Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Guest Blogger Wednesday with.......

This week on CBN we have the lovely Alison Lister as our guest blogger. So its over to Alison

Hi everyone my name is Alison, I have just turned the big 40, I have two beautiful daughters and 5 rescued cats. And would like to say thank you for the great opportunity of being a Guest Blogger for the Crafty Bloggers Network. So some more info about me. 
I have been crafting all my life in one way or another, be it cross stitching, card making, drawing or making stuffed animals to name but a few, but I did not get into card making full time so to speak until 2006 when I got married and moved in with my in-laws. While we lived there I had my own little caravan down the garden for all my craft goodies so needless to say I spent A LOT of time down there happily crafting away lol. However, in 2009 I left the in-laws (and the hubby lol) and moved back to my home town of Barnsley, and for a few months I did not do any crafting but this was due to all my goodies still being in boxes until I was asked to do a commissioned card for a friend, so I made it my mission to create a crafty corner in my bedroom and get all the goodies out of storage, since then I have not looked back and enjoy crafting as much as I can. Sadly I did have to take a break for a few months because as well as being a full time mum I am also a full time student and my course work needed to be completed, However now that I have finished the Access to HE Diploma course I have a few months free to craft before I start University in September in which I will be for-filling my dream of becoming a qualified counselling therapist. I know that this is going to be a challenge and that I won't have as much free time as I would like to craft but the end result will be worth it. My card-marking style varies depending what mood I am in or what I have been asked to make, and I have had some strange requests which I am sure all crafter's have, but I have loved the challenges and luckily for me what I have created has been well received and loved. 
Therefore the card that I have made for this challenge is a one of the kind as it was also made for a close family friends daughter who turned 18 and who is a huge Adam Lambert fan. How I achieved it was by downloading the photo's, I then printed them on to high gloss photo paper, I cut one out in a heart shape with my spellbinders wizard, I also added black and silver ribbon along with card candy and peel off's then added them all to purple pearlescent card stock and finished it off with flower and hearts. I also added a verse on the inside. Needless to say she was over the moon with it and stated it was the best card she had ever received.

I do have a blog where you can find more of my creations. You can find it HERE. It is sadly neglected due to my college commitments so has not been updated in a while, however it is on my 'to do list' lol therefore I would love it if you could drop by and say hi and I will return the favour. Anyway I think I have rambled on enough now so I will sign off ........ Would like to just say Happy crafting everyone and thanks again for allowing me this opportunity. Take care and blessings to all. Ali xx
Once again Alison, thanks for taking the time to join in with CBN, from all of the team.


  1. Great post Alison. Thanks for showing us your creation

  2. Great to read about you and wishing you success in ful-filling your dream too. Great creation and I wish you good luck for the future.

    Linda xxx

  3. Fab post Alison! It's great getting to know you. I love this funky Adam L card. All the best on getting your qualification...rock on sista!
    Hugs, Dorothy

  4. beautiful card, enjoy your time at uni, i guess they still have student bars lol x

  5. Fabulous card & a wonderful gift too, you have obviously put a lot of thought into it, because it was so well received. I will head on over to your bog now :)
    Jane x