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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, 26 February 2011

80 Years Young

Evening Peeps. I had hoped to be able to blog a bit later this evening and tell you about a brill pantomime we had just been to see. However, unfortunately while we were having tea with friends beforehand, our Son took a seizure and so we had to cut our night short. He's fine now and tucked up in bed with a hot chocolate and his nursing team of 1 cat and 2 dogs, lol. The other 2 cats feel that they have better things to do....

So here is the card that I am now sharing a bit earlier than planned. I've made it on a request for a friend who wanted something flowery. Great for the current Creative Cottage challenge.

The stamp is by Tin Can Mail (Inkadinkadoo) and I've coloured it with copics in: Y21, 26, R05, 08, TG63, 67, E37. Lovely warm colours to fit in with this week's Copic Creations challenge.

The DP are by Papermania 'Sunshine' pack.

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

Papertake Weekly #53 - Sketch
The Creative Cottage #33 - Fabulous Florals
Copic Creations #44 - Warm Colours
Fab n Funky - Recipe: 1 image, 2, embellishments and 3 papers


  1. Gorgeous card love the colours and those backing papers, the stamp is very special wonderful Birthday card. XOXO Zoe

  2. What a fab card and I'm drooling over those DPs. Sorry you had to cut the Panto short but glad your son is being well looked after by his nurses. xx

  3. Soorry to hear that Mark's been poorly, Alison - I hope all is well now.
    Love the card - great colours!
    Diane x

  4. oh what a super card very pretty thank you for sharing with us at the creative cottage hugs linda x

  5. Just brilliant...love it! Thanks for joining us at F'n'F! xx Jenny xx

  6. Great take on this week's sketch and such a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly :)


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