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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.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

With Love

Okay! So technically this should be a box for the current Allsorts challenge but I figured a drawer contained bits and bobs like a box could so, what the heck, lol. Anyhow, I started this a few weeks ago and then, you know how it is, stuff got in the way and it got buried under some stuff. Need I say more...

So, I used 4 crafting matchboxes for the base and then built my easel card on top of them. The drawer handles are from Art From The Heart.

Tilda is coloured with copics:-
skin - E21, 93, promarker satin
hair - E31, 33, 35
YG91, 95, B93, 95

The DP is Papermania 'rose garden' and the frame for the text is by Viva Decor.

I've created the easel shape using a die by Go Kreate.
The bench is actually a Magnolia Christmas image but I sat Tilda in front of the holly and put some bling to cover up the holly swirl.

I hope you like it and I'm entering it into the following challenges:-

Allsorts #95 - make a gift box
Fab n Funky - more than one fold
Crafts and Me - anything goes
One Stop #123 - diamonds are a girl's best friend ie. add some bling


  1. Love your shaped easel card and the image is just so adorable! great work!
    Thanks so much for playing with us at Crafts and Me challenges! hope to see you again next week! :)
    Sylvia xx

  2. That's great - love the way you've put it together. I've got those dies too and they make a really elegant card shape.

    Helen x

  3. wow shes gorgeous Alison and how fantastically is your little boxes for your easel card...gorgeous...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge
    Mina xxx

  4. clever way to disguise the holly =). thank you so much for entering this in the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

  5. oh wow this is gorgeous, really lovely idea to use the match boxes. beautifully decorated :o)

    thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week


    Amanda xx

  6. Beautiful, I love the shape, thanks for joining us at Fab n funky, Karenx

  7. Wrote loads about this card and blogger said it was conflicting so lost it all. BBBBB!!!!
    Love this card, great idea with the drawers, beautiful subtle colouring (which I like a lot)and lovely placement of all the elements. There - shorter but means more or less the same. I like it!!

  8. omgosh, this is so cool!! a fabulous new take on the easel card. would be cute to add little treats as a gift. thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week as the dynamite digi's host our first challenge take over!


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