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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.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

A heart can be for Christmas, not just for Valentines Day

Okay, so I know its a Christmas card and its only February but I'm trying to keep up with my Christmas challenges and be ahead of the game by the time December arrives....

I've just bought (in a sale) a set of Papermania clear stamps in the Henbury Lane range and realised I had the matching DP at home. How clever was that then!!!

The sentiment by Simple Expressions reads 'Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful'. Isn't that a lovely verse.

I've used my new L-Em punch to punch out the leaves.

The heart I've coloured with my copics. Phew, what a job that was trying to get the colour just how I wanted it. After a lot of colouring and blending and huffing and puffing I finally achieved my colour by using E27, R37, RV29 and a lot of blender pen. The leaves are coloured with YG63, 67.

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

Winter Wonderland - My Sentiments Exactly
Cute Card Thursday #149 - Sketch
CES #21 - Bold and Bright
Pile It On #5 - Punch It


  1. Well Pet it is lovely, clever you doing Christmas already

  2. Lovely card - gorgeous colour combo!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges, Juliexx

  3. Christmas - OMG ! way to go - u r my idol. I can never get it together this early - usually november looks good

    BTW nice card

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  5. Very pretty!
    Thanks for joining us on WINTER WONDERLAND 

    Hugs Jane x

  6. Love your card and so glad you are working so much on crafting.
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  7. oh love the sentiment focal point and what a pretty creation thank you for sharing it with us at Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. What a great card! Thanks for joining in the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week.
    Hugs Lynsey x

  9. I really like this one, Alison, it's lovely!
    Diane x

  10. Very pretty!

    Thanks for joining us on WINTER WONDERLAND :)

    Hugs Jane x

  11. great card thanks for joining us at CES challenges.
    Hugs kaylou xx

  12. Such a gorgeous card Alison, love the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges.
    Hugs Emma x

  13. sweet card. love it

    thanks for playing with us at Pile It On

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