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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, 17 August 2011

Take It Easy

Afternoon Peeps, a bit of sunshine today here in West Yorkshire although not brilliantly warm. However, I'm not complaining cos at least there's none of that wet stuff falling from the sky.

Onto today's card which I have made for my Nephew's 21st Birthday. The image and sentiment are by LOTV. As you can see I've used 'take it easy' and on the insert I've printed 'after all, its not every day you're 21'.

I've used my copics to colour and have managed to incorporate all the colours requested by the current Colour Create challenge, plus I've put the base layer of DP through my Swiss Dots embossing folder and included a corduroy covered brad to encompass the texture part of their challenge.

This week's CES challenge is to use DP from 2 different companies. The base layer is a Basic Grey sheet from 'hello luscious', bought from Crafty Emma's Store, and the other 2 DP are by Prima 'Madeleine' from Samuel Taylors.

I'm off to have a snooze under a tree too but before I go here are the challenge links, x

Sketch Saturday #168  - Sketch
CES #49 - Mix & Match
Oldie But A Goodie - The Great Outdoors
Colour Create #77 - Blue, green, white, red, brown, + texture
Crafts & Me #48 - Blues or Blue/Greens


  1. Great card - love the image you've used.

    Helen x

  2. Such a lovley card. Love the papers, the colouring and design.
    Thanks for playing along with us over at Colour Create.

  3. Love your colour combination Alison and that image.

  4. LOve it! Thanks for playing at CES Challenges! xx Jenny xx

  5. Fab card hun, love the colours and papers. Thanks for playing along this week at An Oldie But A Goodie. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Lovely card with cute image and wonderful colours! :)

    Thank you for joining at Sketch Saturday :)

  7. gorgeous soft feeling card Alison, I love that sweetie LOTV image and your stunning colouring...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx

  8. I could do with chilling just like him. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x


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