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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, 23 August 2010

Friday Sketchers #116; Colour Create #51; CYDA #2

Oh Boy, has it turned wet and windy with a vengeance here in Yorkshire. The electric blanket is on, lol.

Fortunately, I managed to get out with the dogs before the rain got really bad.

Anyway, this evening's card is created using the current Friday Sketchers sketch. I didn't have time for stamping and colouring this evening so I've used one of the images from Lisa's Altered Arts.

The DP is another sheet from the beautiful Prima pack - Annalee Collection.

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set. The flowers were a bargain from our local Samuel Taylor. The pearls are from The Hobby House and the pine leaves were punched using my McGill punch.

I'm also entering this into the Colour Create Challenge #51 - ivory, duck egg blue + one other colour (I've used beige), and Craft Your Days Away Challenge #2 - With Wings.

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




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  1. I do like it Alison, very nice

  2. Hi Alison,

    Those gorgeous flowers look like they were made to match your beautiful pattern paper! Great take on this fortnights colours :)

    Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.

    Sharon x

  3. A beautiful card Alison, love the cat and gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at CYDA and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  4. Super card. Love all the detail.

    Thanks for joining us this week at CYDA. Good luck.

    Mel X


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