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Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Winter Birds


2019 is here and this is our first challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers  and our theme is Winter. 

I made this winter card using a card die set called Pop Up Circle Accordion  by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Thought the die set went well with my winter birds and Let it Snow sentiment die. 

For my winter birds I used 2 winter birds by Bugaboo.  I thought they suited the frame of the cards. I also used white glitter, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gel Pen, and copics to colour the card. 

Closer Look



Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop-over to our challenge board to be inspired by our talented design tea. 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Let it Snow - Skiing Snowman


Time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and the theme of the challenge is Christmas.

I made this card for one of my grandson's for Christmas.  I thought he would love this crazy snowman. I coloured him with copics and pencil crayons then added snow, snowflakes, a sentiment, Nuvo crystal drops, and Wink of Stella.

This card was fun to make and I hope he will enjoy it.

Remember to pop over to our challenge board and enjoy the inspiring creations of our design team and join us in this last challenge of 2018. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I hope you will back to see us in 2019.


Friday, December 7, 2018

Peace on Earth


Welcome back to another great challenge at Creative Artiste this month.  Paperbebe is hosting this challenge. Paperbebe has a great collection of rubber stamps, mixed media stencils, MDF substrates,  digital images and much more.  Be sure to check them out. 


I have used one of Paperbebe's digital images for my Christmas canvas called MayLeeDee Frosty Fairy.

I used a combination of glitter and acrylic paints, copics, pencil crayons, MDF Christmas sentiment, gems, designer paper and Wink of Stella to complete my project. 

We are holding a
***Design Team call***
We are looking for a few new members to start in February 2019 who:

-Can commit to one mixed media project a month for a minimum term of 12 months.
-Have their own current blog.
-Will comment on a regular basis throughout the month on challenge entries.
If you are interested please email us using the Contact Us form at the top of the left sidebar with your blog and contact details. 
The DT call will remain open until January 5th 2019.


Thank you for stopping by and have a creative Christmas holidays.  

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Altered Christmas Clock


It is time for another great challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Rhedd's Creative Spirit is a Altered Art/Mixed Media Challenge blog. Paper crafts art is not excepted. 

For my project this month I decided to alter a clock with a Christmas scene. 

This is what I started with


I used digital images from Polkadoodles for my project.  I just love their selection of images. The images I used were from the Big Kahuna Winnie Angel and Winnie White Christmas collection.

I sanded my clock and painted it with gesso after I unassembled the clock portion. I then I added a powdered snow product, my digital images that I coloured with Copics, paint and pencil crayon.

Once I arranged my images I then added a sentiment, bells, snowflakes and Christmas trees.

Closed Look





Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our creative design team. 

I am entering this projects in the following challenges

Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media/Altered Art
Polkadoodles - Anything goes

Anything Festive Challenge


This is the last challenge of the year at Eclectic Ellapu for 2018. The theme is anything Festive.  Instead of a card I chose to make a altered tin pocket  hanger. 

I used digital images for the Santa and the clock are by Arty Pants which I coloured with Distress Inks. I also used glitter paint, origami snowflakes, ribbon,  and sentiment dies. I purchased the tin pocket hangers at a garage sale several years ago on holidays. 


Closer look







This is our last challenge for 2108 and we will be back in February .  Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Creative New Years. 
Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by the projects of our design team. 


Mixed Media Christmas Ornaments


Time for another great challenge at Altered Eclectics this month.  Altered Eclectics is a mixed media, altered art, upcycling, and recycling blog.  We do not accept paper crafts.  The theme is anything goes.

Since Christmas season is coming up to us quickly I decided to make altered Christmas ornaments.  The plastic balls were found either at a garage sale or in the dollar store.  The products that I used to decorate the balls were gesso, many different inks, crackle paint, gems, beads, and Prima Art stones. 

Closer look. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Altered Eclectics is taking January off so and I hope you will join us in February.   Remember to pop over to our blog to view the inspiring art work of our design team.  

Monday, November 26, 2018

Anything but a Card Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers


It is an Anything but a Card Challenge this week at Craft Cardmakers
A friend gave me this blue bottle. I loved the design on the bottle and I decided to do an altered bottle for my project. 

 This is the bottle I started with. 



Closer look


I painted my bottle with Gesso and chalk paint, next I used Distressed Ink on the painted areas to add some depth.  I wrapped the bottle with some gold twine and lace and then added this gorgeous vintage bird, nest and eggs image from Graphic Fairy 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team.