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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 18 September 2013

Leaves at Fab n Funky

Hello everybody it's time for a new Fab N Funky Challenge 
Thank you to all who joined us in last week's challenge. The DT had a great time looking at all the wonderful creations that were kindly shared with us! 
Please check the challenge blog for the winners and top 3  Congratulations to you all. there were some wonderful creations and thank you all for sharing them with us.

The theme for this weeks challenge as chosen by Pat K is 


Our sponsor is StampArt Design by Kathryne 
who our offering our First Prize Winner the choice of 5 digital images

Here is my creation 

I have used Autumn Delights from Kathryne 

The image was coloured using a combination of inks and watercolours. I printed the image onto water colour paper then used watercolours ivory and ochre to colour the face and hands and then the rest is done in distress inks 
Dungarees - Faded Jeans
Shirt Olive
Neckerchief and heart patch - Barn Door 
Shoes and Hat - Brushed Corduroy
Hair - Wild Honey
Birds and ground  - Frayed Burlap
Leaves Forest Moss and Rusty Hinge
Fence - Aged Mahogany
Pumpkin - Marigold
Sky - Broken China 

Once teh image was dry I matted it onto a really dark green pearlescent paper and trimed to leave a narrow border.

The background paper is from a My Craft Studio CD Wishes and whispers and looks like handmade paper with leaves embedded in it this was also matted onto the dark green pearlescent paper and I added a layer of KRAFT card to it which had individual die cut leaves stuck to it. The leaves were originally die cut from white card then lightly pressed into a piece of cut and dry foam that had been prepared with flitter glue, and they were then dropped into red gold or copper thunder gilding flakes to get the metallic finish before being stuck to the Kraft card.

I then stuck this panel to teh backing panel and the whole thing was wrapped with a lovely rust coloured satin ribbon which was tied in a loose bow and then ends left to hang down the front f teh card before teh water coloured panel was added,

Inside the card I used more of the backing paper from the CD and distressed teh edges before colouring with bundled sage distress ink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges 


  1. Super card Alli, love the colours and the great leaves.

    Pat xx

  2. Beautiful card. Gorgeous paper and the blingie leaves are fab.

    Huggsss, Angelique

  3. The gold leaf leaves are brilliant! Well done Alli! Thank you for sharing your project in the “Autumn Colors” Challenge at Craft Your Passion.
    Design Team - Craft Your Passion
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  4. I love your gilded leaves. A terrific fall card - so glad you've joined us this week at ABC Challenges.

  5. awww such a cute card!!!

    Thank you for participatin in CYP challenge!
    Craft Your Passion DT