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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.

Tuesday 1 October 2013

Twelve down Twelve to go

So this week finds us at the midway point of the Challenge at Through the Purple Haze for an incredible bundle of crafting goodies. The Theme this week is Halloween and I used a dig stamp from the Simply Betty Spooky Hollow collection.

I coloured the image using a mixture of  Spectrum Noir and promarkers

Skin FS1, FS3, TN2, PP2
Hair Promarkers Cool Grey 3, 4, 5 and Shale
Clothes OR1 and Bright Orange, LV3, PL4, PL5

The purple background paper is from My Craft Studios Essential Backgrounds CD and the white spider web paper is from Ooh La La's Faithful Friends CD.

I didn't have a spider web die so I drew one free hand on white card and cut it out by hand using decoupage scissors. I stuck it t the top left of the card and then used stickles iridescent glitter glue over it and as the thread for my spider to crawl up.

I also used glitter glue on my image and as the flashes coming from her wand.

The bright Green ribbon was from my stash and the pumpkins, bats and spider were from a bag of table confetti that I picked up in my local supermarket last year.

I am entering this card into the following challenges 


  1. Lovely card Love the Stickles. Thanks for joining our Halloween Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  2. love it.....thanks for joining us at TTPH

    fiona DT

  3. Lovely card, done a great job on drawing your own spider web love the glitter too thanks so much for joining us over at Through The Purple Haze ~ Denise DT ~

  4. love your card and spider also the web is good thanks for sharing with CWLC this week
    Rachel DT

  5. Hi Alli! I always look forward to your fabulous cards!! This one with that wonderful image is totally cool! Love the spider web and the glitter!!! Thanks for joining us this week again at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!!

    Darcy DT

  6. Fab card, love the stickles!! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our HALLOWEEN Challenge!

  7. what a great card love the way you used all the different stickles. The bats are fun too.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with love challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  8. I love this card, the sparkling elements add such a spooky and dare I say it, pretty touch! Your witch is stirring up quite a bit of mischief on Halloween. Very cool card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at Opus Gluei, thanks for coming over to play with us and our Halloween theme. I hope we entice you back for more challenges with us!

  9. Beautiful card :) love the colours and image. Wow, well done on the spider web, it looks great. Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.
    Eithne DT

  10. Sparkles and witches are so cool together. Love your details. The coloring on the witch is perfect. Thank you so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.