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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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Friday, December 2, 2022

Creative Artiste - Anything Goes Mixed Medium - Encaustic Wax

Time for another great challenge over at Creative Artiste.

Our theme is always

"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your projects.

Please respect that we do not currently accept Instagram or Facebook entries. Only correctly linked blog entries please. 

This is my project for this challenge, an encaustic Christmas scene.

I painted my wood cradle with 4 layers of bees wax and then prepared a piece of rice paper by SkokArt Sister colouring the reverse of the paper with several colours of Pan Pastels. I used a yellow Pan Pastels to represent the light coming from the street lamps and building.

Next I fused the rice paper to the board with using bees wax. I added a few die cuts and findings to create my scene. I also rubber stamped some bricks and building texture to the picture along with die cut the choir scene and some Indian ink lines.  My final touches were the Merry Christmas, glittered star and Mars Black R & F pigment stick around the edges of the canvas.

Closer views




Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Pop over to Creative Artiste to be inspired by our talented design team. Hope you will join us this month.  We are taking a break after this challenge and will return in February. Have a very Happy Holidays.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Years. 

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes Challenge November 22, 2022

         Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner

                       As always the challenge is anything goes.

                                   Our generous Sponsor is ……….

Colour of Love


The prize for this challenge is

3 digital images from the store.

This is my card I made for this challenge using a digital image from Colour of Love 

called  Sugi Sugar Plum




I coloured my image with copics, added white and gold Gel Pen, glittered die cut flowers, gems and pearls and layered the image on several background die cuts. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Hope you will join in this anything goes challenge.  Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 


Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Crafty Gals Corner Thank You/Thankful Challenge

                Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.                                

 The theme for this challenge is: 


~ Thank You / Thankful ~ 

Our sponsors for this challenge are: 
(listed in alphabetical order)

 

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images


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Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

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SheepSki Designs
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

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My card is made with this cute image from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps and the image is called Christmas Chris.


Chris was coloured with copics and pencil crayons. I added s Tim Holtz die cut for the floor, 
tag sentiment and some Nuvo (white) and a Wink of Stella for some shine.

Thank you for stopping by.  Pop over to Crafty Gals Corner to see the wonderful prises from our super sponsors and the cards created to inspire you by our talented design team.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

A Place to Start -Anythings Goes/ optional twist use words of Thanks

Time for another great challenge over at A Place to Start. The challenge is as always anything goes but with an optional twist is to create a card with the words of thanks. 


This is my card I made for this challenge.


My card is just a simple thanks (die cut) , an alcohol ink panel, border layer and a flower (die cut). I also added some sparkle to the thanks and Wink of Stella to the flower.

Thank you for stopping by and have a fantastic creative week.  Hope you will join us this month for this challenge. Remember to pop over to the Place to Start to be inspired by our creative design team. 

Saturday, November 5, 2022

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with optional twist Fancy Folds and Cuts Challenge

Time for another great challenge over at 613 Avenue Create this month.  This months challenge  is Fancy Folds and Cuts.

Our fabulous sponsor is Conie Wong Art and Design.



For this challenge I made this wedding card for a very special friend's daughter's wedding.

This is the box I made to present the card.


This is the card folded for the box. 

 

This is the card partially opened.



This is the card partially opened


The card is made of 4 cards and each card has a place for at least one verse and/or picture or stamping. The cards are made from a sheet of card stock 12 inches by 6 inches and folded at 3 inches and 9 inches.


These are a few of the pages that I created and decorated.  The paper is from a paper pack from DCWV called Linen Closet.  The Stamps and die cuts are  from my stash.  










Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our by our talented design team.  Hope you will join in this challenge this month .

Friday, November 4, 2022

Creative Artiste - November's Mixed Media Challenge

 Time for another great mixed media challenge over at Creative Artiste.

 Our theme is always

"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your projects. Please respect that we do not currently accept Instagram entries. Only correctly linked blog entries please.

For this months challenge I decided it would be fun to make a Junk Art Journal. 

This is the cover for my journal. 




I used an image from Kenny K for my cover to my book along with two die cut clocks and die cuts from an old die cut by Tim Holtz for Sizzix called alterations.
.  The paper pack that inspired my project was my friend at PipArt  and her companies line of paper  called ShokART Sisters Collection. A lot the papers I used for the project were from their collection along with papers from my stash.

This is how I put together the art journal together.  I got the directions from a you tube video by Nina Ribena called Use your scraps 2022 . She also has a number of other videos on Art Journal ideas.


This is how I constructed the box.  


The inside of the journal was lined with some wrapping paper that I added some gesso to tone down the colour.
 

This is the inside cover of my book and I used  a steampunk bird from the paper pack, added a wooden crown and a large gears die cut along with other little details.


This is the last page of the book and the inside cover.  I used a wood steampunk mannequin that I dressed in the birthday paper and used an antique paint technique on the clogs and gears. I also added a necklace and a metal belt to the dress.



The beads I create for the back of the book.   I used some wooden beads, gears and clots that I created an antique finish on. 

A couple of pages I created for the journal.  I have lots of pages to fill over the next little while. Lots of creative real estate in my journal.  


I added some ATC's I made using an antique finish and metal computer parts. 
 

I created this page using a napkin, wooden frog, stencil, die cut and butterflies.

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 be inspired by our talented design team

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Through the Craft Room Door- Anything Goes October Challenge

Time for another great anything goes challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door.

Our generous Sponsor is

The Paper Shelter


The prize for this challenge is 3 digital images from the store.

The image I used for this card is called The Fairy of the  Roses.




To create my card I coloured the image with my copics, pencil crayons, Nuvo, and Geli pen.  I added some die cut flowers, butterfly ands sentiment.  The background paper is from a paper pack called by Craft Consortium.

Thank you for stopping by and have a crafty week. Pop over to our challenge blog to view the projects of our design team.  Hope you will join us this month.