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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!


Monday, August 8, 2016

It is all about Time

This week at Crafty Cardmakers it is a themed challenge, "time".  I decided this challenge to make a collage mixed media board with the time theme.  I had this men's watch a friend gave me to use someday and I immediately thought about it for this challenge.  

I used lots of different elements in the collage including star, butterflies, flowers, bottle, old sewing bobbin, jewelry,  numbers, tiles gears, stencil, and keys.  I also used many products for the collage including torn drawing papers, gesso, wall board binding, acrylic paint, Inka Gold, ink sprays, distressed embossing powder, stamps, finds from the thrift stores and micro beads. Had lots of fun with the theme. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this week for our time challenge. Pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of the design team. 
Have a creative day.  

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude- Anything Goes
Julie Spiri - Anything Goes - Vintage
Incy  Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stamper Mixed Media - Recycle
Rhedd's Creative Spirit- Mixed Media
SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media


  1. I can't believe how many fabulous elements you found and added to this card. The composition is just amazing as is the colours. You nailed this challenge Judy. Love it!

  2. This is so full of exciting elements and I love the layout, gorgeous Judy. Happy crafting, Angela x

  3. Oh wow Judy, I love it. That little watch and all the elements you included, and the colors you choose...all together is just stunning. :)

  4. .wow, lovely looks like you found your creative side . I'm on a journey to find mine .,jan

  5. Fabulous make Judy! Just love the colors and the textures displayed with your embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Julia Spiri Challenge blog. Jane P. DT

  6. Fabulous creation - love how all the elements combine so beautifully!

  7. LOVE your Mix media project and gorgeous design...thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion

  8. Great textures and 'bits' making a super project.

  9. Really beautiful details and raw steampunk colors with lots of texture. All your mixed media and elements are great together. Thank you for participating in SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. Hugs, Susan

  10. Wow Judy this is awesome I love all the different elements.


  11. Wow Judy this is awesome I love all the different elements.


  12. A stunning piece of art. I love that you have used an actual watch on your project and all of your colours and details are fabulous. Sally.x.

  13. great project using your gifted watch
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  14. What a fabulous mixed media project ... so much detail. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge xx

  15. Such a fab and creative collage piece, Judy!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x