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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.

Monday, 21 June 2010

The Pixie Cottage and Crafty Creations Challenges

OMG I hear you say, another creation, 2 days on the trot, lol. Talking of trotting.....I'm off for another riding lesson tomorrow. I'm trying a different riding school which is a little cheaper now that my birthday lessons have expired, lol.

I've made this card following The Pixie Cottage sketch #23 for inspiration and also using their suggested theme - patriotic. This little fella looks really fed up, probably at England's performance in the World Cup. The text was just perfect 'I would rather be rubber stamping'.

Crafty Creations #72 were asking for stitching - faux or real - and anyone who knows me knows that real stitching doesn't feature in my top ten of things to do.....

Hope you like it and the links are below, x



EDIT - Forgot to say the cute little image is from Lisa's Altered Arts


  1. oh just love this that wee chap is just fab,love your take on the sketch too
    many thanks for joining us at the pixie cottage hope to see you again ,soon hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  2. I feel just like him, hopefully The Boys will pull their socks up and play properly on Wednesday ;)
    Great card and thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

  3. what a fab card...your image is precious! Thank you for playing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  4. Love it Alison, really lovely, so pleased you are creating again ( craft that is)

  5. Fab card. That image is way too cute! Love the way you used the sketch and the brilliant addition of a tea cup.....can't get much more English than that, eh?
    Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  6. What a cute card!Thanks for joining us this week at the Pixie Cottage~


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