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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 2 April 2014

Fairy Tales and Fantasy at Fab and Funky

Thank you to everyone who entered our Christmas challenge last week and to find our if you are a winner pop over to the Fab and Funky Challenge blog to take a look.

This week we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Digital Outlet  Our theme is .....

Once Upon a Time so include anything Fairytale or Fantasy

I used this lovely Flight of Fantasy stamp to create my card.

I love the uncluttered nature of the stamp so kept the design really simple. I used a lovely background paper from the Ooh La La CD - Dreams of Tranquility. I used a fancy square die to cut round the image and then used distress ink on the border. To add to ethereal feel of the image I covered the whole image and background with white organza that I had dotted with iridescent glitter. The fabric is from a wonderful sample book that a friends mother gifted to me last year and it is full of organza and silk samples. I had some left over from covering the card so turned it into a really simple flower by gathering it at the base. I added a sprig of pearls behind and a grey organza flower from my stash for the centre. I finished off with a really simple computer generated sentiment.


  1. Alli your card is stunning! I so loved this image when I was choosing them and I love what you've done with it! The organza layer is fabulous and the handmade flower the perfect finish. Really beautiful card hun. Hugs, Wends x

  2. Your card is so pretty. Love the flower. Hugs, Sujin

  3. This is beautiful. I love the soft colours with that image. Great job Alli!