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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.

Friday, 30 September 2011

The Craft Barn Calendar - March

Good Morning Everyone. Its another glorious day here in West Yorkshire. I just hope it continues for my trip South next weekend when I am staying with my oldest and dearest friend near Hastings.

Before I get onto telling you about my March Calendar I just want to share with you the fact that I won the £10 voucher for last week's entry. I was so chuffed but I can see I'm going to be spoilt for choice in the Craft Barn shop.

So, this is my March page for The Craft Barn Calendar challenge week 3. The remit this time was to use green and flowers. I'm doing a month a week and then binding all my pages together with my Bind-It-All.

For this page I've used a background stamp by Personal Impressions inked with Adirondack Lettuce and then overstamped a La Blanche floral image with Memento black and coloured with copics. The fabby leafy ribbon was some I picked up at Harrogate and I've overlaid it with a narrow pink ribbon.

I hope you like it and here's the link:-


  1. A beautifully put together page.

  2. This is so pretty and congratulations on winning x

  3. Congratulations on your win, love the calender page and the little bag you made!

  4. Alison that is lovely, you are very clever

  5. Lovely and very delicate page, Alison.

    Congrats for your winning.
    I understand when you speak about choice on CraftBarn shop...;-)

  6. Well done, you! I love this page, Alison - I forget about that Crackle background, although I used to love it so much and I love those flowers. Beautiful page x

  7. That really is a lovely page. I like the way you have used the images and script to balance the whole picture.

  8. Amazing! wonderful project. Hmmm that gave me an idea for my son's playhouse for his cars. He will love that.

  9. It's gorgeous, Alison and well done you for winning the prize!
    Diane x

  10. Hi there, Pretty page, love the crackle look and congratulations on your win last week! Enjoy spending your voucher:0) Gay xxx

  11. Fab crackle background and great new page for the calendar.
    Thanks for playing


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