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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, 13 September 2011

Wishing you a Swinging Christmas in September

Good Evening Bloggers. How are we all? I hope those who have been in certain parts of the UK haven't had too much trauma from the wild weather we are currently having. Obviously its nowhere near as bad as over in America but even so there have been a few incidents according to the news.

At last I have a card to show you. This little cutie was coloured up yesterday at our Samuel Taylors Monday Group under the scrutiny of the ever so talented Diane of Inky Meanderings Blog. I've used copics in the RV, YR and BG range but for the life of me can't find the post-it with the details on....duh!

The background of the card has been overstamped with a Crafty Individuals snowflake stamp in Adirondack Shell Pink (I think). The DP is a bargain stack I picked up at Harrogate by Dovecraft.
This is the other side of the swing card this time using a fabbie sentiment banner by Bild Malarna, again purchased at Harrogate. The little snowflake charm is available from Crafty Emma's Store. Oh and the 25th Dec stamp is from the LOTV people, again at Harrogate.

I hope you like it and here come the challenges I'd like to enter it into, x

Copic Creations #57 - Pretty in Pink
Simon Says - Multifold Creation
Crafty Creations #135 - Anything but square
Oldie But A Goodie - Christmas in September


  1. Wow, what a lovely card!! I haven't made this type of folded card but you have inspired me to try it!! Love the pretty snowy background and Tilda looks so cute sitting on her sled. Well done!!

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!!
    xoxo, Christine

  2. So gorgeous, love the style.
    Hugs Emma x

  3. What A great creation for our 1st birthday "christmas in september " Challenge

    Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this time and good luck!


  4. Super little card, I love that fold and anything Tilda is always my favourite!

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie for our Birthday Blog Hop Christmas challenge and good luck

    Hugs Laurie x

  5. A fabulous card Alison.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. really pretty card love that gorgeous tilda thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
    hugs sara x


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