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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 9 December 2013

Use a Doily differently at Ooh La La Creations

Well it's Monday and time for our latest fortnightly challenge at Ooh La La Creations. Thank you to everyone who entered our last challenge and the winners can be found on the Challenge blog This time Ciska has set the challenge of using a doily in a different way. so here is my creation made using bonus papers and images from the Yesterdays Memories CD which you can purchase over on the Ooh La La Creations Website.

I used an 8x8 card blank and covered it with the pink spotty paper I then distressed the lovely subtle pink plaid paper before adding a cut out from a paper pad in my stash - I have had it so long the cover has come adrift so not sure who made it. The image was matted onto black card and I used a quickie glue pen to add dry stickles distress glitter in clear rock candy- sadly this doesn't show up that well in the photo but it does add a lovely sparkle to the card.

I used two doilies one I folded both into 4 to make quarters and then cut one quarter from the doily I then folded and tucked behind the image. The other doily I cut into 4 quarters and along with the odd one from the other doily rolled each of these into a cone shape sticking them along the join. I then stuck them side by side to form the parasol and stuck a die cut umbrella handle behind them. Before sticking to the card I flattened and pleated then to give the effect of the parasol being partially open. I finished off with a die cut sentiment, some grey pearls, small sweetheart flowers, and a bow topped with a dazzler.


  1. The doily parasol looks stunning and love the way you used such subtle yet beautiful colors

  2. I love the way you have made the parsol. Very effective