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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, 4 March 2011

Mind the Stumps...

Hi again. Back from painting my Son's room. Just the wardrobe to pick up and build tomorrow...groan!

Anyhow, this is another card I threw together quickly last night. I got late notification of a birthday this weekend and I know that he is a cricket fan. What a better way to dust off Cricketer Ted by Funstamps. I've had him for ages and he doesn't get out much, lol. I stamped him in Adirondack mushroom and used copics E93, 40, 41, 43, G21 and W1

The sky and grass CS are from the Kanban Factory Shop, something else that hasn't seen daylight for a while but just perfect for this card. The sunshine has been stamped with a Craft Stamper freebie and the little 'speckles' are a clear stamp, sorry not sure who by. I used Adirondack sunshine yellow. The little birdies flying high are also a clear stamp, make unknown.

Hopefully this card should get you all in the mood for Spring, which is just around the corner.

Entering this one in a few challenges as detailed below. Hope you like it, x

Pile It On #9 - Tri-Fold
Cupcake Craft Challenge #131 - Anything but Square
Oldie But A Goodie #13 - Spring is in the air
Fab n Funky #62 - Spring into Action
Bearly Mine #5 - Birthday card


  1. Great card!
    Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

  2. Lovely card! I love the adorable bear and perfect papers! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  3. cute card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

  4. Super sweet little card and just perfect for our 'Anything But Square' challenge at Cupcake this week... Thanks for joining in the fun with us :) Donna x

  5. It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine.....


  6. what a cute card - love the grass and sky
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
    Good luck
    Lisa ;)

  7. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine for our challenge this time. luv gina xx

  8. Wow I love the 3 papers and how you have placed them! Thanks for joining in at Oldie But Goodie this week
    Laurie x

  9. beautiful card. love it

    thanks for playing with us at Pile it On

    my little scrappingcorner
    DT Pile It ON

  10. Such a beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this time
    and good luck!


  11. Great card
    Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  12. What a fabulous card. I love the cute image you have used. What fun this is.

  13. I havent seen that stamp for yeeeeeears!! I've got it somewhere too! Fab work hunny, Thank You for joining in at Bearly Mine Challenges x


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