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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.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

ABC Challenge; Papertake Weekly; Creative Card Crew

Good Evening Bloggers. I hope you've all had a good Saturday. The rain has washed most of yesterday's snow away but OMG it was absolutely freezing when we took the dogs out this afternoon. However, they enjoyed themselves although my lovely lab, Etta, ran too much and has been limping this evening. Hopefully she'll be OK in the morning.

Anyway, enough about the doggies, I've made this card to send to a cousin of mine in Australia. I heard, in a Christmas card, that he is a proud Daddy so this is a belated congrats/new baby card.

The stamp is by Whiff of Joy and I've coloured it with copics as follows:-

Y11, 13, RV23, R00, 20, C1, G21, YG63, 91, 95, W1

I thought it looked like a proud Mummy/Daddy duck with a new chick.

The DP is Prima 'Fairy Flora' and I've decorated the tag by punching out a daisy and using the negative to sponge through with Versacolor 'Old Rose'. Finally the embellishment is by Paper Heart.

I hope you like it and I'm entering it in the following challenges, x

ABC - Sketch and 'L' for Lace


Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + optional extra of Lace


Creative Card Crew - New Beginnings



  1. beautiful card great image and I love the ribbon gorgeous thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  2. Fun card. The duck is adorable. Thank you for playing the ABC lace challenge. Great take on the sketch!


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