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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.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Sketch and Stash # 38; Cupcake #96; Paper Sundaes # 23; Crafty Creations #73

I'm still not quite back into my crafting yet but I'm getting there slowly. Although I've cheated somewhat with this one as there's no stamping involved - my Yahoo Group Mum will be disappointed in me, sorry!

Anyway, I wanted to leave you with a card for the weekend as we're whizzing up to Scotland tomorrow to see our new Grandson - 1 week old today. We'll also be able to see our wee Grand-daughter while we're up there so look out for some piccies next week.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sketch and Stash #38 - following their sketch and the stash is the buttons
Cupcake #96 - Strawberries and Cream - I hope I've covered that with the colours I've used
Paper Sundaes # 23 - Pretty as a Princess - I've used a Craft Stamper digital vintage image and popped a grunge board crown on her head, coloured with dabbers and distress ink
Crafty Creations #73 - Add some shine - plenty of bling there with the pearls from The Hobby House.

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






  1. Fab card CB, love that crown on her head lol.
    Thanks for the vote for Nico - he's in the lead now :)
    Have a good week in Scotland
    Claire xx

  2. Great job with the princess! Glad you joined us at Paper Sundaes this week :-)

  3. Very good me dear, I sometimes like to do something other than stamping. Enjoy Scotland and drive safely

  4. Fantastic! Great take on the challenge!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  5. A really wonderful card and fab added detail! Thanks for joining with Cupcake this week :) Donna

  6. Such a fun project! Enjoy those grandkids! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  7. Gorgeous card Alison :-) I love this imagewith the crown very arty :-) the paper embellies are fab too :-)
    Congratulations :-) I am sure you will have a lovely trip to Scotland :-)

    thanks for joining the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  8. Lovely card. Have a fantastic holiday, I'm looking forward to seeing your holiday journal. Anne x

  9. shes great Alison and I love the crown...have a fabulous time with your grandson
    Mina xxx

  10. I'm sure they won't mind about the non stamping, Alison! Hope you had a good weekend and I want to see your journal after the holiday.:)

  11. What a fab card!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash this week!!
    Love Becky xx


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