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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, February 14, 2024

Crafty Gals Corner, February Challenge - Add a Heart


Time for another Great challenge over at  Crafty Gals Corner.  The theme of the challenge is Add a heart. 

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


Prize ~ 3 Sets of Digis

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Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


This is the card I made for this challenge. 



Using:  Love Birds
LeAnn's World 101

I think this is a cute image from LeAnn's World.  Love her wink. 

I add a couple extra hearts to the image, along with a die cut love.

I coloured the image with copic markers, gold leafing pen and several different Gel pens.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Hope you will join us in this challenge.  Remember to check out our blog to be inspired by our talented design team members and visit our generous sponsors' to see their stock of new designs.

Sunday, February 4, 2024

FEBRUARY 2024 - ANYTHING GOES w/Optional Twist: Color Challenge: Pick A Palette

Time for another challenge at A Place to Start. The theme for February is as always Anything Goes and the optional twist is pick a colour palette and create a monochrome  project.

I decided to create my card using the monochrome colour palette of grey and black.

This is my card. 


My Jazz Age card was created using a selection of rubber stamps from my stash along with several die cuts for the frame and music notes. The trumpet player I believe is an old rubber stamp from Rubberneckers.  I also used a rubber stamp for the record. I used Nuvo clear accents on the bubbles. 
I hope that you will join us this challenge. Create you card and enter it here. Have a creative month. 

Saturday, February 3, 2024

FEBRUARY 2024 - 613 Avenue Create - ANYTHING GOES W/ OPTIONAL TWIST "LOVE LETTERS"

Time for another great challenge over at 613 Avenue Create, as always the challenge is anything goes and this month's optional twist is "Love Letters".

This is my card I made for the challenge. 


I made this a simple card for this challenge using  alcohol inks, Love die cut, heart die cut and some gems. I had fun making this card and playing with my alcohol inks. I love the unique designs you can make with them. 

The large word dies and so easy to use for a quick card and can be the center of almost all designer paper, and mixed medias backgrounds. I added an extra  heart that I thought suited the background and added a Wink of Stella to give it  some shine. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Hope to see your art work on our challenge board. 


Friday, February 2, 2024

Creative Artiste - February 2024 - Anything Goes Mixed Media

Welcome back to Creative Artiste Challenges.  I hope 2024 is a very creative year for all of you.  There is so much going on in our world that sometimes so nice to hide out in our craft rooms. 

As always our challenge is anything mixed media.  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 at least 3 different mediums on your project to qualify for our mixed media rules.

This is my project for this challenged, an altered wooden canister. 
I made the project as a gift for my 4 year old granddaughter to store her little treasures in. 














This is the wooden canister  I started out with. I love using the wooden canisters as my canvas because they allow me to be creative and make something that I can make a to use as a gift  or a box can be used as a gift box. Most of them I have found in thrift stores foe vey little money and they usually have a plastic liner which means the box can hold cookies etc.

I sand the boxes then add my gesso, acrylic paints, assortment of inks, glitter, gel pen, stamps, die cuts, copic markers, Nuvo and findings. 

I hope she will like her little gift. It was fun to make. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month. Remember to check out all of the projects of our talented design team members.  Hope you will join us this month.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Craft Gals Corner - January 2024 - Winter Fun

Time for another great challenge at Crafty Gals Corner. 

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Winter Fun~

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

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate
Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-colored images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred!

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Prize ~ 3 Digital Images



This is my card I created for the challenge. 



Polkadoodles

I just love this little image of Winnie, she is so cute. I coloured her with copics, gel pen, pencil crayons, stickles,  and Nuvo. 

I also added Pentart snow paste for texture and some glitter paper. Thank you for stopping by  and  have a creative month. Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be view the work of our talented design team. Hope to see you back here again soon. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Card Making - Anything Goes


 

Saturday, January 6, 2024

613 Avenue Create - January 2024 - Anything Goes with optional twist of New Beginnings


Happy New Years Everyone. 

It is time for our first challenge for 2024 at 613 Avenue Create.  The theme as always is anything goes and the optional twist theme this month is New Beginnings. 

I chose to make shower girl baby card for this challenge.

I used chipboard for the base of the card which I covered with some designer paper from my stash. The pattern for the card  I have had for along time and have modified it several times. 


Front of  Card 


Once I had the paper attached to the chipboard I preceded to decorate the card creating a dress.  I added a glitter sticker, a couple of buttons and some dotted details.

I also edged the paper using Walnut Distress ink. 

Back Of Card

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 inspire by our talented design team. 


Sunday, December 31, 2023

A Place to Start- Anything Goes Challenge with optional Twist/Gate Fold Card

 Time for our first challenge of 2024  over at A Place to Start. Hope everyone had a Happy New Year.  The theme this month is Anything Goes with an optional twist of a gate fold card. 

This the gate fold card I made for the challenge.


I used the flower to hold my gate closed.


The background paper with from the Ltd. Collection - called Ice Porcelain. It is a very pretty paper pack (www.itdcollection.com). The butterfly is from a group of Tim Holtz stamps that I have had for a very long time. I also used some gems on my card along with a gold leafing pen to edge the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Hope to see you back here again soon.