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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.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Thank You

Good Morning Peeps and here's to a lovely weekend for you all. I'm not normally up and about at this time in the morning, especially on a Saturday, but my beloved managed to make huge announcements at 5am as he was getting up to travel to Scotland for the footie. The announcement......THERE'S AT LEAST 2" OF SNOW!!! My loving response was.....the game will probably be postponed.....Anyhow, that was enough to wake me from my slumber and with nothing better to do I thought why not catch up on blog posts and e-mails.

So...this little beauty I made yesterday evening, and I had great fun playing with the instructions for the folding frame. Easy peasy and so effective. If you want to find out more hop on over here Splitcoast Stampers

The reason for the frame was for the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #81. I've incorporated the sketch from this week's Pixie Cottage challenge #57, used the theme of 'Thank You' from the current Crafty Creations #106 challenge and the colours from this week's Colour Create challenge #64.

The sentiment is a clear mini stamp and I've stamped it in Versafine vintage sepia. I seem to be using this alot lately.

I hope you like it and here are the links, x






  1. Really beautiful card Alison, love the colours and the LO. Quite unusual.
    Jo x

  2. Very clever Alison, I do like it

  3. that's very smart dear... I like the layout!
    thanks for sharing at the pixie cottage

  4. Lovely card Alison.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. Another great card! Very clever and effective layout.

    Helen x

  6. Super card!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage :)

  7. Love how you used the square brads in the corners. You rocked the sketch. Thank you for sharing, and for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week.

  8. I love how you have mounted the folded-frame on the diamond panel; great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  9. oh this is just gorouges,love the colurs beautiful detail on this too bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  10. Wonderful take on the Folded Frame. Lovely card.

    Thanks for playing along with at at TMS.
    Theresa, DT

  11. Great card!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  12. Beautiful card...lovely indeed. Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!

  13. Fab use of the sketch Alison. I love the way you used it with a sentiment. It's a great colour combo too.
    Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage.
    Sharon xx

  14. Very elegant card - the frame looks great! thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx


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