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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!


Friday, April 10, 2015

It's Your Day

I made this card for an upcoming birthday of a friend.  I sometimes have a hard time coming up with an idea for a masculine card. 

Background is paper from  my stash that I used a set of numbers stamped on it along with a stamp stitch around the edge.  I also used dies for the tag, sentiment and gears and clogs.   To make my gears and clogs I cut them out of some packaging. All the edges were distressed and then inked with Distress Ink .  The sentiment is an die cut from a old Sizzix die. To complete my card I added some metal studs, washi tape and a cord ribbon.   

Hope you have a very creative day.  Thanks for stopping by. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Stamplorations - Numbers and stamps
Brown Sugar – Distress
Crafty Catz - 2 or more patterned papers
Creative Knockouts - Birthday Wishes
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - Birthday with Sentiment


  1. Hi Judy this is an eye-catcher card great colours and design definitely worth a second look.
    lorraine x

  2. oh this is great hun just love the colours hugs cheryl xxx

  3. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Email me link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com. I will send you an email when the post goes live. Thank you.
    Cindy at Cre8ive Cindy Blog

  4. Very creative. I love it . Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge.
    Naz xxx

  5. If you have a hard time coming up with an idea for a masculine card, I'm so surprised because this one is perfection! Love the bright steampunk flair! Thanks for joining in the STAMPlorations Stamps and Numbers challenge!

  6. Fabulous masculine card Judy...LOVE the colours. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter. hugs, Pat K x

  7. Awesome card great masculine look and colors. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

  8. Great card. Love all the textures and the great design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Good luck. Maggie, DT

  9. Brilliant card, love those colours too
    Thanks for sharing with us at TPS
    Hugs Kelly,

  10. Such a fun masculine card. Thanks playing at Creative Knockouts.

  11. What a fabulous masculine card. Love the creative textures and bright colours. Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations.