About Me

My photo
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, 19 February 2011

65 years young

 Howza bout that then!!! I'm still awake despite being up since goodness knows when. Well the snow eventually stopped falling at about lunchtime and it means we have about 4" now:((( The sky still looks full so I hope there isn't any more to come.

Anyhow, its given me some crafting time to make a card requested by a friend. I thought I'd go for the ever effective easel card as its for a special birthday.

The image is by Simple Expressions and I've stamped it in versafine vintage sepia. Told you I was a bit addicted to that ink pad at the moment, lol.
The DP are MME 'Wild Asparagus' as is the peachy ribbon. This ribbon, the curly gardenia (just lurve them) and the carnation buds are all from Crafty Emma's Store. The pearls are from The Hobby House.

I've created the leaves with my Martha Stewart pine punch. Everything else is from my stash.

I hope you like it and I'm entering it into the following challenges, x

Friday Sketchers #142 - sketch
Bearly Mine #4 - Ribbons and Pearls
CES #24 - Spots and Stripes


  1. A beautiful easel card Alison, love your colour scheme.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. Lovely card CB, very pretty, and I always love easel cards. Thanks for playing along this week at Bearly mine challenges.
    Donna xx

  3. Wow love this card, those papers are gorgeous and love how you have stamped your image, really lovely card :)

  4. What a gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at Bearly Mine......


  5. gorgeous Alison - love your soft choice of colour

  6. I've added you to my list of blogs, it was so nice to meet you today and thanks for the lovely comment

  7. Very lovely card! The easel cards look stunning, and I must learn to do them oneday.
    Great job! The colors are perfect!
    Hugs, Pat

  8. wow fabulous easel card, thanks for joining iur spots and stripes challenge at CES.
    Hugs Kaylou xx

  9. Gorgeous vintage card!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week! Juliexx

  10. Hiya sweetie! Absolutely gorgeous design, love the soft colours you've used and the image is perfect for a 65 years young :)
    Thanks for playing over at bearly mine x


Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your comments are really appreciated