About Me

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BC, Canada
I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Sunday, January 02, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR .... let's start with some challenges !

 I spent a very quiet New Year's Eve as my husband was away visiting his Mother whom had some health issues before Christmas . It is the first time in 39 years that we have actually spent New Year's Eve apart ! Odd to say the least ! My few days of just the dogs and I found me playing in my room getting a few things done and cleaned up .

 There is a change over on the challenge BLOG for JUST MAGNOLIA as it is now the Just Magnolia and Hangler / Stangler Challenge Blog ! If you haven't seen the Hangler stamps then you are in for a real treat as they are so adorable ! Hard to get in Canada but I lucked into a few images from friends ( thanks girls ) and just finshed this card which I am submitting here for the ANYTHING GOES challenge on the site . Hope you enjoy her !

And over on PAPERTAKE WEEKLY their challenge this week is BE THANKFUL . You can read all about the challenge here  . Here is my take on their challenge

Both cards will also work for Challenge # 145 on Cute Card Thursday found here entitled THANK YOU

AND FOR PHINDY'S PLACE CHALLENGE # 36 Give Thanks  found here

 Come join the fun on these challenge blogs and Happy Creating in 2011 !!!

All images have been colored with Copic markers !


  1. Anonymous10:55 AM

    Such a sweet card Donna; the paper goes perfectly with the image. Thanks for sharing it with us at PTW this week. Hope your MIL is soon on the mend. Happy New Year! x

  2. Hi Donna, your card is stunning.
    omg.. your coloring and choice of papers are amazing.

    thank you for joining us this week on Just Magnolia/Just Hanglar challenge blog
    hope to see you again

  3. What a great card, lovely colouring on your new stamp!
    Phindys Place has a Thank You challenge running too at the moment, do please pop by and enter:)
    Happy New Year

  4. What a sweet card with an adorable image. I love the background paper. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place and I hope we see you again next week.

  5. Oooooohhhh GREAT cards Donna!! And your new blog look is snazzy! Love the flourishes!

  6. Such cute cards! I'm partial to the second one-darling image, beautiful coloring!

    Thank you for joining us for this week's challenge at Phindy's Place. I hope you will join us next week, too!

  7. What a nice cards!
    Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
    xxx Anne-Marije

  8. Beautiful card, lovely colours and colouring! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx

  9. oh..i am so lovin those images and color tones ~ just scrumptious chickie!