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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 March 2010

Something Completely Different

Over on the Something Completely Different blog they run a different theme each month and then a different sub-theme each week within that month.

This month the theme has been thrinchies or 3" x 3" square pieces of artwork. Each week I've intended to join in with the challenges and each week I've failed, lol. However I really like music themes so this week I have managed it.

The background is a 'music block' stamp by Stampendous. I've layered a cut out of an UM violin and finished off with 3 matching brads.

I quite like doing black/white work with just a touch of another colour.

I hope you like it and the challenge link is below, x



  1. This IS really different but I love it!
    Jo x

  2. Love this, Alison - and will email you to thank you for your lovely canvas!!! Ta bigly :)

  3. Great card, Alison - very effective.
    Diane x

  4. By you are a busy girl, love it

  5. Beautiful piece, love the background and image

    thanks for joining us on SCD


  6. Lovely music card Alison. xxx Hazel.

  7. what a gorgeous piece - really love the feel and colour.

    Thank you for joining us this week - hope to see you again soon.

  8. Oh I love this. Love the colour of the instrument, the balance, the background and the movement you have managed to achieve!

  9. Wonderful piece, gorgeous background stamp and the touches of teal are very striking, making it a really eyecatcing piece.


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