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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.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Shades of Blue and Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge

Hope you've all had a nice day enjoying some much needed sunshine.

I've made this card for a 'Shades of Blue' challenge on the Katys Corner Yahoo Group but I'm also going to enter it in the current Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge.

The background was created by swiping Adirondack dabbers in Cloudy Blue and Sailboat Blue. I then edged it with the Denim dabber.
The stamp is by Stampers Anonymous and the additional butterfly wing is a grunge board shape. I coloured this with the Cloudy Blue dabber, dried it, and then lightly sanded over it to expose the embossed pattern. I then swiped Broken China distress ink over finally wiping off the excess with a baby wipe. This technique allows the distress ink to 'grip' the embossing while the dabber background resists the ink.

This was then matted onto the polka dot paper by Paper Pizazz, Vintage collection. The horizontal strip is from a Laura Ashley collection.

The sentiment reads 'Precious Angel'.

Hope you like it and the OCC link is below, x


  1. Wonderful take on the Sketch!!! Your vintage card is so pretty!!! These are some great colors too!!!

    Thank you for playing along with us!!! Hugs ~S~

  2. Beautiful card, Alison!
    Diane x

  3. Hi Alison! I really love the colours you have chosen for your card - it's perfect for your vintage style!!!

    Thank you so much for joining us on the OCC this week.

  4. You are creating some superb cards lately hun! Keep the mojo going!
    Jo ( + make sure you sign up for my blog candy)

  5. Thanks ladies for your comments. Jo - I have done, thanx, x


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