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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.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Its been snowing again...

Well it was for all of 5 minutes this morning. So much for Spring being on its way. Anyway to stay in keeping with the weather I've incorporated snowflakes in this next addition to my Christmas box. I've rotated the current sketch from Sketch Saturday and used DP by Basic Grey 'jovial' which you can get from Crafty Emma's Store. The base DP has been embossed with the cuttlebug Lace Tree folder and then I've rubbed a metallic rub-on to enhance the design.

Tilda and Edwin have been coloured with copics as follows:-
skin - E21, 93, promarker satin
hair (his) - E31, 33, 35
hair (hers) - E50, 51 53, 31
jeans - C3, 5, 7
jumper and hat - BG13, 15
her clothes - V12, 15, 17

I've added some rainbow stripe glitter to her cuffs and hem.

The pearls, peeloffs, glitter snowflakes, and sentiment are all from my stash.

Hope you like it and here are the challenge links, x

Sketch Saturday #145 - sketch
Winter Wonderland - snowflakes
Bah Humbug #9 - embossing
Just Magnolia #96 - anything goes +/- glitter
ABC Christmas - 'E' for embossing and embellishments
Lets Ink It Up #10 - embossing


  1. Must start my own Christmas box after seeing your beautiful card CB. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  2. Ooooh, I love this one Alison! I'm particularly loving the embossed tree - very clever!
    Diane x

  3. Hi CB and a warm welcome to our challenges - hope you will continue to join us as we make our way through 2011. The lacy tree is among my faourite folders as it always looks fabulous, either on it's own or, as you have used it, as a background. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  4. Beautiful card - love the pastel colours. You might like to also enter it into my CHNC challenge 10 which this week is also asking for the use of embossing - and there's a random prize this week x

  5. Very cute, great embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck, Suzanne x

  6. Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous i love the image so sweet, thanks for joining us this week at Just Magnolia & Hanglar & Stanglar, big hugs love Pops x x x

  7. Lovely card, I love the embossed tree. Thanks for joining us at LIIU. Patsi x

  8. Beautiful card - gorgeous colours!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  9. Gorgeous card, love the sweet image. Thanks for joining in the fun this week at Sketch Saturday. Hugs Jillix

  10. I HAVE this stamp & I LOVE IT! Great job with your card. Was a pleasure to see your embossed creation at LIIU! Thanks for playing! Good luck!

  11. Lovely card and I like how the tree is so subtle in the background.

  12. Gorgeous card! Lovely image and beautiful embellishments! Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Delphine xx

  13. Ohhhh great card love hte embossing tree in teh background too! thanks for playing along with us on the ABC Christmas Challenge, hope you can come back and play again too! hugs Samantha :0)


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