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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

Papertake #37; RosesOnPaper - Punches; ColourQ #25; SimonSays - SpringwithGlimmer; CreativeCottage #3; PileItOn #12

Good Morning everyone. As if losing an hours sleep over the weekend thanks to BST wasn't enough, I also went to the NEC. Me thinks I need to plan a bit better in future as I'm still cream crackered and although I made this card yesterday I've only just got round to uploading it. Anyway its a mega challenge upload this time and although its in colours I wouldn't usually combine I actually quite like it. So here goes with the challenge details.

Firstly I've used the current Papertake #37 sketch challenge as my baseline.

Roses on Paper asked us to use punches so what better excuse to try out my new McGill leaf punch bought at the NEC from the Hobby House stand.

Colour Q #25 was the inspiration behind the colours of pale green, pale yellow, turquoise, chocolate and white. I coloured Tilda with my copics and I've listed the numbers below.

The Simon Says Challenge challenged us to use a Easter/Spring theme with some glimmer. I used Rubber Stampede's Crystallina glitter sparkles to the flower and leaf tips which also fits in with the current Creative Cottage #3 challenge to use sparkle.

Finally, Pile It On #12 challenge was to use animals and as Tilda is cuddling her little lamb this was just perfect.

It hope you like it. The list of copics used and the challenge links are below. Thanks for looking, x

Skin - E00, E02, E21
Hair - E31, E33, E35
Clothes - YG00, YG02
Socks and Ribbons - G000, G00, G02








  1. Wow! So gorgeous!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
    Love Becky xx

  2. Oh gorgeous adorable card.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.


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