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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.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Rockin' Robin

Here's another card I made yesterday evening, again for Christmas. I love this image by Elusive Images. This time I've only used the central circular part of the stamp (it does in fact have a square border), stamped it twice and then mounted the inner part onto 3d pads to give it some dimension. I've used copics to colour:-
C1, 3, 5, YG63, 67, E02, 08, R37, BG93, and some stickles to highlight the snow.

The beautiful papers are Mistletoe by Memory Box. The birdie border I've cut using a shapeabilities border die and added pearls, from The Hobby House, to alternate holes.

As well as Winter Wonderland having a bird challenge theme this week so do The Corrosive Challenge team and also Daring Cardmakers who are being sponsored by The Ribbon Reel http://theribbonreel.co.uk/.

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

Winter Wonderland - Robin Redbreast
Daring Cardmakers - Birds
The Corrosive Challenge #135 - Flying Things


  1. love your card but I need an answer....grrrrr!
    Jo xxx

  2. Sweet bird card,
    thanks for playing!

  3. a gorgeous creation and fabulous image thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some new candy if you are interested :)

  4. Thank you for sharing your lovely "A Little Bird..." card with The Daring Cardmakers this week. Good luck for our prize draw

  5. What a pretty creation. My dear mother loves birds, red ones at that. You did a beautiful job on this. Thank you for sharing it with us over at The Corrosive Challenge.


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