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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.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Sketch and Stash #44; Pile It On #37; Spoon Full of Sugar #122; Crafty Creations #86; Charisma Cardz #38

Good Evening Bloggers. I don't know about anyone else but here in West Yorkshire it has been freezing today. With the rain as well it has been a truly autumnal day.

Anyway, I've quickly cobbled together this card for a few challenges. The stamp is by Anna Griffin for All Night Media and I've used a Kaleidacolor inkpad (Fruitcake) to ink it up.

The base card is a piece of really yummy brown cardstock with a shimmer to it. The DP are offcuts from my stash, as are the new brown buttons.

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

Sketch and Stash #44 - Sketch (buttons from stash)

Pile It On #37 - Red, Yellow, Green and Brown

Spoon Full of Sugar #122 - Anything Goes

Crafty Creations #86 - Falling Leaves

Charisma Cardz #38 - Anything Goes


  1. Lovely card Alison, love the colours. Been freezing here in Hartlepool too today

  2. Great to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  3. Great card - love the colours. Your pages are beautiful too and congratulations on your win!

    Helen x

  4. Great card, love the button & flower detail.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week.
    Sharon x

    P.S there's a candy draw on my blog if you're interested.

  5. What a wonderful card, it's gorgeous. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

  6. So pretty, gorgeous colours and details.
    Hugs Emma x

  7. this is really gorgeous! Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  8. very stylish card Alison :-) I love the leaf stamps and the papers and embellies are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x


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