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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.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Scrap that project

Evening Bloggers. Before I get onto the card what do ya think of my new blog layout/colours??? I fancied a change and was a little bored this afternoon so had a play with my settings. Let me know what ya think.

Anyway, back to the card 'Scrap that Project', well not literally, but that was how I made the background with offcuts of DP stuck to double sided paper which was then adhered to a pink glittery background. One night last week I had a does of insomnia and wandered down to my craft room not awake enough to create a masterpiece but not tired enough to sleep. I made a few of these backgrounds in different colours, there's another coming up in a minute.

Anyway, I coloured Tilda with copics E00, 21, 93 (skin); E31, 33, 35 (hair); V17 (bauble); RV02, 04, 06 (dress); B93 (tights). I've then sat her on a strip of newly bought Fizzy Moon ribbon, added some snowflakes stamped in Brilliance pearlescent orchid, and the sentiment, and embellished it with snowflakes.

I'd like to enter this into the current Bah Humbug challenge which is 'Something New'.http://bah-humbug-christmas.blogspot.com/2011/08/challenge-33-something-new.html This could be the ribbon or the background I've created as that was a new technique I tried. Have to say I got the inspiration from Helen's blog. Also Totally Papercrafts 'Christmas in August'. http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.com/2011/08/challenge-80-christmas-in-august.html

Hope you like it, x


  1. A lovely Christmas card and I love your new blog layout, the colour is great, makes everything easy to read.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. Didn't realise how much blogging i have missed of late. Great card and way ahead of me with "C" cards.


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