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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, 4 October 2011

A Black and White Christmas

Good Evening Peeps, although its nearly morning thanks to my ever slowing down PC...

At last I have a card to share with you and tomorrow I'll upload my next calendar page in the Craft Barn challenge.

For the card above I have used a PSX Christmas scene and a Crafty Individuals snowflake background stamp both inked with Stazon. I put the shiny black card through my Swiss Dots embossing folder. I've also added some stickles to represent snow on the rooftops etc.

The black flowers and the silver snowflake charm were from my stash.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is a piece cut from a ribbon, unfortunately it doesn't show up too well in the piccie.

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

Christmas Challenge with a Sketch #10 - Sketch (rotated)
Winter Wonderland - How Charming
Cupcake Challenge #162 - Black & White Christmas
ABC 'A' - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers #53 - Anything Goes


  1. Elegant card. love it!


  2. I've always loved that PSX stamp and it's brilliant in b & w. Not so sure about ever having seen dragonflies in the snow, though, he, he x

  3. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!! I love both the layout and the colour scheme you've used. Very effective. Cxx

  4. gorgeous creation thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. This is such a beautiful card. So classy. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  6. A wonderful Christmas card Alison.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. A really striking monochrome card, Alison! I love that image!
    Diane x

  8. Love this card, Alison. So striking and elegant.

  9. A lovely stylish B & W card...love it. Thank you for joining the Cupcake Craft Challenge this week.

  10. Such a beautiful card, Alison, very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  11. Very pretty how you used only black and white! Your card is absolutely stunning. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}

  12. This is a stunning black and white Christmas card. What an elegant image. Very nice indeedy. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week. x

  13. Gorgeous card CB, I love the crisp black and white colour palette and the little village scene is stunning. Thanks for joining us at CCWS and good luck in the prize draw
    Claire xx

  14. This is great and very striking done in black and white!
    Now if I could just find out how to go actually visit that little
    village...LOL...so magical!

    Thanks for sharing at ABC!


  15. This is just a beautiful card! Love the stamp and the dotted embossed black paper. Great how you rotated our sketch. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Challenges {with sketches} :o)


  16. wauh what a lovely card thanks for joining us at ccws


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