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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.

Friday, 25 November 2011

A Very Poppy Birthday...

Good Afternoon, said I would be back. This time with a card using one of my fav images. I just love Poppies and this one's from Penny Black. I've coloured it with copics to blend with the DP which is 'Madeleine' by Prima. The copics by the way are: E27, YG91, 95, RV25, 29
 Here's a close-up of the ribbon bow effect that I tried and below the inside of the card stamped in Versafine Smokey Grey with just a hint of the poppy.
I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:-

Tuesday Morning Sketches #121 - Sketch
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop #4 - Buttons and Bows
Paper Sundaes #96 - Beautiful Bows
Pile It On #47 - Anything with a 'P'
Fab n Funky #100 - Happy Birthday
Hope you like it and I'll be uploading another of these in my Folksy Shop, x


  1. Beautiful Poppy image. Lovely card!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. A lovely card, I love poppies too! Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge. Sarah x

  3. Lovely card Alison... love the colour combo!
    Check my blog out re the critical comment... love Jo x

  4. Gorgeous card, poppies are stunning and this looks beautiful! Love the dps too. And of course fabulous bow!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes for our beautiful bows challenge
    Hugs kat xx

  5. Oooh, poppies are a very favorite flower of mine. Your card is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  6. Great bow effect, looks fantastic. Lovely coloring. Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  7. Love your card Alison and love what you have done with the ribbon beautiful

  8. Ooh, I love how you did the skinny ribbon into a flower like bow! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week! Good luck!

    ♥ Lisa PSDT
    My Crafting Blog

  9. Wow, stunning image and lovely colors. Really love what you've done with the bow, too.

  10. Beautiful card - love the paper!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  11. Beautiful with your pretty papers and image. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.


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