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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, 1 January 2011

Papertake Weekly; Friday Sketchers #135

Now don't get too excited. I know I've been away for ages and therefore perhaps its a bit of a shock to see 2 uploads in one day but I was in the mood for crafting, the mojo appeared (from where, goodness knows), and we're going to visit family tomorrow. I also wanted to get this made to pop in the post to a friend to thank them for a lovely Christmas pressie.

I've used the current Friday Sketchers sketch as my format inspiration and have incorporate the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is 'Be Thankful'.

The stamp is another new one of mine by Belles n Whistles called Li'l Miss Poppy which I have coloured with the following copics:-
R00, 02, 05, 08
W1, 3, 5 and blender
E00, 21, 31, 33, 35, 37, 93

The DP are Basic Grey - Porcelain

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


  1. Well I don't mind seeing 2 posts in a day Alison, it is lovely to see you back my Dear

  2. uuhhhh... this is super cute!
    love your idea. Thank you so very much for joining us on the Friday Sketcher blog this week

    happy new year
    love Claudia

  3. Great to see you back in blogland CB! And with some stunning cards too :-)
    Happy New Year, I hope 2011 is a good one for you
    Claire xx

  4. Such a pretty card Alison, am sure the recipient will be delighted. Love the various elements you have used.
    You have no idea how good it is to see you back in blogland.

  5. Another fab card Alison, nice to see you getting back in the swing

  6. Stunning card Alison! Really cute image. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week!


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