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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.

Friday, 18 February 2011


Morning Peeps. Sorry I didn't get to blog yesterday but it was a busy day...work, supermarket big shop:(((, then brill nite on tv. I don't watch much tv these days as I prefer to be crafting but there are a few things that have grabbed my interest lately, and last night was no exception. Anyone else been watching 'Marchlands'??? Edge of seat or what, lol.

Anyhow, onto today's card which I'm calling Friendship. I wanted to use the current The Corrosive Challenge  sketch but have also been wanting to enter into a Sentimental Sundays Challenge since I discovered it a few weeks ago. I felt the sketch lent itself well to both challenges. Fortunately I've also been able to combine it with the current Penny Black challenge which is 'Pretty in Pink', the Paper Sundaes challenge #56 which is use 2 of either flowers, lace, distressing or pink, and also the Ooh La La Challenge #73 'For Someone Special'.

The image is by Penny Black called 'Crossing Bridges' and I've coloured him with copics:
R20, Y21, E21, 31, 40, 51, 93, G21, and the blender. I can't remember where the trail of flowers image is from.

The sentiment is by Paper Inspirations and the DP is by Papermania 'Regency'.

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






  1. What a beautiful card love the colour combo and such a sweet image
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  2. This is really sweet!!! I love your take on the sketch!! THANKS for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge blog! Good luck!

  3. This is really pretty and cute, Alison!
    Diane x

  4. lovely card and sweet sentiment too...thanks fort joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  5. awwwwwwwwwwwwww what a sweet card:) thanks for joining us!!

  6. Such a lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

  7. Lovely card. Great sentiment & image. Thanks for joining us at SS!


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