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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.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Another 50 Years...

 Okey Dokey! Here's the second post for the evening and then I'm off downstairs to the TV.

In case you hadn't worked it out this is for another golden wedding being celebrated in our street next week. I've followed the sketch in the Craft Your Days Away Challenge and inserted a tag behind the image which I will write our greetings on the reverse.

The image is a Hero Arts stamp 'watercolour dahlia' which I've masked, stamped in Adirondack mushroom  and then coloured with copics: Y11, 13, 37, G21.

The image to the bottom right is a fab border image (don't know who makes it) which I've paper pieced twice using the same DP as the rest of the card which is by Prima 'sweet fairy'. Both the DP and the curly gardenia 'stop' I got from Crafty Emma's Store.
I hope you like it and the links are below, x

Craft Your Days Away #14 - Sketch
Totally Papercrafts #55 - Paper Piecing
Dream Valley Challenge #1 - Anything Goes


  1. Like it - certainly do. Gorgeous card Alison - love the images, the colours you have used and the total design is beautiful.

  2. Fabulous card. 50 years! WOW. Thanks for joining our first challenge at Dream Valley. xx

  3. perfect for a golden wedding Alison, you used the sketch beautifully and I love the tag tucked in like that
    Mina xxx

  4. That is very pretty Alison, I do like it

  5. Alison, what a lovely 50th card. I am sure your neighbours will adore it.

    Thanks so much for joining in with our very first challenge at Dream Valley. Hope to see you again.

    Lin xx

  6. Hi Ya
    a beautiful card, luv the image, fab paper piecing, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  7. Pretty colors, love the Gardenia! Thanks for playing at Dream Valley!


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