I've always been a crafty person however my craft activities got pushed aside for a few years while I finished my schooling and completed a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management (Honours). In 2007 I dove back into the craft world and started making my own basic cards. In August 2012 I started getting serious about cardmaking and that was also when I discovered Copic markers! Since then, I have learned everything from reading other's blogs, watching lots of you tube videos, taking online classes and I invested in some cardmaking, Copic colouring and scrapbooking books. I have also found cardmaking and scrapbooking magazines a wealth of information and inspiration. I also enjoy participating in online cardmaking challenges. Sometimes the challenge might not sound like my "cup-o-tea" but I give it a go and learn so much by doing something out of my "comfort zone". I continue to learn new things everyday!
I was so excited to be able to travel to Brisbane (about a 4 hour plane flight) in June 2014 to complete my Copic standard and intermediate certifications - and I met Kathy Jones!! I also got to attend the Brisbane Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo - great classes and soooo many goodies (I bought an extra bag for my luggage for the flight home)!
I currently teach card making and Copic classes near Bunbury, Western Australia - send me an e-mail (link on left sidebar) if you're in the area and are interested :-)
Other hobbies of mine include photography (especially sports and flowers), cooking and my music (piano and flute). We're an outdoors kind of family and enjoy bush camping, 4WD'ing, wakeboarding, motorbiking and other outdoor activities along-those-lines quite regularly.
I praise God for the gifts that He has given me and I pray that He will give me opportunities to share His love with people I meet face to face or through my blog.
So who is Alshandra?
When I first joined the "world wide web" many years ago, back in my computer gaming days :-), I chose the name "Alshandra" (a character from a book I liked at the time) as my "online" name and it just carried through to my cardmaking.
When I first started my blog I didn't really anticipate how much I would get involved online so I didn't really give the name too much thought (and I guess it was my overly cautious security side that I chose not to use my real name).
So...online I am known as Alshandra and Elizabeth :-) I don't mind which one I am called but I am moving towards using my "real name" more often (but I still like Alshandra so it won't disappear altogether).