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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.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy Thursday everyone. Its nearly the weekend, yayy!

I've made this card for one of my Son's carers. The brightly coloured shoes are just typical of him, anything quirky fits his bill.

The fab image is one of the older Sugar Nellie guys called Chef Hamish. I've coloured him with copics:-
skin - E21, 93 and Promarker Satin
clothes - B93, 95, C1, 3
shoes - BG13, 15
balloons - B93, 95, 97, C5, E27, 29

BTW. The balloons are part of a digi delights image that I dissected. Originally I had balloon brads but having slept on it I decided that it needed a bit more depth. So I got out my balloon punch and stamp and the stazon and oops!!! made a mess of it. So off came the brads, tricky once the papers were already stuck, and the new design was created. I hope I've pulled it off OK.

The DP are by MME 'Wild Asparagus', and the sentiment stamp is a Craft Stamper freebie.

I hope you like it and I'm entering it into the following challenges, x

Sketch Saturday #143 - sketch
One Stop Challenge #119 - Birthday card featuring a cake
Paper Sundaes #57 - Masculine Colours
Cupcake Craft Challenge # 130 - Cake and/or ice-cream
A Spoon Full of Sugar #140 - Birthday Wishes


  1. Such a lovely card....love the image and a great take on the sketch....thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday.

    Take care
    San x

  2. Hi Alison, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  3. This is gorgeous, thanks for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge. Hugs Shelley
    If you want to enter some candy you will find it here...

  4. Another great card and a very cute image.

    I've left a little something on my blog for you.

    Helen x

  5. Aaaww, Alison - this is so cute - Hamish looks so appealing with his pinny draping on to the floor! Love the colours you've used, too!
    Diane x

  6. Oh I love Chef Hamish and your card is fantastic, fab papers too!!
    Thanks for joining in the fun with us this week over at Sketch Saturday :o)

  7. Super adorable card! Love the masculine colours. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  8. Gorgeous work, I love the brown and blue colours. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x


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