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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 14 January 2014

Anything goes over at Through the Purple Haze Challenges

The first challenge of the new year at through the Purple Haze Challenges is Anything Goes. One of my work colleagues left this week, as is teh norm on these occasions I was in charge of the card, however this time I was also asked to make git tags and a gift bag for the bottle of wine that made up part of the gift along with the lovely bracelet we had bought for Lynne.  So here they are the card two tags and a gift bag (the gift bag is a bit of a cheat I only decorated a plain one that I keep in my stash for emergencies but I was only asked to do it the night before!)

The tags were made using journalling tags from the new colour capsule range by Papermania. I die cut the letters from plain white card and stuck these down the centre and added resin roses and a silver fern leaf cut from mirror card using tattered lace dies. 

I added a silver eyelet using my cropodile and added the french navy seam biding to tie it to the top of the bags.

The bag itself was a bit of a cheat I just added some die cut flowers again made using tattered lace dies. I cut the large flowers from plain whit card and coloured them with promarkers, the smaller flowers were cut from centura pearl paper left over from the card. The white spirals are from wild Orchid crafts and the butterfly was also cut from white card and coloured using promarkers.

Finally the card it was a large 8x8 card to ensure we could all sign it inside

I used silver mirror card and centura pearl in ice blue and royal blue. the sentiment is from the My Craft Studio vintage romance CD. All the die cut elements were made using tattered lace dies and the plain white panel at teh bottom was embossed using Coture Creations tied together embossing folder. I finished it iff by adding folded tulle under the flowers and a metal butterfly.

I am happy to report that Lynne loved not only her card and gifts but the way they were packaged. Her comment on seeing the bag and tags was they've got to be one's Alli's made - she knows me too well.

I am entering the project into the following challenges 


  1. Just a fantastic project, and so well made.....just lovely. Thank you for joining us at TTPH

    Fiona DT

  2. Hi Alli!! What a gorgeous card and the tags and gift bag is just beautiful, too!!! I'm sure Lynne loved it! How could she not love it? The butterfly, flourishes, and fancy flowers are spectacular!!! Great fun! So glad you joined us again at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!

  3. Those pops of dark blue under the flowers is really special. Very lovely. That butterfly is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at TTPH this week.

  4. Gorgeous set, great work. Thanks for joining us at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  5. This set is beautiful Lynn. I love the detail and how it all co-ordinates. I notice you are a fellow scouser. It's always good to know. Thank you for joining us over at TTPH Challenges for our first challenge of the year. - becky DT

  6. What a beautiful card and tag set. Love your dies and color combinations.. Thanks for joining us over at Through the Purple Haze.

    Pam DT

  7. Happy New Year Alli! I absolutely love these. So pretty and delicate - I'm not surprised she loved them!

    Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges.

    Lucy DT x

  8. Great job! This is just a very beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing this at Card Mania Challendges. We hope to see you back very soon!

  9. Wonderful creation! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  10. What a stunning set you have made, love all the embellis you have use!! Thank you for playing with us at Artistic Inspirations this time, hugs Kate DT

  11. An absolutely gorgeous set.So beautifully coordinated and embellished.Fabulous work.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  12. Such a beautiful gift set!
    Thank you for playing with us at Card Mania Challenges!
    Smiles, Kaly