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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.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Well, that's the challenge over at Winter Wonderland this week. Of course the snow at the weekend could have meant that Christmas was back already, lol.

I thought what better way to depict Christmas than with a Christmas tree and traditional Christmas colours. The tree stamp is by Daisy and Dandelion and I've stamped in Stazon and then coloured the baubles with glitter pens, finally adding glitter to the star.

Apologies but I can't remember where the papers are from as I've had them an age. However, they are fabby quality and double sided which makes them really versatile.

I've cut the Happy Holidays sentiments out with a nestie from one of the DP sheets.

I hope I've not overdone the layout as the current Create4Fun sketch involved loads of layers.

Anyhow, hope you like it and the links are below, x




  1. Two great project, Alison and you're clearly getting a good head start on Christmas! Well done with the watermark - it looks great!
    Diane x

  2. Hi Alison, what a gorgeous card. The image and colour scheme are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland challenge. Hugs, Denise x


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