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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.

Sunday, 27 March 2011


Good Morning. Did you all remember your clocks???

Just to prove I can do distressed sometimes here is a quickie I've made using PaperArtsy stamps inked with Adirondack Mushroom. I've distressed the edge of the foremost image and torn the Magnolia 'old book' paper and then swiped with the ink again.

Sorry, can't remember where the eyelet is from. Could be Art From The Heart.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:-

Cupcake Craft Challenge #134 - Monochromatic
Tuesday Morning Sketches #86 - K.I.D.S.
Daring Cardmakers - Book Club

Back in a minute with another quickie, x

FOOTNOTE: Not sure what's wrong but 3 hours later and I still can't get my image to appear. If you hover at the top of the posting you will be able to click on a link which will take you to my image. I've reported it to blogger


  1. Fantastic card, Alison! I love the distressing and your choice of colours is fab! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx
    PS: I don't know what is going on with Blogger, but there are other girls having the same problem today, it is not just you:-) I just thought I would let you know...

  2. Hi Alison!
    What a lovely card in such a sweet vinatge style! Love the soft colors and the images are sweet! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs/sari

  3. Fantastic vintage card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. Brilliant distressed card Alison. I love everything about it.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. Oh, this Magnolia book paper is just gorgeous. I love the vintage look of your card. Perfect for our Book Club at The Daring Cardmakers :0)

    Zuzana x x

  6. A brilliant take on our Book Club Dare - thanks for joining in with us at Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  7. What a lovely way to use books on your card. Thank you for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers Book Club dare this week


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