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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.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Sketch and Stash Challenge #31

Not one of my better creations but I was doing it at one o'clock this morning after driving a 130 mile round trip to be part of a surprise birthday party, lol.
Anyway I digress.....
It was very much a quickie for a neighbour's birthday I had forgotten and I decided to use the Sketch and Stash #31 sketch challenge as my inspiration. The Stash part of the challenge is to use something new from your stash. For this card it is the red holographic backing card which I got from KanBan. Also the red ribbon is new off a roll I bought at the Doncaster Show last year. Sorry can't remember the company's name.
The image is a poppy stamp embossed in black onto black card and then coloured with Twinkling H2Os. I love the effect this gives.
Hope you like it and the link for the challenge is below, x
PS As my school reports often said.....'should try harder'


  1. Such a pretty card. Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash this time.
    Cathy xx

  2. Fabulous card Alison and well done on getting it made after such a busy night!
    Thanks for joining in with Sketch & Stash.

  3. lovely card and a beautiful poppy image,thank you for joining us at sketch adn stash


  4. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
    Love Becky xx


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