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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, 28 April 2010

Friday Sketchers #99; LotsToDo; One Stop #77

Good Evening. My visitor arrived with my son in tow. They'd been doing some secret shopping for my birthday at the weekend. Whatever they'd been up to it didn't matter cos they came armed with yummy toffee cake. This was washed down very nicely with a cuppa.

Anyway onto this evening's card which I have done following the sketch from Friday Sketchers #99.
I'm also entering it in the Lots To Do Challenge which is asking for leaves or trees, and the One Stop Challenge #77 is asking for metallic, either in colour or material.

I can't remember where the image is from but I've stamped it with Versafine Vintage Sepia, watercoloured the leaves and then used liquid applique to make the clouds pop out.

When I was searching through my paper stash I thought 'why not combine lots of leaf designs'. The bottom layer is some I've had for simply ages and thought it would fit the One Stop Challenge being silver and metallic looking, also the corner bellie is metal.

The leaf bellies are acrylic which I bought for my beading projects but somehow they've ended up in a card project...

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





  1. This is just gorgeous! I love the colours and that stamp looks fab! Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC.
    Hugs Shelley xx

  2. Busy little bee again Alison, lovely card

  3. Stunning card Alison - love the layout and the elements you've used

    Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

  4. Fabulous card, love the image and your colour combo. thank you so much for joining us at OSCC this week.
    Suzi x


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