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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.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

The Baby Tree

Just a quickie this evening as I'm battling with a rotten headache that's refusing to shift. However, I needed to get another baby card made and this time I've used my new tree stamp from the weekend. Its by 'Judith' and I also bought some 'peg' stamps at the same time. The idea is that you stamp the bare tree and then decorate it with small images depending on your chosen theme. I guess the Tapestry stamps would work well here. So I stamped the tree in Versafine vintage sepia and then used a pink Tombo pen to ink up the mini images. I've then added some brads and voila!

All the other bits and pieces are from my stash.

I'm entering it in this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge. Hope you like it, x


  1. Adorable and love the idea of a baby tree.

  2. Gorgeous card, Love the cute little feet as leaves on a tree ... fab idea! Thanks for joining in the fun this week on Sketch Saturday. Hugs Jillix

  3. What a great idea for a stamp, Alison and how versatile!
    Hope your headache has gone now.
    Diane x

  4. That is so cute Alison, a brill idea

  5. What a fun stamp and what a brilliant interpretation you have done.
    Hope you are soon feeling much better.

  6. Beautiful card! :) Flower image is gorgeous and I love those colours!

    Thanks for joining at Sketch Saturday this week :)



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