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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, 10 November 2011

Artifical Flowers

Good Evening Peeps. Hope you're all well. Its been another miserable day here in West Yorkshire, foggy, grey and generally dull and dark. That's the 3rd day in a row. I do hope we get a little sunshine soon.

Anyhow, here's the first of 2 postings this evening before I go away for the weekend. After many attempts to create this shaped card without losing the hinge, lol, I finally succeeded. I've used the Go Kreate Frilly #6 large and medium dies, also a nestabilitie scalloped circle.

The cute image is by those folks at LOTV which I've coloured with copics:-
E00, 21, 93, 31, 33, 35, B00, 02, RV000, 02, 34, YG03, 06, 09, Y000, 11, 13, 17.

One of the challenges I'm entering it for is CES #60 - inspired by a song and as soon as I saw this image I thought of 'Artificial Flowers' by The Beautiful South, one of my all time favourites.

The DP is Fairy Flora by Prima, and here is a piccie of the inside using more of that fabby paper.
I hope you like it and I'll be putting it up in my Folksy Shop. There's quite a few bits and pieces gathering on there now. Do take a peek, the link is in my sidebar.

Here come the challenge links:-

Pixie Cottage #95 - Sketch
CES #60 - Inspired by a Song (Artifical Flowers by Beautiful South)
Polka Doodles #44 - Shaped Card
Oldie But A Goodie - Buttons and Bows
CRAFT #128 - Cute


  1. This is a really pretty card, I love the shape and how it's lovely to see it decorated inside too.
    Thank you for joining us at Polka Doodles this week.
    Clare x

  2. beautiful card love the shape thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
    hugs sara x

  3. A beautiful card and love the shape. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

  4. Such a great shape! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Love your spin on the sketch.

  6. wow.. I love this - what a fabby shape... thanks for playing at CES xx

  7. Very pretty creation you have made. I totally understand what you mean about being able to keep the hinge on the shaped cards - you did a great job with this. Thanks so much for playing with our sketch at THE PIXIE COTTAGE this time:)

  8. Fab card and such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. challenge. Jeanette

  9. Yes, it certainly is "fabby paper". Can't believe you have made two cards of this quality in such a short space of time. Love this one and the one above.

  10. Great shape and so pretty! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  11. Beautiful card and thank you for joining us at PolkaDoodles x

  12. Gorgeous card! Love the papers and your coloring. Great take on our Pixie Cottage sketch, and as a shaped card!
    Thanks for playing along at the Pixie Cottage.
    Nancy - Pixie Cottage DT

  13. OOooh Congrats on winning the CES challenge. xx

  14. Lovely card, cute image and great colours - love the shape too!! Thank you for joining our cute challenge at CRAFT this week and good luck in the prize draw, love Jacky x

  15. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in with my Polka Doodles shaped card challenge.
    Fliss x


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