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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, 15 September 2010

Sketch Saturday; Craft Your Days Away #3; Our Creative Corner

 I've made this card for my son's respite carer who is 40 in a couple of weeks. I've glammed Tilda up with some 'diamond' earrings especially for the occasion, lol.

I've coloured Tilda with copics as follows :-

skin - E00, 02, 21
hair - E21, 27, 29
clothes - RV21, 23, 25, 29
rose - YR12, 15, 16
leaves - YG03, 06, 09

The DP are Prima 'Annalee' and I've added some doodling with a glitter pen around the sentiment.

The self-adhesive daisies are by Papermania, the pearls by The Hobby House, and I've added stickles to the petals and leaves.


  1. Only you would think of adding diamonds to Tilda! That's just great and I'm sure she'll love it. Glad to see you back crafting but you are making amazing journal pages. I'm not into doing journalling but I love to see them.
    Jo x

  2. Really pretty card, Alison and lovely colours! I think you're so brave to cut into your Annalee pack - I'm still at the stroking them stage!
    Diane x


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