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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.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Sketch Saturday #136; Corrosive Challenge #97; Pile It On #1

Evening Everyone. I don't know about anyone else but we've been snowed in again today, so I took advantage and got crafting. Gotta strike while the iron's hot, or at least while the Mojo is around, lol.

I actually made 3 cards today but this is the one I'm uploading and I've done this using the current sketch from the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog. I'm also entering it into the Corrosive Challenge which is asking for purple and yellow; and finally Pile It On which is asking for Brand Spankin' New. That happens to be my new nesties from Crafty Emma's Store.

The CS and DP are all 'seconds' from the Kanban shop, and I've slightly distressed the edges with Distress Ink in Milled Lavender. The cat is by PSX and the pawprints were on a plate which was given to me by the lovely Dotpat in Hartlepool. BTW I've used versafine vintage sepia to stamp the images.

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





  1. A really cut little puddy cat, Alison! LOve the paw prints!
    Diane x

  2. I think I have that cat Alison, so cute. Love how you have put your card together. Good Luck with the challenges.

  3. Hi Alison,
    could you please email me at inge.groot@hotmail.com about the Friday Sketcher's winner of this week. Yes that's you! Congrats:-D

    Inge xx


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