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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 !

Saturday, January 19, 2013

First cards of 2013

This card is actually the second card I made this year . I did something a bit different then I normally would . First I stamped the dress onto patterned paper and then highlighted it with my Copics . Didn't know whether it would work or not but I think it turned out alright ! The heart is a metal diecut that I have had in my stash forever . I coated it with Stickles . I actually used a patterned piece of paper for the background and incorporated the pattern into the front of my card for Tilda to stand on . The butterfly is a Magnolia die that I just love ! I cut it out of a metallic paper and the body out of a polka dot paper .... Just a fun card to get things going for the year !

 My first card was just something to get the ink flowing and the brain back to crafting mode . The image is colored with my Copics and really was just a trial run ..... The ladybug is coated in gloss and her spots are actually Glaze Gel pen   . I love to use them when I can . Everything I used on these 2 cards is from my stash as I am trying to use up what I have before I buy any more . I am going to have to cave soon as I am going to need some cardstock soon ....... of those colors I use a lot of but I have enough cardstock to last me 100 years ! LOL ! Who knew that one gravitates towards certain colors !

 So nice to be in my room and doing something . and feeling that sense of accomplishment . I have to say though there are a few things I really need change in my new room .... one being the lighting ! It is awful !!! Right now I have the shade off the single bulb in the ceiling and even that doesn't help much . I do have a long armed desk OTT light but that doesn't seem to helping much ! I think I am going to look at buying a floor OTT lamp and seeing if I can help things in the lighting department .... especially if I want to do any crafting in the evening ! Oh well , all in good time and I am just happy to be crafting again !

 Have a great week everybody and I hope you all find time to craft or at least find time to have some ME time ! January is just that kind of month and a person needs to find their " go to place " .... mine being my crafting , crocheting or a darn good book !


  1. Your Magnolia dress is much better than alright -- it's FANTASTIC!

    Loving both of these sweet cards and hoping your lighting situation is soon resolved ... cruddy lighting is B.A.D. in so many ways. :)

  2. HEY LOOK AT YOU GO!! I love how you seem to be "easing" yourself back in. LOL! Great start for both cards. Smart idea to just highlight Tilda. Isn't that just a great butterfly die? One of my favorites too!! NICE JOB!! Hugs!

  3. Anonymous1:15 PM

    Back to life....Donna.....good.....no life without crafting....

    Lise from Montreal....miss you already....

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