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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, 16 August 2011

Here Is A Box....

a musical box, wound up and ready to play....

Who remembers those fabulous childrens' programmes that were on at lunchtime? Well this is a box but not a musical one, in fact all I'm showing you is the lid as that's the only part with a bit of bellie on it. The main item is what's inside.

Its our little grand-daughter's 4th birthday next week and she's a real girlie girl, loving anything resembling fairies or princesses. So taking inspiration from Kate Crane's pyramid card in the July Craft Stamper I made this little card for Casey. It would have been so much easier if I had stamped and coloured my card like Kate had done but I don't think my little grandee would have appreciated it.

As you can see the outside of the pyramid is decorated with Tildas all coloured with copics and the occasional bit of bling. The birthday text DP I've had in my stash for ages and I'm not sure where it came from but the green patterned DP is from a 12 x 12 Papermania stack 'Rose Garden'.

I also found it easier to tie the top of my pyramid with ribbon threaded through the tips.

That way when she opens it she could leave it partly looped to keep an upright shape (hope that makes sense to you all). Inside I've used more of the same papers and the two number 4s are chipboard shapes which I've coloured with adirondack dabber, adhered to some of the green base card and then adhered off centre back to back. That way she can see the 4 from either way she looks at it.

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges and I hope you like it, x

Craft Your Days Away #26 - Birthdays
Digi Doodle #71 - Shaped Cards
A Spoonfull of Sugar #162 - Happy Birthday


  1. That is gorgeous and so cleverly done - I'm sure she'll love it.

    Helen x

  2. This is just wonderful, Alison - Casey will be delighted with it!
    Diane x

  3. I'ts beautiful Alison.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Such a sweet card. Love the pyramid shape.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

  5. ~What a lovely creation honey. :0) Thank you so much for joining us at DDSC this week, for our shaped card challenge. Hugs, Karen.x

  6. Very cute and pretty, love the colours,thank you for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop Challenge this week
    Ruth x

  7. Wonderful shaped card, adorable little images. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge. Hugs Donna x

  8. What a great card, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  9. This is so amazing. Wonderful design. I have worked for the Plastic card printing and designing company and this design inspire me so much. Thanks for sharing.


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