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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, 10 March 2010

Fun and Nonsense and Whoops A Daisy

OK, I expect you're all wondering what on earth I'm waffling on about. Well....the Fun and Nonsense is the title for the deco being created by the lovely Angie W on our Yahoo Group.

These are my 2 pages. The left hand one started off as being slightly more serious but then I thought the lady's demeanour fitted in with the Romeo and Juliet scenario, lol.

The right hand page was actually my first idea. Using torn pages from Pam Ayres poetry book I have depicted the well known 'I wish I'd looked after me teeth'. I gessoed over all the text although more deeply in the middle. Then I've overstamped with the main image and added the denture elements from that image at random places. Outlining in black pen I've highlighted, using glossy accents, the words 'teeth' and 'Mother's false teeth'. The colour shading is provided by distress inks in antique linen and mahogany.

Now for the Whoops A Daisy...... Before I started any of these pages I thought I'd set to and start decorating what was the original Craft Zone, now to become the spare bedroom. Being the impatient so and so I am I couldn't be bothered emptying the room so balancing on desks, cupboards, chairs etc I painted the ceiling. Except just before I finished, one of the cupboards toppled over with me going sprawling along with the chair, craft junk waiting for the day it becomes altered, and of course the paint!!!!! Miraculously the paint landed upright....how did that happen???? At least its better than my last painting accident when one of my then 6 month old kittens was in the line of fire......

Anyway I'm off to soak in a hot bath soon as I'm feeling very sore and got various shades of blue, purple and lilac materialising over my body, x


  1. ooh my god Alison that sounded like a close shave! Sounds like a bath is just the job. Great journal pages.

  2. 'Scuse me if I titter, well larf even... both at the great but funny pages and your escapades!
    Jo x

  3. Fab works Alison! I'm doing yours well tomorrow I think now Ive decided what to do! Had a bit of a block on your theme lol!

  4. They are great deco pages especially the theme you were set.
    Boy were you lucky - I see imagines of you swamped in paint if it had all gone so terribly wrong. That would be taking altering one step too far. Lynne M x


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