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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.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Off to School

Back again, this time with a challenge card. I've made this for my little Grand-daughter's best friend. Both she and my grandee are starting school in September. She's a little blondie hence the hair colour, the next one I do will have brown hair like my grandee. I bought this cute image from LOTV last year and never got around to using it. As usual I've used my copics for colouring.

The DP is 'Up and Away' by Mindy Terasawa available at Crafty Emma's Store, perfect for this card.

The optional extra challenge at the Pixie Cottage is 'Time to Learn' ie a new technique but I hope they like my interpretation of the theme.

I hope you like it and I'm entering it into the following challenges :-

The Pixie Cottage #81 - Sketch +/- Time to Learn
Truly Scrumptious #62 - Buttons and Bows


  1. The perfect image :-) Beautifully coloured, too xxx

  2. really sweet card i love this little cutie !! thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
    hugs sara x

  3. I love this - the image is so cute. It takes me back to my junior school days, we wore the same uniform only it was bottle green.
    xxx Hazel.


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