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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, 8 August 2011

Another Christmas Card

Good Afternoon Peeps, hope you are all well. I've had a lovely morning crafting at Samuel Taylor's in Brighouse, rounded off with a yummy lunch in the neighbouring cafe. We made a shutter card which I have almost completed, so watch this space for the piccie.

This card has been made using a Magnolia Tilda that I coloured yonks ago, no idea what colour copics I used, sorry. The DP is by Papermania 'Henbury Lane', and has a beautiful glittery finish. The ribbon, and Christmas tree ribbon brad are from my stash. I think the flowers and centres are from Meiflower.

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:-

Sketch and Stash #67 - Sketch
Simon Says - Christmas in August
The Playdate Cafe (PDCC93) - Watermelon, Sorbet and Lime
Just Magnolia #118 - Anything Goes +/- Glitter

Hope you like it, x


  1. This is as sweet as can be!!! Very nice!

  2. gorgeous card love those papers and the flowers, fab image too thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx

  3. Ahh, you can never have enough Christmas cards, especially when they are this lovely! That image is precious and I love how you've adorned it with those magnificent flowers! Simply beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  4. Wowzers! ANOTHER Christmas card! I reckon by Christmas you'll have nothing to do!!

    Great card, Alison!
    Diane x

  5. What a sweet image:) I love that you made a Christmas card with these colors--TOTALLY didn't even think of that;) Clever! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

  6. Beautiful, gorgeous card.

  7. Awe! This is adorable. Love this stamp.
    Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia and hAngler.

    Hugs, Mindy

  8. Very cute! I love how you colored the girl; she looks so happy and festive. Awesome Christmas-y card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


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