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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

Music Man

Hi, this is the first card I've made since moving 'South' to my new Craft Zone. It took me twice as long as I couldn't find anything. I need to make a mess, lol

The image is by Stamps Happen and I love the effect you can get by layering it on a CD.

I've made it for DH's nephew's birthday next week but am also entering it in the following challenges:-

Sketch Saturday following their sketch challenge; Papertake by using a checked backing paper; Gingersnap by using 3 fave colours- black, white and red; ABC Challenge 'O' is for one paper by using just the one checked paper, and finally Saturday Spotlight by using bleach (household item) to shade the guitar.

Hope you like, x


  1. Very cool card!!! WOW what a fabulous idea!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!

  2. Very clever Alison, hope you enjoying your new space

  3. Oh how fun and creative!! I love how you stamped on the CD and added all the musical elements. Thanks for joining us at the Sat. Spotlight this week!!

  4. This is a creative card!! Love that you used bleach to get your guitar to be various shades of color. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!
    Jodi =)

  5. Thank you for your lovely comments and yes, Dot, I'm enjoying my new space, just can't find anything, lol, x

  6. Wow, this is so clever! I'll have to try it. Great color combo, too!

  7. Super sweet little card and the check paper you have used is brill...thanks for joining us at PTW this week :) Donna x

  8. What a cool card! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!


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