About Me

My photo
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, 7 September 2011

The Mice are having a Party....

.....while the cats are in their beds....tee! hee!

Good evening bloggers, another wet and miserable day here in West Yorkshire :((

This evening's card is made using this ultra cute image by the LOTV people, coloured of course with copics:
E93, 41, 43, 31, 33, 35, Y21, B93, R00, 27, C0, 1 and matted onto DP from Websters available at Crafty Emma's Store.

The wide red 'mesh' ribbon I have had since my early days of crafting and goodness knows where it came from but I took advantage of the mesh to weave the narrow yellow ribbon through.

The large red gardenias are from Crafty Emma's Store although the bottom one I have trimmed down to create a smaller version.

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

Fussy and Fancy #44 - Sketch
A Spoonfull of Sugar #163 - Party Time


  1. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  2. Gorgeous card, Alison and lovely colours!
    Diane x

  3. A beautiful card Alison. I love the image.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. What a beautiful card! Did you make the poinsettia? It is perfect. How is that lovely/naughty doggie of yours these days? I still smile at that photo of him tucked up in bed!

    much love

    Lucy x

  5. so cute i love it! great take on the sketch!
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
    céline F&F DT

  6. So cute. This has got to be classed as an 'awe' card. Fab Christmas cards too. X

  7. This is so beautiful card. So pretty design. I want to try to design like this for the Plastic cards, if you don't mind. I appreciate this.

  8. This is so beautiful card. So pretty design. I want to try to design like this for the Plastic cards, if you don't mind. I appreciate this.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your comments are really appreciated