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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.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Frosty The Snowman (and his little secret)

Evening Peeps. Hope you're all well and keeping warm. Autumn is definitely here. The air is crisp, the sun is bright, and the leaves are a multitude of colours. So that's why I'm showing you a Christmas Card, lol.

I coloured this Molly Blooms image in the last time we were in our caravan and I'm afraid I can't find the details of the copics I used. However, I can tell you that the DP is 'Jovial' by Basic Grey, and the wee sentiment is by Polka Doodles.

The border die has been punched and embossed and then pearls, from The Hobby House, added. The snowflake bellies have gems added and I've stickled the snowballs and the fluffy bits to his attire. The snowflake charm is from Crafty Emma's Store. I wonder whether Emma and Steve have had their baby yet???

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges but before I do let me tell you I have it on good authority that Frosty visited a tattoo parlour before he got wrapped up for winter.....

Christmas Challenge #11 with Sketch - Sketch
Crafty Sentiments - Snowmen
Totally Papercrafts #89 - Layer Upon Layer
Charisma Cardz #42 - Embossing
OLLCB 91 - Let It Snow


  1. You had a tattoo???? Ooer! Hope it's a nice one and not naughtily placed :-)

    That's a nice snowman image, btw - love him!

  2. What a jolly, sweet Christmas card. And I notice you don't say I'm wrong with my last guess, lol. (and that includes the tassels, tee hee). xx

  3. A lovely card Alison.
    You've not gone and had a tattoo done have you? If you have where is it and I hope to see photo's.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Hi Alison, what a beautiful card. The snowman is so cute and nicely coloured. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Challenges {With sketched}. Love, Wilma

  5. Hi Alison! What a sweet card :o) Love the snowman and your papers! Thank you for joining us at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}. Hope to see you again next time!


  6. I like the layout of this one - tatt parlour eh......wonder what frosty got????

  7. Alison have you had a tattoo done?!?
    Love the card such a cute little snowman.

  8. Gorgeous card, love the paper too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

  9. Fab card Alison
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Paperscrafts and good luck in the DT call
    Anne x

  10. what a lovely card.Thanks for joining us at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}.

    Hugs Betina

  11. Hi CB, what a fab card! I love that little snowman and the bps are gorgeous. Now i'm intrigued about the tattoo ... off to have a little wander round your blog for more clues lol
    Claire xx

  12. Ooops forgot to say thanks for joining us at CCWS
    claire xx

  13. I hope the tattoo is on your nose after taunting us for so long!!!! Does that make you list of 100 things to do before you die shorter by one!!?? LOL! I do hope we are getting a show and tell soon.
    Despite you being such a pain, your card is so cute!
    Love Jo x

  14. Love your card, thanks for joining us at OLLCB this week

  15. Such a cute card - your snowman looks fab.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    (There's news of Emma on the CES challenge blog) :-)
    Caroline xxx

  16. Awww how cute, love your snowmen and gorgeous paper. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week xx

  17. What a cute snowman and pretty card!
    Thanks for sharing your Let it Snow project with us at Ooh La la; we hope to see you again soon xx

  18. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Charisma this challenge.

    Lisa x


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