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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 !

Friday, March 25, 2011

Valentine's Day gift ... just a little late ! LOL !

   I have been sneaking a few minutes every once in awhile since early February trying to get my husband's Valentine's gift done so I can give it to him . Between him being sick and home a fair bit then me having a cold or fighting those darn Spring migraine ( barometric pressure and crappy air quality induced ! ) it has been hard to accomplish much . Finally DH went away overnight on business so yesterday afternoon I just said to heck with it and started working on this to complete it . It was a case of putting things together , gluing and tweaking to get it just right ! I finally did the last of it late this afternoon only to find out the clock didn't work ...........FRUSTRATING to say the least ! So OFF came the clock parts , another tweak with the file ....... and putting the battery in the RIGHT way made a world of difference ! LOL ! FINISHED !!! I am so pleased with the end result and I hope he is thrilled with it as well ! Now I can finally tell him why drawers got slammed and he got snarled at every time he came to stand over my shoulder while I was trying to get this done in secret !!!!!

My finished project .....

 ( and yes , that is still snow in my backyard but it is slowly leaving !!! YEAH !!!! )

This is a Kaisercraft clock that I used some old Bohemian paper on it ( almost matches my living room scheme perfectly ! ) , a Prima butterfly spray and flowers , the wooden flourishes and wood butterflies are from Kaisercraft as well and  coated with STICKLES . The clock numbers come from MICHAEL'S as I couldn't find any small wood numbers anywhere . Everything else is from my stash and is either rub-ons or stamped !

 Well off to clean my crafty area as it looks like a bomb has gone off ! I still have a couple hours before DH gets home so he may get a real shock as the room will be cleaned up ... to a POINT !!! LOL !

Have a great weekend and I hope you get to see sunshine where you live and some craft time !!! TFL !


  1. OH WOW!!!! Donna - this is amazing!!!! It turned out soooooo great!! Its beautiful!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! He's gonna love it! :)

  2. Anonymous6:35 PM

    Donna this is incredible, just beautiful and filled with love it shows.

  3. Anonymous9:31 PM

    Its very great, so did he like it, i can guess yes...

    Lise from montreal

  4. He was so surprised and yes he did like it ! LOL ! Tomorrow he will look at it closer though when he isn't so tired from traveling ! Youngest DS ( not THAT young though ! LOL ) couldn't believe I had made it ! Sheesh , guess he doesn't know his Mother very well !!! LOL !

  5. That is AMAZING Donna!! I bet he was thrilled- or at least he will be after he gets some rest ;) Your butterflies are gorgeous and I love the lo and the colors- just beautiful!

  6. What an amazing project Donna!! No surprise that your hubby liked it! It is gorgeous and what a treausre! How blessed with grandchildren you both are!

  7. WOW WOW WOW! That is FABULOUS! What a great idea! I would never have thought.....geez now you gave me a great idea for my dad. He's so hard to buy for. COOL!!! Luv it!