. Wow! Awesome card!!!! Thanks for joining in the challenges.

    Tanja - DT
    Throught the purple haze

  9. love the gold and blue together, better the person receiving ti will love it.
    Love forward to seeing your next creation
    Mel DT
    Through the purple haze challenges

  10. lovely card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters Tracy x

  11. What a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze.

  12. stunning card. Thank you for playing along at through the purple haze. Sian (DT)

  13. Wow what a stunning card and beautiful inside and out...love the colour scheme and this is a super duper special card that i am sure your friends daughter loved!Many thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges and hope to see you next week...Anita x

  14. Stunning creation! Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes this time..

    Christine x