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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.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

LOTV and Playdate Cafe Challenges

I'm entering this card into 2 challenges. Lili Of The Valley has a sketch challenge and the Playdate Cafe had a colour theme of red, brown, and linen with a photo of coffee beans for inspiration.

The backing paper is from a lovely paper bag that I got with a fancy gift at some time.

The pearlised flatback beads are PaperCellar.

The vertical 'ribbons' are laser cut from a scrapbooking kit I had.

I've used red brads to centre the prima flowers.

Hope you like it and the challenge links are below, x




  1. That is just fab.. .you've been busy! Lovely composition and delicate colour shades. See you next week I hope?
    Jo x

  2. Thanks so much for entering this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge...Beautiful creation!

  3. Thank you for your lovely comments, x

  4. Gorgeous image and i love the papers too, great job with our sketch, thank you for joining us this time at LOTV,. big hugs Pops x

  5. Thank you for joining LOTV with such a stunnin creation
    Hugs Jacqui x

  6. Its a beautiful card and I love the image.Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge!

  7. Beautiful card and super take on our sketch. Your floral and ribbon detail are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Lili of the Valley.
    Nicola -x-


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