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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 29 February 2016

Add a Sentiment for Ooh La La Creations

Hello everyone,
So this blog will go live on the 29th February 2016 - I wonder what you will all do with your extra day. I will be using my extra day to top up  my fitness before taking on the Cancer Research Challenge of 10,000 steps a day in March. I plan to use the challenge to get out more and photograph my local area and scrap book the results Anyone who wants to keep updated on my progress can check it out here

Now back to the task in hand and it is a huge thank you all for your entries into our Clean and Simple challenge at Ooh La La Creations last time out. There were some beautiful projects entered to see if you have been chosen as our top three pop over to the Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog. Whilst you are there you can check out the DT projects for the new challenge this fortnight
' Add a Sentiment'

For my project I chose my favourite image from the Yesterdays Memories CD to work with. You can purchase a copy of this CD from the Ooh La La Creations web site  by clicking on the image below 

The inspiration for this card came when I saw some sets of ribbons and buttons in my local LIDL store for £1.00 I obtained 5 reels of pretty ribbon with three coordinating buttons for each design.  Having got the ribbons home I decided that the pattern on this one would work perfectly with my favourite image from The Yesterdays' Memories CD. 
 I used the backing papers from the same folder on the CD to make a multi layered background wrapping the ribbon that had been threaded through a charm of the Eiffel Tower around the centre panel. 
I don't what it is about this image, if it is the name of the folder on the CD which is Ooh La La, but the very first time I was sent it to work with I thought of Paris in the 1930's. In my head the young lady has woken up in  her apartment on a Sunday morning and is surveying the world from her balcony. I imaging the balcony has long drapes with tasselled tie backs hence the die cut at the side of the topper.

I added a further die cut this time of the Eiffel Tower again in pale lilac, to compliment the grey tones in teh backing papers. I then added two strips of die cut bunting. 

I made my own sentiments by printing onto small sections of one of the backing papers and then matting these onto the lilac card.

Inside I have lined the card with backing paper and it is now in my stock of cards that I keep to send to people and before it is sent I will add a personalised panel into the card as well.

So that's me done for this blog and I'm off to polish my trainers ready to 'walk all over Cancer' starting tomorrow.


  1. Happy walking Alli and I look forward to seeing all your photos on your travels! Super card today, love your image choice, and is that a new sash die I spy? Great card, Jx

    1. Thanks Janice and yes it is a new sash die. I couldn't resist when I saw it. Alli xx

  2. A super card Alli, a beautiful image and lots of lovely details.

  3. Ooh La La Alli.....cute card. Love the ribbon. We've not had these ribbons yet in Cyprus. Must look out for them. We rely on Lidls here for craft card etc. as we've no specific craft shops grrrr. I love your card and the layout. Good luck with the walking....what a great idea and look forward to seeing all the piccies. Wynn x