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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 30 October 2013

Fab n Funky Halloween

Good morning everyone,

We had so many  beautiful entries for last weeks Distress challenge.
Big THANK YOU from all of us for playing along. If you want to know if you were one of our lucky winners, then please check the Fab n Funky Challenge blog 

Now on to this weeks challenge and the theme is 


Our sponsor this week

Bugaboo Stamps

We had some great images to work with and I chose Silhouette - Happy Halloween Cat from bugaboo stamps to make a really simple easel card. 

I printed the image onto white card stock and then coloured it using a Bright Orange Promarker, to add a mottled effect to teh background I coloured over some of the areas at random several times to get a deeper tone. 

I then printed the image again and fussy cut the cat to give a bit of dimension to the card. Finally I added some bats spiders and a pumpkin from some Halloween confetti I had left over from last year.

The stopper on the card is a piece of spider web paper that I had left over from another project. 


  1. Great card Alli. Great colouring on the background as well, I thought it was DP at first.

  2. Simple but fun card Alli! Great idea to use a Promarker to create depth in your background!

  3. Super Halloween card Alli. Love how you fussy cut the cat and the added bats and pumpkin complete the scene. xx