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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, 24 August 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge #115; Lets Ink It Up #1

Another wet and windy day and in the middle of it I had a riding lesson. To say I was wet when I came off the horse is an under-statement. Anyway, it was all good experience for controlling a horse that doesn't want to walk in the direction of the rain and battling the elements.

Tonight I've dug out one of my few Penny Black images for their current sketch challenge. Its called 'Crossing Bridges'. I've rotated the sketch to make it fit the image.

I don't often work in yellow but I also wanted to enter it into the first 'Let's Ink It Up Challenge' which is Anything Goes + yellow.

I've coloured the image with copics as follows :-

mouse - R00, 02, E31, 33
flowers - R02, 05, Y02, 06, 08

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




  1. Hi there

    Gorgeous card and just love the PB image. Thank you for playing at Let's Ink It Up.

    Hugs Ali x

  2. LOL, Alison - I have this picture of you, soaking wet on a wet horse - the smells and wet hands and everything else. Sorry to laugh but can't help it - I would have hated being so wet! Glad you're keeping it up, though and hope you're still enjoying it!

  3. A really cute card which has been coloured brilliantly.
    Thsanks for playing along at Let's Ink It Up.
    Sam xx

  4. You did a great job with the yellow! Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up!


  5. Really pretty, Alison! Cute PB image.
    Diane x

  6. Beautiful card CB, gorgeous colours and I love that image.Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up and good luck!!
    Claire xx
    PS hope you get some sunshine today hun

  7. sweet card..thanks for taking the time to join in the fun at PBSC this week..hugs kath xxx

  8. Love your card, Penny Black stamps are just so cute, and your DP is very pretty. Also love all your special touches. Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up for our first challenge. See you again soon I hope.

  9. You have made a brill job of that Alison

  10. OMG, Your Card is stunning. I love the Penny Black image, and your colours.
    Great Job!!!

    Thank you for playing with us on the LET'S INK IT UP challenge. Good Luck!


  11. That's gorgeous and a really cute image too.

    Helen x

  12. Very cute image! Thank you for joining us for our first challenge at Let's Ink It Up!

  13. Cute card. I must admit I have a soft spot for Penny Black. And well done on not giving up on the riding lesson. I haven't ridden in ages and DD says I shall be riding her horse soon when he starts breaking the other one. I shall think of you, lol. xx

  14. That is so sweet! I love the colors you used, and of course PB stamps are all a dream! Great card, Alison!


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