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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, July 16, 2018

Going to the Beach


I am back with my card for this week's challenge at Crafty Cardmakers, the theme of the challenge is holidays/vacation. Going to the beach is one of my favourite things to do on vacation and I decides to make a beach scene card.

My card was created using  a rubber stamp from Whimsy Stamps called Beach Scene and a beach frame  cutting die by Amy Design. My beach scene was coloured with copics and pencil crayons and I added a couple of finding to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the beautiful projects of our design team. 
I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Impressions - Anything Goes
Cards in Envy - On the Beach
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - Summer Lovin"

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Love is in the Air


This is my second card that I have created for LeAnn's World 101 for July. love is the theme of my card and I uses this cute digital image from LeAnn's World 101 called Love Birds. I think she makes an adorable cupid. I used a Cheery Lynn step die to make my card shape.



The image is coloured with Copics, glitter pen and Wink of  Stella.  Once I had my card coloured I then added some hearts, sentiment and some pretty roses.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us on Facebook remember to also pop over to LeAnn's Esty Shop to view her amazing digital images. 

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Life is Good


This is my inspirational card for LeAnn's World Challenge Blog this week.  I used this cute digital image called Jeremy and can be found in LeAnn's Esty Shop.   This image could be used for many different cards but I decided to make a feel good card because of how Jeremy's eyes sparkled.  




I simply coloured him with my Copic Markers and then layered the image using many different papers from a pack of paper called Earth Tones Scrap pack from my stash. To complete the card I die cut a tag and added a stamped "Life is Good" sentiment, added grass and a ribbon. 

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 and visit us on facebook for lots of fun.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Friday, July 6, 2018

Altered Heart Box



Time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste this month. I decided to alter a heart shape box for my project this challenge.  Our sponsor this month is Tando Creative. Tando Creative sells a great number of the products that I used to alter my box.

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This is the box that I started with.


I used stencils, molding paste, sprays, inks and acrylic paint on my box.  Once I was happy with the results I added some flowers, gems, doily, butterfly, lace and ribbon. 

Here are some closer looks.




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

I am entering my project in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Craftys Galore - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Stamps and Stencils - Ombre

Monday, July 2, 2018

Cutting Dies and Punches challenge

This card I made for the challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers.  The theme of the challenge is to use two dies or punches or one of each. 

To create my card I used a digital image by All Dressed Up called Festival Lily and 2 rubber stamps and die by Stampin Up along with Distressed Oxides. The two dies I used on the card are the circle stitched and the butterfly die. The image was coloured with Copic markers and a Wink of Stella.

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

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stamper - Anything Goes with Dies
Loves to Craft- Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes


Let's Go Travelling


This is one of my cards that I have created for LeAnn's World 101 for July. Summer is a great time to travel and I thought I would use this cute digital image from LeAnn's World 101 called Travelling Tricia was suitable for the season. I think she is adorable. 



She is coloured with Copics, pencil crayons and Wink of  Stella.  Once I had my card coloured I then added some travelling die cuts and a rubber stamped sentiment.  I wonder where she is going?

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us on Facebook. remember to also pop over to LeAnn's Esty Shop to view her amazing digital images. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stamper - Anything Goes with Dies
Loves to Craft- Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Dream Imagine Believe



This is my project for July over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  I decided to mage this wall hanging for my bedroom using this trailer heat vent cover that was being discarded. 

This is what I started with.


I painted my found trailer vent with a cream metal paint, added some stencilling and some modelling paste.  My next step was to ink the edges and other parts of the vent with a brown stain. 

One I had the frame prepped I sprayed my acrylic letters with a copper paint and added them to the frame.  Once I was satisfied with my lettering I added my flowers, gemstones, butterflies and other finding. 

Closer look





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

I am entering my project in the following challenges

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
We Love to Create - Anything Goes/Mixed Media
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes