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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 21 August 2013

You can Stick it at Fab n Funky

Good Morning everyone, 

It's time for another challenge  at Fab 'n Funky. Thank you to all that joined us in last week's challenge, what wonderfully summery projects you shared with us and over 100 entries too. To see if you were chosen as the winner pop over to the challenge blog and take a look.

This week it's Ciska's turn to choose the theme and I've chosen:

"You Can Stick It" or Use Stickers or Peel Offs on your project (anything that sticks on its own really)

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo, who provided us with some great images.

I used their Paisley Elephant design to make my card with an Indian feel to it.

I started by adding black peel off paisley shapes to my white base card and colouring some of designs with a gold marker pen. The backing paper is from My Craft Studio Magical Mystical Metallics CD Rom and I matted this onto gold and red mirror card and trimmed to leave a narrow border. I printed the elephant onto super smooth card stock and filled in some for the pattern using a gold marker pen. matted him onto gold then red mirror card and added the peel off corners and borders. 

I printed the sentiment on the computer and chose a font that had a slight Sanskrit look to the letter shapes. I then added the dancing Krishna peel off to red mirror card and fussy cut around the  edges and added them to the card. finishing of with some black gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges 


  1. This is gorgeous Alli, love the elephant.
    Wendy xx

  2. Beautiful card Alli with wonderful attention to detail. Love the stickers and font you've used. Pat K xx

  3. Love this card it shouts exotic and India.
    Beccy x

  4. Love your card Alli, great way of using up some peel off stash :)

  5. This is so original and amazing, love the elephant's silhouette with all these paisleys. I would like to thank you for entering my 'C... is for challenge' blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
    Anna xxx

  6. Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen