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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, 5 July 2010

Friday Sketchers #109; Belles n Whistles; Totally Papercrafts #23; Crafty Creations #74

Now I don't want you getting excited, just cos I've made and posted 2 cards in 1 day, lol. Fortunately for me, unfortunately for Mark, he was poorly this afternoon which mean't I was confined to barracks, aka The Craft Zone, hence the hive of activity.

Anyway, this little cutie is one of Mo Manning's digi images which I've coloured with my copics as follows:-
skin - E02, 00, 21
hair - R02, E33
everything else - RV000, 02, 04, 06, YR15, 16

The DP is from DCWV - Pocket Full of Posies

The gems are by Bling Bling from Samuel Taylor and the pearls are The Hobby House

The glittery sparkles to her wings and cupcake are Rainbow Stripe glitters by Kanban

I'm entering this for Friday Sketchers #109, Crafty Creations #74 - Ice Cream and Cake, Totally Papercrafts #23 - One for the Girlies; and Belles n Whistles - Glitter and Pearls

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






  1. what a fabulous mix of colours...I love your card
    Mina xxx

  2. Hi Alison
    aww gorgeous card,lovely colouring & papers,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  3. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week with your fab summery cake project - love the colours and image!Cheers Claire x

  4. Lovely card, Alison - really like this image!

    Sorry to hear that Mark has been poorly.
    Diane x

  5. It's a gorgeous card Alison but unfortunately you did not use the correct image to enter our Belles 'n Whistles challenge. You must use a Belles 'n Whistles image in order to qualify. (See our sidebar on the challenge blog for our rules). But there is still plenty of time to enter again. We would love to see you joining us!


  6. It's so good to see you back in Blogland but not so good to read that Mark has been poorly - hope he is a lot better now. This is full of sweetness this card. TFS. Lynne M x

  7. Love it - that's a really sweet image!

    Helen x

  8. lovely card Alison love mo mannings digiimages myself lovely colour combo

  9. Gorgeouss card:) thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts Challenges.
    hugs Ria

  10. Adorable card and such lovely colors!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!!

  11. Aw such an adorable card, gorgeous image and colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  12. Very pretty card - just love the sweet image!
    Thanks for joining us at FS.


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