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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.

Monday, 22 March 2010

OCCSC7; Creative Card Crew #46; ABC Q Challenge; Playdate Cafe #21

Good Evening bloggers, a mixed weather day today.

Eventually got around to some crafting this evening and made this little creation for several challenges using the Our Creative Corner current sketch as my baseline, although I did swap over the brad flower bellies as I crop-o-diled them the wrong way round, lol.

After finding the DP in amongst my stash I remembered that the Creative Card Crew had a 'dotty' challenge going on.

The ABC Challenge was 'Q' for 'quotation'. My good friend Diane http://inkymeanderings.blogspot.com/ gave me this U/M quotation by Hans Christian Anderson last week so I tried it out here. It reads "Just living is not enough said the butterfly. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower". I stamped it onto the reverse of a small doilie and edged it with Copics.

The butterfly and the flower were stamped onto Bazzill chips that had been coloured with Adirondack Lemonade dabber, and then edged with faux stitching.

The colours used were to fit in with the Playdate Cafe Challenge #21 to use pale pink, medium pink and pale yellow.

Anyway, I hope you like it and the challenge links are below, x






  1. Very pretty! Love the background paper. Thanks for playing along with the PDCC challenge this week!

  2. love how soft and pretty it is :) thanks for joining us on the OCC Sketch Challenge this week :)

  3. It's lovely, Alison and I'm glad you managed to put the stamp to good use.
    Diane x

  4. Great sketch using this weeks colors. Thanks for playing a the PDCC.

  5. Such a beautiful quotation and a lovely card.
    Thanks for joining the ABC Challenge this week.
    Jen x

  6. Been busy again I see Alison, lovely card

  7. How fun--love the sentiment on the doily! Great take on the color combo! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC:)

  8. Very pretty paper, your card works really well with our colours this week! That sentiment is one of my favourites! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe this week, hope you play along next week too! :o)

  9. Beautiful! Love the polka dot background! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!

  10. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  11. how springlike is this card?!! thanks for playing along in the PDCC

  12. Thanks for playing with OCC this week. I love how you stamped on the doilie. I love that look. I hope you play with us again next week.

  13. Perfect card for our challenge! I love all of the dots! Thanks for playing at CCC!

    Janna :)

  14. lovely colours thanks for joining us on the ABC challenge this time Samantha :0)

  15. Lovely card - such pretty colours!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
    Helen x


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