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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.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Vintage Beauty

Evening Peeps. I don't about you but it's turned blooming freezing here in West Yorkshire, hope it doesn't mean that there's more snow on the way.

Anyhow, it's a good excuse to stay in the warm crafting and this is the little creation I've made this afternoon.

I've stamped the 'vintage' lady in Versafine vintage sepia onto cream CS. I'm sorry but the image was a gift and I'm not sure who makes it. I have a few like this and they are all beautiful images. I've used my nesties to frame her.

The main DP is from my stash but I've run it through the Cuttlebug 'D'Vine Swirl' embossing plate before mounting it onto my CS.

The vellum (from my stash) has gold script on it. The plaid ribbon is by 'Portafolia' and the cream ribbon is from my stash.

Pearls from The Hobby House and the curly gardenia from Crafty Emma's Store (see my sidebar).

I hope you like it and I'm entering it into the following challenges :-

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Pile It On #7 - Love Plaid
ABC - 'O' for Old-Fashioned
Stampin' For The Weekend #4 - Monochrome


  1. That's beautiful - very elegant image and I love the colours you've used too.

    Helen x

  2. It's lovely, Alison - love the monochrome effect!
    Diane x

  3. awww... this is such a sweet card! Love the image! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week!

  4. Oh my, what a truly lovely and elegant card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday! Come play with us again!

  5. wow, totally love this. Fab image and this card is really elegant.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  6. Very pretty! I love the dp and your image is beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week over at ABC Challenge;0)

    Hugs x
    Cecelia B

  7. Stunning card! I love the layout and the image, well actually, LOVE THE CARD!!!
    Hugs, Pat

  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
    /Hanna xx

  9. Fab card, lovely design.

    Thanks for joining us over at SFTW

    Berni xx


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