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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.

Monday 20 July 2015

Christmas in July at Ooh La La Creations

Hi Everyone, Once again thank you to everyone who entered our 'All That Glitters' Challenge there were some gorgeous entries and to see if made the top 3 please check the Ooh La La Challenge blog

Our theme this time is ....
Christmas in July

I know some people groan when Christmas is mentioned this early in the year but if you make something for this challenge that's one thing less to do nearer the big day.

I used the Shawn Jenkins CD to purchase your copy click on the image below.

I decided to try something a little different for this card so rather than printing off the lovely backing papers and matching topper, I just went to the embellishments folder on the CD. The lovely image of the ice skates is already there in the form of a bauble so I took that as my starting point.

In addition to the Ice skate bauble I also printed the snowflake bunting and the diamond patterned bunting. I added the letters to the diamond pattern bunting using my craft studio. I printed one topper from the Believe folder.

I cut out all the elements the two baubles in the background and the blue bow at top centre were cut from the Believe topper. I added glitter to the two baubles and bow and also added glitter to the ice skates.

I embossed white pearl card with a snow flake folder and then matted this onto white glitter card and a pale lilac pearl card.

I used strings of silver sequins to 'hang' the baubles, then added the bunting and the glittered bow across the top. I raided my die cut box to see what embellishments I had, the leaves flowers and snow flakes were all left over from last year's Christmas crafting and were cut using a mixture of Tattered Lace and Joanna Sheen dies. I then just played around with what I had until I was happy with the design The Happy Christmas Banner was one left over from a pack from about 5 years ago which I bought at 'Lakeland'. Once I was happy and all the flowers were stuck down I added Gem and pearl centres to finish.

I am entering this card into the following Challenges
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/  Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - Anything Goes
http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ _ Christmas in July
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Christmas/winter in July
http://craftygalscornerchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ -Christmas in July

Monday 6 July 2015

All that Glitters at Ooh La La Creations

Good morning everyone in blog land. Firstly thank you for entering our Happy Birthday challenge at Ooh La La Creations there were some stunning cards. To check to see if you were in the top three pop over to the  Ooh La La Creations Challenge blog.

The theme for the next two weeks is...

All That Glitters.

So get out your glitter and gems and show us your creations.

I used an image and backing papers from the Shawn Jenkins collection to purchase a copy of the CD click on the image below.

I printed off the backing paper and mounted it on purple glitter card then wrapped glittery silver ribbon around a contrasting strip of backing paper and stuck this across the middle. I then added self adhesive lace from do crafts over the ribbon to tone it down slightly.

I added the words With Love to the image before printing it off and mounted it on the same purple glitter card before adding it to the card. I added the glitter gems and used stickles glitter glue on the large flowers in the image.

from the scraps of purple glitter card I cut the large flower using a 'Tattered Lace' Trio die. he small purple flowers were cut and embossed using a Sheen Douglass 'Sweet William' die. I also cut some vellum flowers and some leaves using 'Tattered Lace' trios and layered the flowers up before adding the gem centres. The little silver birds and the silver flourishes were from my die cut box - They were all one piece but had been bent in the centre so I snipped away the damaged part and cut the rest up to make the flourishes and birds.

I am entering this card in the following Challenges
http://cdsundaychallenge.blogspot.co.uk Flitter and Flutter Challenge