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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.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Ooh La La #53; Gingersnap Creations #51

Phew! At last I've managed to get a card made and fortunately Ooh La La were asking for minimalist which made it nice and simple. I've actually made 2 the same as I have 2 friends at the moment who could do with some cheering up as they have both been in hospital.

I've inked up my new Lilac Stamp by Papermania with Adirondack Cranberry and Lettuce. I've then lightly dusted the image with my waterbrush to soften the edges and allow the colours to bleed.

I'm also entering it into the Gingersnap Creations Random Redhead Challenge which asks for Botanical. Not sure if it is suitable but hey! ho!

Hope you like it and the challenge links are below, x




  1. Very stylish - I like the flower stamp, might have to go and look for one!!

    Helen x

  2. Very pretty I know this would def cheer me up if I received it thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la I do hope we see you again

  3. A wise purchase that turned out to be then! It's lovely, Alison, I really like it.
    Diane x

  4. I love this card Alison. Just the sort of card I used to do before I discovered Parchment Craft. I too have a lovely 'Lilac' stamp and am now almost itching to go and find it.
    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La.

  5. Oh what a gorgeous stamp and just the ticket for our challenge at OLL. Thanks for sharing it with us. Hugs x

  6. Beautiful choice of colours. Lynne M x

  7. This is gorgeous! The watercolor effect is just perfect for the image. Love it! Thanks for joining the Botanical Challenge at Gingersnaps!!!


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