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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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Friday, December 6, 2019

Altered Heart Tin


Time for another great mixed media/altered art challenge at Creative Artiste  this month.

I  decided to alter this tin heart shape box to create packaging for a Christmas gift.

 This is what I started with.


This is my finished project.


The product I used on my altered tin are:

Gesso
Stamperia thin butterfly mold
Dollar store gems
An assortment of Distressed Strays
Pentart Gold Metallic Wax Paste

Here is a couple of other views of my project.




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


Monday, November 25, 2019

No Pattern Paper Challenge


No Pattern Paper is the theme of this weeks Crafty Cardmakers challenge this week. 

This card was made with rubber stamps from Rubbernecker and Hampton Stamps along with a background music stamp from my stash that  skips my mind who the company that made it is.  
The round music die is by  Amy Designs. 

Once I had my card set up the way I wanted it to be I added colour with my copics, I used an old punch for the musical notes which I added with a layer of Nuvo drops too. The last thing I added was some Pentart gold glitter on the sax. The card was made for my son's birthday.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by the creativity of our talented designers. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes 
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, November 15, 2019

Altered Wine Bottle

Bleeding Art Has another great challenge this month, as always it is anything goes mixed media.

 Look at what I found for a $1.00 at a thrift store to alter.  I was so excited when I found it.   The bottle was from a local Winer for a wine they produced 15 years ago called Jazz Blush.

Here is the bottle I purchased.


This is my bottle once I had completed the project.



I  painted my bottle first with gesso  and then with Pentart decoupage paste I added my scraps of music from an old song book.  I used a brown gel medium to coat the page to give the project a antique look.   I painted the keys, musical letters, handle, and mouth piece black and assented it with a gold trim.  I added buttons to the keys.  To complete the altered bottle I added a jazzy tag, 

Some more views of the project.












With my tag


 Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Hope you will join us this month.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the creatives that our talented design teal created to inspire you. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Classic Design Team Challenge - Open
Through the Craft Room Door- Anything Goes 
Mixed It  Up - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
We Love to Create - Mixed Media





Monday, November 11, 2019

Thank You


Time for another great challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.  The theme of this weeks challenge is "Thankful".  I created this card for a friend to tell her how thankful I was to have her in my life.

I  used a cutting die for this card to create the circle gate fold.  The pattern paper is by Stampin Up and the sentiment by Tim Holtz.  I also used an embossing folder, flowers, die cut butterflies and some gems.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring cards of our talented design team.  Please join us in this challenge, we all have things in our life that make us thankful. 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Just Smile

Time for another mixed media challenge at Splashy Mixed Media Challenge.  

Create any mixed media project with inspiration from our mood board. 

Image may contain: 1 person

I love the soft colours on the mood board and the cute baby image, both the colours and the image inspired me to create my project..  



I used an picture of my grandson taken last winter on holidays for my canvas.  I think he is a real cutie.  I decoupaged  several layers of scrapbook paper to my canvas then used a stencil  and white acrylic paint to add the white circles.  I also used blue acrylic to add colour and texture to the sides of the canvas.  My layers on the canvas of pattern circle, tags, and toys were cut out of my scraps. 

I added the word "smile" with heavy gel medium and coloured the wooden letters with Acrylic paint and Nuvo Crystal drops for sparkle. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to check out our challenge blog to see the inspiring ideas of our talented design team and the wonderful prizes for our lucky winners of the challenge.  Please join us this month. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Lasting Memories Scrapbook - Pattern Paper Prints 
Lil Patch Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft-  Anything Goes



Friday, November 1, 2019

All You Have to Do Is Fly



Time for another mixed media challenge over at Creative Artiste this month, as always the theme is anything goes mixed media, you must use multi mediums on your project.

I had fun doing my art journal page using my acrylic paints, gel plate, Frances Papillion"s Sinuosity stamp and a Tim Holtz's large dragonfly cutting die.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Hope you will join us in this months challenge.  Pop over to out challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Happy Halloween



Time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and the theme of the challenge is Halloween.  I decided to make a Halloween tag for the challenge.

I used Distress Inks sprays  and a rubber stamp by Stampenous called Raven Skull for the background.  I also used die cuts for the house, moon and witch. I coloured the moon and windows with sparkle pens by Sheena. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be inspired by our creative design team. Hope you will join in this challenge.