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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.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Sketch and Stash; Sunday Stampers; Crafty Cardmakers; Stampin For The Weekend

I'm posting a bit earlier this evening as we're off in our caravan tomorrow for 2 weeks and I still have stuff to do. However, knowing me I'll still be surfing blogland at something o'clock, lol. All being well I will have scheduled daily posts in my absence.

I made this card deliberately for the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge which is the Spotlight Technique. Unfortunately I didn't have a circular punch that would work in the size I wanted so I used a scalloped nestie. I think it looks OK.

I coloured the spotlit pansies and leaves with copics in BV02, 04, 08, R37, YG63, 67 and then mounted on 3d sticky pads.

I love this Santa Rosa stamp and have used it a lot in the past.

The sketch inspiration comes from this weeks Sketch and Stash Challenge and the stash part is the ribbon and buttons.

I'm also entering it in : Sunday Stampers which is asking for flowers and Stampin for the Weekend is 'Anything Goes'.

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






  1. Very lovely card, Alison~ I love that spotlight technique! Happy caravaning!

  2. Great idea for a Spotlight card, Alison - looks great. That's a PSX stamp, isn't it?

    Have a lovely holiday.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  3. Gorgeous card, loving that technique... thanks for joinin in with the SUnday sTamper and have a brill holiday x

  4. Great card Alison, enjoy your hols

  5. Fabby card. I really love the white buttons! And I think the scallop punch works perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight this week. xx

  6. Thanks for telling me who this stamp is by - I think I have it. Never used it as a spotlight card - must remember that as I love the way you have done it and the Nestie shape looks good,is different and goes in with the frilly shape of the petals. Love the idea of the buttons at the side.

  7. Gorgeous spotlight and so cleverly done with the frilly spot!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  8. Oh Alison, congratulations on winning the Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers with this card. xx


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