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Good Friends Great Life

Hello Everyone,
I know don’t faint I’m back with my 2nd post for this week.
But I have been having some fun doing a Colouring Class with Alyce from Kit and Clowder.
This is the class from June 2016 and it was so much fun. I wasn’t sure what to expect going into doing my 1st ever online colouring class but the effort that Alyce has put into her classes is stunning.  I am not 100% proficient in using Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils but I have always loved using pencils since I was a little girl.  I loved how the Character “Just Roll with It” from the Paper Shelter turned out.
But then I started to do the background and this is where things went wrong.  I totally stuffed up the trees and had to find a fix – I like the fix but
not 100% but at least I didn’t throw the whole thing in the bin like I would have a couple of months ago.  This is due to Alyce’s influence in encouraging all of her Clowdies to keep going and keep learning even through your mistakes. She is one of the best Facebook Group mangers out there – always encouraging people to keep trying and remember each crafting journey is that of your own. You only have to be better than YOU were yesterday.  So here is my final colouring actually turned into a card 😀

I am so happy with the card. It already has a home to go too and I hope my friend likes receiving it.  And if your interested in the best Colouring – Water Colours/ Alcohol Markers/Pencils or Mixed Media Classes – then please click the link in my side bar to be taken to Kit and Clowder. I can highly recommend these and there is so many to choose from.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my project. I would love to know that you stopped by so if you could leave a like and even a comment I would appreciate it.  I truly hope that you find some time just for yourself to do whatever you want to do.

From

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Polychromos Update

Hi Everyone,
Today I am bringing you an update for my Polychromos Pencils. I haven’t seen it anywhere else.  Last year I had bought myself the full set of Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and I absolutely love them in every way.  But in the past couple of months I have been having trouble seeing the pencil numbers that are written in gold foil on each pencil. I was thinking that I was going to have to give up using my favourite colouring medium.  Then I thought about how I name my kids pencils for school each year and an idea came to mind.
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Here is the whole set completed 🙂

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I used my computer and some Avery Media Labels
Printed the number of the pencils onto them, I fitted 9 numbers per label
The biggest part was cutting them apart
I found the mini label wasn’t sticking very well so I had to wrap a bit of clear tape around the number to help it stay on.

I am really happy with this hack – I can keep on using my pencils without straining to see the numbers that I am after.  Maybe this will help someone as well.

Thank you for stopping by to see my project. If you could leave a like and even a comment I would appreciate it and I would know you stopped by. My wish for you is that you find yourself doing something crafty and relaxing soon.

Thanks for stopping my blog
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CAS Christmas

Hello Everyone,
This time around I am here to share with you a CAS Christmas Card.
I realized with all the dramas that have been going on in my life this year I am way behind on my Christmas Card making.  I definitely do not want to end up with the bulk to do at the end of the year.  So I jumped online to see what was happening at my favourite challenge sites.

I loved the sketch this week over at the CAS(E) this Sketch site and then I found that Christmas Cards all Year Round had a challenge to include flowers.  So I dug through my stash of Christmas Supplies and found what I was looking for. And this is the card I came up with.

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All of the supplies are from Kasiercraft Christmas Carol Paper set and Embellishments Pack.  With the sketch I made it in Landscape and I loved this Poinsettia Wreath and the sentiment from the Embellishment Pack.  Sometimes it is nice to craft simply but it was quite hard for me not to add more layers and stuff.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my Blog to have a look at my project. I would really appreciate it if you would leave a like and even a comment.  My wish for you is that you find time to do something that you truly love.

Until Next Time,
My Name

CHALLENGE LINKS
CAS(E) this Sketch #216
Christmas Card All Year Round – April 2017 – Flowers

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Fly Free

Hello Everyone
Today I am sharing with you a more simple card for me. Not too many layers but a lot of stamping which was a whole heap of fun.

I have had some major stuff going on in my life; I was diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2016 and then on the 3rd of February, 2017 I lost this beautiful person
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my Mum.
She lost her long battle with Parkinson’s Disease after fighting this horrible and life sapping disease for 9 years. And as you could have imagined I felt like not crafting.

After some months I have been crafting a little but what I would accomplish either got thrown in the bin or I would undo hours of work because I just didn’t like what I was crafting – which didn’t help the MOJO any.

But this afternoon I felt like doing something creative so I went online to find a couple of challenges I could follow. I find when I am just coming back into crafting following a challenge helps me to accomplish some stuff.  I ended up creating this card
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I am pleased with the results and I hope my friend likes it for her birthday.

So the challenges I am entering this card into are
The Color Throwdown Challenge #431 – Mint Green, Green, Plum and Light Brown
and
Case this Sketch #210

If I can just ask something of all of you – and that is – make time for those who mean something to you.  You don’t know what tomorrow shall bring. Treasure each moment because it could be the last one you get.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my project today. I hope that you find yourself doing something that you really love soon.

Until my next project
My Name

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Double Twist Project

Hi Everyone,
I hope that your new year is going well. I have a couple of crafting goals for this year and the challenge with Julia Spiri- Anything Goes but the TWIST of Planner or Journal – this month gave me the inspiration to start one of my projects for this year.
I have for most of my life used a paper planner.  I tried the digital thing for about 3 months – IT WAS A DISASTER- during a important planning meeting my digital diary decided that it would stop working …. just because 😡  From that meeting on I have been using a paper planner – I only now use my digital for alarms.
But my paper planner was a little ho hum – I love bright colours and looking at cute images when I go into my planner. So I am in the process of upgrading my Monthly dividers. So here is what I came up with
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I am really happy with how this turned out – but looking at the photo now I have just noticed that I have done the tab wrong … grrrr. Will have to fix that later.  BUT you may be wondering why I said a Double Twist as my title.  Well I used a Sketch for the placement of elements – I love using sketches for my cards and I thought why not use one for my Planner Divider as well.
Here is a close up of the Fairy Image by Julia Spiri – Love her images 🙂
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She is coloured in with my long neglected Copics. I am really happy with how she turned out after not using my markers for so long. But I also hope to do more colouring this year.

Thank you for stopping by to see my project. If you could leave a like and even a comment I would appreciate it and I would know you stopped by. My wish for you is that you find yourself doing something crafty and relaxing soon.

Until my next post,
My Name

Challenges entered:
Julia Spiri Challenge Blog – Anything Goes with a Twist of Planner or Journal
Freshly Made Sketches #269 A sketch by Linda

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Sheep Christmas

Hello Everyone,
Yes I am here with a card project – YEAH!!
I was inspired to make a card yesterday so I ran with it. I decided to use one of the new stamp sets that I bought a little while ago. Since it had been so long since I had created a card I decided to go to one of my favourite card sketch sites to get the creative process going. So here is the project that I made
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Isn’t this just adorable. Sheep holding Song Books surrounded with Christmas Lights. I am having so much fun with this Baah Humbug stamp set from Lawn Fawn. The little song books are from Lawn Fawn as well and its from the Holiday Party Animal Set. The images were coloured in with my Copics.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look at my project. I would love to know that you stopped by so if you could leave a like and even a comment I would appreciate it.  Have a great Christmas and New Years.  I truly hope that during this hectic time you find some time just for yourself to do whatever you want to do.

With Much Crafty Wishes
My Name
Challenges I have entered
Case Sketch #202
Christmas Card Challenge Week 2 Photo Challenge

Links to Products Used

LF939_BaaahHumbug.jpgBaah Humbug    lf934_holidaypartyanimal Holiday Party Animal

 

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2016 … a complete write off

Hello Everyone,

Oh what a year it has been. As you can see I didn’t get to upload anymore after my previous post. A lot has been happening in my personal world, the main one being sickness. I am still not 100% over everything and I know that in 2017 I am going to have to have an operation.  Its not something that I want but its needed; which will mean recovery time and down time for me.

I know that I am so grateful for the love of my Hubby and my kids.  They have gotten me through this 2nd half of 2016.  Plus all of the well wishes and prayers that have come my way from Family and friends.

Next year I truly hope that things will go better. I definitely hope to be able to post more on here in the coming year and I wont have to post another “Where have I been” post.

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As I write this post we are only a couple of weeks away from Christmas.  I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful, happy, blessed and safe Christmas. I pray that in 2017 we all have time to be with our family and friends and to also have time to craft and relax.
From Tracy B