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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.

Saturday 16 November 2013

Birthday fortnight at Fab and Funky

We are now in the second part of week one, of our birthday celebrations at Fab n Funky Challenges and we are having a blast. Be sure to play along for a chance at winning one of the prizes from our fabulous sponsors!

The challenge this week is  as easy as it can get!

'Anything Goes'

So play along! It may be you that will Win one of the Prizes that we have on offer for you:

Here is my card

I used happy Birthday Princess form the Little bear range at Stampart by Kathryne who is one of our sponsors this week, scroll down to see the rest of the sponsors for the first week of our birthday fortnight.

I coloured the image using promarkers and used Sandstone and cinnamon for the fur, blossom, dusky pink and blush for the dress and vanilla for the cake. 

I used one of the spellbinders label dies I got at the NEC to cut out the image and to create teh kraft frame, I think pink and Kraft looks perfect together. I embossed a piece of pink card using a  patchwork embossing folder and mounted this onto kraft before sticking onto a 8x8 card blank I matted a piece of 6x6 patterned paper from the beach babe paper pad from fancy pants designs from craft and added this at an angle before adding my image. 

The flowers are made from Martha Stewart paper clay and the balloons are peel offs stuck onto Kraft card. The bunting is cut using a Joanna sheen signature die, and the final touches were the gems and ribbon.

So that's what I made remember this is an anything goes challenge so pop over to the Fab and Funky blog and have a look at what the other girls have done and give it a go you may win one of the prizes listed below.

Our wonderful sponsors

Prize - 5 digis of the winers Choice - and a GDT spot at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

The first South African online digital image store was launched in 2010  Digistamps4Joy (or DS4J)http://www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop/ .  In February 2012, Margy Kieser took over ownership of DS4J, and there are now two South African artists who contribute to the more than 500 images available. Margy has taken the store to new heights and the store now stocks digis that are cute, whimsical, artistic, sometimes serious, and sometimes humorous. The store has PAYPAL and EFT (South African) facilities.  Digistamps4Joy offers a monthly freebie on the first Friday of every month, and holds regular bi-weekly card challenges on our blog (http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com )that draw entries from many international card makers. Feel free to join us in our challenges!
- the prize is 5 images of the winners choice from DS4J shop

Prize is 3 images of the winners choice from the Lacy Sunshine Shop

Inky Impressions 

prize is 3 digis of the winners choice

The fabulous Flonzcraft
prize - $20 voucher to spend in store - with free shipping! how great is that!


  1. Beautiful card Alli. Love the pink & kraft together and your embossing is fabulous as well as how you did the balloons. Enjoy your weekend. Pat K x

  2. Super sweet, Alli. The dies are so pretty. Love the flowers and hearts too. Beautiful ! xx Kathryne