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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, 28 September 2010

Just Magnolia #74; Copic Creations #35; Pile It On #38

Good Evening everyone. Another grey and miserable day. However, I'm back on the road with a courtesy car and mine is now with the Car Doctor, lol.

I made this card yesterday evening but decided it would cause blog overload if I shared it then so here it is now.

I'm really pleased with how its turned out especially as I'm just finding my feet with the 'grounding' aspect of shading. So, right on cue, I'm entering this in the Copic Creations challenge #35 which is 'shading in or around'.

I've done both and used copics:-

skin - E00, 02, 21
hair - Y21, 26, 28
romper and shoes - B00, 02, 05
socks - RV02, 04
grounding/shading - W1, 3, 5 + blender

The DP are Prima 'Fairy Flora'. The sentiment bellie is by Paper Heart. Flowers by Wild Orchid and the pearls by The Hobby House.

I'm also entering it into Just Magnolia #74 - Sketch and Pile It On #38 - Cute and Charming.

Hope you like it and the challenge links are below, x





  1. a precious card! Love the flowers with pearls! Beautiful!

  2. I hope the card Doc makes you car well soon Alison...fabulously soft gentle card...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

  3. Lovely card Alison, love the colours too

  4. So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at PIO.

  5. What a pretty card, just love that image and the background paper you have used compliments it so well.


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