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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!


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Key to Life - Hope

I just purchased this Element Rubber stamp by Lazar Studio Werx and decided to use the stamp to make a collage card for an upcoming card swap I am participating in.  The stamp was on sale because unfortunately the company has gone out of business.  

I used a piece of Gelli paper that I had created earlier that had a lot of colours on it and it looked like peeled paint for my card base. I stamped a music stamp over the background to give ore interest. I layered a piece of coordinating scrapbook paper on it along with a piece of lace and doily I tea dyed.  I coloured the image with Copic markers and distressed the edges with walnut Distress ink.  To complete the card I added a metal piece saying hope along with some brads and a key from my stash.  

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative day. Remember my favourite saying  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.

I am entering with card in the following challenges:

Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
The Mixed Media World Challenge M, Must be mixed media  - Vintage
Open-Minded Challenges - vintage 
Simply Create Too - Old, Vintage, Shabby Chic
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Always Anything Goes (Cards only)


  1. Hi, A lovely project, I love the image and the colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this fortnight. Simply Papercrafts Good luck. We would love to see you again for our next challenge.
    Erin (Blog Owner)

  2. Beautiful card Judy! Thanks for playing with us at Sister Act and good luck Maria DT

  3. Great card. You've used such lovely elements on your creation. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too challenges. Hope to see you again next time.
    Hugs, Danielle DT

  4. Fabulous colours Judy! So glad you joined in the fun @ Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  5. Beautiful project!

    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and come back soon!


    Laurian, DT

  6. Thank you for sharing your fabulous project at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x

  7. Your project is wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x