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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, April 14, 2021

Easter/Spring Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

Time for another challenge ay Crafty Gals Corner

The theme for this challenge is: 

Easter / Spring

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




Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate



Prize: 3 Digital Stamps

This is my card I made for this challenge using our sponsor Fred She Said image called Bunneh





I love this cute image of the Easter Bunny.  To create my card I layered several paper from my stash that I embossed, I coloured the image with my Copics, Wink of Stella, Nuvo Crystal Drops and a white Gel Pen.

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


Friday, April 9, 2021

Hello Sunshine

 Time for another great Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door

 Our  Sponsor this week is ……….

                                              Createful Heart

     The prize this week is ……..

2 images from their store

I have used Createful Heart's digital image called Friendship Bear.


I decided this image would work well for a gate fold card.  



I coloured the image with Copics and Panpastels (sky) then I added sparkle to my sun and  die cut clouds in the sky.  s 


I added a sentiment to the front of the card.


I then added a die cut flower to the inside of the card. 

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


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Make it Elegant Challenge

Time for another challenge over at A Place to Start and the theme of this challenge is to make it Elegant. The challenge is anything goes - it does not have to be a card.  

I decided to make two projects for the challenge, a card and an altered box in the elegant theme.

I used this lovely image from Graphics Fairy for my card.  I love this flapper style image.  The dresses in that era are stunning.  


The ladies were coloured with copics, pencil crayon, Nuvo, stenciled background with Panpastels, Wink of Stella and a glitter pen.

For my second project I decided to alter a tin heart box I had in my stash.

This is the box I altered. I purchased several of the boxes at a thrift store several years ago.

I am going to use this box I altered for the container I need for a friend's birthday gift.


This is my altered box.



I have used gems from a dollar store along with a Stamperia mold, die inks and a fabric butterfly from a fabric store.  Once I got my box decorated the wave I wanted I added Pentart gold wax to give the box more elegance and shine. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Join in the fun and create an elegant card  and enter it here.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

I am entering this in my card the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
    A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
      A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
        Clever Dexter Challenge - Anything Goes

        Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
          World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 

          Saturday, April 3, 2021

          Anything Goes Challenge with Optinal twist - In the Garden


           Time for another great challenge over at 613 Avenue Create. The theme this month is as always, Anything Goes.  Our optional twist this month is In the Garden - Create a Card for Spring.

          This is my card I made for this challenge.


          I  decided to make a card this month that uses the elements of spring I like the most; flowers, butterflies and bunnies.

          I used a combination of flowers purchased and handmade along with Tim Holts Bunny, and a few butterflies dies.  The embossed sentiment is a old rubber stamp from my stash. I also used Nuvo Crystal drops, white gel pen, Dimensional pearls, white acrylic paint, gems and scrapbook papers from my stash. 

          Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to 613 Avenue Create to be inspired by our creative design team.  Please  join us in the challenge.  Create your card and enter it here

          I am entering this card in the following challenges:

            Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
              A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
                A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
                  Clever Dexter Challenge - Anything Goes

                  Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
                    Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
                      World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 

                        Friday, April 2, 2021

                        Mixed Media Altered box with Alcohol Ink and Acrylic Paints

                        Time for another great challenge this month at Creative Artiste this month.
                         
                        Our theme is always
                        "Anything Mixed Media Goes"

                        Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your  projects.

                        I have altered a box for my project this month. 





                        This is the box I started with, a wooden box I found at a thrift store on holidays.



                        More Views


                        I used gesso, a stencil with molding paste, dollar store gems, an assortment of findings and jewelry pieces on the lid of my box.  I coloured the box with alcohol inks and acrylic paints. 








                        This was a fun project to make.  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.  Hope you will join us this month.


                        I am entering my project in the following challenges

                        Mix It Up - Anything Goes - twist no stamping
                        Love to Craft Blog - Anything Goes
                        Creative Fingers- Anything Goes
                        A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes


                        Tuesday, March 23, 2021

                        Anything Goes Challenge - Through the Craft Room Door

                         

                        Welcome to another great anything goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door. Our generous sponsor this week is Sherry West Arts

                        The prize this week is two images from the shop. 

                        This is my card for this week using one of Sherry's cute images.  It can be found here 




                        I coloured my image with copics, pencil crayons, distress inks, panpastels and added a fence, butterflies, flowers and a sentiment to complete the card. 

                        Hope you will join us this week create your card and enter it here.

                        Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team.  Thank you for stopping by.  

                        I am entering this card in the following challenges:

                        CD Sunday Plus Challenge - Anything Goes
                        Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
                        Perfect Time to Create - Anything Goes

                        Wednesday, March 10, 2021

                        Make It Green

                         Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner and the theme for this challenge is Make it Green.  Show us lots of green on your project.

                        Our sponsor for this  challenge are


                        Bugaboo Digital Stamps
                        Prize ~ $12 gift certificate


                        Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


                        Prize ~ £8.50 Gift Certificate

                        This is the card I made for this challenge using our a digital image from Bugaboo called St. Patrick’s Day Circle - Theodore


                        I coloured my image with Copic markers and Nuvo, layered the image with gold paper and used a St Patrick's Day and acrylic paper to construct my card. 

                        More views of the project





                        Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Join us this moth in the Make it Green challenge.