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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.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Theme Thursday (oops! too late) and One Stop #70 Challenges

Oh Well! I've got a good excuse for being too late for the Theme Thursday Challenge as in the middle of my creation DH and I had to attend to our bunny. Poor thing has a sore unmentionable part!!! Anyway in the process of trying to get him out of his hutch the silly thing struggled and got one of his back legs caught in the bars and has broken a toe. Not just the nail either, its really slack for about an inch. I've spoken to the vet who says it can wait until morning and bunny seems a bit brighter now as he is munching. Needless to say I didn't apply ointment to the said sore part although he quite happily took his medicine for me. I'll update you all tomorrow. Yet another calamity for today, lol.

Anyway, I'm on time to enter this in the One Stop Challenge #70 which is 'Sew Simple'. Hopefully you can see the stitching to the top of the stamped image around the swirls. BTW the image is one of the Butterfly Kisses range which was kindly lent to me by my friend Mo. The background is one from my stash which was done using Brilliance inks.

Hope you like and the link is below, x


  1. A very nice card, love the design. Your little butterfly's are sweet. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week, good luck in the draw. Hugs Suzi x

  2. Sorry to hear about the fun and games with bunny, Alison - love the card, though!
    Diane x

  3. I started out oohing and aahing at the card (that is a gorgeous stamp - never seen that stamp before) - then an ouch at the sore unmentionables of your bunny and then awwwhhh that it has broken it's toe. After all that I am quite exhausted!! Lynne M x

  4. By you have been busy Alison, lovely cards

  5. This is a beautiful card, Alison,

    Lucy x

  6. wow beautiful card Alison, I love that image its stunning
    Mina xxx


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