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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.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Hopes, Dreams and Fantasy

Evening everyone. I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Wasn't the weather awful yesterday! Anyhow, a bit of sunshine today and everything seems so much better.

I've been playing about recently with 'map-fold' cards and this one is made using 12 x 12" cardstock. However, I have adapted one to fit on an A4 piece of card, more of that another time. My original inspiration came from a tutorial on the Whiff of Joy site. They are full of brilliant tutorials so go take a peek and learn some new skills.

So onto my card. The top picture is the front as the card is closed. I've used the current Truly Scrumptious sketch to base my design on. The doorway is from Lavinia Stamps and I've used copics to give it some colour : E40, 41, 43 and RV02 with blender. The curly gardenia flower is from Crafty Emma's Store as are the wonderful DP from a Prima pack called 'Sweet Fairy'.

This next piccie is the inside, again I've followed the Truly Scrumptious sketch for the middle section. The image is Sweet Pea, Blue Eye Fairy and I've coloured her with copics: E21, 93 Promarker Satin (skin), E50, 51, 53, 43 (hair), B02 (eyes) RV02, 06, Promarker Maroon (flowers and gems), BV02, 04 (choker and dress). I placed some skeleton leaves behind to represent her wings.
 This is a close up of the lovely verse I've included. Can't remember where I got it from but I really like it.
For the purpose of this next piccie I've laid the card on its back cos when it is stood upright the centre panel automatically flops down.
So as it is now, the top panel is the reverse of the middle section with the Sweet Pea fairy on. I've edged it with a mini fairy from Crafty Indivudals, and flower sprig by Bo Bunny.
Apologies but another verse that I can't remember its origin.
I'm entering this into the following  challenges:-

Truly Scrumptious #50 - sketch
Charisma Cardz wk6 - Mythical/Fantasy
Moving Along With The Times - Photo Inspiration

I hope you like it, x


  1. So beautiful Alison...gorgeous colours.
    Hugs Emma x

  2. pretty card - great layout
    Thnaks for joining su at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  3. What a pretty card and some lovely spring colours! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

  4. What a pretty and intricate card Alison, I love the attention to detail and colours you have included.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at MAWTT this week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  5. Fabulous Alison, love the colours and the attention to detail. Let's hope Spring is on it's way.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at MAWTT this week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  6. Hi Alison this is really beautiful, its very meaningful and special - someone is going o be very happy to receive this! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Hugs Laurie x

  7. Gorgeous 'map' card Alison amd so beautifully made. I love the Lavinia stamp on the front and the sweet Sweetpea image on the inside, your sentiment is beautiful.

    So glad you could join us at Truly Scrumptious.
    Heather xx

  8. Hi, Sorry Im so late in commenting on cards, this is super and just right for our theme on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo


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