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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.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge Week 5

Evening Peeps. Sorry I've not been back before but I hadn't realised that my Mojo had stopped off in London on our return home to do some sight-seeing. Its only just arrived home today, lol

Anyway, a quickie upload tonight to show you my entry for the Craft Barn Calendar Challenge, which this week is pink and birds.

The background paper is actually a paper bag... The Crafty Individuals image is one of my new purchases from The Craft Barn using my voucher which I won for my week 2 calendar. I've stamped it in versafine vintage sepia onto some cream paper which I gave a light 'dusting' with rose pink versacolor.

The pearls are from The Hobby House and the wooden/fabric bird in the top right corner is from Samuel Taylors.

Hope you like it and here comes the challenge link, x


  1. A fabulous calender page Alison.
    xxx Hazel.

  2. Lovely colours. It's amazing how many versions of pink there are & the different colours that go with them.

  3. I love the softness of your colours and the paper bag is a lovely idea ! x

  4. Lovely, Alisona and just right for the month it decorates!
    Diane x

  5. I love the muted colours and great choice of stamp to spend your voucher on!

  6. That is lovely Alison, love your colours you have used

  7. Hi there CB, This is beautiful, soft gentle colours, very subtle, glad your mojo got back in time LOL Gay xxx

  8. Love the little patterned bird. So Sweet. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Great calendar page Alison. The little pearls are the perfect finishing touch.
    Did I ever send you the CBarn winner's logo?
    Let me know
    Thanks for playing with us once again.


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