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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.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Love Is...

 Here's the second card for this evening. I've gone from Spring to Summer in one evening, lol.

The image is 'Beach Hammock' by Penny Black and I've stamped it with Stazon onto watercolour cardstock. I then spritzed with water and used my water colour pencils. I'm not that confident with water colours but I am pretty pleased with how this has turned out.

I've used the ties from the hammock to incorporate my fibres so that it looks like it is fully suspended (if that makes sense).

The text I've done on the PC and then matt and layered. All the bellies and brads are from my stash. The DP is Pocket Full of Posies by DCWV.
I hope you like it and here is the list of challenges that I am entering it into, x

Friday Sketchers #140 - Sketch
Penny Black Saturday Challenge #137 - Love Is...
Cute Card Thursday #150 - Banish The Blues
Wild Orchid Challenge #16 - Love Is...
Pile It On #6 - Bright and Breezy
Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight on Water


  1. Doesn't he look happy on his holidays! great card. Thanks for joining us this week at Penny Black.

    Liz x

  2. You've done a fab job with those watercolour pencils. This is a great card. I love the way you've hung the hammock. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  3. two fabulous cards Alison, I love your Tilda card and I could do with a couple of weeks on a hammock like that...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge
    Mina xxx

  4. What a pretty card ;o)
    Thanks for playing with us this week at Friday Sketchers.

    Janneke Xo

  5. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for Piling It On :)

  6. cute card.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  7. Love it and your theme is awesome...oh how I would love a vacation right now! lol! Thanks for joining us at WOC!
    Hugs~ Kim


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