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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.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Evening Peeps, hope you're all enjoying your weekend and looking forward to the extra day on Monday (if it applies). We went for a lovely walk this afternoon in some local woods with our dogs. Really enjoyed it and its a long time since all 3 of us were together to do that.

When I saw the challenge by Winter Wonderland to trim a tree I knew I had the ideal Elizabeth Bell image which I had coloured with copics last week in our caravan. I used the following:-
E00, 21, 93 - skin
E31, 33, 35, 37 - hair
G07, YG00, 03, Y21, 26, 28, B02, 05, R02, 22, 24, 27

The DP is by Basic Grey 'Jovial'.

I've rotated the Christmas Challenge sketch to fit the image and added brads and gems from my stash.

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

Christmas Challenge #7 - Sketch
Belles n Whistles - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Trim A Tree
Crafty Sentiments - Ribbons and a Bow


  1. Hi Alison

    great card, such a beautiful image. Hazel x

  2. what a nice card, thanks for joining us at ccws

  3. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland for our 'Trim a Tree' challenge!
    Hugs, Danielle

  4. Lovely Christmas card Alison.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. What a cute card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at CCWS

  6. gorgeous creation, thank you so much for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland this week
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have candy if you are interested :)

  7. Gorgeous card, love your colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments :)

  8. Lovely card Alison and what a pretty image.

  9. Love this card Alison, you cannot beat a bit of red on a Christmas card


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