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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

A 'Trying' Card

Back again with the 2nd of my posts for tonight. I can't believe that's 2 non-Christmas cards I've made, lol.

This one is using another LOTV stamp, one of their brilliant 'boys/men' images. Again I've coloured it in copics:-
E00, 21, 93, 31, 33, 35, 15, 18, C2, 5, 7, BG93, 96, Promarkers Tea Green and Grey Green.

The DP is 'Glitterati' by Memory Box.

I've used a lush black velvet ribbon as a trim. My other black ribbons were either too fine or too feminine. The swirl is a shapeabilities die.

I'll also be popping this one in my Folksy Store.

Whatever you're doing I hope you have a great weekend. Hubby and I are going to stay with friends in Perth. For those in the know she's a little lady with BIG boots, lol.

Here are the challenge links I'd like to enter it into:-

Sketch Saturday #180 - Sketch
Bearly Mine #23 - One for the Boys


  1. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  2. Alison love your card, brill image and you have done it to perfection

  3. Great card - when I. saw the heading on my blog I thought it was going to be something to do with the "hole". Love this image

  4. Hey CB

    Love your card - that LOTV stamp is just fab.

    Take care.

    Hazel x

  5. what a gorgeous card .......love the colors ....thanks for joining us at BMD......


  6. Super card!!
    thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this time hope to see you next time too


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