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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.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge; Lots to Do #12; Create4Fun #13; Creative Card Crew #47

Well what a weird weather day we've had today. I think we must have had all seasons in one day. We've had snow, hail, sleet, gales, rain and sun, and the temperature has fluctuated from freezing to very warm!!!! What is going on???

Anyway, for today's card...I have combined this into 4 challenges but had a special person in mind when I was making it as she has a birthday very soon.

The sketch is from the current Our Creative Corner challenge. Both the Lots to Do #12 and the Creative Card Crew #47 challenges are asking for vintage. Finally the Create4Fun Challenge #13 is to use brown, cream and pink.

First of all I coloured some cream card stock with Distress Inks in Tattered Rose and Antique Linen and edged it with Brushed Corduroy. I then overstamped (only just visible in the photo) a leaf background in the first 2 colours just to give the background some definition. I've also stamped this leaf on the gold paper. The main image is one of the bargain stamps I got at the NEC by Inkadinkadoo, which I have stamped in black stazon.

The cardstock is brown embossed with gold flowers from KanBan.

The lace trim is a beautiful remnant from my stash purchased ages ago from Katys Corner.

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






  1. Lovely Alison, we have weird weather too

  2. I like the shabby chic feel of your card! It is very elegant.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us on the OCCC!

  3. Morning Alison and oh what a beautiful card you've made this week for the Lotstodo Challenge - gorgeous xx Hilda

  4. What a nice card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Create4fun challenge this week.
    xxx Anne-Marije

  5. Very pretty....love the DP and the image!!!

    Wonderful take on the Sketch!!! Thank you for playing!!! Hugs ~S~

  6. Like this lots. The colours are gorgeous and what a beautiful image. Such a gentle feel to this card. Lynne M x

  7. Wonderful vintage card! Thanks for playing at CCC!

    Janna :)

  8. Beautiful vintage style card Alison - lvoe the image and paper. Thanks for joining in the CCC Challenge this time
    Pauline x

  9. Great card Alison, lovely image.
    xxx Hazel.


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