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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, September 8, 2021

Hello Fall


We have another great challenge at Crafty  Gals Corner  this week .

 The theme for this challenge is: 


Hello Fall

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


Prize ~ 2 Digital Images



Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


 

SheepSki Designs
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


For my project I used  Gnome Sweet Gnome from Dr Digi's House of Stamps



I love the Dr Digi's selection of images. You can always find something different.

I used copics and pencil crayon for colouring and added some fall leaves to complete the card.

Thank you for stopping by. Check out our blog to be inspired by our talented design team.  Also check out The other sponsors of this challenge.  We have some very generous gifts for the winners of the challenge from some very special 
companies.  Create a fall coloured project and join us in this challenge. 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Study To You Are Nutty

613 Avenue Create has another Anything Goes Challenge this month and the optional twist is School Days

I used this image from The Paper Shelter called Back to School to create my canvas. 


 My canvas was painted with two blue acrylic paints then the dots were created with a stencil and white acrylic paint. 

The back to school image, bus and pencils were coloured with Copic markers. 
The number stamp is an old Ranger stamp/Dylusions from my stash. 
I added wooden letter, sentiments,and paper layers were added to complete the Back to School collage. 

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

Wednesday, August 11, 2021


Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner this week.

The theme for this challenge is: 

Summer Fun

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



Prize ~ $10 Gift Certifcate


Prize ~ £8.50 Gift Certificate


Prize ~ £8 Gift Certificate
(to be used on digital content only)

I made my card this month with the Milkshake Digi from Twinkle 
Lane Designs.

This is my card. 



Nothing says summer more to then ice-cream milk shakes. 

This is such a cute image to colour.  I used copics, Wink of Stella,  and a Pitt Pen to colour the card.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to join us this challenge, we have such super prizes this month for the lucky winners.

Remember also to visit our blog to be inspired by our talented design team  and the sites of our generous sponsors.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Encaustic Collage -

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.

. Your project must be Mixed Media and can be an ATC, tag, card, layout, altered art or an off-the-page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications. You must use more then 3 different mediums on your project to qualify for our mixed media rules.

My project for this challenge is a Encaustic Collage canvas.

I used a portions of a collage style napkin that I found in a kitchen shop for my bases of my collage. 

Some closer views



I used distress inks and PanPastels to colour the base if the wooden canvas. 

I layered my napkin pieces between several layers of bees wax. 
I added some stamped writing and butterflies from another napkin.


I coloured some die cut leaves with distress inks and dipped them in wax before adding them.


To complete the canvas I added some wooden findings  and brown and greens oil paint along the edges of the canvas. 

I love using encaustic wax .  The texture and colours inspire me.

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

Please join us at Creative Artiste this month. We would love to see the projects you are working on. 

 

Sunday, August 1, 2021

What Is Your Style?


 The challenge over at A Place to Start this month is to create a project in you favourite style. My favourite style is all forms of Mixed Media. 

For my card I used a print from my Gell Plate of the card and layered some Tim Holtz tissue paper over the print.  I also used the print to die cut out may butterfly. 

This is my colourful print I used.


Here is a closer look.





I used a white layer under my butterfly so that it popped and added a sentiment by Inkadoodle that I have has in my stash for a long time. 

To complete my card I added of gold paper pen to give the card more interest. 

Hope you will join us this month and show us your favourite style. 

Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our fabulous design team.

Have a creative and safe week. 



Saturday, July 31, 2021

Flavors of Fall

Time for another challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  The theme is as always anything goes but the twist this month is the Flavors  of Fall. 

These are the ATC that I made for the challenge.


CREATE A FALL PROJECT 
USE ONE OF THESE PALETTES! 

Please indicate which palette you used!
Neutrals (white, black, and grey) may be used! 
If you create a CAS project,  please make sure that your main image or grouping strongly embraces the colors of your chosen palette!

Palette #1


Palette #2


Palette#3


Palette#4

For my project I created 5 ATC using digi leaves, palette #1 and several different mediums. 



The digital leaves are a purchase from Esty  from an artist called Verna Lane Studios.  There were 12 digital funky leaf stamps in the bundle.  

To make my ATC I went through my scraps of papers.  The background papers are from cardboard boxes, a pineapple paper bag,  packaging from die cuts, packaging for stain glass, and a flower seed book. 

The leaves were coloured with a variety of artist pens - I also added some Nuvo, sentiments, and inks to create interest. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a create week. 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A Little Birdie Told Me ......

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

Our generous Sponsor this week is ……….

JMC Designs



The prize this week is ……..

1 complete set


This is my card for the challenge .  


 I  love this cute image of Poppy.  I coloured him with Copic Markers and Nuvo.  The background is a piece of designer paper from mh stash. I added a fence, die cut flowers,   gems and a sentiment to complete the card. I hope you will join us this week  for this anything goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door