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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.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Magnolia Lion - Roar!!!

I've made this card for a friend's son who has a birthday coming up.

I'm also entering it in the Create4Fun Sketch Challenge.

The backing paper is some wrapping paper I acquired. I think its brilliant for using with animal stamps. I think this Magnolia Lion is rather cute and I've coloured him with watercolours.

Hope you like it, x

The challenge link is below



  1. Great card, Alison - love the use of that wrapping paper!
    Diane x

  2. Fab card Alison, I see you are finding your stuff now

  3. super jolie ce motif est très sympa

  4. fab card Alison I love the paper its perfect for the lion...great idea
    Mina xxx

  5. Lovely card Alison, such a cute lion.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Thanks for your lovely comments. Finding my stuff fine now, just can't find the furniture in my new room cos of the mess I've made. Didn't take me long, lol, x


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