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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.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

A little bit of Stazon does youn good...

In the absence of anything else and in line with my New Year Resolution, I thought I'd share with you a card I made at our recent craft group.
Its a technique I originally learned from Cath Wilson and I've revisited it a couple of times and am always amazed by the vibrant and different results that can be achieved.
The flower was strategically placed to cover a mishap...

Hope you are all keeping warm in this cold weather. We have about 6" of snow on our little 'estate' and as yet I haven't ventured out in the car. Clearly the wrong time of year to have got rid of my 4 x 4 and I don't want to scratch my 'new' car. Fingers crossed we are able to travel to Leicester on Monday for a wedding.



  1. I would never have guessed about the flower if you hadn't said! Great card, I do love this technique!
    'New' car, eh? Hope you're enjoying it when it's not snowing!
    Diane x

  2. Gorgeous card Alison, loving the vibrant colours too. Thanks for your visit to my blog and lovely comment.

    Linda xxx

  3. Terrific card, loving the colour dynamics

  4. No need to point out an error... wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't!!!
    The card is lovely just the same.
    Hope you get to the wedding and have fun!
    Jo x

  5. But just think of the lovely walks you have on your doorstep, bet it looks lovely where you are.
    Great card, I really enjoyed this technique when we revisited it.
    See you in March if we don't get together before.
    Neet xx

  6. Fabulous card Alison.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. I like this technique very much and your card is a great example. You use flowers to cover mistakes and I use butterflies - so useful. Hope the weather is kind to you for your trip.
    Ann B


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