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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, 15 March 2011


Hi Again. Here is the second card I mentioned.

Now I couldn't resist using this Digi Doodle's image when I read that their next challenge was pearls. Anyone who knows me knows that I can be one for larking around, so this was right up my street. I coloured her with copics:-
skin - E21. 93, promarker satin
hair - E31, 33
hat - E50, 51, 53
ribbon - G000, 00
flower and socks - Y11, 13
shoes and bag - RV21, 23, 25, 29

The DP are MME 'pretty please' spring papers.

As you can see from the piccie below I used adhesive pearls to enhance the pearls she is wearing.

The sentiment (that face) I think is by Paper Heart but again I thought this fitted the card. Me being cheeky, lol.

Forgot to mention that I embossed the edges of the base paper using a cuttlebug border folder.
I hope you like it and I'm entering it into the following challenges :-

Create 4 Fun wk 11 - sketch
Digi Doodle Shop's Best #50 - pearls


  1. rofl fab image Alison.. love your added pearls.

  2. You did such a fantastic job on our pearl challenge this week. Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

  3. Cute and pretty, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
    Ruth x

  4. Love it!! The little pearls you've added finish it off perfectly.

    Helen x


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