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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, 23 March 2010

Totally Papercrafts; Just Magnolia #47; Our Creative Corner; Lots To Do #11; Allsorts #44

Hi everyone, I've been busy again. This time creating a springtime card which I shall probably send as an Easter card.

I've followed the current Totally Papercrafts sketch challenge and incorporated the Just Magnolia Challenge to create an Easel Card. I really like making these cards, so effective. I have to admit I'm not sure about the bow amongst the 'fallen leaves' but it was part of the sketch challenge. I may remove it later. I made the leaves from cutting petals from prima flowers.

Tilda and the Tree have both been coloured with Copics and the DP is from a freebie Spring Paper Pack by 'mymindseye'.

The 3 white flowers with pearls are from WildOrchid Crafts.

I am also entering this in the Our Creative Corner which has a Spring/Easter theme; Lots To Do which has a Springtime Challenge; and Allsorts which challenges us to 'Spring is in the air'.

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







  1. Lovely card, Alison - clever idea for the fallen leaves!
    Diane x

  2. What an absolutely gorgeous card Alison. I love the images you have used and how you have used them to such an advantage.
    I know how talented you are and this just proves it.

  3. beautiful card CB so delightfully coloured

    Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

  4. Great take on the sketch
    Lovely image, coloured beautifully

    good Luck this week
    mandi xx

  5. Hi, such a sweet card, Great image
    Thanks for joining us as ALLSORTS this week
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  6. Love your easel card, a great interpetation of our sketch and a fab image :)

    Thanks for joining us at TPC this week, good luck!

    Elaine x

  7. I love this sweet Tilda with her lamb and you have coloured so beautifully...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

  8. Hi, fantastic card, love the little scene you have created, thanks for joining us at tpc this week

  9. Hi ya
    aww gorgeous card luv the scene you have made, great take on the sketch, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  10. Beautiful card! love the leaves you've made with the Primas! great idea! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx


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