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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.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Simon Says Sketch Challenge

I'm entering this card in the current Simon Says Sketch Challenge but its also for a very special lady who is 50 next week. She has been battling extensive cancer for over a year now and has outlived her 'D' Day by about 10 months now. She is a total inspiration for positive thinking.

I've coloured Tilda with Copics, hopefully the practice is beginning to pay off, and sat her on a ribbon.

The white flower and beads are from WildOrchid Crafts. The little purple flowers are acrylic, can't remember where or when I got them, but I've attached them to the card with pearl tipped brads.

Hope you like and the challenge link is below, x


  1. Alison that is gorgeous, bet the lady is chuffed to bits when you give her it

  2. Gorgeous card Alison :-) I am sure your friend will really love this.

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)

    Lols x x

  3. Love your gorgeous card, great colours and sweet image.

  4. A really cute card for a special person.

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and using my Sketch.



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