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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.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

A Gift For You

Good Evening everyone. Hope you all had a good weekend. Sorry I've been MIA for the last couple of days but I was out all day Sunday crafting. Had a brill time but didn't get much done, too much chatting, lol. Then yesterday just seemed to disappear.

Anyhow, I'm back this evening with a little gift bag I've made for a friend's birthday. I covered a 'snack' box with paper from K & Co 'Que Sera Sera', and edged with broderie anglais and lace. The tag has been coloured with Brilliance and stamped in Adirondack 'currant' using a swirl from Creative Expressions and the frame from Viva Decor. The curly gardenia is from Crafty Emma's Store.
The handle was made using floristry ribbon. By pulling the wires I was able to scrunch the ribbon giving the handle stability.
Of course, the obligatory Tildas were coloured with copics:
E21, 31, 33, 35, 93
G21, R00, 02
Promarkers - Satin, Antique Pink, Dusky Rose, Maroon.
I hope you like it and I'm entering it into the following challenges:-

CRAFT #90 - Not a Card
Moving Along With The Times #86 - For a Girl but Not a Card


  1. Wow this is so pretty and delicate I love the lace and how you have created the handle is fantasic! Well done and thank you for joining in with MAWTT this week
    Hugs Laurie x

  2. Ah this is super What a cute Wee Bag, thanks for playing on MAWTT, Hazelxoxo

  3. what a cute little box .. so pretty and Tilda looks fabulous - perfect for a girly gift
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  4. What a wonderful gift bag, and I love how you have done the handle! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

  5. What a great project to fit our 'something for a little girl' theme at MAWTT Alison, it's such a good idea and so well executed. Thankyou for sharing it with us and good luck.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


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