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Lucy Loo

Apparently it is already mid-October! That went fast, didn’t it? I really need to get cracking on my Christmas cards methinks.

Copic Marker Norge is hosting a new challenge, rough and tough. Not my cup of tea, to be honest, but when you’re on the design team it’s a bit hard to get out of it hahaha. So, I went out of my comfort zone and coloured up a cool girl in a larger format than usual and made a CAS card out of it. Predominately it was the size of the image and the close up that is a new adventure. I haven’t coloured so much hair on one image before, at least not of this size. It was fun though, you should try also if you haven’t!

I played around more with my copics for the background and made some pink splashes using a lot of the colourless blender. And the image? That’s Lucy Loo from The East Wind.

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Copics used: (skin:) E000, E00, E04, E11, R20, R22, (hair) E08, E18, E19, E95, E97 (lips) R22, R24, R29, R89 (eyes) YG03, G82, G94, G99, YR16 + white pen (background) R89 (edge), RV00, RV04 + blender.

Lots more bookmarks

A couple of months ago I made some bookmarks. With butterflies. I love using butterflies. Here is a link to that post. This post is to show some more of the bookmarks I made with a very similar style. I used the same Tim Holtz butterfly die. I used paper scraps from various sources. Quite frankly I am glad I found something so useful to make with it. The main difference between these bookmarks and the first one I posted is that these have an added row of pearls on the butterflies to create the body. I also added a letter on some of them, the first letter of the name of the person who was getting the bookmark. I reckon I will soon make up quite a few more. They are very handy to have. Especially for someone like me who is currently reading three books at once!

You can click on the images to view the a bigger photo of each of them.

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Thailand and a pink and girly card

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Aonang Beach in Krabi

I am back home again really, and no I haven’t been gone all month! Before I show you a card I will show some photos and tell you of my trip to Thailand.

Together with a few friends (some new) we travelled all over Thailand. We started in beautiful Krabi where we spent some on a longtail boat visiting seven different small island, swimming in the sunset, snorkingling in a cave and had a bbq on the beach in the dark.

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Phi Phi Island

The following day we took a ferry from Krabi to Phi Phi and spent a few hours on the beach enjoying brilliant sunshine and salty water in an enchantingly beautiful lagune. It really is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen! Then we took the ferry from Phi Phi and spent a couple of lazy days in Phuket before we flew up to Chiang Mai.

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Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai we went to the night market, we did elephant trecking (which included bathing them, feeding them and riding them for about 45 minutes), and we visisted Tiger Kingdom where we got to be together with tigers. We also got to cuddle them, even the big ones, and watch them play around us. I will post one of the photos of me cuddling a tiger in one of the new posts! What an experience!

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The southern beach in Hua Hin

After Chiang Mai we flew down to Bangkok and spent the day doing some shopping before heading down to Hua Hin. We drove through some pretty nasty weather and the storm had knocked over lots of trees, knocked out the power and there was a lot of water in the streets (about 30cm or so high). Thankfully the weather cleared up just in time for the wedding so the couple did indeed get married on the beach. It was beautiful! The following the day the sun can out to play all day again and we visisted the monkeys by the temple on Monkey Mountain.

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Bangkok by night

We then drove back to Bangkok where we spent another day and a half shopping and just having a good time before flying back home. Apart from the day we went to Hua Hin, the little rain we had was during the night. The rest of the time we mostly had brilliant sunshine! What a dream holiday it was!

After I got back I have been a bit unwell so I haven’t been able to really update my blog again until now. I shall keep updating it frequently again, though, from now, and I have some exiting news to share at the weekend! This week I have dug out all the crafting materials again and started on the massive task that is Christmas cards so expect a few of those over the following month!

Right, card! Today I’m showing you a card that I made a little while ago. It is a tri-fold card made with a blank from Witch Craft UK. I have used papers from Papermania, and small yellow smarties looking buttons from Craftwork Cards. The main image is a pre-coloured topper by The Hobby House, which I have edged with a Martha Stewart Puncher. The leaves are also made with a Martha Stewart puncher and the flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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My first craft show

craft shop purchasesYesterday I got up early with great anticipation. I was going to my first craft show!

I had no idea what to expect. All I knew before going was that there would be a Lili of the Valley stand. It was through their website I found out about it in the first place. I had looked to see what was happening at the show, without much luck. There were two shows in one; one for stitching and one labelled Hobby Craft.  It was taking place at Glow in Bluewater, Kent. Half an hour drive from here. With that as our starting point we took off, figuring that if it wasn’t as expected we could always go hopping in the mall instead.

Merely stepping into the Hobby Crafts section told me that we would be there for quite some time! The stands were packed together, overloaded with things to look at and stash to purchase. My wallet was already screaming Continue reading