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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.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

On top of the world

Evening Peeps. What another beautiful day here in West Yorkshire. Got the washing pegged out, got it dry and then the line broke!!! So its all back in the wash tomorrow:(((
That'll teach me to do domestic stuff instead of crafting.

Anyway, here's one I made earlier, well yesterday to be precise but the computer has been having a 'slow' day today so its only just decided to let me upload it.

The cute digi image is by Designed2Delight called 'Ladybug Balancing Act', and I've coloured with copics:-
R00, 02, 24, G21, 28, C5, 7
I distressed the background with Antique Linen to take the starkness off, and added a large pearl brad to the flower which I got from the Meiflower stand at the Harrogate Show.

The scrummy DP is from a Webster's Pages pack which I got from the brill Crafty Emma's Store.

The circles are cut with scalloped nesties and the 'flag' shapes are from my new Spellbinders shapeabilities 'pennant' set. The top sentiment is by LOTV.

I hope you like it and I'm entering it into the following challenges:-

Designed 2 Delight Challenge - Ladybug image
CES #32 - sketch


  1. Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, perfect take on the sketch, hugs ♥ pops x

  2. see thats what happens when you do the dreaded housework Alison lol...your card is fab, the ladybug tower is so cute
    Mina xxx

  3. I love the polka dot paper, and pearl flower center! That is such a cute sentiment, too!

  4. Let the housework go and keep on crafting! This is gorgeous, love the vintage feel, and the sentiment is so sweet and perfect with this image.

  5. Fantastic card Alison, you have done a cracking job with this sketch! Thanks for joining in the fun at CES this week...good luck :) Donna x

  6. Gorgeous card love the image.
    Thank you for joining us girls over at CES Challenges, hope to see you again. Good luck.

    HUgs Vicky xx

  7. Very pretty, love the pearl center to the flower. Sorry I’m so late! My internet connection was been acting up….what fun. I wanted to be sure to say -
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Delightful Inspirations. Please join us again next week!


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