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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, 20 January 2011

The Love Bug

Hello Bloggers, hope you are all well. Thought I'd cheer you all up this evening with this bright and cheery card, just in keeping with the current Oldie But A Goodie challenge. I can't remember how long I've had this VW Beetle stamp by Funstamps but its always a good stand-by for those difficult to make 'Men' cards. I've coloured it with copics in:
C1, 3, 5, 7
YR02, 04, 07
Easy Peasy this one...

The DP are from a new stack I bought from Crafty Emma's Store called Glitterati by Memory Box. Really vibrant colours.

The metal bellie is from my stash. I've added this to be able to join in the current Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge which is 'Heavy Metal' although I think the VW should have plenty of that in its bodywork, lol

I hope you like it and the links are below, x

Create4Fun wk 3 - Sketch

One Stop #114 - For a Male

Oldie But A Goodie #10 - Bright and Cheerful

Creative Card Crew - For Men

Tuesday Morning Sketches #77 - Heavy Metal


  1. Wow! that's cool too... I love VWs. this popped up as I posted my message on your last card... you must have been lying in wait!!
    Jo x

  2. A great card Alison - love your papers - they ar the perfect foil for the Beetle.

  3. aw that's lovely Alison - certainly brings back memories for me as a beetle was my first car

  4. Everyone knows i love VW's lo.. so this card is right up my street - fab bright colours
    Thanks for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
    Lisa ;)

  5. SUPER card! Perfect for our male card challenge at One Stop Crafts. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you next week.

    Cat, OSC DT

  6. fabulous card, I love the VW and the rainbow colours you used Alison...thank you so much for your birthday wishes
    Mina xxx

  7. Love this card Alison, I have a Mini car stamp and never have used it yet, what a good idea for the boys

  8. Great card Alison. Lovely colours.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. I like your card - the paper you used is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. Great card for a male, which I agree are always hard to put together!
    Thanks for playing with us at TMS!


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