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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, September 22, 2018

Joyous Christmas


This is my inspirational card for LeAnn's World 101 on Facebook.  I chose this cute Christmas image called Jethro's Christmas for my card this week.  Isn't he a handsome little fellow. 

I coloured my image with Copics, pencil crayon and gelli pens.  I have so many little boys to make Christmas card that he is an image I will use over and over this Christmas. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Hope you can join us on facebook.  LeAnn's World 101 images are available here and you can check out her challenge blog .

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottages - Ribbon or Lace

Monday, September 17, 2018

Autumn Coloured Card Challenge


The theme of the card challenge at Craft Cardmakers this week is Autumn. I used a beautiful digital image from The Paper Shelter called Autumn Enchantment  for my card. 

 I made this card for one of my nieces for her upcoming birthday. I just loved the image.  I coloured the image with Copics, gelli pen and pencil crayons. To complete the card I added layered autumn designer papers, some recycled silk flowers and a sentiment.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our creative design team. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Christmas Tag - September's Inspirational Post



I am just back from my summer holidays and have completed this Christmas Tag for one of my inspirational posts at LeAnn's World 101 on Facebook.  
The image is called Dani and can be found in LeAnn's Etsy shop

I free formed cut out my tag base then added some Christmas designer paper on the next layer of the tag.  I added my cute copic coloured image of Dani to a background oval made using a Christmas embossed paper and distressed ink. 

Closer look.


To complete the card I added some silver balls to her sweater, a "Merry" die cute,  ribbon and some small gems. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Pop over to LeAnn's Facebook group and be inspired by the works created by the design team and friend of LeAnn's World 101 group.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ Monthly Challenge - Handmade Bow
Craftaholics R Us - Tages Only
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, September 7, 2018

You are a Star

Another great challenge is happening at Creative Artiste this month.  Your project must be Mixed Media and can be an ATC, tag, card, layout, altered art or an off-the-page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications. You must use more then 3 different mediums on your project to qualify for our mixed media rules. 

I decided to make a mixed media canvas this month. 



Our fabulous sponsor this month is WOW and they have a fantastic prize for one lucky winner.   

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I have used WOW's glitter on my project along with acrylic paints, ink sprays, stencils, die cuts, glitter beads and a wooden star. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to Creative Artiste's challenge blog to view the inspiring work of our design team.  Get out your creative hat and join in our challenge.  My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” 

I am entering this canvas in the following challenge

Monday, September 3, 2018

It's Your Birthday Go Wild



I am back with another card for a great challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.  The theme of the challenge is All creatures Great and Small. 

 I fell in love with this cute stamp set by Gerda Steiner.  I was inspired by a video by Sandy Alnock and made this card for a friend. I coloured my card with Copics, Posca Pens, Pencil Crayon, and Distressed Inks.  I added Diamond Glaze to give texture to the headlights and binoculars and clouds in the sky. I cut out all of my animals and had fun piling the animals in the jeep. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 
Remember to check out our challenge blog to be inspired by our creative design team. 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Their Story


Time for another great challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month. The theme is as always Altered Art/ Mixed Media.   I found this old picture of my dad (the tall handsome young man on the right) with his brother and sister.  I think it was taken about 1940.  I decided to make an altered clipboard using the picture. 

I used a collection of  different findings, paints, inks stamps etc for my collage.   It was a lot of fun building the project. 

Some of the products I used were acrylic paints, an old tape measure, drywall tape, stamps , metal keys and lock, metal rose. stencil by Andy Skinner, assortment of papers, crackle paint, gears and clogs. 

Closer Look




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

I am entering this card in the following challenge

SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenge

Altered Puzzle Piece


I made this altered puzzle piece for this month's Altered Eclectics mixed media/altered art challenge.

I used several different rubber stamps for my project.  They were all old unmounted stamps from my collection of stamps and I no longer remember the makers of these stamps.  I coloured the images with Acrylic paint, posca pens, inks, and diamond glaze. 

To complete the altered piece I used some gold micro beads, and a few metal findings.
Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Hope you will join us this month,