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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, 6 November 2011

Little Saint Nick

Good Evening Bloggers. I hope you've all had a good weekend. I know I promised you an update on the 'hole' and also some proper piccies of my spindle challenge but I'm afraid that will have to wait for another day.

I don't seem to have stopped crafting today, trying to get myself organised for the Christmas Fair at Mum's Nursing Home at the end of the month. Anyhow, I did find time to throw together this card for a few challenges.

The image is by Inkadinkadoo, the DP 'Jovial' by Basic Grey and the Christmas Tree is grungeboard coloured with adirondack dabber in Pool. I've added some sparkle and stickles and hope it will fall into the various challenges below.

Thanks for looking and I'll see you all tomorrow, x

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes +/- bling
Pixie Cottage - Sketch +/- Christmas Card
ABC Christmas - 'V' for Vintage
Delightful Challenges - A Sparkly Christmas


  1. Oh wow, this is so beautiful, love the colors!! Great use of the sketch from THE PIXIE COTTAGE and thanks so much for playing this week:)

  2. That's a lovely image, Alison and blue goes perfectly with a chilly scene like that one!

  3. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for joining us this week at Papertake Weekly! xxx

  4. Gorgeous card - love that image.
    Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week xx

  5. absolutely gorgeous thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly hugs Jill xx

  6. Oh I love that FC. Very classy. And a great card. xx

  7. Stunning! Thanks for Playing with us at the Pixie Cottage!!

    Many Blessings,

  8. Super cute card, the image is wonderful.
    Thank you for playing at The Pixie Cottage this week.

  9. Lovely card. I love the colours too! Thanks for coming to join us at ABC Christmas Challenge for our Vintage Challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter as many times as you like per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

    Ps I have candy on my blog too!

  10. A beautiful card Alison, I love the image.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. Ohh, I love these old images. Great card. :)
    Thanks for joining DC.

    Hugs, Rosalien

  12. Your card is gorgeous Alison x
    Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x


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