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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, 6 February 2011


This was a really quick card put together with Crafty Indivduals papers that had been lying on my workspace waiting to be made into a tent fold card. When I saw them I realised they fitted perfectly with the current Play Date Cafe Colour Challenge.

I've left the card fairly plain and without embellishments so that I can also enter it into the current Charisma Cardz challenge, and finally Totally Papercrafts were asking for a 'Friendship' card.

The cute Elisabeth Bell image is coloured with copics :-
skin : E21, 93 and Promarker Satin
hair : E50, 51, 53, 31
clothes : V01, 01
This was my first attempt at really blonde hair although in hindsight I think brunette would have shown up better.

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



  1. Very beautiful work, indeed! A lovely use of the colors from our challenge...so great to have you play with us in The Play Date Cafe.

  2. It's lovely, Alison and the CI papers look great!
    Diane x

  3. This is gorgeous fabulous colouring.xxx

  4. Those papers really do look good - you have made a very pretty card here.

  5. Really cool collage-type card! Pretty stamps and papers that you've used. Thanks for joining us at the Play Date CAfe. :D

  6. this is lovely! the paper you've used is FANTASTIC, and the image pairs up beautifully with it. thanks so much for sharing this fabby creation with the Charisma Gals! xo

  7. gorgeous choice of papers to use on this card; Thanks so much for joining our play date over at the cafe ;)

  8. That paper IS cool and works so well. Very lovely take for the Play Date Cafe. Thanks for playing along.

  9. Lovely card and her hair looks really pretty! I'm just starting out with the colouring so know how tricky hair can be! You've done a great job! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!


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