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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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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Buttons &/or Bows

Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Buttons &/or Bows ~ 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is: 



Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate


This is my card I made for this challenge 



To make this card along with the beautiful image from our sponsor
I used the following products:

Designer paper from my stash
Sentiment from my stash
Die Cut Butterflies
Nuvo
White Gel pen
Die cute flower 
Die cut stars
Wink of Stella
Ribbon Bow
Copic Markers

Different View




Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by or talented design team and visit Moon Flower to view her beautiful images. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes Challenge -Thinking of you

 Welcome back to an other great anything goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door.

Our generous Sponsor is ……….

Jan’s Digital Stamps

The prize for this challenge is

5 images from the store.

I have used a digital image from our sponsor called Wild Flower Blossom and a sentiment included in the set.  


I coloured my image with Caron water colour crayons, pencil crayonand a white gel pen.


Closer View




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



Friday, May 6, 2022

Creative Artiste Anything Goes Mixed Media Challenge - May - Baby Book

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 entries.  

The term “mixed media art” is a broad definition that covers many forms of arts and crafts, including collage, assemblage, altered objects, handmade greeting cards, artist trading cards (ATCs) tags and art journaling  as long as you use different mediums.

The “mixed media” used includes paint, paper, pastes, sprays, powders, textural elements, clay, resins, fabrics, found objects, photos, metal, inks, pencils, markers and pastels to name just a few.

This is my project for this month.



I made this mixed media baby book for a friend who just had a beautiful baby boy.

This is what I started with a chip board book that  I have had for a long time.

To make this booklet I used the following products:

Acrylic paint
Gesso
Die cuts
Pentart Stencil Paste
Pentart Gold Glamour
Stencils
Findings
Ribbon from my stash
Designer paper from my stash
Buttons,

This is what I started with. 





Here are a few more pictures from the book.
















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

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Anything Goes Challenge at At a Place to Start - with Lilies and Lace (Flowers and Lacey),

Time for another great challenge at A Place to Start, as always we are a Anything Goes Challenge with an 
Optional Twists.  This month our optional twist is  Lilies and Lace (use flowers and lace). 

This is my card I made using theme Flowers and Lace. 



I used a large cling stamp from my stash but unfortunately I do not remember the company's name who made the stamp. 
I colored the stamp with my Distress Ink Pens and die cut the image out with a rectangular die that had a lacey bordered edge.

I added a lacey bow, a sentiment, and a butterfly to complete the card. 

Closer Look


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





 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

May Challenge at 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes W/ Optional Twist: Mother May I?


Time for another great anything goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create. The optional theme twist is "Mother May I.   

This is my card I created for this challenge.



To create the card I used the following products:

Papers from a paper pack by Teresa Collins called Timeless Gray Damask
Window, background, and flower dies from my stash
Mother's Day sentiment by Embossing Arts Co (1993)

The last few months I have been consciously shopping from my stash.  I really get mad at myself for sometimes spending to much money in the stores or online or go to use a product that that I have purchased and it is all dried up.

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

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Spring/Easter Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner


Time for another great challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Spring/Easter ~

Our sponsors for this challenge are
(in alphabetical order) 
 
Prize ~ £8.50 Gift Certificate


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The Paper Shelter
Prize ~ 3 Digital Stamps

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This is my card I made for this challenge using an image called
Spring Elves by The Paper Shelter. 




I just love this cute image.  I coloured the image with Copic Markers, Pencil Crayon and then added some sparkle and Nuvo.

I am so glad spring is here.  It is one of my favorite times of the year,

I hope you will join us this month in the challenge.  The prizes are wonderful.  Remember to stop by our blog to be inspired by our talented design team  Check out the images of our fabulous sponsors.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge

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

 Our generous Sponsor this week is ……….

QKR Stampede



The prize for this challenge  is ……..

5 images from the store.


I have used a  stamp from QKR Stampede called  Birthday Gator.  



I thought this was a great digital image for a child's birthday card.  He is full of life .

Closer Look 



I used Copics, pencil crayons, cutting dies, and  glitter  on the card.   I think I will give this card to one of my grandchildren. 

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