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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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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Altered Gourd Table Center Piece



It is time for another Mixed Media/altered art challenge at Bleeding Art Challenge Blog.  The theme as always is anything goes.  Create anything that you like as long as it meets the rules of the challenge.

I decided to alter a gourd from one of may I hauled back from Arizona's Running of the Gourd. 

This is the gourd I started with 


I first painted my gourd with gesso and then with Kroma Crackle. I painted my assortment findings with gesso. The next step was colour the gourd and findings with different colours of spray ink.  My finding included old floral leaves, gems, metal butterflies,  brooches, scarf pins, buttons, floral stones, belt parts ......

Here are some closers looks.







This was a fun project for me.  Hope you will join us in this monthly challenge.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team.  Thank you for stopping by.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Add Some Sparkle




Time for another great challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.  This weeks challenge is add sparkle to your card.

I created this Christmas card using some Christmas paper from my scraps for the background along with a die cut Christmas ornament cut from white glitter paper.  The Happy Holidays sentiment is a Tim Holtz die cut with using Turquoise glitter paper.  To complete the card I just added ribbon. 

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, October 9, 2019

Fairy Princess

Time for a new challenge at Splashy Mix Challenges for October. Create any mixed media project taking inspiration from the below mood board. We would love to see what inspired you, hence please mention it in your post.

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When I saw this inspiring gold and white image I thought about this acrylic crown book that I had in my stash from Maya Road. 


I painted, stenciled and inked the pages of my book and created my Fairy Princess book for a little one in my life.



I added some fairies, Crown, sentiments, stars, ribbons, keys and heart. 

Here are a few of the inside pages 





We have some fantastic prizes for some very lucky winners. Check them out on our Splashy Mix challenge blog.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog or visit us on facebook to be inspired by the beautiful projects of your talented design team.   



Friday, October 4, 2019

Forgotten Memories


This is my creation for this months Creative Artiste challenge.  I have used a photo from Tim Holtz forgotten families collection for my canvas.

To create my canvas I used some vintage papers from my stash along with flourishes, , an old clock brooch, sayings and flowers. 

It was fun putting the collection together .  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  

Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our creative design team. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Vintage Mr. and Mrs.



Time for another great challenge over at Altered Eclectics this month.  We are an altered art/mixed media challenge blog and I hope you will join our challenge.

This is my project this month a vintage wedding on a large large wooden tag.  The image I used was from Tim Holtz's collection of old photographs. 

To create my vintage look  I used a combination of inks, designer paper, dies, doily, old lace, flowers and ribbon. 

I had fun making my project.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

Monday, September 30, 2019

Just Add a Critter


My turn to host this weeks  challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and the theme is "just add a critter". I have used a digital stamp from Leigh S-B Designs for my card. The image is called Cleo the Egyptian Cat and can be found on Esty

My image was coloured with Copics and pencil crayon.  The on the background paper I added a stoneware texture using a stamp by JRL Design stamp and a die cut 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.  


Monday, September 16, 2019

Autumn Card


Time for another great challenge at Crafty CardMakers.  The theme of this challenge is autumn colours. 

I just love autumn and the beautiful coloured leaves.  I made this card using my Pentart Alcohol Inks and  die cuts out of Tim Holtz's metallic copper paper. I loved the colour combination.  I played with the inks until I found an pattern in the inks that I was pleased with.  

This was a very quick card but I loved the look and colours. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our creative design team.