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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, 9 January 2011


Good Morning. We've had another dusting of snow here in West Yorkshire overnight but the sun is shining this morning. However you can't feel its warmth cos its blowy an icy wind outside.

Anyway, back to business. I made this card yesterday to send to our little Scottish Grand-daughter thanking her for her Christmas pressies. She's only 2 but she loves owls. I wasn't sure about the paper combo but once the card was assembled I realised I really liked the blend. They're from Docraft 'Funky Vintage' and I won them last year in a Crafty Cardmakers Challenge.

The stamp is by mft and the copics are: R00, B93, 95, C5, E31, 33, 35, YG00, 03

The finished effect is probably a little bit grown up for Rose but I know her Mummy will appreciate it.

I'm entering this in the CRAFT sketch challenge. Hope you like it, x



  1. A lovely card and a cute image. Thank you for joining in at CRAFT challenge.

    Nikki x
    GDT for CRAFT challenge for January

  2. Lovely cute card for a lovely little girl! I'm sure she will love it and I really don't think she's too young!.
    Lovely to have you back posting.
    You missed a great day Saturday and we missed you... and you've got a nerve expecting chocky to be saved... it was all scoffed!
    I've very nearly finished my corset book now too!
    Jo x


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