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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.

Friday, 26 August 2011

A Card and Gift in One

Good Evening Bloggers. I don't know about you but its been a miserable day here in West Yorkshire. It's been raining cats and dogs and I've even popped the heating on this evening, brrr!
 I made this card a couple of weeks ago but couldn't share it before as it was for my Step-Daughter's birthday and she occasionally glances at my blog. The lovely stamp in the centre is by La Blanche. I'd never heard of them before I got this one and also another which I'll share another time. I wasn't sure as they were white stamps on rubber but the image is beautiful and looked lovely coloured with copics.
 As you can see I've made another of these effective gatefold cards which enables you to encompass a bookmark slotted onto the front right panel (see below). The DP are Websters available at Crafty Emma's Store. Some of the flowers are also from there.
I hope you like it and I'd like to enter it into the current Cupcake Crafts Challenge which is a Gift and Card in one, x


  1. A beautiful card Alison and the bookmark is a great idea.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. A really pretty gift card and such a beautiful design! Thank you so much for joining in with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  3. This is gorgeous, but Oh No! I shall now have to check out those stamps, lol. xx

  4. Lovely, Alison - great stamp and lovely choice of colours.

  5. Alison,
    So much work but definitely worth all the effort as this is very special.

  6. Such a beautiful gift card you have made!Love the colours and sweet details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week!Good luck! Hugs and Sunshine!/Sari

  7. Beautiful card and love the bookmark so pretty,thanks for joining us at Cupcake craft this week.
    Louise xx

  8. What a gorgeous image, Alison and a gorgeous card! I've been missing some great posts on your blog - must come by more often!
    Diane x

  9. I love looking at your blog and finding cards that are so very different from the norm. This is beautiful Alison, love the design of the card itself and the images and colouring are really great.


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