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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, December 4, 2021

A Place to Start - ANYTHING GOES W/OPTIONAL THEME: A BLUE CHRISTMAS

Time for another great challenge over at A Place to Start. The theme as anything goes as always.  Our optional twist is Blue Christmas.


I chose to use our optional twist theme this month of Blue Christmas. This is the card I created for the project.

And this is the Gift Box I made to go with the card.




Closer Look at the card.





I used the following products on my card and gift box:

Several different green and blue spray inks from my stash. 
Gesso
Watercolour paper
Tim Holtz Poinsettia dies
Tim Holtz Thinlits - Holiday Greens
Christmas sentiment from Just Rite Stamps
Gems
Glamour Dust - Fine Glitter Paint by DecoArt
White Gel Pen

My box before I altered it


Closer look







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

Have a safe and Happy Holidays.
See you back here again in 2022.

Friday, December 3, 2021

613 Avenue Create - Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Any Holiday

Time for another great creative challenge over at 613 Avenue Create. The Theme this month is as alway Anything Goes and the optional twist is to create a card for any holiday (your choice of holiday). 

My choice for this challenge was the New Years Holiday.

This is my card.



My card was inspired by bubbles cards create by Teresa Kovalak that I found on YouTube. 

Here  are a couple of her videos and there are many more on YouTube. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1ceggdcol8&t=33s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SexKuJzLLPk&t=501s

I made several different backgrounds with the technique, some which I may use in a frame.  You never know how they will turn out and it is fun to doodle on them.

Products that I used for the card are

Several brands of Alcohol Inks from my stash
An assortment of glass jars and shot glasses
An assortment of Sharpies and Posca Pens for Doodling
Yubo Paper
New Years Die Cut 

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. 

Have a Happy Holiday and hope to see you back here again in 2022.


 

Christmas Angel



Time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste.

Our theme is as 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. Only correctly linked blog entries please. 

You can now enter as many new projects as you like.


This is my canvas I created for this challenge.


The image I used for this challenge is from an old Christmas card. 

For the background I added scrap of blue and white scrap designer paper from my stash to the canvas. I wanted an aged look the the project so I tea dyed my flowers and a chiffon table napkin with starts on it.  The napkin started out being white chiffon with silver stars.  I ended up using the reverse of the napkin  because the stars did not take to the tea dying but the stars on the reverse of the napkin  did take the colour so I used the reverse for my project.

Some closer looks







I added stenciled snowflakes to the canvas using a stencil from PipArt that I just love the quality of it.  I added some lace that I also tea dyed for more texture and some lace dye cuts. 

I framed the angel  image , added gems, flowers (some that I tea dyed), blue ribbon, and some old Christmas decorations.  It was a fun canvas to do for this upcoming holiday season. 

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. Happy Holidays, stay safe and we hope you will visit us next year. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Wishing you a Merry Christmas


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

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



The prize this week is .......

the 3 images used by the team. 


The image I used for this project called Xmas Frame. I coloured the image mostly with pencil crayons, gel pens, and Posca pens.  Once I had cut the frame out with a layered dye cut I added a Merry Christmas cut from some gold paper. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.
Hope you will join us this month, 
 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Cozy Christmas Scene


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

Our generous Sponsor this week is ……….

LeAnn’s World 101



The prize this week is ……..

2 images from the store


This is my card for the challenge .  I love this image called Cozy Winter from LeAnn's great collection of images. 


I used pencil crayons, Copics, gell pens, Novo, and glitter to colour this Christmas scene.  The digi images are just right for Christmas. 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a creative week.  Hope you will join us this month. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Challenge #225 Crafty Gals Corner ~ Thank You / Thankful

Time for another great challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

 The theme for this challenge is: 


Thank You / Thankful

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


  
Prize ~ 2 Digital Images 


Prize ~ 3 Digital Images



Prize ~ 2 Digital Images used by the DT

Here is my card for the challenge ....




For this challenge I have used a digital stamp from Morgan's Art World called Teddy 4, this stamp is one of the digi stamps from Morgan's Teddy Bear Collection.

To  create my card I used from my stash a collection if designer paper, copic markers, Pencil crayon and  glitter. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this month at Crafty Gals Corner


Saturday, November 6, 2021

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: THANKS/ THANKSFULNESS

Time for another great card challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  The theme of this challenge is as always is Anything Goes and the Optional Twist is  Thanks/Thankfulness this month.



I decided to make this card to say "many thanks".

 I used designer paper and die from Heartfelt Creations, Copics, stencil, ink  and a butterfly die, flowers from my stash, gems, and a sentiment rubber stamp to make my card.  

 

Closer Views




Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to the  613 Avenue Create blog to be inspired by the design team.  Hope you join us this month.