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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 5 February 2014

Calling All Brads at Fab n Funky

Well it's Wednesday which means it's time for another challenge over at Fab n Funky. Firstly thank you to everyone who entered the last challenge and if you check out the blog the winners are posted there. Our current challenge is all about using brads in your design, large ones, small ones, plain or patterned it is up to you just show us your brads. Our fabulous sponsor this week is the super talented Kenny K - who is providing the prize check the challenge blog for details. We have as always had some super images from the sponsor to work with and in an attempt to get organised I have chosen to use my DT card as a chance to make Hubbies Valentine card.

I used Kenny K's Sexy Cupid which you can buy here 

I coloured her using a mix of mediums

Hair - Spectrum Noir - CT2, GB1, GB3 GB7
Skin - Promarkers Ivory, Satin, Vanilla and Blush
Dress - Promarkers - Poppy, Ruby and Maroon.
Wings and boots - papermania Metallic pencil in gold, overlaid with Sakura Sparkle pen
Tips of the Arrows and Earring - Sakura Glaze Christmas red 
Bow - Promarker - Cocoa and Poppy
The black highlights were added using a fine tip marker 

Once coloured I fussy cut round the image leaving a thin white border. I then mounted her onto a white heart cut using Marianne nesting dies and then mounted this onto a gold heart cut using the largest of the dies to get the lovely scalloped edge.

I used a plain white card blank and cut the front using a sizzix lattice die. I added the four brads to the corners and then lined the inside of the card with red paper, before sticking the image on top.

The sentiment was computer generated and mounted on the red paper (and is a bit of a standing joke as My hubby thinks it's incredibly funny to come up behind me grab me round the waist and shout Gotcha!) 

Inside the card I have die cut a white heart and mounted it on a red scalloped heart to write my message. 

I am entering this into the following Challenges 


  1. Great saucy image Alli, great for your hubby's Valentine card :)

  2. I love your card Alli! The image is gorgeous!

  3. What a fab card alli - great layout and just the perfect sentiment for your hubby hugs Judith x

  4. Love your layout and image choice lol. Really like how your wings and boots turned out.
    Hugs Beccy x

  5. That just made me smile...what a super card....love it..

    fiona dT

  6. Your card looks so great, Alli! Your hubby is going to love it. Hugs, Sujin

  7. This is brilliant, perfect sentiment.
    Thank you for joining our challenge (TTPH) good luck x

  8. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining Through The Purple Haze Love challenge.

    DT Pam

  9. Fabulous card Alli, great design.
    Wendy xx

  10. Wow Alli, fab card! Love the diecut/embossed background and such a fun stamp too. Gorgeous. Hugs, Wends x

  11. Back again, lovely card! Love the vibrant colours and the image is very cute! I'm sure your hubby will love it ;) Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze challenges.
    Eithne DT

  12. Fab card Ali, love the colouring
    ps could you get in touch with your swap partner on mcs, sorry couldn't find an email addy to get in touch Irene

  13. Fabulous card.The die cuts are a great backdrop for the image.My,she's a saucy one and the sentiment goes with her perfectly too.Your hubby's going to love this.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  14. Another gorgeous card, love the image you've used. Thanks for joining the fun at TTPH.xx

  15. Super card & wonderfully coloured image. Thanks for joining us at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges Hope to see you again next week
    Hugs, Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  16. Cute card, love the sparkly wings, thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze, Lynne DT xxx

  17. what a lovely card. Thank you so much for entering with Through The Purple Haze this week Sian (DT)

  18. Great card with a fun image thanks for joining our challenge this week at artistic inspirations.
    Good luck
    Fiona dt. x

  19. What a striking card. Thanks for joining us this week over at CYP. Hugs, Samantha K :) x