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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.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge Week 7

Good Evening Everyone, hope you've all had a good weekend. Here is my entry for this week's Craft Barn Calendar Challenge which was to use the colours purple or lilac and to incorporate dry embossing.

When I found the butterfly DP in my stash I immediately thought of my Paperartsy butterfly stamp. I've stamped the centre portion again and mounted it with some silicone to make it 'pop'. However, before I did this I ran it through my Swiss Dots embossing folder and then used some metallic rub-ons to accentuate the dots.

I used copics RV34, B05 and Promarkers Plum and Slate to colour.
As you can see I also popped the sentiment through the embossing folder and again used some metallic rub ons.

I hope you like it and here comes the challenge link :-


  1. Another lovely calender page Alison, I love the butterflies.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. This is so pretty and that is a great sentiment !x

  3. The butterfly really does pop. Great colours.

  4. That's beautiful DP, love the large butterfly. x

  5. This is lovely. Great idea to emboss the sentiment as well.

  6. Like how you have also embossed the sentiment too.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  7. I love the background and the big butterfly embellishment!

  8. Fabulous content, lovely colours and dimension, it all works for me, Gay xx


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