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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, 5 March 2011

A Fairy Happy Weekend to You All

Good Morning Peeps. What a miserable day here in West Yorkshire. Its a right drizzly morning, you know, the sort of rain that gets you wet, lol. To top that, I'm off to IKEA in a minute to get DS his wardrobe:((( Not looking forward to the queues at the checkout. Fingers crossed everyone has stayed in bed when they saw the weather.

Anyhow, for this morning's card I have followed the Friday Sketchers sketch and some 'pink' challenges, just in case you hadn't worked that one out for yourselves, lol.

I've used a Lavinia fairy to incorporate the current Crafty Cardmakers challenge, which is also asking for punches. I stamped her in Adirondack slate to give her a softer outline and then used copics: E93, 21, Promaker Satin, C1, 3, 5, RV000, 02, 34, BG10.

The DP is Dovecraft 'Fantasy', perfect for those fairy and mythical cards. The circle DP was cut with a nestie and then edged with pearls and I put the pink vellum through my cuttlebug 'swiss dots' folder to take the blandness away. The sentiment is from a Papermania CS pack.

Now to the punches. I used a Woodware flower corner punch on my image. The butterflies are part of a small circle punch which I lined up to create a ribbon effect. The flower, right,  was created by punching lots of hearts in the vellum, DP and CS that I had used and overlayering them, finally finishing with a pearl brad.

I hope you like it and the challenge links are below, x

Friday Sketchers #144 - sketch
Ooh La La Challenge #74 - pink, pink and more pink
Crafty Cardmakers #40 - fairies and at least 2 punches
The ABC Challenge - 'P' is for pink


  1. What a beautiful card really love the arc shape pearls and the flower is gorgeous
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  2. This is such lovely card! Love that image, and the papers are so sweet! Thanks for joining us again this week at The ABC Challenge! Good Luck!

  3. Gorgeous card hun, love the softness of the stamped image - good idea. Loving all the pink too. Thanks for joining in our Pink pink and more pink challenge at OLL this time.
    Dawn x

  4. oh this card is gorgeous!!!! what fabulous colors (i love pink) and an absolutely stunning image!

    hugs :)

  5. Absolutely lovely, Alison and I love the layout!
    Diane x

  6. Such a beautiful card Alison and so pretty.
    Hugs Emma x

  7. Lovely card Alison.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Beautiful card. Love that fairy, you've made such a good job of colouring her. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  9. A really lovely card you made. Beautiful! Thank you for participating in the ABC Challenge
    Hugs Trine Lise

  10. such a beautiful card.
    thank you for playing along with my sketch @ friday sketchers. hugs rachx

  11. Gorgeous card! I love your fairy image ,very pretty :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  12. Ooh Alison - this is absolutely stunning. I love the image, the colours you have used, the floweers - everything!


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