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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 23 October 2013

It's Fab n Funky to get distressed

Good Morning everyone, It's Wednesday so that means it's a new challenge over at the Fab N Funky Challenge blog. Thanks to everyone who entered our Spots and Stripes challenge last week you can see the winners over on teh blog.

This week Beccy is the host and she has chosen the theme of s


That could be distressing the edges or using distress inks or distress embossing powders
the choice is yours.

We have two fabulous sponsors for you this week


prize $20 shop voucher (plus free shipping)

also offering 12% discount in shop to all challenge entrants 



Who is offering 5 digis to the winner.

I was thrilled to be able to work with this gorgeous Lacy Sunshine Victorian Winter Emily image 

I coloured her in Sepia tones something I have never tried before. I used Spectrum Noir pens 
skin FS1,2,3, TN1, 2,
Hair EB3,4,5
Clothes TN1, 2,3,5 7,8 EB4,5

For the background I embossed a piece of Centura bronze coloured paper and then tore the edges 
I added pieces of patterned paper from my scraps box that were also torn at the edges. An oval f green embossed paper was used behind the fussy cut image and I added lace, the die cut lamp post and greeting, and the flowers made with Tattered Lace inter florals dies. I finished off with some liquid pearls along the lace, a wooden hanging ornament tied with bakes twine and three pretty stick pins.

I finished the inside of the card using patterned paper from the Papermania range, and added panels that were hand cut from white card. The finishing touches the curling ivy leaves at the edges cut using Tattered Lace oriental ivy die.

I am entering this card into the following challenges 


  1. Gorgeous card Alli. Fabulous image and great distress design. hugs, Pat k x

  2. Great card Allie, super image and lovely card design.

    Pat xx

  3. This is gorgeous love the sepia colours - I have this image just hope I can do as good a job.

    Hugs Beccy x

  4. Wonderful Alli, so much happening on the card but it all works really well together.

  5. Fabulous just wonderful card.....

    fiona DT

  6. Love this card there is so much detail and your colouring is super, tanks for joining us at TTPH
    Nicola DT

  7. Such a very wonderful card, so much detail. Thanks for playing along at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  8. Glorious card, Alli. I love your colouring and fab embellishments for extra dimension. Lovely inside too.

    Rachel x