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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, 30 December 2010

Yay! I'm back with a challenge - Create4Fun

Yay! After a long absence I have finally felt able to return to my Craft Zone and start creating again. The reason for my absence has been family traumas and a bereavement but on a positive note we had a new Grandson born into the family on 11th December. I am now hoping to put 2010 firmly behind me and start afresh with positive vibes for 2011. So to kick off my pre New Year resolution here is my first challenge card for a while.

With comfort and familiarity comes Tilda, cradling a cute little ladybug. I've actually made this card for a lovely lady who has a birthday very soon but as she doesn't blog I know she won't see this. I've coloured Tilda with copics as follows:-
skin - E00, 21, 93
hair - E31, 33, 35
dress - RV000, 21, 23, 29
ladybug - RV29, C3, 5, 8
boots - YG63, 67

The DP are by Basic Grey 'Porcelain', and the text bellie is by Paper Heart

I hope you like it and the challenge link is below, x



  1. Lovely to have you back at long last and hope 2011 brings better things for you and yours. You've started off well and haven't lost your touch.
    Love and hugs for a Happy 2011
    Jo x

  2. Way to go Alison lovely to see you back, gorgeous card my dear, hope to see many more and wishing you and yours a fabulous New Year

  3. Lovely, Alison - great corner treatment! A very Happy New Year to you and yours for 2011!
    Diane x

  4. Great card, CB. I am glad you are back!

    Yes, we put 2010 to rest, and have a happy and healthy 2011~
    Hugs, Pat Smith

  5. Oh Alison, it does my little old heart good to see you back in blogland. You've been away too long and am so glad you are back with us.
    I do hope 2011 heralds a much better year for you and you can put 2010 behind you. You've made a darned good start with this delightful card. As Jo said - you have not lost your touch.

  6. Thanks girls for your encouraging comments, feeling so much better now that 2010 has gone, x


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