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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 6 November 2013

Traditional Christmas Colours at Fab N Funky

Good morning all!

This week the challenge over at Fab n Funky is traditional Christmas Colours now that doesn't mean yiou have to make a Christmas project just something in traditional Christmas Colours such as 

Red, Green, Gold, Silver  maybe some black (for Santas boots!) 
- I'm sure you get the picture

Of course at the same time we'd love to see your Christmas cards
one more card for Christmas can only be a good thing!!

We have a fabulous sponsor this week

and the great prize on offer is
5 images of the winners choice

I worked with lovely Santa Clause 2 and We wish you a Merry Christmas stamps

I think Santa has a lovely retro feel to him and kept the colouring really simple I used Promarkers and for his face I used Ivory Satin and Blush and for the hat berry red and poppy. For the Greeting I used Holly for the letters and berry red for the border. 

I used a lovley rich mat gold card from Hunky Dory and embossed it using Christmas Patchwork 6x6 folder from Crafters Companion. I then added the sentiment panel and Santa who had a bit of flower soft and some iridescent sparkles added to his hair beard and hat. The finishing touch was a poinsettia cut using Tattered Lace Winter florals dies and coloured using Berry red, Holly and Canary yellow Promarkers.

I am entering the card into the following challenges 
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Bling it up - the glitter on Santa
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk - Anything Goes so long as it's Christmas 


  1. I loooooove your embossing folder and that you used the image more as an embellishment works really well.
    Beccy x

  2. Beautiful Christmas card Alli.
    Wendy xx

  3. Love the way you've used the embossed background (I have that folder and love it) - super card for both CHNC challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. I so want the patchwork embossing folder that you have shown o your card. It really looks effective and love your retro father Christmas. Thank you for joining in at crafty Hazelnuts extra. hugs Mrs a. (GDT).