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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.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

OCC Sketch; Charisma Cardz; Stampman Challenge #3

Evening Everyone.

This card has taken me a bit longer than expected as my first idea ended up in the filing cabinet aka the bin, lol

So, to my second idea which came to me while I was driving about for work this afternoon/evening.

I wanted to feature the text stamp by Hero Arts as I feel its a good one for a retirement card, which this is.

Then I thought of 'Time Flies'....so out came my yet to be inked clock and hands clear stamps by Heidi Snapp which I got at the NEC earlier this year. I've stamped them as a background in Versafine Smokey Gray on the plain green backing paper, and in Distress Tattered Rose and Shabby Shutters on the patterned DP.

I've stamped another clock image onto a circle of Bazzill Chip which I had coloured with Adirondack Dabber in Watermelon. The hands I've made from photo clips and secured loosely with a brad so that they will spin.

The wings are glimmer chips coloured with Adirondack Dabbers in Citrus, Sunshine Yellow and Watermelon.

For the stop I've used flowers and a brad and then
journalled 'time flies when there's no more 9 - 5'
incorporating numerical bellies.

You can see this more clearly in the bottom piccie.

 I'm entering this in the OCC Sketch Challenge (OCCSC28) - I've rotated their sketch

Charisma Cardz - Easel Cards

Stampman Challenge #3 - Easel Cards

I hope you like it, x
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  1. A beautiful card Alison, love the colours.
    Hugs Emma x

  2. What a great card!! Thanks so much for entering it into The Stamp Man's Easel Card Challenge :)

  3. Brilliant retirement card. Love it. xx

  4. Such a gorgeous card. Love the colours and the lovely image.
    Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  5. Lovely card! Love the colours! Am lovin that sentiment stamp (Must add tha to me 'must get' list)
    Thanks for joining in with us over at the OCCSC
    Shaz x

  6. Fab easel card, it's so pretty. Thanks for playing at Charisma this week. x

  7. I do like it - love the colours you have put together.


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