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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, 9 August 2010

Criss Cross Card - Blowing Bubbles

Still playing around making these Criss Cross cards and this time I've tried to make this one for a boy/man.

I really love this stamp by Papermania, you'll find it featured before in my blog and although I didn't keep a note of the copics I used to colour him in I have used the same ones as before, apart from the soil.

This time I incorporated a little metal buckle to the ribbon to 'butch' it up a bit, lol.

The little plastic star clip at the top was one of several given to me by the dear Jo of Jozart. So that it blended in I used oregano alcohol ink to colour it, and then so that it would stay in place I used a little glossy accents to fix it to the insert.

     I'm enering this into the current Simon Says Challenge 'Sing it Baby' under the heading of 'I'm forever blowing bubbles'

Also for Cute Card Thursday #124 - whateva!

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




  1. Wonderful card, cute image.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  2. Love your Criss Cross card. Such a cute image and I love the star. xx

  3. Aww such a cute image! Don't you love blowing bubbles with little ones? I think this image will always make me smile. You colored him nicely too! :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  4. Oooh, I love this card! Your criss cross designs are so effective! I have always loved your work - have saved loads of beautiful cards of yours over the years,

    Lucy x


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