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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.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Hey Dude!

Good Morning All. Have to make this a really quick one as I'm about to drop Son #2 off for a trip. I've used Blonde Moments DP here and to create a frame (as per the current Allsorts Challenge) I adhered the bauble sheet to some card and then cut out the aperture. This was to give it some strength for when I added the 3d pads to the back. Hopefully the bottom picture will give you an idea although the piccie's not brill.

The cute image is by Mollie Blooms which I've coloured with copics. I cut off the lantern and re-fixed it to the edge of the frame. I also cut off the hanging mitten, restuck and drew in the thread.

The CES challenge this week is for banners, bunting or flags. I'm not sure if my interpretation will count but I'll enter it anyway. I've cut some baubles from the DP, added a couple of gold bells and a grunge board bauble coloured with dabbers and voila!

Hope you like it, x
Here are the challenge links:-

Winter Wonderland - Card for Men/Boys
Allsorts #117 - You've been framed
CES #50 - Banners, bunting, flags


  1. Hi ya
    fabulous card, great image, lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  2. What a really sweet card Alison, Mooly looks so pretty with her lantern.

    Thank you so much for joining in my 'You've been framed' them at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  3. gorgeous creation and a perfect card for the man in your life, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week.
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have candy if you are interested :)

  4. Oh this is lovely, the colours you have used are perfect and your bunting is fab! Thanks for joining in with us at CES this week :) Donna

  5. This is really sweet! I love the image! Thanks for joining us for this week's CES Challenge!

  6. A different approach to a "C" Card but one which is happy and full of festivity. Great card.


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