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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 31 August 2015

Signs of Autumn at OOH La La Creations

Hi Everyone, Once again thank you to everyone who entered our 'One for The Boys' Challenge there were some superb entries and to see if made the top 3 please check the Ooh La La Challenge blog

Our theme this time is ....

Signs of Autumn

I used the Paula Oakley Collection CD for my Card this time. Paula is incredibly talented and her paintings have an almost photographic quality to them.

Latest CD

I thought Autumn Catnap was just perfect for this challenge.

The backing papers are all from the same folder and I matted them all onto black card stock before sticking them to an Ivory card blank. I matted the image onto black then ivory and then added this at an angle. I made the sentiment by shrinking the backing paper down to compress the colour banding - using MCS and then added the wording. I matted it onto black then ivory to match the image and then added 3 small gems. The flowers were made by using pages from an old book the paper was very thin so I glued several pages together and coated them in Mod Podge before I cut them out using a Tim Holtz die and used gems in autumn tones for the centres. The leaves are just peel offs that I put onto ivory card stock and then cut round and I added a real skeleton leaf to finish.


  1. Great card Alli and a super cat - he's well relaxed isn't he. Unlike my cat who is daft as a brush and decided to climb up the disused central heating chimney. When our boiler was moved, the old pipe work remained as it was boxed in by units - we never thought a cat would choose to go under a work surface and climb up!!!! (It's blocked now!) Jx

  2. I love this image Allison. All the added leaves are fab.....don't look like peel offs to me. You've done a great job with them. Hugs Wynn

  3. A gorgeous card Alli, such an adorable image - your flowers are fabulous.