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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.

Monday 16 March 2015

She's in Fashion at Ooh La La Creations

Hello fellow bloggers. Firstly thank you to all those who entered our last challenge of 'Lots of Folds' there were some gorgeous projects and some really interesting folds submitted. To see if you have made the top three please check out the Ooh La La Creations Challenge blog.

The challenge for the next two weeks is....
 'She's in Fashion'

I used an image and papers from the 'Femme Fatale' CD 

The background paper was made by taking a sample from one of the papers in the ATC section of the CD and then using the tile command on My Craft Studio to expand it to a full 8x8 paper. I matted this onto black card stock before attaching it to my base card. I then added a panel from the bonus papers lace folder, which had also been mounted on black card stock.

I printed two copies of the topper and matted one on black card stock, and just cut the hat from the other which I then layered onto the original image to add depth.

The black flowers were fussy cut from another of the lace paper designs and I added sparkly centres. Two die cut feathers cut from black gloss card stock and two stick pins I made from recycled charity shop jewellery finds and a small piece of net (from a net bag that contained the chestnuts we used at Christmas) complete the embellishments.

The sentiment was printed onto a background that I had sampled from the sleeve of the dress on the main image.

Inside the card I added two panels of lace paper from the bonus paper CD and a scalloped circle die cut bearing the happy birthday greeting.

I look forward to seeing all the entries for this challenge so have fun and don't forget to link your entry back to http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/


  1. WOW this is so beautiful that image is breathtaking so is the awesome design, spectacular creation.
    lorraine x

  2. Ooohhh I love this. That lace background paper is scrummy. Hugs Wynn x

  3. A super card and I so love the lace paper inside, very pretty. Jx

  4. What a beautiful card I love this image and your design is wonderful. It's nice to be working with you at Ooh al al DT.
    I'm really enjoying seeing everyones cards.

    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards– my personal blog}

  5. Gorgeous card! I love those papers too!
    Dawn xx