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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.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Another lantern for Christmas

Well, here's the card I was going to upload earlier before I needed to get things off my chest. If you're not sure what I'm on about check out my previous post.

I hadn't realised until I was getting all my elements together that it was the same Tilda as my post on Thursday, albeit in different colours. I'm sorry but I didn't keep a note of the copics but I can tell you that the DP is by Blonde Moments.

I've used a diecuts border threaded with ribbon and also a diecuts corner flourish. As you can see below I have embellished this with a brad, and some pearls from The Hobby House.
I hope you like it and I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:-

Papertake Weekly - Sketch
CRAFT #126 - Colour Savannah
Just Magnolia #130 - Christmas
Bah Humbug #43 - Die Cuts


  1. Poor you! Hope your garden gets sorted soon.Your card is beautiful , I love the threaded ribbon and the colours are super. Thanks for joining the CRAFT challenge this week and good luck!Hugs Sheryl xx

  2. It's nice to see the same stamp used in different way Alison. I like both cards that you have made with this Tilda stamp.
    Neet x

  3. this is so cute, warm and cosy (just what I need right now as I'm cold lol).... just wanted to say thank you for the comment on my latest card on dream valley and it is such a compliment if you feel inspired by it thank you x

  4. Lovely card Alison. The threaded ribbon is a beautiful detail Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  5. Beautiful card Alison, really love the warm colours. I read your garden mishap post, what a shambles and how irresponsible of the contractors to not mention a gas leak to someone who could have done something about it!! Unreal, hope it get's sorted soon.

    Brenda Bah Humbug GDT

  6. gorgeous card Alison love the colours thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  7. Gorgeous card - love it.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  8. wow I love that lush paper Alison, stunning Chrostmas card...thanks for joining in with our Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge
    Mina xxx


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