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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.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Truly Scrumptious #41; PDCC #48; Charisma Cardz #38; OLLCB #63; Allsorts #71

Evening everyone. I sort of had a bit of a craft moment in the process of making this card. I was following the sketch on theTruly Scrumptious Challenge but stamped the sentiment where the image should have been, duh! So I punched an image from the Crafty Individuals Miniature Christmas images pack and placed that where the sentiment should be. Hope I haven't broken too many rules, lol.

Anyway I also followed the blue and green theme which coincidentally was similar to the PDCC challenge which was to use dark blue, lime green and grey or silver. I chose the grey and stamped the 'Believe' sentiment by Paper Inspirations in Versacolor Indigo. All the papers/card is from my stash and I used nesties to frame the sentiment.

The miniature image is stuck into a flattened bottle top which I coloured with Copic B39 and then added glossy accents to finish.

So to summarise I am entering this into:-

Truly Scrumptious - Sketch + blue and green

Play Date Cafe - Dark Blue, Lime Green and Grey

Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes

OLLCB - Sentiment

Allsorts - Plain and Simple

I hope you like it, x


  1. Very pretty, great use of the flattened bottle cap. Thanks for playing at the PDCc.

  2. A beautiful card lovely colours and sentiment
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  3. You've been having a busy crafting time, Alison and you've made two lovely cards!
    Diane x

  4. A beatiful card love the backing papers, and a gorgeous sentiment.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Ooh La La this week.xxx

  5. this is just lovely, I love the bling! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge this week, good luck!

  6. Such a lovely card.Thanks for playing with Charisma.
    xx Vee

  7. Love the glittery tag--so pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe:)

  8. Great card!

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  9. Great bit of recycling, it is so effective. Lovely card. Glad you could join in with us at the PDCC this week!


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