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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.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Less Is More

Oh Boy! What a problem I had photographing this card. I think I took about 30 images on goodness knows how many different settings just to get a someway decent piccie. I thought I was being clever stamping in Versafine Smokey Grey to keep in with the pastel theme. Lesson learned there!

Anyhow, the poor piccie below may give you a better idea of the watercolour pencils I used in yellow and green. The flower stamp is by Great Impressions

I'm entering it into the current Less is More challenge

I hope you like it.

I won't be around for a few days as hubby and I are off to Knaresborough in our caravan for some chill time. Taking some images and copics to keep me busy and hopefully I'll be back to blogging on Sunday. In the meantime I'll try and keep up with blog activities via my phone.

Hope you all have a good weekend, x


  1. The card look gorgeous, so subtle...I can imagine how difficult it was to photograph!!!
    Diane x

  2. That is so special, I love it well done xx jan

  3. Aww such a shame we can' see the image very well
    Do you have any picture editing programs, they can help a lot
    Looks perfect CAS that's for sure
    Thanks for entering
    "Less is More"

  4. have a great time and I can see the image just fine I love the subtle effect you have acheived.

  5. It is rather difficult to see the image on this card but it looks very delicate!
    Thanks for joining us and we'll see you next time!
    "Less is More"

  6. It's hard to see in the photos, Alison but I bet it's gorgeous in IRL - so delicate!
    Diane x

  7. So beautiful Alison.
    Hope you have a lovely time away.
    Hugs Emma x

  8. I have trouble with photos sometimes too - not easy to pick up all the details and cards usually look better in real life!

    But I really like this card - lovely delicate image but it looks elegant too.

    Helen x

  9. I like less is more and this is so subtle and so classic.


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