Perfect Cardmaking Formula

I’m pretty bad at layering cards. Throw in more than one die cut or an embossed background and I’m at a loss. Luckily I found Yana Smakula’s video on her Perfect Cardmaking Formula. I like her clean elegant style so I think I will be using it quite often! I love that touch of gold…

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My cup overfloweth…

I am truly lucky to be able to spend my days just drawing, painting and creating cards. I am blessed to have such a loving family that encourages and supports my passion. After I finished my orchid yesterday, my daughter told me that she was proud of me, cause she knew I couldn’t draw to…

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I did it! No line colouring with Prismacolor

After a week of intensive daily online drawing lessons, I decided it was time to try colouring those beautiful flower stamps I have… and I did it! I managed to colour a flower and make it RESEMBLE a flower! Woohoo! I am so happy and proud of myself. I now truly believe that anyone can…

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Crafty friend in need

Just a quick post today to share a card I made for a fellow crafter in Blogland who lost all her crafting supplies (and everything else) when her house burnt down! Objects-wise, after the photos of my kids pre-Cloud period, losing all my craft supplies would upset me the most I think. So I hope this…

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Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder

First of all I want to thank all of you who left such kind and encouraging remarks and tips, on my previous post, about my paintings. As a baby crafter of only 1 year, I have so much to learn about card making, painting… and I am so lucky to belong to such a supportive…

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1st Painting Lesson

The last time I took a painting class, it was in school where I tried to make an apple look more than a round object with a twig on the top…and I failed miserably. Since then, I have always considered myself useless at creating anything with a pen, brush, crayons or anything else where my…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop + Prize

Hi, its the 17th of the month again and time for the “Calling All Sistahs” Cancer Awareness Blog hop! Every month on this day, we join this hop to remind you to check yourself or schedule that mammography if you haven’t had one recently. Heres a link that shows you how to  examine yourself. Early…

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Just one little Fri-die

I have this pile of gatefold cards I bought a year ago at a craft fair, with a fantastic idea of what to do with them, but obviously once I got home, I couldn’t remember why I bought them! To make matters worse, they are shiny card stock, so not possible to do any blending or…

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I made a Book!

Before you get all excited, no I did not write a book, although I did want to be a writer when I was younger, but life got in the way and now I don’t have anymore original ideas or original ways to tell them. What I did do was to learn how to hand bound…

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Smooshing Wooshing

There are a lot of techniques to make cards out there and I think I learn at least one new one a week! After I’ve learnt all of them, if thats even possible, I’m eager to see which style I settle in. For the moment I feel like I’m all over the place, as I’m always…

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