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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.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Thank You

See, that didn't take long did it. Here I am back with another challenge upload for you. This time its for the folks over at the Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge which this week is ATCs. Like some of the other participants I couldn't just leave it at one... I've used 2 elements from a  Hero Arts set. In the top one you can see I've stamped the flower 3 times as opposed to just the once in the bottom. I think the top one is my favourite but that could just be the colour combo. The Thank You stamp is also from that same set.

After embossing the flower in white I've sponged Adirondack Hazlenut and Watermelon above, and Sunshine Yellow and Citrus below.

I hope you like them and I'm entering them into the following challenges. Off now for some playtime. Have a good weekend, x

Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight on ATCs
Allsorts #114 - Free and Easy


  1. Gorgeous ATCs, love the background shading it makes those flowers really pop
    Claire xx

  2. Alison what fabulous cards - the colours are stunning - I love them both. I look forward to seeing your next creation. Hazel x

  3. Two fabulous ATCs Alison.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Love this pair of ATCs,the backgrounds are lovely especially the really vibrant yellow and the stamp you've used is great. Thanks so much for joining in with the Crafty Cardmakers challenge.
    Jenni x

  5. Fab cards, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  6. Fantastic ATC's!!

    Thanks for playing in our latest free and easy challenge at Allsorts and good luck in the draw....

    Emma xxx

  7. Love theo one with three flowers, Alison - great way of using that stamp. Striking and bold.


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