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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

Off to School

Morning folks, are you ready for the start of 4, yes 4, postings from me this morning. I'm going MIA later for a weekend in the caravan so I'm filling you up with eye candy before I go, lol.

This card I've made for our little grandee who will be starting school in September. Now you may ask yourself (or you may not) why a pink greeting on a predominantly blue card. Well! She has this bee in her bonnet that if something is blue then its for a boy!!! You may be able to spot the pink pencil in her satchel.

The image is by LOTV, and the little fencing is a Polka Doodles stamp, repeated, from their Pond Neighbours range. I've only just bought a couple of their ranges thanks to my friend and purse emptier, Diane of Inky Meanderings, lol. The DP is Prima 'Sweet Fairy' available from Crafty Emma's Store.

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

Sketch and Stash #68 - Sketch and using ribbon and sentiment from my stash
Polka Doodles #32 - Good Luck


  1. your card is lovely,such a sweet image and a great take on the sketch

    Thank you for using my sketch and for joining us at SnS


  2. ahhhh what a sweet good luck school card, so glad you joined us at Polka Doodles this week

  3. What a gorgeous card and sweet image, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles this week.
    Louise xx

  4. You see, they really do come in handy!
    Great card, Alison and I'm sure the little lady will love it!
    The Purse Emptier x

  5. Oh this is so cute, wonderful details and sweet image.

  6. Gorgeous Sweetie......!

    thanks for joining us at SnS....and good luck...!

    hugs Vicky xx

  7. Such a cute card & such a sweet image..Thanks for joining us at Sketch n stash :D
    hugs and xxx

  8. What a sweet little card, thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Good Luck! Colette xx

  9. Hehehe! My boys say the same thing about pink or any girly colours!! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  10. A lovely card Alison and a very sweet image.
    Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles Good Luck challenge and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

  11. Oh this is so cute, I love it, thanks for joining us this time at the Polkadoodles challenge,

  12. Thanks for playing along in our good luck challenge at Polka doodles! What a lovely card!Cheers Claire x


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