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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, March 1, 2016

March Mixed Media Challenge at Altered Eclectics

I made these mixed media House for a challenge this month at Altered Eclectics.  I used many different products for houses.  I retrieved the wood for my house out of my husband's wood scrap pile.  He nicely cut me some roofs.  I had lots of fun making the houses although it was a bigger job than I thought it would be.  The shelf is 3 feet long and the tallest house is a foot in height. 

Here is a closer look at the houses.  

On my white house  I added a die cut tree, bike (made by my hubby) rubber stamped numbers and little girl, name tiles and a clock.  

 The on the green house I used crackle paint on the roof and model paste on the door frame.  I also added some rubber stamped flowers and, tiles, wooden hear and a button for the door. 

 On my red house I drew my windows and my door and painted them, added the Tim Holtz number, gear for the door handle, stamped Owl's nest, and a owl I found at a thrift store that I altered.

On my last house I used a stencil on the roof and sides of the house.  I painted on the doors and windows and decoupaged the grass that I drew, stamped the door and added house number and door knob.  

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you will join us this month at Altered Eclectics.  Have a creative day.  

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

2 Creative Chicks -Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Crafting - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Stamps and Stencils - Splatter, Spritz and Smooshing
The Sisters of Craft- Always Anything Goes


  1. I have fallen in love with your houses Judy...they are just adorable...I have lots of childrens playing blocks and you have inspired me to get around to using them...x

  2. I really love this project, the houses have such character and look amazing, love the quirkiness of the houses as well.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes March link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  3. Fabulous and wonderful make's Judy thank you for joining us over on the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge all the best with your entry
    Dianne xx

  4. Loved those houses. You set an inspiration to me :)

  5. Oh my gosh, how very cool!!! I'd live in the green one! What a great display all in a row like that! Coolest ever! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Stamps & Stencils. <3 Autumn

  6. WOW!!! VERY creative, wonderful designs and excellent job. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

    Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

  7. These are adorable!! I just love your creativity! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit!

  8. You are SO creative; I LOVE these houses. Carol

  9. This is awesome! Very creative, each house is so unique! Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD!

  10. I'm back again...this time for my own challenge blog...
    Super duper houses Judy..love the bright colours...
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at Rhedds Creative Spirit...x

  11. Fab project Judy. Love the houses. Thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations and we hope you join us again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  12. LOVE your houses Judy, all are great!!! Saw them on my FB then scrolling, scrolling and couldn't find them, took me a couple of days to think - "gee Barb check out her blog and you will find them there" I'm just having too many senior moments these days......

  13. I love your entry into our World Wide DT Challenge this month. Thank you so much for supporting.
    I have wonderful news, World Wide DT Open Challenge is being replaced with a brand new Open Design Team Challenge as of 1st April
    with a different sponsor each month. We have a brand new DT from all over the World which have all been hand picked.
    I hope you will continue to join in our new replacement challenge "Classic Design Team Open Challenge:
    Here is the link, remember it commences on the 1st April.

    Annette DT

  14. Oh my gosh. What a great idea. I love these buildings! Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.
    DT Janis
    Sunny Day Crafting, Photo Inspiration Chs
    Paper Play Sketches, Sketch Chs

  15. Absolutely brilliant ! Well done, so much attention to detail on all the houses and great bike made by your husband ! best wishes, Anne.

  16. Fabulous! Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x Don't forget about our Sisters of Craft Facebook Group too where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.