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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.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Friday Sketchers #136; Just Magnolia, Special Monthly Challenge; Copic Creations #41; Cupcake Challenge #124

I've been a busy little bee this evening, mainly cos the footie was on the tv...

Anyway, it gave me the opportunity to break into my new DP by Papermania ' Henbury Lane'. OMG the papers are really scrummy and sparkly and the colours are divine. Here I've used 3 of the sheets from the purple selection, it was a difficult choice, but I wanted it to blend with the cute little heart buttons which in turn complemented Tilda's balloon. I've coloured Tilda with copics as follows :-
skin - E21, 93 and Promarker Satin (in place of my poorly E00)
hair - E31, 33, 35
jumper, shoes and ribbon - RV02, 04, 34
wings - RV000
balloon - BV00, RV02, 04
outline - W1

The main background paper has already got sparkle and shine to it but I also added some stickles to her fairy wings.

As for the ribbon...well what can I say....lush or what. I've had it for ages and can't remember where I got it but it just seemed to fit this project.

I hope you like it and the challenge details are below, x

Friday Sketchers #136 - Sketch
Just Magnolia Special Monthly Challenge - Anything + Buttons
Copic Creations #41 - Sparkle
Cupcake Craft Challenge # 124 - Something New


  1. I love the colours of this card!

    This would be a fantastic entry into the Top Tip Tuesday 'Anything Goes' Challenge!  Hope to see you there!

    Leanne xx

  2. What a pretty card. I love the image and your new papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with my "something new" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  3. What an adorable card, it is soo pretty. Thanks for shring it with us at Cupcake. x

  4. You are just brilliant at making cards - I am hopeless and your copic colouring is amazing

  5. That is lovely Alison, really pretty

  6. What a great card ;o)
    Thanks for sharing this with us at the Friday Sketchers challenge blog.

    Janneke X

  7. Fabulous card, love your pretty colours, especially the sparkly lilac paper and adorable Tilda.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Copic Creations,
    Heather xx

  8. Fabulous card. Love that DP. xx

  9. Gorgeous papers Alison and a gorgeous image to go with them. In short this is a Gorgeous Card. Love the hearts down the side with the ties in them.

  10. fabulous Alison, I love this Tilda in those pretty girly colours...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia and hAnglar challenge
    Mina xxx

  11. Wow, just gorgeous! So glad you could join us at Copic Creations ~ hope you can stop back tomorrow! hugz, Mary


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