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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.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Papertake Weekly #39; The Treehouse THT046

Good Evening Bloggers. I hope you've had a good weekend and enjoyed some lovely weather.

Apart from nursing doggy this weekend I've also had a very poorly hubby. It was NHS Direct and the local Health Centre yesterday for excruciating earache which I assumed was an infection. Apparently though he's had something burst!!! Home with antibiotics and painkillers and he's to go to hospital tomorrow to see the ENT people. Fingers crossed we get a better nights sleep tonight. He was pacing the floor at 3am.

Anyway, this evening's challenge card is using the sketch from the current Papertake Weekly and the photographic inspiration set by The Treehouse.

I've coloured my newest Tilda with copics :-

Hair - E31, 33, 35

Skin - E00, 02, 21

Dress - E02, 04, 08

Petticoat, Gloves and Socks - R00, 02

Shoes - 02, 05

I've coloured her crown with glitter pens in copper and gold.

The DP are MME wild asparagus.

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




  1. Like this Alison, it is so cute

  2. Now she is cute!! Need to invest in some Copics - they were on my wishlist for my birthday but they didn't make the cut!! Thanks for sharing the colours you used - find choosing really intimidating when only starting a collection, but this will help! xx

  3. Beautiful card, love the colours you've used and the crown really sparkles
    claire xx

  4. Super sweet image and card!
    Thanks for playing in The Treehouse this week :)

  5. Very cute - love the colours you've used too.

    Helen x

  6. Very sweet card. Thank your for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

  7. Cute card! Love your take with the Treehouse photo inspiration!

  8. Awe how precious, thanks for joining us in the THT challenge. Hope to see you again.


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