Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ali Stanney - Guest Designer

This is our last week for our Guest Designer.
I am sad to see it come to an end.
I would like to thank everyone that participated with us.
All the projects have been so fabulous.

This week is no exception!!
We have Ali Stanney with us this week.
She has two gorgeous projects to share with us week but first lets learn a little about Ali...

I am 41 years old or young, depending on which way you like to look at it, and discovered cardmaking about 5 years ago, when I took a temporary break from my job as an infant school teacher after working for 15 years, to look after my family. I have been married to Simon for almost 19 years and our 3 little ones are aged 11yrs, 6yrs and 4yrs. Almost 6 years later I have become a full-time SAHM and care for our youngest who has Autism. I mainly use digi images although I do own a few rubber stamps, I still need to practise as I'm not great at it so far! I love my Bigshot, and have way too many dies and embossing folders, and don't use them nearly as often as I should! There are so many new products and techniques out there I'm looking forward to trying at some point in the future, and I can't wait to see the possible new directions my cardmaking may take!. The Autumn will see an exciting new start for me, as he will be starting school and I will have time to dedicate to other things. I look forward to volunteering at our local Opportunity Group for preschool children with special needs, where I  will be introducing lots of craft and sensory-play activites. I have only been blogging for about a year, but have met some truly  wonderful people along the way. I am delighted and honoured to be a GDT for Michelle Perkett Studios, as I LOVE Michelle's work and the challenges the team bring us each week...thanks for having me!

Now look at what she created to share with us using
Air from the Four Elements Series.

Aren't these gorgeous!!
Thanks so much Ali for being our Guest Designer this week!


  1. Amazing cards Ali, and it's great to get to know you here! Thank you for being a wonderful Guest DT.

  2. Thanks so much for having me, I have loved joining the weekly challenges and seeing the wonderful work the mermaids do each week. I do hope our paths cross again in blog-land!

    Hugs, Ali x

    (PS. my surname is 'STANNEY' (lol!) We do get many variations on mail etc so this will bring a smile to DH's face and we will add it to our list!!)

  3. Beautiful! Ali your cards are lovely! So glad you are guest designer this week!

  4. Oooh - gorgeous creations Ali! Thank you for being our guest designer this week. :)

  5. You used one of my favorite images Ali, and created 2 stunning cards! Thank you for being our Guest Designer this week.

  6. Ali, your Air cards are both gorgeous, I love the pastels and the bold variation on the color schemes you used! Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this week and for sharing a little bit about yourself with us! Thank you for all your wonderful creations this year, keep in touch with us!

    Thank you to Shelley for another wonderful Guest Designer post!