LIFEBOOK 2014….The Journey so Far.

Hello everyone.

This week I would like to share something a bit different than usual.

I have a wonderful husband that gave me an e-course for Christmas! It is called LIFEBOOK 2014 by Willowing & Friends.

What a wonderful journey so far! Each week there is a new lesson from very renowned artists lined up with video and pdf tutorials, and get this, it is yours FOREVER!

It is mostly mixed media, and boy, I am learning a lot of new things.

week-1Week one was chock full of info on color and drawing. The girly above is my guardian angel and my “word” for the year is CONFIDENCE.

This class was presented by Tamara Laporte. She is the great mind behind this whole course.week-4This mixed media piece was all about my favorite things. Off course this is just a drop in the bucket of my favorites.

The lesson was presented by Kelly Hoernig. I loved every second of this piece, and is a great teacher.week-5This lady is called “Cotton Candy Diva”. Loved, loved, loved this one. The class was presented by Marieke Bokland.

She is from the Netherlands and as sweet as her creations. She made it so easy and my inner critic got a deaf ear from me with this creation.

So this is what I have been up to the last couple of weeks.

Thank you for visiting and remember to try something new this week.

Happy Crafting Everyone.


Hello friends.

After almost being buried in snow we have a nice sunshiny day here in Calgary. Not that I am complaining, it is winter after all.

This time of year I think warmer times are on our minds. That is why I picked this picture of  our summer holiday in Kelowna.Charlie-layoutCharlie came to visit from South Africa. He is our nephew and we went on a nice road trip holiday to show him beautiful Canada.Charlie-#1This picture was taken in Kelowna on a cherry farm.Charlie-#2I loved doing something different this time. I used a stencil to ink my colors on the page. Then of course some stamping (always stamping). Washi tape was torn and stuck on for more color and balance. When everything was stuck down I splattered some diluted ink on for more visual interest.

I wanted a grunge manly look, and are very pleased with the outcome.Charlie-#3

Charlie-#4Thank you for your visit and keep well.

Happy crafting everyone.

Zoe versus Halloween.

Hello dear friends.

The silly season is over and back to work we go.

This is a Halloween layout I have been burning to do. Funny story too…I-DON'T-DO-HALLOWEENThis was my pumpkin pup’s very first Halloween and we wanted her to look extra special.

Luckily I didn’t spend a fortune on the costume, as you know they can become quite expensive.I-DON'T-DO-HALLOWEEN-#1She thought it was a new toy and stood nice and pretty for us to put it on. But boy, when I stood back to view the cutest little girl in the neighborhood she took off like the Tasmanian devil himself!

She looked like a wound up doll on steroids. We stood in awe of the bundle of fur and orange moving at a head spinning speed.I-DON'T-DO-HALLOWEEN-#2At last she calmed down a bit for a few very out of focus pictures. She even managed to undress herself and almost killed the costume.

That is when we knew, Zoe doesn’t do Halloween. But when the snacks came out she was all little princess again. Typical.I-DON'T-DO-HALLOWEEN-#3The title was cut with my cameo. I painted it and put some distress rock candy crackle glaze over it. While wet the glitter was applied to stick to the glaze.I-DON'T-DO-HALLOWEEN-#4Everything was distressed quite heavily with ink and dabber paints. I-DON'T-DO-HALLOWEEN-#5

To all the new viewers: Welcome and thank you for the visit.

At the moment everyone on this side of the globe are freezing, please keep warm and safe.

Happy Crafting Everyone.

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