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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.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


Yes, that's the name of this beautiful image by those clever people over at Sugar Nellie. I've coloured her with copics E00, 21, 93 (skin); E31, 53, 51, 50 (hair); R20, YG00, 03, BG72 and Promarker Tea Green. Unfortunately I think I used a little too much on the lips cos she looks as though she's had botox, lol.

These gorgeous papers are Romantique by Prima available from Crafty Emma's Store and the green ribbon, also from Emma is MME. Pearls are by The Hobby House.
Here is a close-up of my handmade flower made from a scrap of lace, gathered with thread and then secured with a brad.

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

The Sugar Bowl #66 - Sketch + One for the Girls
Moving Along With The Times #114 - Handmade Flowers
Allsorts #119 - Green and Blue
Incy Wincy #110 - Make Your Own Flowers
Kaboodle Doodles #83 - Ric Rac, Fabric or Lace
Craft Your Days Away #28 - Make Your Own Flowers


  1. It is stunning, love those soft colours and the image is so pretty. Your lace flower is stunning. Thanks for joining our 'make your own flowers' challenge at Incy Wincy this week.

    ps : I have blog candy running if you'd like to pop over to my blog and enter.


  2. What a cute image, Alison. Love your lace flower and the Prima paper is gorgeous.

  3. what a pretty card - beautiful lace flower

    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  4. What a pretty lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  5. Great card, thanks for playing on MAWTTs Handmade Flowers challenge this week Hazelxoxo

  6. Stunning colouring and your handmade flower is beautiful.
    Thanks for playing along at Allsorts and MAWTT with us this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  7. Lovely!! The flower is brilliant. Thank you for entering Make Your Own Flowers at Incy Wincy this week.

  8. Fantastic colouring on this one Alison, could have sworn it was a printed image until you said. Love the flower as well.

  9. Beautiful card, your lacy flower is lovely! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx


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