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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.

Monday 25 November 2013

Happy Birthday with Ooh La La Creations

Good Morning Everyone.
Thank you so much for all your wonderful stitched creations for the last challenge you can find the winners over at the Ooh La La Challenge Blog.

This week it is all about birthday's. I have again used the fabulous Shawn Jenkins CD. I have to say this appears to have very quickly become a firm favourite with the Ooh La La design team girls. You can get your copy on the Ooh La La website

I used the Nautical folder to make this card for my Brother-in-laws birthday, although he does not  live by the sea he does have several nautical decorative elements in his house, and his bathroom has a definite seaside theme.

I printed off the topper and then matted it onto bright orange pearlised paper. I did the same with two of the backing papers and the sentiment. I layered these up as shown on an A5 landscape card and then used string to make the 'rope coils'.

The finishing touches were the starfish made from Martha Stewart paper clay coloured orange and pushed into a silicone mould for different sized stars once released and before they fully dried I added texture with a pin and squeezed each leg slightly so that they looked more natural. I glued them on with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. The paper clay is fabulous for moulding embellishments for cards as it is so light weight it keeps the postage costs down, but it also has the advantage of air drying so no need to heat it up. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow this is a gorgeous masculine creation with a wonderful marine theme.
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