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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!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Christmas Ornament Challenge

My turn the chose the challenge this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges and I chose the theme to be Christmas ornaments, either an actual ornament or a card or tag with an ornament on it. 

I chose to make this bird cage ornament using two different Tim Holtz's dies along with two dies for Dee's Distinctively. I coloured my bird with several shades of Inka Gold then I polished the bird to make it shine.  The bird cage was embossed and copper colour embossing powder was added and textured to give the cage an aged effect. 

The branches were stippled with Dimensional Pearls and then I added the brown pearls to the cage.  The snow was added using Liquid Applique and heating it up to puff it up to make it look more like snow. 

Hope you will join us this week at Holly Jolly.  Pop over to our blog and see the other creations the design team members have made to inspire you.  


I would like to enter this ornament inthe following challenges:

Created with Love Challenge – Anything Goes
Paper Play Time Challenge –  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – Use a Die or Punch 
Kreativeinkauf-challenge - Anything that flies


  1. Thanks for sharing at Created with Love Challenges.


  2. Love this pretty Christmas ornament. Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts in our die-cuts challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  3. Beautiful use of those die cuts - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 128 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for June - I'd love to see it there too. x

  4. Very beautiful card! thanks for share with "CWLC" this week. Good luck!