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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.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Pumpkin Pie

Morning Peeps, what's happened to the sun then? Who stole it? It was supposed to be sunny here in Bradford today so the washing machine has been on overtime and now I'm stuck with wet washing.....Hey! Ho!

Anyhows enough moaning, my card this morning is a freebie image from the clever people at Designed 2 Delight who offer a progressive challenge every week. If you wanna know what I'm on about check out the link below. I really love how this has turned out but I think its because of the warm colours. Of course no image is complete without my trusted copics. I've cut out the leaf border and adhered it under the main image and then added some buttons from my stash.

For the first time I've been able to use my Nesties Maple Leaf dies as they were just perfect for this project and I've nestled these under the main image.

The DP is Memory Box 'Fernbrae' from Crafty Emma's Store.

Hope you like it and here come the challenge links:-

Designed 2 Delight Challenge - Pumpkin Image
Crafty Sentiments - Punches & Die Cuts


  1. I love this pumpkin, Alison! Was the Autumn theme inspired by the lack of sun? It's feeling a bit Autumnal this morning - I have really cold tootsies!
    Diane x

  2. That is lovely and seasonal as Autumn is nearly here... well we've not had much Summer, have we?
    Love jo x

  3. I love this Alison! The background paper is fab and all the buttons are so cute! Thanks for playing with Stitched Pumpkin in our freebie challenge at Designed2Delight. Keep coming back to play!!

  4. This is so cute. Love how you've used the border under the image, looks cool. Thanks for joining us at the Designed2Delight challenge this week.


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