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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, 18 August 2011

Lighting the way to Christmas

Sorry, but here's another of those 'C' cards. I still have several more in the assembling stage so don't say you haven't been warned, lol.

I love this little Tilda with her candle. It reminds me of the nursery rhyme 'Wee Willie Winkie...'

I've coloured her with copics and unfortunately I can't remember where the DP was from as its a combination I had ready to make into a card for a while and didn't keep the details, duh!

I felt the card needed something else to the left and I wanted to add a greeting but somehow the ribbon just didn't look right. Then I thought why not cut a slot under Tilda's hand (no blood was spilt and no Tilda was harmed) and thread the ribbon to make it look as though Tilda is carrying it. A little bit of clever placing of sticky dots and a fabaroo flower from Crafty Emma's Store and voila!

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

Winter Wonderland - Light It Up
Cupcake Crafts - Sketch


  1. Oh what an adorable card! Thanks for joining us for our birthday celebrations at Cupcake this week! Shelly :)

  2. Oh! What a fabby card, love what you've done with our sketch. Thanks for joining the fun at Cupcake this week. :) x

  3. Adorable and fabulous layout.
    Hugs Emma x

  4. Hi CB, what a gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and your papers are stunning. Thanks for joining in our 3rd birthday challenge over at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x


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