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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.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Papertake Weekly #46; Spoon Full of Sugar #117; Creative Cottage #21

Good Evening everyone and I hope you've had a lovely weekend. Back to the grindstone for some tomorrow.

We really should be cherishing every last bit of summer but 2 challenge blogs this week are asking for Christmas and every little incentive is needed for me to make a start on my Christmas cards.

I've followed the sketch for this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge.

The image and sentiment are by Creative Expressions, a recent bargain buy. I stamped the candle image in Adirondack Pitch Black and then embossed with Blonde Moments Festive Candy to give a hint of red. The leaves have been coloured with H2Os.

I hope you like it and I'm entering it into the following challenges:-

Papertake Weekly #46 - Sketch

Spoon Full of Sugar #117 - Christmas

Creative Cottage #21 - Christmas


  1. Gorgeous card CB, I love the effect you've got with that embossing - it looks amazing
    Claire xx

  2. Fantastic card, your embossing is so detailed and pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at The Creative Cottage this week :) Donna x


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