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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.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A Birthday Recipe

Evening Peeps. Before I get onto tonight's card here's a reminder about my blog candy giveaway. You've got until Sunday to leave a comment under the blog candy post. See the piccie in my side bar.

Also, we've just found out we're going to be grandparents again in the Spring. Our kids don't half keep churning them out, lol.

Okey dokey, I've made this card for a friend who has a birthday next week, using 2 of my purchases from Harrogate, the LOTV image and sentiment. I just fell in love with this image which was in beautiful shades of blue at the Show. However, to fit in with this week's LOTV challenge I have used red, green and white. I thought most people may go for a Christmas look so I decided to be different. The teeny tiny flowers are a fab buy from Bury market at the weekend.

I've used copics to colour as follows:-
E00, 21, 93 (skin)
E15, 18 (hair)
YG03, 63, R32, 35, 37, Y26, W1, 2, 3 and blender

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

I hope you like it and I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:-

Lilli Of The Valley #112 - Red, Green and White
Sketch Saturday #173 - Sketch (on its side)
Cute Card Thursday #182 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Happy Birthday


  1. Super Cute Card! So glad you joined us at Cute Card Thursday!


  2. Fab card, love the colours!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  3. Hi sweetie this is really pretty i love the image loving the colours too, thanks for joining us at LOTV hugs pops x

  4. Beautiful card!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    Have a great day, happy crafting, Debxx

  5. What a lovely card this is so cute
    thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments
    Love Jan

  6. This is a beautiful card, lovely image and pretty papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at crafty Sentiments this week.
    Kim xXx


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