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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, 18 April 2011


Yep, that's the name of this cute digi image by those clever folk at Sugar Nellie courtesy of Funky Kits. I've only used her head and shoulders for this card using my scalloped nesties to cut her out and frame her. I've then matted both layers onto a doily. I've coloured her with copics:-
skin - E21, 00, 93
hair - E31, 33, 35
lips - R22
YG00, 03, V12, 15

The flowery DP is by DCWV and the lime green is from Kanban

Ribbon by Meiflower and pearls by The Hobby House.

I've made this for my friend's little girl who will be 5 next week. Can't believe she's at school already.

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

The Sugar Bowl #57 - sketch + purple and green
Simon Says - For a Child
Fussy n Fancy - For a Child
Bling it On - Use a digi image and bling


  1. This is just stunning. And great that it comes in a digi too cos I'm running out of storage for the rubber, lol. xx

  2. A beautiful card Alison, love the image and gorgeous colours.
    Lol at your comment re doing the hard bit of the pregnancy myself!! ;-)
    Hugs Emma x

  3. Lovely and elegant.

  4. Gorgeous card, hun, the papers are fabulous and I love the image!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  5. Beautiful image and I love the colours you've used with it too.

    Helen x

  6. Oh what a lovely card chick. I love the design and colours you used. Thanks for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-) Hugs, Dawny xxx

  7. I thought I recognised that ribbon, Alison! Gorgeous card!
    Diane x

  8. beautiful card and Hope is just beautiful too
    Thanks for joining us for this months challenge at Bling it On hope to see you next time too

  9. Oh this is adorable hun, Thanks for joining us at Bling It On this month.
    Shell xx


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