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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, 16 March 2011

Less Is More

Final one folks. Once I get my head round the Less is More Challenge I find the card comes fairly easily. Its the planning and thinking of an idea that takes the time.

This time the challenge was 'one layer and off the edge'. I've used a Stampendous leaf and masked it to get the layered effect. I've used Adirondack inks in cranberry, butterscotch, and ginger. The sentiment is stamped in versafine vintage sepia.

I'm entering it into the following challenges:-

Less Is More - one layer, off the edge
One Stop #122 - clean and simple
Paper Sundaes #60 - keep it simple

I hope you like it and I'm off now to catch up on some blog hopping, x


  1. Lovely card and the colous sound good enough to eat!


  2. Oh dear me . . . that should have read COLOURS!!! sorry!

  3. Love the sentiment stamped in sepia ... Cool card!!

  4. This is superb... I love the composition, the colours are wonderful!
    Thanks for a great submission!
    "Less is More"

  5. Fantastic card Alison, love the layout and colouring
    Thanks for joining us
    Great to see you
    "Less is More"

  6. wow this is gorgeous...beautiful stamp. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  7. Beautiful love your stamped layers of colour and masking reflecting the feel of Autumn. XOXO Zoe

  8. Well you've certainly nailed this! I love it. xx

  9. This is really effective, Alison!
    Diane x


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