I want to give a nice warm welcome to all my new followers & also to all of you that come back & see me all the time :)
A little inside info for you :) My Daughter Zoe's friend was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes the other day. She is the same age (13) as Zoe & they have been friends for a while now. Poor Lilla. Apparently she is coping very well & adapting nicely, however I'm wondering about my little Zo.
Zoe has had the disease since she was just 3 yrs old, has been on two diabetes group camps & I have always been proud to see her treat the diabetes as a 'friend' rather than an 'enemy' all these years. However, since Zoe got the call from Lilla to tell her the news, she has been literally all over the place where her emotions are concerned. One minute she is sad, maybe even angry that Lilla has Diabetes, but the next minute she is overflowing with excitement.
As I have explained to Zo (due to her having been confused with her emotions) that she of all people knows that having Diabetes isn't good & it's only natural for her heart to go out to Lilla, but on the other hand she now has someone that she is very close to that has the same disease as herself.
I personally think that Zoe is relieved that she now feels more 'normal' & can finally bond in a way with Lilla that she hasn't been able to with anyone else. Myself included. Surely it must be a very overwhelming feeling of not 'being alone & the only one'? Have you had this sort of feeling? Is there anything else I can say to her that will help her feel more relaxed with her feelings, thoughts & emotions? I'm sure it will all settle down soon :)
Well, on to something more creative :) lol
I have only just a few days ago found the gorgeous girly digis called 'Big Eyed Besties' by Sherri Baldy. I personally think they have a lot of character & you will definately be seeing me designing with these cuties again :)
I had a great time colouring her in.
I used the following Copic colours:
Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
Hair: E40, 41, 43, 47
Dress: R81, 85, RV34, C1, 3, 5
Bow: R81, RV000, 34, 95
Hat: C1, 3, 5, 100
Broom: E11, 21, 33, 35, 37, 50, 51, 53,
Want to pin the Copic colour combo?
The digi sentiment is called Autumn Tickets from Paper Cupcakes which I won in a challenge quite a while ago :) It was good to finally use the clock charm which I have had for some time now too.
I mounted the design onto an 8 x 8 inch canvas which I also distressed. The pin is made from my bead stash which too has been sitting there waiting to be used :) I used the black lace then adhered two different ribbons on top. The brads are pretty much the same colour as her dress which worked out well :)
What do you think of my new easel stand?
A friend of mine made it for me after I bought all the supplies for it. I am hoping he can show me during the week how to make them as I would like to add them to my Etsy shop for purchase.
I am thinking of painting them white & keeping some of them with their natural look. What do you think?
I totally enjoyed creating this design. It all seemed to come together very nicely without any hiccups or bumps along the way :)
If you would like to pin this design to your Pinterest board:
This design has been popped into my
I would like to include my design into the following challenges:
Besties Challenge - Fabulous Flourish
Papertake Weekly - Old, New, Borrowed or Blue (Old charm / New Image)
Penny's Challenge #135 - Think Pink
Simon Says Stamp - Pin It
The Paper Shelter #120 - Swirly Girly
Alota Rubber Stamps #110 - Vintage
Crafty Ribbons #52 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Cute Card Thursday #277 - Good Luck Charm
Totally Papercrafts #175 - All of a Flutter
2 Sisters #152 - Make it Sparkle
One Stop Craft #234 - Summer Colours
Sweet Stampin' - Shabby Chic
Totally Gorjuss #192 - Sweet
A Creative Romance #3 - Ribbon or Twine
Crafts & Me #138 - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Charming
Songbird #24 - Ribbon
A Little Bit Crafty - Die-ing for it
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Pink & White
CMC Copic Challenge Group #72 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps #61 - Ribbon & Lace
In regards to a new camera....I have a few that I am thinking about. Will have to go & check them out. Don't worry...you guys will definately know when I have it lol.
I hope you have all had a great weekend & that you have a wonderful week.
I will be back tomorrow with some exciting news. See you then?
I hope so :)
Take care & hugs,
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