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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, 27 April 2010

Challenge Card and Health Updates

Good Evening Bloggers. Hasn't it been another glorious day, and there was me stuck indoors laying a floor. Well half of it. My crafting was calling so I'll finish it off another day.

On the health front in order of priority - Doggy is healing well but still attempting the gold medal in amateur dramatics. Son, is still coughing but like a trooper he went off to his workplace today and then the pub!!! He even managed to cope with a RTA on the way home which didn't directly affect him but everyone was asked to get off the bus he was travelling on. Finally, hubby is much better and went off to work today, although he's to go back to hospital tomorrow for another check up. Poor hubby is always complaining that he is way down the pecking order in this house, lol.
I am entering this card in the following challenges :

Quixotic #22 'Make A Splash' - I figure that as Sweet Pea 'Poppy Love' has a mermaid's tail this fits in (I hope)
Theme Thursday - Black and Red
Sir Stampalot #1 - Fantasy
Copic Creations #26 - Black Hair

I've coloured Poppy Love with my copics as follows:-
skin - E00, 02, 21
hair - C3, 7, 8
poppies - R35, 37
clothing and tail - G000, 00, 02
leaves - YG00, 03, 06

I've also used glitter pens in red and green to put some sparkle on the card.

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






  1. aaaaahhhh your poor husband bless him...I hope everything is back to normal really soon...I love this image its stunning
    Mina xxx

  2. Hi there CB

    A super 'grown up' Fantasy image, the colouring of your whole card is lovely.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot this month and good luck.

    B x

  3. wow so gorgeous!! Love the image and the colours! so magical! Hugs Juls

  4. A fabulous creation, I love it. Thanks for joining the first Sir Stampalot challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  5. Wow! that's really striking, love it!
    Jo x

  6. Oooh what a fab card Alison! The buttons really go well with the poppies :D

  7. Brilliant creation. coloured beautifully
    Thanks for taking part in the first Sir Stampalot Challenge.
    Good Luck

    - janicex

  8. Gorgeous card, love the combination of papers with that image. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

  9. Love it Alison, these images are brill arn't they

  10. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining in at Sir stampalot and good luck!


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