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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, 9 February 2011

Text 4 U

Hiya. Hope you're all well today despite the return of the rain clouds. This little minx is by Digi's With Attitude! and is called Texting Tween. I've made it for my bessie friend's birthday cos we're always texting each other, that's when we're not speaking on the phone. We've know each other for over 25 years ever since I had a toddler in the buggy and another on the way.

I've used copics to colour (surprise! surprise!) as follows:-
E21, 93, 50, R22, 24, 27, 29, YG63, 67, C1, 3, 5, 7, 8, Promarker Satin and Copic 100 (black).

The DP is by Memory Box called Glitterati which I got from Crafty Emma's Store. Also the fabulously lush curly gardenia is from her store too.

I've created the 'TEXT 4 U' by using the negatives from peel-offs and sponging through them.
 The Happy Birthday text I've generated from the PC and used it, along with the gardenia, to create the stop.
I hope you like it and I'm entering it into the challenges below, x

Sketch Saturday #141 - Sketch
Digi's With Attitude! #16 - Red and White
One Stop Craft Challenge #117 - Numbers
Crafts and Me - Red


  1. Lovely card, colors and papers are really gorgeous.
    Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  2. Good thinking, CB!! Really great idea for a birthday card - love it!
    Diane x

  3. A great card Alison - you are on a roll and creating some beauties. I love the flower you have used to create the stop and the image is just too cute!

  4. Love your fabulous card.

  5. Fab card! Love that image & what you've done with her!!!
    Thanks for playing at Digi's With Attitude! this week! Always great to see a DWA image!Hope 2011 is a better year for you!
    Dawn xxx

  6. Great card love the image it reminds me of my DD thanks for joining us at Digi's With Attitude!
    Jenny x

  7. That is so cute! Love that attitude!

    Thanks for your recent visits to my blog, and nice comments.
    Hugs, Pat Smith

  8. What a great idea to do with left over peel off parts, it looks so effective. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC and hope you will be back for the next challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

  9. Alison this is such fun and beautifull coloured.
    Wishes. Lynne M

  10. Great image and I love your sentiment! Those flowers are lush, no wonder you want to make cards to put them on. xx


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