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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.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Believe in Christmas

Good Evening Peeps. Hope your day hasn't been too wet and windy. It must have got really strong here because we lost our satellite signal earlier this evening. Not sure if its back yet as we resorted to watching a DVD, or rather hubby did.

I disappeared to the 'Zone' to create this card which I am entering into a few challenges. I like trying to combine challenges as it becomes more of a challenge, if that makes sense.

I've layered 3 ribbons underneath the image, which by the way is from Stampers Anonymous. Unfortunately you can't tell from the piccie but the white ribbon has Merry Christmas and Happy New Year running through it. All the papers are offcuts from my stash, some from way back in my early days of crafting, even the one I stamped the image onto.

I hope you like it and here come the challenge links:-

Sketch Saturday #177 - Sketch
Colour Create #81 - Lilac, Grey and White
Crafty Creations #139 - Recipe: 3 papers, 2 embellishments (brads and ribbons), 1 image
ABC Christmas - 'U' for Unused Stash (papers and ribbons)
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Anything Goes


  1. Lovely neat Christmas card Alison and you got to use some of your offcuts - bet they only fill three boxes now.

  2. This is wonderful! I like the way you have layered the ribbon. Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon shop Challenge. Sarah x

  3. Gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Pretty Little Ribbon Shop! hugs, Jane x

  4. That's a lovely card Alison and the ribbon pieces add so much to it.

  5. the weather is dreadful here too Alison...wow I love the colour of your beautiful monochrome Christmas card...its so gorgeous
    Mina xxx

  6. Great card, love that stamped image. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Creations this week.
    Jenni x

  7. Love the card - the colours you've used are great. Still haven't worked out your other posts!!

    Helen x

  8. Lovely, Alison - one of my fave Christmas images!
    Diane x

  9. Stunning, gorgeous stamp too! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

  10. Fabulous card Alison :-) I love the image and the papers and ribbons are lovely :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  11. Gorgeous card! :) Image is wonderful! :)

    Thank you for joining at Sketch Saturday :)

  12. Beautiful Christmas card you have made, lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge. Hope to see you again.

  13. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  14. oops I forgot to say...thanks for joining in with the Pretty Little Ribbon Shops monthly challenge
    Mina xxx


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