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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.

Thursday 29 August 2013

Seven Down Seventeen to go - Funky Girls

At Through The Purple Haze this week the theme is funky girls and boys here is my design

The image is from Kenny K and I coloured her using spectrum Noirs, I added highlights to her hair shoes jeans and t shirt using glitter gel pens. The backing papers and the flowers are from Hot off the press as is the little tag. I aged the image slightly using brown ink and went round the edges of the flowers using a glitter gel pen. The paper clip is from a box I picked up at my local supermarket. I finished off with cosmic shimmer black pearl pva to make the flower centres and the  pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ funky girls and boys


  1. Oh what a super CArd....i love it and the colous are fab..... thanks for joining us ..

    Fiona DT

  2. Hi Alli! I always look forward to seeing your latest creation and entry at Through the Purple Haze Challenges! This is a great and funky card! Love your Kenny K image and your coloring is brilliant! Love your use of the glitter gel pens in just the right places for highlighting! See you next week!!

    Darcy DT TTPHC

  3. Gorgeous card, I love the paperclip! Thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze challenges, Lynne DT xxx

  4. Ohhhhh, now she is funky & sassy & cool, well done. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us again at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges xxx

    Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  5. I love the background papers on this card Alli. I really enjoy seeing what you come up with each week as you have such a fabulous range of ideas.
    Good luck and thanks for entering the challenge this week.
    Through The Purple Haze DT