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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 12 October 2015

Pretty in Pink at Ooh La La Creations

Hi Everyone, Once again thank you to everyone who entered our 'Lets Get Krafty' Challenge there were some really great entries and to see if made the top 3 please check the Ooh La La Challenge blog

Our theme this time is ....

Pretty in Pink

For my DT piece this time I used the Paula Oakley Collection CD and you can purchase your copy by clicking on the link below.

Latest CD

This is actually one of the sample pieces I made for the launch of the CD on Create and Craft 

I used the image from the Hearts and Laces folder on the CD and the plaid backing paper is from the same folder the pink 'textured' paper is from the bonus papers folder.

The bag was one I had left over after making the gift bags for my two youngest grandsons' Christenings

I started by cutting the pink textured paper in two and sticking it top and bottom of a plain white A 4 card that I had run through a patchwork embossing folder. I resized the image to make it larger and used a large oval die to cut it out and used double sided foam tape to stick it to the centre of the panel.I die cut the lettered bunting from white card and backed this with green card before arranging it underneath the oval and securing it. The teddy and 'baby Girl' were cut from white card stock and added to the panel.

Once I had completed the panel I stuck it to the bag using super sticky tape. I then positioned the bunting along the top and cut a length of lace which I secured behind the bunting and then stuck this along the top panel. The flowers and heart pins are from my stash.

On the back of the bag I used another of the backing papers from the Hearts and Laces folder and wrapped ribbon threaded lace top and bottom before securing to the bag. I added a strip of white card that had been embossed through a Patchwork embossing folder. I die cut three hearts in decreasing sizes from white, and green card stock and the plaid backing paper and hen attached this to the centre of the patchwork strip.

I added a die cut sentiment to the heart and then covered a plain white tag with the plaid paper and added a die cut teddy bear, before looping the tag round one of the handles. I added some white die cut butterflies and tied pink and white organza ribbon bows around the base of the handles on each side.

I am entering this into the following challenge
http://myshericrafts.blogspot.co.uk/ - Pink and Pretty


  1. Oh Alli this is absolutely stunning and I must say this is my favourite image from the cd.
    And you have used it so well.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  2. Very pretty bag and great use of the CD which us one of my favorites. Hugs Wynn x

  3. Such a pretty gift bag Alli, my favourite image on this CD - a lovely pink project.

  4. Loved these the moment you first posted them, just gorgeous, Jx

  5. Beautiful bag! So very precious! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  6. Beautifully decorated bag! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    Glenda's Cards