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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, 8 February 2011

Reach For The Stars

That's the challenge being set by the Winter Wonderland team this week. I've managed to incorporate stars in the image the DP, the brads and also one of the sentiments, phew!

I'm sorry but I can't remember where the yummy DP is from as I've had it in my stash for so long. The red curly gardenia flower is from Crafty Emma's Store (see my sidebar), and the sentiments are by Creative Expressions.
 I coloured Tilda with copics (no surprise there then) as follows :-
skin - E21, 93 and Promarker Satin
hair - E31, 33, 35
clothes - R22, 24, 27, 29
Its a while since I made an easel card and I don't know why I don't make them more often as they are so easy and look really effective.

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

Winter Wonderland - Reach for the Stars
Create4Fun - Sketch
Just Magnolia #92 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Crafts #128 - Seeing Red


  1. Gorgeous card. Great use of the stars!!
    Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week.
    Hugs Sally xxx

  2. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week ! Your card is gorgeous, love the flower !

  3. Gorgeous - love the papers you've used and that Tilda is really cute too.

    Helen x

  4. Have just left something for you on my blog!

    Helen x

  5. oh love those papers and cute Tilda too with great star choice thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. A lovely Christmas card - so bright and cheery!
    Diane x

  7. Beautiful card, such a sweet image! Thanks for joining in the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week.
    Hugs Lynsey x

  8. gorgeous card Alison, beautiful rich colours...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge
    Mina xxx

  9. Great card! I have not tried an easel card yet, but after seeing this, perhaps I will! Looks great!

    Hugs, Pat Smith

  10. Love this Tilda. And well done for making a Christmas card in Feb. I promised myself I'd do one a month and so far I've not made any! xx


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