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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.

Sunday, 27 February 2011


Brrr...this little fella looks freezing but according to Meljen's Designs he's a 'Cosy Winter Owl'. Ah bless. Perhaps his hat and scarf are keeping him warm. I was so lucky to be able to choose 4 digi images from Meljen's Designs as a challenge prize for last week's ABC 'O' for Old-Fashioned. I'll try and showcase the other 3 images asap.

Anyhow, this is the first of 2 posts this evening which I'm getting in quick before the Ice Dancing starts. I hope you've all had a good weekend.

I've coloured the little fella with copics: E93, 50, 51, 53, 31, 15, 18, C3, R24, 27, YG03 and added some stickles to the snow and his pom pom to give him some bling, lol.

The DP are by Kars 'X-mas Collection'.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Winter Wonderland - Include an Animal (hope owls count)
ABC Christmas Challenge 'D' - Double Trouble recipe (1 digital image, 2 papers, at least 2 bellies)
Pixie Cottage #58 - Sketch plus optional extra of 'cute'
Crafty Creations #107 - Down at the bottome of the garden lives?...
Dream Valley Challenge #1 - Anything Goes


  1. Love this Christmas card. How many times have I said I should start mine and yet . . . Thanks (again) for joining our first challenge at Dream Valley. xx

  2. Awww... What a sweetie that owl is with his scarf and his extra-long hat! I do like your spotty bp, and the buttons are great! Thanks for joining us on Dream Valley Challenges!

    luv, Mags x

  3. A cute card, love the image and the papers, gret take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week. Good luck.
    Suzi x

  4. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations this week and sharing your lovely work with us! Cheers Claire x

  5. Awww...such a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  6. Fab card! love the colours, Thanks for playing along with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  7. This sure was cute!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

  8. Such a cute image, lovely card! Thank you for joining Winter Wonderland this week, hugs, Miria


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