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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.

Wednesday 15 January 2014

Recipe Challenge at Fab N Funky

Good Morning,

Thanks to everyone who entered our celebration challenge over at Fab n Funky last week pop over to the blog to check if you won.

The challenge this week is to work to a recipe which is

1 Image
2 Buttons
3 Papers

Our sponsor this week is the super Dilly Beans Digi Stamps
Dilly Beans Digi Stamps

with a super prize for the winner.

The Design Team were lucky enough to have some fantastic images from Dilly Beans to play with and here is my card:

I fell in love with this image the first time I saw it and, I used Sakura Glaze pens to colour it which has resulted in an enamel texture to the finished piece. As much as I went for bright colours it would also work really well with Black and White to give a 'Zentangle' type feel to the card.  The papers were freebies from a magazine and were designed by Jennifer Ellory, and finally the buttons were just from my stash. 


  1. this is just fab Alli - I just love the colours and the layout is just perfect with it hugs Judith x

  2. Super card for the challenge this week Alli, love the colours you have used on the image.

    Pat xx

  3. Love what you did with this Alli. Beccy x