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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, 3 August 2011

Daisy Chain

Hello Peeps. Hope you're all having a good day and the sun is shining for you. You can tell I need the distraction that crafting brings as I seem to be churning them out at the moment. I'm still spending time sitting with Mum but its almost as those its 'lights on, no-one home' syndrome. She doesn't speak, she doesn't appear to recognise me, she eats and drinks small amounts when she feels like it and when she's not asleep she just stares at me...
I didn't go over yesterday as I just couldn't face it. Its so hard sitting with your Mum knowing that the person is no longer there in real terms. Anyway enough doom and gloom, I'll tell you about this card and then tell you about today's mishap on my next posting. It involves THE dog!!!

So this cute little image is by Lili of the Valley as is the sentiment. Isn't it just the cutest. Didn't we all make daisy chains when it was a much simpler world and children played outside and amused themselves with nature. I've also followed the current LOTV sketch challenge, although I've turned it on it side. The image has been coloured with copics and the DP is Fernbrae by Memory Box available from Crafty Emma's Store.

The pearl brads are from Meiflower.

Hope you like it and it brings back fond memories and here are the challenge links I'm entering it in:-

Lili Of The Valley - Sketch
Craft Your Days Away #25 - Summertime
Stampin For The Weekend #13 - Paws For Thought
Sentimental Sundays #66 - It's a Garden Party


  1. Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, great colours too, thanks for joining us at Lili of the Valley this week big hugs Pops x x x

  2. such a lovley card xxx thank you for joining in our 'Paws for thought' challenge over at SFTW

    karen xx

  3. such a sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

  4. Such a pretty card - the image so cute.
    xxx Hazel.

  5. So sweet. I love the colors you used.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.



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