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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.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

At last, some Paper Crafting

Hurray! Some paper crafting at last, although I have to say my enthusiasm still isn't there. But I struggled on, and in between several hours of gardening today, I managed to finish it.
 I started it yesterday under the watchful, but very talented, eye of Ann Bletcher who was leading our crafting workshop this month. I coloured the 2 Tilda's today and stuck them to the pages and added the brads/bellies and then backed all the pages with co-ordinating papers.

I didn't put much other detail on, although that may change in the next couple of weeks before I need to give it.

Basically its for our youngest grand-daughter's 1st birthday on the 16th.

 So, Happy Birthday Faye on being 1.



  1. This is gorgeous Alison, love the Tilda images. Great to see you on Saturday.

    Linda xxx

  2. It's very pretty, Alison - well done, you! Glad you managed to finish it because it will encourage you - I hope :-) xxx

  3. What a great idea, I love it. I think it will be a treasured gift.

  4. Glad you managed to finish it without my continual gabbing in your right ear. Am sure you will add to it as tie goes on but that depends on where you leave it I suppose, Grandee will love it and hopefully it will be treasured for years to come. A real fitting 'make' for a first birthday.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  5. Wow, I somehow missed this post, it's amazing! What a lovely gift!


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