Hello everyone, remember me lol. Yes I know I've been missing in action for quite some time & I will explain why.
Well I decided to take a whole break from crafting & the internet in general to be honest, I wanted to spend more time with my family.........time I desperately wanted as well. We also brought a camper to get away in at weekends...........we just brought a cheap one as we didnt know what Natalie would be like........she loved it, absolutely loved it. We have an awning with & we brought a bedroom extension so it meant we could all go away, the whole family together. There was me, Craig (hubster), my eldest son with his fiance Megan & my 2 gorgeous grandchildren, my daughter Natalie & my youngest son Jake. We went away quite a few times & we had brill times so much so we are doing it a lot more this year.
We are also going through something important as a family at the moment, I cant tell you what yet but it's not bad.......if it goes through & goes well it will be exciting.......... it will also be life-changing as well. Only the close family know as I dont want to jinx anything but I will tell you when it all goes through & we are successful.
Ok so the other reason you havnt seen me on here is because I was going to give up crafting..........everything!! However a few weeks ago after much, MUCH nagging off Craig I decided to take it back up but its gonna be a different kind of crafting.....
Gone are my foofy style cards & instead I will be doing more CAS style & concentrating more on the colouring of my image. The images will also be done more in copics now & not distress inks......though I will use the inks sometimes lol.
I am moving out of my craft room, yes again but I'm giving it up for a very good reason which I will tell you about another time. We now have a spare room in the bungalow which I was gonna move into but......well that will become something else.
So I'm streamlining everything down & moving into a bureau......yep that black bureau that was once in my large craft room when I was in the conservatory.........yep that!!! I know scary to think I'm fitting everything into that..............so I will after christmas put a 'For Sale' page on my blog as LOTS of stuff will be getting sold.
I will still make 3D projects & I still want to make things other than cards.....I have a lot of plans lol.
Well a week ago I finally did my first colouring with copics, I've tried a few times over the months but I've normally done the face & then thought....no I dont want to do this.
However a week ago I decided I needed a kick up the bum & it was time to either use those copics or give up completely. So off I went to Crafts & Me & brought an image...........no it's not Hannah Lynn (though that's what I went for lol).
No it was this one...........please excuse the quality it was just taken with my phone camera & not my usual camera...........here is my first colouring with copics in over 6 months.
This is 'The Great Bow' by Jeremiah Ketner & as soon as I saw it I fell in love with it. Another one also fell in my basket...ooops.
My granddaughter says I need to add sparkly glitter to her as because she's pretty lol. She is not on a card yet but I have actually made my first card the other night ready for Natalie's class at daycare. Will show you them once they are all done.
I'm feeling quite rusty at the whole colouring & crafting at the moment but I thoroughly enjoyed colouring this little lady, she does look better IRL.
When she is on a card I will take proper piccies lol.
Ok so if you made it to the end of my long post.............by now you are probably thinking........OMG you can tell Vixster is back.....blah blah blah. I know I know, its the fingers they just run away with themselves when on the lappy lol.
I want to thank you though for not leaving me & sticking with me you are all awesome. I promise my next post will be a lot smaller lol.
Well I'm off to craft.........wow I havnt said that for soooooo long. Well after I've fed my washer ;-)
Tatty bye lovelies, take care & hope you all have a good day.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx