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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 18 January 2016

Join us 'In The Country' at Ooh La La Creations

Hello everyone and thank you for all your lovely girlie entries into our challenge over the last fortnight. To see if you were chosen as one of the top three please go to the Ooh La La Challenge blog.

This fortnight our theme is

'In The Country'

Back in September we went to Wales for a week and was able to try my new camera out on some glorious scenery. I decided when doing scrapbook of the holiday that I wanted these pictures on a 12x12 page so having chosen a neutral paper for the base I ripped a piece out of the top and inked the edges of the tear before adding a piece of backing paper from the Paula Oakley Collection CD in the gap. I then used various papers from teh bonus paper folder on the Dreams of Tranquility CD to make the layers. These papers are truly gorgeous being taken from photographs of natural textures such as bark and cedar branches then printed in several different colours. I chose touse the tones of brown and light green for the papers I used here.


  1. What a super scrap page, and what gorgeous countryside - I love the great outdoors and I think your photos capture the beauty perfectly, Jx

  2. What a super scrap page, I love your design and photos. The great outdoors indeed! Jx

  3. A fabulous layout Ali, gorgeous photographs - the scenery looks beautiful.

  4. This is a lovely layout and great use of Dreams of Tranquilty CD. Wynn x