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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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Monday, June 18, 2018

Butterfly Swirls


The theme this week over at Crafty Cardmakers is dry  or wet embossing. I decided to use dry embossing for this challenge and used a Darice butterfly corner embossing folder for card.  I cut out the embossed butterfly swirls area. 

I used designer paper for the blue background and the stamped butterflies.  This was a very simple card but I liked how it turned out. 

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





Monday, June 4, 2018

Masculine Card Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers



The theme this week at Crafty Cardmakers this week is to create a card for a man or boy. 

I made this moose card for father's day.  My dad loved the outdoors.   I sometimes have a real hard time coming up with an idea for a masculine card but I liked this idea. I used a large moose die cut along with Tim Holtz's tree stamps and inks and my watercolour crayons for the background behind the moose. For the layering paper I used a Stampin Up Stamp mesh stamp. 

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

I would like to enter this card in the following chalenges

Artistic Inspiration- Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Creative Fusion Arts and Crafts - Celebrating Dad
We Love to Create- Anything goes Mixed Media
Paper Players - Animals
A Inky Mess - Masculine

Friday, June 1, 2018

Canvas Collage



Time for another great mixed media challenge at Creative Artiste.  I decided this month to do a canvas collage.  Our Sponsor this month is DecoArt. Check out their prize this month then join us in our challenge. 

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To make my canvas I used several DecoArt products including a Andy Skinner stencil called Made to Measure, acrylic gesso and acrylic paints.  Other products used on my canvas were a rubber stamp by Stampington, clock and gear cutting die, designer paper, some metal findings and a Tim Holtz ruler.

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

I am entering ths project in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Prefect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
SanDee  & amelie's Steampunk Challenge - Anything Goes/Steampunk Industrial
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnenchallenge -  Anything goes/Hand Stamped and Coloured

Life is not a matter of .....



Can you belive it is June first and time for another Altered Art/Mixed Media challenge at Altered Eclectics. I decided to do a mixed media canvas this month using a Found Relative photo of Tim Holtz. 

My first step in creating my canvas was to use a few stencils and molding paste to give the project some texture.  My next step was to layer some tissue paper over the texture.  I next used a combination of stains and paint to add more depth.  

My finishing steps were to arrange my photo, tags, papers and findings on my canvas. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Pop over to our challenge blog, Altered Eclectics to be inspired by our talented design team.  Join us this month in this challenge. 

I am entering my project in the following challenges.

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Prefect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
SanDee  & amelie's Steampunk Challenge - Anything Goes/Steampunk Industrial
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnenchallenge -  Anything goes/Hand Stamped and Coloured

The Best Journeys ....


It is June already and /time for another challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and this is my  project this month, an mixed media/altered art journal cover.

I was inspired by a video by Bella Rose Creative on Youtube called Paper Napkin Art Journal

 To create my cover I used 
 beautiful napkin
designer paper
Kroma crackle
copper paint
distress ink
rubber stamps
Pitt Artist pen
an old rubber stamp from my collection by Momenta
 a scrip rubber stamp by Hero Arts
hair ban
metal butterfly


This is the booked closed


The is the back of the cover. 


Closer look




Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. Remember to stop by our challenge blog to view the inspiring projects of our talented design team. 

I am entering my project in the following challenges

Altered Eclectics - Altered/Mix Media
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Prefect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
SanDee  & amelie's Steampunk Challenge - Anything Goes/Steampunk Industrial
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnenchallenge -  Anything goes/Hand Stamped and Coloured

Anything Goes Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu


It is a anything goes challenge at Eclectic Ellapu this month and I decides to make a take using some sewing pattern paper and the Tim Holtz Sewing Edge die.  

I used several different sections of the sewing pattern paper and cover images for my tag. I also used acrylic paint, distress inks, markers and ribbon and brad to complete the tag. 

Had fun making my tag.  Hope you join us this month at Eclectic Ellapu
Thank you for stopping by.

I am entering my tag in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Altered/Mix Media
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Prefect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
SanDee  & amelie's Steampunk Challenge - Anything Goes/Steampunk Industrial
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Stempelsonnenchallenge -  Anything goes/Hand Stamped and Coloured

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Life is beautiful ....ride


I made this card with this beautiful bicycle digital stamp from LeAnn's World 101. The image is called Spring Ride.  I really like the spring theme.  

Check out LeAnn's fun cheerful digis in her Esty store here....


Thank you for popping by, check us out on Facebook and have a creative week. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges. 

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes