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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 3 August 2015

Nautical but Nice at Ooh La La Creations

Hi Everyone, Once again thank you to everyone who entered our 'Christmas in July' 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 ....


I used the gorgeous Femme Fatale CD for the topper for my creation. click on the image below to purchase your own copy.

The papers were from the Kidiwinks CD and the Fleur D'imagination CD

I found the topper in the ATC section of the CD and used the digital punch facility on My Craft Studio to cut her out in an oval. I then overlaid this on to a background from the Kidiwinks CD before printing off. The  seagull paper is also from the kidiwinks CD which I matted and layered onto silver pearl card and black card. I stuck the background to an 8x8 card and then added a strip of paper from the Fleur D'imagination CD across the centre. I mounted my topper on black card before adding it to my design. The wording is cut using an x-cut die from black card which had had silver gilding wax applied randomly over the surface. I had the pirate embellishments in my stash and added them to finish the card along with 3 white enamel dots.


  1. This is a great layout and I love the combination of your added embellishments Great take on the theme!! W x

  2. Great image for the challenge - so different but fitting. I don't often use the punches in MCS - will have to give it a go as this looks great.
    Lynn x

  3. A fabulous card Alli, great image and design.

  4. Fabulous card Alli. Great image and I love all your little extras. Michelle x

  5. Great card Alli, you lost me a bit on the technicalities but that would come as no surprise I'm sure! Jx