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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, 2 August 2010

Friday Sketchers #113; Simon Says; THT060; One Stop #91; Stampman #2

Following the current Friday Sketchers sketch I have taken this stamp by Papermania and coloured him with my copics:-

skin - E00, 02, 21
hair - E31, 33, 35
t-shirt - YG63, 67
dungarees - BG01, 05, 09
boots - E04, 08
bubbles - C1, BG01
ground - Y21, 26, 28

Isn't he a cutie! He's called 'Blowing Bubbles' and he's part of the Nostalgia range by John Byars. They are wood mounted stamps and there are several others in the range. I may have to treat myself to more, lol.
I've mounted him onto card from Kanban using my nesties.

I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Challenge, which wants us to go 'Dotty', also the Treehouse Thursday Challenge are asking for dots. One Stop Challenge are asking for patterns be it dots, stripes etc, and finally The Stampman's second challenge is asking for 2 colours. I know I've used a hint of red and yellow but in the main I've stuck with blue and green.

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







  1. That is lovely Alison, such a cute image

  2. This is stunning love your stamp, DP layout so simple, clean & fresh thanks for playing at OSCC, Janet

  3. Definitely a real cutie. I may just have to check out these stamps, lol. Great card, love the dotty ribbon. xx

  4. You're right, Alison - he is a real cutie! Great card!
    Diane x

  5. This is very cute and your coloring is terrific!!

    Thank you so much for playing along with the Treehouse Stamps Thursday challenge!

    Heather Prince
    aka: Princessheather

  6. very cute card :-) i love this image,, he is absolutely adorable and the colours you used are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  7. Awwww, this is very cute! Thanks for playing along with in the Treehouse Thursday Challenge.

  8. Great and Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck!

    p.s I have candy on my blog if you interested.

  9. And coloured him beautifully! Thanks for joining in The Stamp Man's Challenge
    x Michelle


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