Sunday, January 8, 2017

My Favorite Christmas 2016 Present!!!

Hiya, folks! Thanks for stopping by my place today. :)
I've something to share with you. Not really DT related in any way, as I barely have time to eat and dress myself these days. lol Times like these, I wonder why clothes are really necessary. :p lol
Anyway, I received an OttLite as a Christmas present from daughter, Nina. Now, I'm not one to really like to admit I have favorites when it comes to children, family and gifts but none of them read my blog so I'll tell you all about it! lol
I. Love. My. OttLite! I had unpacked it from the box last week and turned it on to check out the works. I did this in the living room and all my crafty goodness happens in my craft room. So, yes, it worked and I kinda wondered if I'd steered myself wrong in putting this item on my wishlist. But yesterday was a good day for my knee and I thought I should take advantage of the pain-free day and kinda put things away in my craft room. My table looked horrid! I'd ordered myself a whole bunch of awesome krafty goodies from Kraftin' Kimmie at her last sale and... I have to admit, I went kinda crazy! So when they arrived, I'd only tossed them onto the table because as I wrote earlier, I've just not had time for anything! 
So clearing off my desk and setting up my lamp was maybe about #4 on my list of things to do. Ssooo it was pretty late in the day by the time I got around to it. I'm still hobbling so EVERY. THING. takes forever and a day to get accomplished. Once I had the lamp set up, I felt the need to give it a good ol' college try... and boy howdy! I'm glad I did! Because I arrived at the conclusion I stated earlier... I. Love. My. OttLite! This particular model has a four-touch brightness level thingymabob. lol You know what I mean! :p So here's a look at my precious lamp:
And this is what I did with it:
 Go ahead! Click on the images for a closer look!
Boy howdy! It sure picked up my lack of coloring skills! lol But to be honest, I hadn't colored since last year. :p lol Yes, a super long time ago!
This is Flapper Twirl Girl from lemonshortbread. I colored the image with Copic markers and Stickles Glitter Glue in Diamonds. I bought some new Copic markers and refilled the reds and I hadn't caught that these splattered all over the card front! So I got kinda creative with some Symphony Tissue Tape by Tim Holtz Idea-ology. To balance the front of the card, I added some Rainbow Drops from Fun Stampers Journey I bought recently and this is my first time to use them. I really like how they sparkle. Now, I'm kinda stuck for a sentiment! lol But I'd been itching to color this image since I got it recently. I just love the image! Anyway, the image is new to me and although I've had the tape for awhile, today was the first time I've used it as well! lol My secret is out! I'm a hoarder! *GASP!*
I'd like to add my card to these challenges:
Again, thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it Challenge! ~DT Dana

  2. You colored this image beautifully! I love that you added the music paper and kept it clean and simple. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  3. What a stunning card, loving the image. Like how you have the image direct onto the card, great colours.
    Thanks for joining us over at Glitter 'N' Sparkle.
    Jean DT xxx

  4. What a lovely card - looks like you had great fun playing :)

    Hugz Tinz

  5. These colors are gorgeous!! Well Done! Love the Washi Tape? Thanks for playing with us at Crafting When We Can!
    Carolyn, DT

  6. Wow I love what you did with the flapper girl. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck, Hope to see you back for our new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

  7. Wow what a beautiful card, I love the image and how you have coloured her and adding the washi tape , perfect just perfect,

  8. Gorgeous card, Ema - love the focal image. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can Challenges! - Patti (CWWC DT)


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