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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, 7 March 2011


Firstly let me apologise for the quality of the photo. I didn't check it before I posted the card through a letterbox this morning. That'll teach me to rush.

Anyhow, I made it for a lad's 11th birthday, you can just make out the number 11 on his shirt. The main BP is by Dovecraft 'Funky Vintage', the rest is all from my stash and scraps. Unfortunately it doesn't show up but the 2 black corner pieces were first put through my Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder. The circles were punched from scraps and then stamped with a 'peg stamp' football.

The image is by Digital Delights and coloured with copics: E21, 93, Promarker Satin (skin), E31, 33, 35 (hair), YR04, 07, C8 (kit).

I hope you like it despite the poor piccie and the challenge links are below, x

Stetch n Stash #56 - Sketch
Paper Sundaes #59 - Stripes


  1. Smashing boys card he is sure to love it. Never mind about the photo getting it in the post was more important. XOXO Zoe

  2. Fabby young male card... Love the circles/footballs. Thank you for sharing with us at Sketch n Stash this time. Jackie x

  3. fab card thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

  4. love those background papers you have used - they go so perfectly with the image. He can't fail to like this card - any 11 year old would love it (as would other ages too)


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