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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, 29 March 2010

Our Creative Corner OCCSC8; Colour Create #41; and The Pixie Cottage

Good evening everyone, and have you all had the horrible weather
today. It just hasn't stopped raining since I got up this
morning. Anyway, a good excuse to make another card, lol.

This time I am entering the sketch challenge over on the Our Creative Corner site; the Colour Create #41 challenge, which was to use our choice of pastels +/- something for Easter or Spring, and finally The Pixie Cottage were asking us to feature circles.

I love this daffodil stamp by Funstamps, and it was so easy to colour with my copics. I used Y02, Y06 and Y08 for the flower, and YG00, YG03 and YG06 for the leaves. It also makes a lovely Easter or Spring card.

The 'circle' DP paper is from my new 'NEC' purchase by My Minds Eye (wild asparagus).

Oops! Before I forget I used one of my new nesties with my new Big Shot to stamp the daffodil on. More NEC purchases, lol.

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





  1. Lovely Alison, very spring

  2. Rainy and drab in Ohio today too. I cannot wait for some sunny warm weather. Your lovely card calls to mind some sunny spring days! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage again!

  3. Lovely subtle pastel card Cock!
    Thank you for coming over to Colour Create to play this week!
    Eiglas (GDT)

  4. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage!

  5. What a great coloring job! Love that flower stamp. Just shouts spring! Thanks for playing along at OCC Sketch this week!

  6. A lovely easter card! Thanks for playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!

    Hugs, Anne

  7. What a beautiful card! Your image is beautiful and I love the soft colors! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!

  8. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining in with us over at OCC
    Shaz x

  9. This is very elegant. Lynne M x

  10. Very beautiful!!!
    Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge.
    hugs, Janiel

  11. that daffodil is so real looking you could touch it, gorgeous...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx

  12. SO very spring! thank you for playing in the circle challenge at the pixie cottage!


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