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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, 16 August 2010

Treehouse Thursday Challenge #62; Crafts & Me #10; Crafty Creations #80

Good Evening. Another warm and sunny day today in Yorkshire, although I believe we're in for more rain tomorrow. Hey! Ho!

I've created this Z-Fold card for the current Crafty Creations Challenge which is also asking for winged things. I hope this counts.

I think fairies lend themselves perfectly to purple and green so I'm also entering it in the Crafts and Me Challenge #10.

Finally I've tried to interpret the current Treehouse Thursday (THT062) Challenge sketch.

I've coloured the Sweet Pea Fairy with copics as follows:-
skin - E00, 02, 21
hair - C5, 7, 8, BV08
wings - YG00, 03, 06, 09
dress - BV02, 04, 08
rose - RV02, 04, 06

The green metallic embossed card is from Kanban. I'm wishing I'd bought more now as I've used up what I had. Oh well, another visit will have to be scheduled, lol.

I created a small insert for a message to be written on. I didn't want anything too big as I didn't want to cover the fab cardstock.

The final piccie shows the colouring in more detail.

I hope you like it, I certainly enjoyed making it.


  1. Of course this counts!!! This is gorgeous - wonderful colors and your z-fold turned out lovely!!! Thanks for playing along at crafty creations!

  2. I love your Z fold card, Alison - very effective!
    Diane x

  3. fab card...it definitely counts! Great image and you coloured it beautifully. I love your colour mix and the lace is fab! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  4. One of my favourite stamps and colour combo's. Fabulous creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me.

    Hugs Tracy x
    P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to pop over..

  5. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

  6. You interpret the TH sketch so perfectly!!Thanks for join the fun with us at Treehouse!

  7. WOW! This is fabulous, your coloring is awesome!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Treehouse Stamps Thursday challenge!!

    Heather Prince
    aka: Princessheather

  8. Oh Alison, this is just adorable. Great job on this fold. I love special folds.
    Thank you for playing along with the Treehouse Thursday Sketch challenge.

  9. Yeah on the z fold card! It's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!

  10. So beautiful and gorgeous colours.
    Hugs Emma x

  11. Cute card, thanks for playing along at Treehouse Stamps!


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