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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, 8 March 2010

Truly Scrumptious; Gingersnap GC45; Wednesday Stampers; and Pile It On #9

I've made this card for a friend's birthday but I'm also submitting it to the Truly Scrumptious current sketch challenge with the optional extra of 'good enough to eat'; Gingersnap creations chestnut theme 'celebrate' challenge; Wednesday Stampers 'fantasy creatures' challenge; and Pile It On #9 challenge which asks for 1 colour (gold) plus neutrals (black and cream).

I'm sorry but I can't remember where the image is from but I've stamped her in black stazon onto some pretty glitter speckled card.

The birthday cake (good enough to eat) is an Anna Griffin brass embellishment.

The grunge frame has been coloured with Adirondack dabber in Gold. I then dried it thoroughly and sanded it to expose the emboss swirls. I then swooshed Distress Ink in Walnut Stain over the top, removing the excess with a baby wipe, thus giving a distressed look. I secured this with 2 gold brads.

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






  1. lovely card, handmade cards are the best kind to receive

  2. Fabulous! It's a shame you don't know where that stamp comes from though.
    Jo x

  3. Lovely Alison and what a fantastic image!

  4. It's a beautiful card :) Love the fairy image!!
    Lucky friend :D

  5. Lovely Alison, bet your friend will love it

  6. Thanks for all your lovely comments. I think I may have got the stamp in a grab bag of UMs.

  7. beautiful! thanks for playing with us at PIO!

  8. Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO!!

  9. gorgeous, so elegant and I love that image...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
    Mina xxx

  10. Lovely card! Thanks for piling it on with us :)

  11. Very pretty!!! Thanks so much for playing along with PIO, and hope to see you again!!!

  12. Gorgeous card! I love the design! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Celebrate Challenge!

  13. Lovely card Alison and what a gorgeous image.


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