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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Sunday Stampers Challenge - Hip to be Square

Hope you like my contribution to the Sunday Stampers - Hip to be Square Challenge over on Hels Sheridan's blog http://pinkleart.blogspot.com

It took me a while to decide what I was going to do, so I trawled through my stamp index and found this beautiful Magenta Stamp which seemed to fit the bill perfectly.
I stamped the image twice and then decoupaged the top righthand rose to give it some depth.
The image was coloured in using water colours.
Being a square theme I mounted the finished image onto a square card and embellished it very simply with 3 red buttons.
Both the image and the card were edged using Marvy brush marker in Crimson Red.


  1. Gorgeous card, love the colouring you have done on the roses...thanks for joining in with the challenge...and hope to see you back again soon...cheers! Hels x

  2. Lovely card Alison,I do so love Magenta stamps, I've got one of those grid stamps myself somewhere mmm perhaps I need to hunt it out. xxx

  3. Lovely card, Alison - those roses look so lif like.
    Diane x

  4. What a great card - ages since I did anything like this and it is now making me want my own stamps to play with.


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