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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

OCCSC12; SomethingCompletelyDifferent; Corrosive Challenge #61

Hello Bloggers. Went out to work this morning in a jumper and with a coat cos it looked and felt cold. By 10am I was wishing I hadn't cos it was boiling, lol.

Anyway, just a quickie for now as I'm expecting a visitor, but I threw this one together last night, initially for a colour challenge and then realised I had used the wrong stamp for the guidelines so I've adapted it to fit the current OCC sketch challenge; Something Completely Different is challenging us to use the letter 'H' (hat and handbag); and finally Corrosive Challenge #61 was to use a charm.

BTW, the image is by Thomasina cards.

I admit I'm getting a bit lazy not making my own backgrounds but I have so many beautiful papers that I need to try and use some of them. To make room, you understand, lol.

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





  1. Like that image - very Great Gatsby!! Enjoy yourself at AFTH...I'm there in a few weeks - can't wait to see the new gaff!! xx

  2. Lovely.. nice and classy!
    Jo x

  3. oh i love the vintage image on your beautiful card. thanks for joining us for the OCC Sketch

  4. Great image and a great hat. I love hats!Thanks for playing at SCD this week.


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