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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.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Living is not enough, said the butterfly...

Evening peeps. Just didn't get time to make and upload a card yesterday. After a day at the Harrogate show and then getting home and putting away my goodies, after stroking them all first of course, and then of course the ice skating, it was time for bed. So here is this evening's offering using the current Craft Stamper butterfly stamp, just perfect for the verse which I have off-stamped on both sides.

It's also given me a chance to use some odds and ends of CS and DP. The ribbon and flower effect are actually cut from a sheet of 6 x 6, I've then added a brad for a bit of bling.

The butterfly has been stamped 3 times with the middle one raised with decoupage gel. The 3 triangles at the bottom have been stamped with elements of the butterfly.

I hope you like it and I'm entering it into the following challenges, x

Pixie Cottage #61 - Sketch plus optional use of green
Fab n Funky #64 - Green
Papertake Weekly - Trio tastic
Creative Card Crew - Green


  1. Ooooh, such a clever card, Alison! I particularly like the three triangles stamped with elements from the butterfly - lovely!
    Diane x

  2. this is gorgeous hun adore that image,and gorgeous colurs on this too,thanks for playing at the pixie cottage,this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  3. What a really lovely card - thankyou for joining us on PTW this week

  4. A FABULOUS take on the sketch, and what a hard one it was. Thank you for using it, yours is just wonderful! Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.


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