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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, 4 February 2010

Love Life

On our Yahoo Group we have been challenged to make something for a Valentine Mingle. I decided to try a slide mailer but didn't want it to be too OTT on the Valentine front. However, trying to incorporate 'Love' was another matter.

Looking through my Lisa's Altered Art images I found these 2 little girls who just summed it up brilliantly - 'Love' 'Life'. How many of us spend too much time moaning about trivial stuff when we should be enjoying life no matter what it throws at us. The saying goes that whatever life throws at you if it doesn't break you it will make you stronger. We can all find stuff to whinge about but perhaps we should take a minute to think about the people in Haiti many of whom have had their lives cut short. So this mailer is not only representing 'Love', but also 'Life' and how precious it is.

I used Adirondack dabbers in Pink Sherbert and Juniper to paint the right hand side, and then overstamped using Hero Arts Fanciful Heart Filament from their Fanciful Set (I haven't used these in ages) coloured with Tombow pen 847.

The papers are K & Co Sparkly Sweet and I've finished it off with a Large Ribbon Brad with ribbon from the Blonde Moments (Art From The Heart) range, Paperartsy German Scrap, and Heart gems. The large heart on the back, used to secure the ribbon, is an Anna Griffin brass embellishment.

Hope you like, x

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