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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!


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Vintage Altered Christmas Clock

Time for another challenge at Altered Eclectics and since the holiday season is quickly approaching I decided that I would layer a old clock from my stash of crafting supplies.  I found this free clip art Santa Claus on the internet  that I coloured with my Copics and glitter then added a crackle stamp to age the picture.  My flowers and glass balls are from a thrift store and appear to be very old.  

I sprayed a craft tree I found at a dollar store green and added some pearls to decorate it.

Closer look

I added some other embellishments from my stash including some ribbon and cheese cloth that I dyed with distressed inks. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of our design team.  This is our last challenge of 2016 and we will not be back until February, 2017.  Happy holidays everyone.

I am entering this project in the following challenges

SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenges - Steampunk/Industrial 
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered/Mix Media Art
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Altered/Mixed Media
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Mixed Media
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Vintage/Retro Christmas
PDE Link Party - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Mojo - Winter Holidays 


  1. Beautiful work and so many layers of interest! The image is perfectly colored and embellished! Lovely!
    Chana, Altered Eclectics, DT

  2. Isn't this alteration just gorgeous..love how you have designed it with christmas in mind..just fabulous..xx

  3. OOO I love this sweetie. I stunning addition to your Christmas collection. x

  4. LOVE your vintage Santa in that beautiful old clock, Judy!
    Thank you very much for sharing and spreading a bit of Christmas feel over at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Merry Christmas!
    Claudia xxx

  5. What a great vintage project Judy! I love how you did the Santa with the crackle and all the great finds at the dollar and thrift stores! Re-use, re-cycle - a girl after my own heart! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
    Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

  6. What a gorgeous remake Judy.What fun gathering all the perfect pieces. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this December.

  7. A stunning alteration..I love it.
    Thank you for joining us this month at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..x

  8. Beautiful vintage Sant and great work!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges.
    Crafty hugs, Irene (DT member)

  9. Wow! This is fab Judy!! Love all the Christmassy details, Jane :) x

  10. How gorgeous! The clock is the perfect setting for your vintage Santa! Love it. Hugs, Autumn

  11. Judy, this is wonderful, love the vintage Santa and all your wonderful embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo, Deb xo

  12. Hi Lovely card, Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Friends, Louise DT x

  13. What a wonderful creation so Christmassy and fun! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Mojo!

  14. Wow Lovely alteration and perfect for the season. Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. Good Luck, Rupa.

  15. A lovely creation as always. Congrats on your win at QKR for this one! CarolG

  16. Mistaken about the site Judy, your win is not QKR but 613 Avenue. CONGRATS! CarolG

  17. What a beautiful altered clock! Love all the details! Thanks so much for playing along with Mixed Media Mojo!

  18. Lovely creation! Thank you for joining the fun at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

  19. This is so cool! I din't get to make my annual altered Christmas clock this year, and my family didn't even miss it! Congratulations on your well deserved win at Sandee and Amelies!