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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.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Resisting Butterfly

Good Morning Peeps. This is my last post until after the weekend cos I'm off down South to stay with my oldest and bestest friend. I'm going on the BIG train all by myself, I'm so excited. I know, I need to get a life, lol.

Anyhow, I wanted to share this card with you which I have done using the wax resist technique. The central image was given to me by my friend Gill Yin who loves teaching this technique. Hope I've done it justice Gill. I've used adirondack inks in denim and currant to swipe direct to the cardstock and also to the image. I've also added some eggplant to the image. I've matted and layered it onto black and then navy and the purple DP is by 7 Gypsies.

Ribbon is from my stash, pearls and gems by Meiflower and the flowers from Crafty Emma's Store.

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

Sketch and Stash #71 - Sketch
Simon Says - Sparkle and Bling
Corrosive Challenge #134 - Purple Passion


  1. Nice card Alison. I love all kinds of resist and this is a great example.

  2. Lovely card!Take care on your trip.

  3. Fab card Alison. Hope you have a brill weekend

  4. Beautiful card hun...Thanks for joining us at sketch n stash & good luck :D
    hugs and xxx

  5. beautiful card love the papers you've used and the flowers are gorgeous so pretty thanks for joining us at SNS hugs Jill xx

  6. What a beautiful card you have made Alison. I am sure Gill will feel pleased that her teaching has yielded such a clever student.
    Hope you are having a lovely time.

  7. Absolutely beautiful! Loving your sparkle sweetie.
    Thanks for joining us onSimon Says Stamp Challenge

  8. I luv this card the colours you used look great. would also luv to learn this tech.


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