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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!

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Summer Time draft

It is time for another challenge at Come and Get It this week and the theme is summertime. All Dressed Up is our sponsor this month. 


I have used All Dressed Up's image called "Perfect Day".  I Layered my card with a section of designer papers and added some flowers and a doilies.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 


Monday, July 17, 2017

Lots and Lots of Layers


Crafty Cardmakers this week has a challenge of with a lots and lots of layers theme and I decided to make card for my hubby's birthday.   

The digital image is from SLS Lines, I just love it's design.  The layering papers are from Momento and the sentiment is an old stamp from my collection by Wordsworth (2002). 

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added some brads to complete the card. 

Remember to stop by our Crafty Cardmakers challenge blog to see the inspiring cards of our talented design team members.

 Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Love that Designer Paper


Time for another challenge at Come and Get It Challenges and the theme this week is designer paper, create your card or project using two or more designer papers. 

Our sponsor this week is Polkadoodles and I have used on of their cute images called Dahlia, The Darling Buds

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My designer paper is from Forever in Time and the stack is called Perfect Prints.  I coloured my image with Copics then added a stamped sentiment and a pretty flowered ribbon.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to check out the other designs of our creative design team members. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Make your Own Background Challenge

Come and Get It Challenges this week has a make your own background challenge. Think of the possibilities.
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Sassayaki Glitter is one of our sponsor this week and I have used their image Baby Ellys' Birthday. She is so cute. I made my background using the small stars from my star edge punch and adding some glitter. The sentiment is a stamp by Just Rite Stamps. The image was coloured with Copics and a Wink of Stella. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to stop by our challenge blog to see the fabulous cards of our inspiring designers.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Home Sweet Home Altered Book


It is another great challenge at Creative Artiste.  The them of the challenge is anything Mixed Media. 

Our sponsor this month is 

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I used several of Scrapmatt's chipboard words in my project along with their circle stencil.  
I used my gelli plate, acrylic paint, stamps, dies, digital images, Copics, Diamond Glaze.  I had lots of fun creating my little book. 

Take a look at the inside pages.






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Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my project.  Stop by the Creative Artiste challenge blog to see the inspiring projects of the design team.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectic - Anything Goes
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes
The Mixed Media Monthly - Altered Embellishments
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Monday, July 3, 2017

Summer Time Swing


It is a Tic, Tac Toe Challenge Crafty Cardmakers this week. Here is the challenge. 



I followed the line from bottom right hand side to top left, summer, stamp or Digi and embossing wet or dry. I used an silhouette stamp that I embossed with a black and silver  embossing powder.  I love the summer scene. I used the tri-fold card and added an extra frame. 



Hope you will join us this week at Crafty Cardmakers.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be inspired my the projects of out talented design team.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

National Colours


This week's challenge at Come and Get It Challenges is national colors.  The national colors for Canada are red and white.  Bugaboo Digital Stamps is our sponsor this week and I have used a digital image called  Brat Sports




I hope you can join us this week for this anything goes challenge. Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 


Altered Village

It is the 1st of July and time for another altered/mixed media challenge at Altered Eclectics. 

This week I decided to alter some houses.  I cut a couple of blocks from my hubby's wood scraps.  I had a problem cutting out the windows and doors so my hubby ended up finishing them for me.



I painted the blocks with Gesso then decoupaged the houses with some designer papers by Studio Calico.  I used several different patterns from the pack and then added a wash of colour over the paper, using a different colour on each house. I added different roofs to each house, burlap, game pieces and metal belt findings. Next I added some finding and numbers to the homes to make them unique. The add ons include numbers, fence, crown, key, stamps, gears, and a bird. 

Here are some closer looks




Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Hope you will join us this month.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the inspiring creations of our talented design team. 

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Mixed Media
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes
The Mixed Media Monthly - Altered Embellishments
SanDee 7 amelie's SteamPunk Challenges - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes



By the Sea I Long to Be



It is July and time for another great challenge ay Eclectic Ellapu this month.  The theme of the challenge is sea side or summer colours. I chose to do a tag book with  sea theme.  I used my large Tim Holts' tag die to cut out my tag book and painted the background with acrylic paints then added real sand and some little shells and pieces of blue stone .  The fish, shells and sea weed are either rubber stamps from my collection or digital stamps.  



Some closer looks 


Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.