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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, 25 March 2011

How Many???

Evening Peeps. Another glorious day here in West Yorkshire. Managed to get a little gardening done but more importantly another day of pegging the washing out...how sad, lol

Only just realised I should have had this card in the post today for my Brother's birthday next week, not that he deserves a handmade card, but that's another story....

The mice image is another LOTV stamp I picked up at Harrogate and the cupcake is the Papermania one I used the other day. Again, I've paper pieced the icing. I used copics in the BG range to keep it a bit more masculine but also because the current Copic Creations challenge is to use blues.

The DP is by Papermania, Henbury Lane and the corner shapes were made with an EK punch.
I hope you like it and here come the challenge links:-

Sketch Saturday #147 - sketch
Copic Creations #46 - we've got the blues
LOTV #89 - punch it
Really Reasonable Ribbons #20 - one for the boys
Crafty Cardmakers - #42 - special birthday


  1. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  2. Oooh I got this stamp at the NEC on Thusday can't wait to get playing with it, you have made a really lovely card for your brother.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

  3. Ahhh . . . your card is nicely done. You've made this assemblyline mouse decorating image look beautiful in blues. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

  4. Well, whether he deserved it or not he got a lovely card from you. Love how you have done this one Alison.

  5. Delighted you could join us on LOTV this week - fab image and what wonderful punching!!!!!


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