About Me

My photo
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, 18 August 2011

Dreaming of Summer

Here is the final one for today and until after the weekend, phew!

This cute little card I have made for my SOTH, that is a Sister Of The Heart, from our Yahoo Group on Katys Corner. The idea is you make and send a card every month enclosing a little goodie. Its a lovely way to share ideas and stash and in fact the ribbon here is one I received from Karen a couple of months ago which I have coloured with copic V05. It coloured beautifully and the colour-match was spot on.

The image of course is Tilda and the sentiment by LOTV. DP is a sheet from Crafty Individuals 'The Seaside', and gems by Papermania.
Here is a close up of the shell which is one of my collection from seaside trips and the sand is the sort you get for decorating model railway scenery. I've used glossy accents to adhere these to the card.

Hope you like it and I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:-

Crafty Individuals - Bright and Beautiful
Fussy n Fancy #43 - Use a lot... (ie more than 3 embellishments)
One Stop #144 - At the beach


  1. Beautiful Alison, love the paper.
    Hugs Emma x

  2. Great card and beautifully made. Many thanks for entering the CI Challenge. Jean

  3. What a super card. absolutely love the background you have on it.
    When I saw your heading I wondered what I was going to find - I am tired of "dreaming of summer" that never really happened. Hugs, Neet x

  4. Oh this is beautiful. Love that paper - I've got that pad but haven't been able to use it yet - too precious, LOL. xx


Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your comments are really appreciated