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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.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Christmas in August - Again!!!

Me again! Just got time to upload this challenge card before I have to scoot off to work. You know, that thing that pays for my addiction, lol.

This is a card I made yesterday at our Second Monday Stamping Group at Samuel Taylors in Brighouse, and thought, why not pop it in a challenge or two.

I still had my Christmas stamps in my bag from Saturday so I continued with my Christmas theme but this time in purple. I've used a variety of stamps including Simple Expressions and a Craft Stamper freebie. I've also used a Crafty Individuals image. Added a bit of bling and a dab of copic and voila!

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

Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Fussy & Fancy #42 - Christmas in July/August
Ooh La La #86 - Christmas
Sir Stampalot - Whatever you fancy


  1. A fabulous card Alison - I love all the elements and how you've put them together.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. Very pretty in the purples, I love these cards but have yet to give them a go, I believe you may just have inspired me! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

  3. This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at OLL.xxx

  4. Behave will you! I don't do C******as until November and you are freaking me out even if you are making lovely stuff.
    Love jo x

  5. This is just gorgeous!! Thanks for entering our challenge at Sir Stampalot this month:) Hugs

  6. Hey CB - yet another stunning creation - and more to the point another Christmas card (I must start mine - soon!). I am now following you and I look forward to seeing your next creation. Hazel x

  7. Such a beautiful card Alison and gorgeous colours.
    Hugs Emma x

  8. Good photo of it, Alison but it looks even better IRL!
    Diane x

  9. Just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

  10. Fab design, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  11. This is such a beautiful card Alison! I love all the detail and work that has gone into it!

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OLL this week! :)
    Lizy DT x


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