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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, June 9, 2021

Pan Jaun, the God of the Wild, Nature of Mountain Wilds, Rustic Music .........

Crafty Gals Corner has a new challenge this week. 
The theme for this challenge is: 

One for the Boys!

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



Prize ~ 2 Digital Images





Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate



Prize ~ 3 Digital Images



This is my project, an art journal page Using Ike's Art digital image 




I had fun with this art journal page because I decided to use one of my Citra Solv /National Geographic pages as my background to the project. 

I have a stack of pages in my stash that I had made a long time ago.  Working on this piece got me interested in the procedure all over again. 

This is what my altered page looked like before I made my project. 


I decided to scan the image and create my project on a copy of the image.  I was originally going to use the original but the other side of the paper also had a beautiful design made by the Citra Solv. I also decided to make the image a little larger so that it fit in my art journal.  I have save many pages that I have made with this process and with my gel plate to use on future projects. 

I added the Pan Jaun image to the page after I coloured it with 
copics. I added  stamped butterflies, birds, and rabbits to create a scene. I tried to create more depth to the project with with black and with charcoal pencils. 

Pan Jaun in ancient Greek religion and mythology was the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, rustic music and impromptus.

I tired to reflect this in what I added to the art journal page in stamps and  words.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to Crafty Gals Corner to check out the projects of our talented design team. 

Hope you will join us this week for the " One for the Boys" challenge.

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
We Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Make Your Own Challenge at Place to Start

Another great challenge is happening at A Place to Start this month.  The Theme of the challenge is "Create Your Own Challenge"

Make you own challenge using one of each of the project type, event and trend. 




For this challenge I chose to use 

a shaped card  (a side Step card) for my project type 
the event is my nephew's birthday
my trend is Nuvo


 The products I used for the challenge were Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs stamps and die cuts, small pompoms for the hats, nuvo on the balloons and a Happy Birthday die cut. 

Closer Look




This was a fun challenge and card to make.  Have a great month creating and I hope to see you back here again. 

Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/Optional Stamping
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Sail Away

 



Time for another great challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  The theme is anything goes with an optional twist of paper piecing. 

For my card I used the following ingredients

Alcohol inks Pentart and Airondack
Tim Holtz Tree Stamps
Stampendous Sailboats and Die Set
Copic Markers 
Bird Rubber Stamp

I created my background for the card with Alcohol Inks and a few rubber stamps then I paper pieced my Sailboats on to the card. 

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

Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/Optional Stamping

Friday, June 4, 2021

Altered Metal Bird House

 Time for another great challenge over at Creative Artiste  this month. 

Our theme is always

"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your  projects.

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


This is my project for June, an Altered metal bird house.



This is the very old metal bird house a neighbour had given me to alter.  I added a coat of gesso to the house before I started to colour the house.



I decide to make a fairy house out of the metal bird house.  For my inspiration for the colour of my fairy house came from some Graphic Fairy paper I had in my stash. 


Once I had the house painted I coated the house with a layer of Tim Holtz's
Idea-ology tissue wrap. 


Other views 








I decided to give the fairy house an ambarella roof with a fairy on top. The silhouette fairy are die cuts from my stash. 



Side Views










The door, window and frames were findings from my stash.  I added some dotted details using a white marker and white Nuvo and some glitter paint to give the house some sparkle. 



Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Hope you  will join us for this month's mixed media challenge.   Pop over to Creative Artiste's challenge blog to be inspired by our our talented design team. 

I am entering my Altered/Mixed Media Fairy House in the following challenges.

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
We Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Crafty Creations - Anything goes

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

New June Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Doors

 Through the Craft Room Door has anther great anything goes challenge for the month of June.

Our generous Sponsor this week is .........

Polkadoodles 


The Prize this week is 

£8 voucher for their store

I chose this Little Dude Digital stamp for my card.  I think he is so cute.



To make this card I used of course this delightful digital image from Polkadoodles called Toad-ally Cute Dude along with several scenic rubber stamp, some sketching of my own, copic markers, and pencil crayon.   The sentiment is also from their collection. 

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

I am entering this card in the following challenges


Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Digi Doodles Studios - Boys to Men
Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles - Men/Boys
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Poetry in Motion

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


Our generous Sponsor this week is ……….



The prize this week is ……..

$10 AU for  their store




I just love Beccy's images.  This set come with 3 images of chickens and 4 cute sentiments. Lots of occasions they could be used for. 

For my card I used some designer paper, copics, Nuvo, Pentart glitter pen, and die cut frame and stars.

I decided to make this card a b9rthday card for my sister.  I hope she enjoys it.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

Hope you will join us in this challenge.



Thursday, May 13, 2021

For the Ladies Challenge

 Crafty Gals Corner is having another challenge and the  theme for this challenge is: 


For the Ladies

Our sponsor for this challenge is:




Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

This is my card. 



I used an image called  Aquarius Zodiac

MoonFlower Digistamps have  a great selection of digital stamps be sure to check them out.  Hope you will join us at Crafty Gals Corner this month.

Have a safe creative week.