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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, 14 April 2011


Evening Peeps. Isn't this a lovely sentiment by Paper Inspirations. Where would we be without our friends...

After stamping it in black Memento I then masked it (not easy) and overstamped with Penny Black Poppy. I coloured the flower in Distress Ink 'Fired Brick' with my water brush.

Not much else to say really other than I hope you like it and here are the challenge links, x

Less Is More wk10 - One layer -sentiment focussed
Penny Black #146 - Say it with flowers


  1. No fear of being hooked on cleaning haha!

    This is beautiful, I love CAS cards and its lovely how it overlaps the edge x

    BTW is it craft club at padgate this weekend?

  2. Beautifully done! Masking words WOW great work XOXO Zoe

  3. Wow your masking worked so well, the card turned out brilliantly.
    Diane x

  4. This super card looks like a combination of several of our challenges all rolled up into one...off the edge, a touch of red and the sentiment focus from this week!
    It's really super!
    Thanks so much for joining us!
    "Less is More"

  5. Striking card CB
    FAB sentiment
    Thank you for joining us again
    Lovely to see you
    Less is More

  6. This is simply stunning - I love it

  7. This is really lovely Alison, great image and sentiment (and great masking!) x

  8. Oooh everyone is overstamping the sentiment with an image, I must have a go at this as they are all such fab ideas. Love this one, especially as it has a poppy.

  9. Such a beautiful card Alison.
    Hugs Emma x

  10. This is lovely, the poppies are beautiful behind the sentiment.

  11. Beautiful, elegant card.

  12. beautiful card alison...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

  13. Lovely card, sentiment and flower are beautiful together.

  14. Fabulous card Alison. I love poppies.
    xxx Hazel.


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