About Me

My photo
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, October 31, 2016

Magic is in the Air

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week has another great Christmas challenge.  The theme of the challenge is Christmas Trees and I have used a lovely Santa carrying a tree by QKR Stampede.  The image is called Bring a Tree Digi


I think this Santa and the Christmas tree makes such a cute card, The image is coloured with Copics, metallic pen and glitter. I used glitter for the falling snow and graded Styrofoam for the snow on the ground.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of the Design team. 

Explosion of Colour

Time for another challenge art Crafty Cardmakers this week and the theme of the challenge is an explosion of colour. 

I used an image from Eureka stamps for this card. The image is called Lady Throwing Leaves.  I love how the autumn leaves are being thrown around.  I coloured my image with watercolour crayons.  I chose watercolour crayons because of their strong bright colours.  I also added some Distressed Ink, a wooden leaf, and added a faux stitches. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a creative day.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the inspiring creations of the design team. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Purple, Green and Orange Challenge

Time for another great challenge at Come and Get It this week.  The theme of the challenge is purple, green and orange, perfect colours for a Halloween card.  Our sponsor this month is Nikki Burnette's  and I used this great digital image of Nikki's called Steampunk Stamp - Telsa 

I coloured my image with Copic markers, collaged the background with several Halloween designer paper then added a sentiment, bat and spider. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to pop over the challenge blog to see the inspiring projects of the design team. 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Humorous Card Challenge at Come and Get It Challenges

I just love this humorous image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps.  The image is called Frame it Buckle  Up.  The stamp is just prefect for this humorous challenge at Come and Get It this week. 

Hope you will join us this week with this humorous challenge. Just create your card and enter it here.  

Monday, October 17, 2016

Snow/Snowman Challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges

This week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges it is a Snow.Snowman Challenge and I have maDe a card using this image from our sponsor, Dr. Digi's House of Stamps.  

The image is called  Selfie Santa and I coloured the image with Copics and a glitter pen.  I also added some snow made from grating some Styrofoam and some Diamond Glaze on the cellphone.  I love Dr. Digi's images especially the Christmas ones.  They are perfect for the men in my life. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the projects of our talented design team. 

Things that go Bump in the Night

Craft CardMakers challenge this week is things that go bump in the night.  Fitting theme for a challenge in October with Halloween just around the corner.  We are delighted to be sponsored by Woodware Craft Collection

This card was made with a Stampendous rubber stamp called Raven  Skull. I used Distressed Inks and glitter to colour my image and pattern paper then added a sentiment and a die cut bat.  

Pop over to our challenge blog to see the projects that our design team have create to inspire you.  Hope you will join in this challenge. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Recipe Challenge

It is a recipe challenge this week at Come and Get It Challenges and the theme of the challenge is a recipe: 1 image, 2 embellishments and 3 papers. Our sponsor is Lemon ShortbreadThe image for my card is called  Star Wand Goth Fairy Witch 

 I used three difference designer papers from a designer paper pack.  I made my 2 embellishments for the card, a butterfly and an abstract arrow.   

Hope you will join us this week for this challenge.  Remember to pop over to the Come and Get It Challenge’s blog to see the inspiring creations that the design team have created to 
inspire you.  Thank you for  stopping by and have a creative day.  

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sketch Challenge

Come and Get It this week as a sketch challenge and I have made my card with an image called  First Flight from A Day for Daisies one of our sponsors this week.  

This is the sketch 

I love the images from a Day for Daisy.   They are simple and beautiful. I hope you will join us this week at Come and Get It,  Pop over to our challenge blog to see the cards our design team have created to inspire you. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Fairy House

Time for another anything goes mixed media challenge at Creative Artiste this month.  

Our sponsor this month is The Dusty Attic 

My friend gave a  couple of chipboard fairies that I fell in love with and decided to make a fairy house canvas using them.

For my fairy house I used an image from Lavina Stamps.  I love the wild design of their houses.  It was so much fun to colour.  I used Copics along with glitter to colour the house.  The background of was coloured with acrylic paints and I used rubber stamps by Paper Artsy. 

This was a fun project to do. Hope you will join us this month at Creative Artiste.  Pop over to our challenge blog to see the creative designs of our  design team. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Challenge

It is a birthday challenge at Crafty Card Makers this week.  I made this little boys card for one of my nieces twin boys' birthday who was turning 4.  

This is the card I made for the other twin.

The images are from Sandra Caldwell digital stamps and although they are different I thought they were similar enough for twin's birthday. . 

 I coloured the images  and sentiment with Copics and added a dotted background, a sentiment,  some layers and a button the complete the cards.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Pop over to our challenge board to see the inspiring creations of our design team. 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Welcome Autumn

Come and Get Challenges this week has a welcome autumn challenge. Eureka Stamps is  our sponsor and this cute scarecrow I used for my card is called Scarecrow and Sunflowers . You can find other beautiful images  from Eureka Stamps in their shop.

I coloured my image with Copics and added a sentiment and some wooden leaves that I coloured with Distressed inks.  Thank you for stopping by. Have a creative week.

Autumnal Challenge

Eclectic Ellapu has a Autumnal challenge for the purple team this month and this autumn scene was made for that challenge.  This simply autumn card was made with a rubber stamp I had in my collection. I have forgotten who made the stamp since I probably have had it for about 10 years and it is unmounted.   I have used just parts of the stamps for other cards and projects.  

I have used a combination of Copics and PanPastels to colour the card,  The background layer is a gelli print.  The wooden leaves are coloured with Distressed inks. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us in this autumnal challenge this month. Remember that the pink team also has a challenge and their theme is vintage. 

Altered Bicycle Sprocket

Time for another challenge at Altered Eclectics this month and I decided to alter a bicycle
sprocket.   I found the sprocket at a thrift store and thought it would be fun to alter in 
a steam- punk theme. 

My steam punk lady is an image from Kenny K Downloads.  I coloured
 the image with Copics, added a die cut Tim Holtz clock, chip board clock, metal stars and dragonfly and die cut gears and clogs.  

Here is a closer view. 

Hope you will join us this week for this challenge.  Remember to pop over to the Altered
 Eclectics’ blog to see the inspiring creations that the design team have created to inspire 
you.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.