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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 1 August 2016

Ribbons and Bows at Ooh La La Creations

Firstly thanks for all your wonderful entries into the 'Add Some Texture' challenge last time. to see if you have made the top three check out the Ooh La La Creations Challenge blog

It is my turn to choose a challenge this time and I decided to go with...

 Ribbons and Bows.

I used the 'Yesterday's Memories CD you can purchase your copy in the online shop by clicking on the image below.

Here is the card I made using the Wedding day folder of  images and papers which I have adapted for a Wedding Anniversary.

I had some lovely deep pink ribbon with a sparkle in it and used this to wrap round a panel of the paler backing paper from the folder. I then mounted this onto gold card and added it to the top of the darker backing paper which had also been mounted on gold card and a piece off lace wrapped round it.

I was left with a tiny scrap of the sparkle ribbon and cut a v shaped tail to tuck under the topper with the seniment so that it was not wasted (I hate wasting crafting bits and bobs) added a deep burgundy organza bow and a few pearls to finish.

Be sure to pop over to the Ooh La La Challenge blog to see what the DT have come up with for this challenge. 


  1. What a great card and nice for an anniversary too.

  2. Beautiful card Allison love the ribbon.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. A fabulous card Alli, such a beautiful image and pretty colours. You chose a great challenge theme.

  4. Very lovely. The piece of ribbon cut to match the sentiment tag is a great idea

  5. Lovely traditional image and pretty ribbon.....you can see the sparkle. Wynn xx