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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, 22 April 2010

Sketch Saturday #99; Create4Fun #16; Gingersnap GC48

Good Evening. I managed to get this one completed this afternoon while I was waiting on the vet phoning and then had to delay uploading it while I went out for dinner, yum! yum!

I've used the Sketch Saturday #99 as my template. It was fortunate that there were so many circles on the sketch as Create4Fun were asking for 'circles only'.

I'm hoping it fits in with the Gingersnaps 'Growth' theme (GC48) as that's what sprang to mind with the baby and toddler in another of the lovely Rie Cramer images. I'll be getting my knuckles rapped for ignoring my rubber stamps, lol.

The papers are MME, aren't they beautiful, and they team beautifully with the Prima flowers.

I've used Adirondack dabber in Hazelnut to edge the card, and Lettuce, Willow and Salmon to colour the chipboard tag.

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





  1. wow Allison this is beautiful, so soft feeling and it has the look of a 1920's book...stunning
    Mina xxx

  2. Lovely card Alison, I love the Rie Cramer image and the colous you've used.
    xxx Hazel.

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

  4. Such a wonderful card!
    Love the image, so adorable!!
    Thank you for joining us at SS,
    hugs from Maya :)

  5. A sweet and gentle card. Lynne M x

  6. This is a fun card with a great layout! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!


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