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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, August 10, 2022

Lazy Days of Summer Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

Time of another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Lazy Days of Summer ~ 

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

       

Colour of Love
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

https://www.facebook.com/groups/LacySunshine/


Prize ~ 3 Digital Images used by the DT



Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

For my project this week I chose to used a digital stamp called  

 Garden 7 by 
Morgan's Art World


I coloured my image with Copic markers, pencil crayon and a geli pen.  I added the ground using a rubber stamp and distressed inks. Then I stamped the  flowers in the background and added a  die cut fence. He was acute image and I loved creating the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  I hope you will join our Lazy Days of Summer challenge this month. 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

613 Avenue Create - August Anything Goes 2022

Time for another great challenge over at 613 Avenue Create this month.  The theme of this challenge is anything goes.

Our sponsor this month is Mirtillamente Digital Stamps and Paper.


Our Prize this month is ........


I decided to do a mixed media project for this challenge using out sponsor's image called So'getta Window.   When I look at the digital stamp I thought she looked like she was looking out the window on a hot summer night.  

To create my picture I used  a brick stencil with Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste to create the background which I coloured with several shades of PanPastels.  I liked how the PanPastels  got into the crevasses of the faux bricks to make them appear for real.  I coloured the image with copics, and several colours of gel pens.  The sentiment was created on the computer and I added some die cut leaves.  I edged the leaves and image with walnut stained distressed ink. 

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

Love to Craft - anything goes


Friday, August 5, 2022

Creative Artiste August Challenge

 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 currently accept Instagram entries. Only correctly linked blog entries please.

This is the project I made for this challenge. I made this altered art journal for a friends birthday. 

I used an old style photo album.  I wish I could show it to you because it was a beautiful find but I managed to delete the pictures I took of it.  The cover was leather and each page had a second sheet of tissue page protecting it.  

The pages themselves are a very high quality paper which I think will be good for sketching, water colour or markers. 

I used several napkin pieces for my image that I collaged.  The layered pieces behind the image were from my scrap box.  One of the papers was from some glass I was unpacking and the other piece was from a paper bag made out of pineapple skin. Both papers were interesting and lots of texture. 


I used Kroma Crackle for the cover of the book along with an assortment of acrylic paints. The Edges of the book were done with a gold leafing pen by Krylon.  I also added a rice paper butterfly and a napkin butterfly.  I edged the papers with Walnut distressed ink. 

Napkins used



Closer view






Inside  page 


Crackled Back Cover




Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Please join us this month, we would love to see your creations. 

I am entering my project in the following challenges

Love to Craft - anything goes

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

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

 Our generous Sponsor is ……..

Dr Digi’sHouse of Stamps



The prize for this challenge is

2 images from the store

This is my card for  this challenge made with an great image from our sponsor, Dr Digi's of Stamps called Slam Dunk Duncan. 



Closer Look


I made my card using the following products:

Copic Markers
Pencil Crayons
Nuvo
White Geli Pen
Basket Ball Paper from my stash
Washi Tape from my stash
Rubber stamp (unknown) from my stash

This was a fun card to make and I think I will use it for a friend's birthday card this month.  I am sure hr will enjoy the basketball star.

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 tea. 


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Place to Start - AUGUST 2022 CHALLENGE: ANYTHING GOES w/OPTIONAL TWIST: BY THE BOOK

Time for another great challenge at A Place to Start

AUGUST 2022  CHALLENGE: ANYTHING GOES w/OPTIONAL TWIST:  BY THE BOOK


I love our optional twist this month - by the book.  If you are playing along with the twits your project must be book related. 

I decided for the twist to do an altered book cover for a note book I had in my stash.

This is the front cover that I altered



This is what I started with

More views of my project.

Front cover


I used the following products on my book cover. 
Kroma Crackle 
along with an assortment of acrylic paint
and stains
gold leaf pen
assortment of layered papers from my stash
ribbon
metal embellishments
lace
walnut  distress ink
Tim Holts Vintage people
rubber stamps

 
Back Cover



Inside  of cover


I like how my book turned out and I am going to use this book to store my assortment of sentiments, inspiring quotes that I have been saving to use on upcoming projects and inspirations.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  I hope you will join us this month.  I love to see what by "the book" means to you. Remember to visit A Place to Start to be inspired by the projects of our talented design team. 

I am entering this projects in the following challenges:



Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Christmas in July Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner


 Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner

The theme for this challenge is: 


~ Christmas in July ~

Our sole sponsor for this challenge is  

Prize ~  $10 Gift Certificate

My Project for this challenge


I used an image from Beccy's collection called Holly Jolly Digital Stamps.
You should  check out her digital stamps.  The set has 5 stockings and 5 sentiments which could make lots of different card tags and sets. 


Closer look








My tags were cut with a die from Graphic 45.  Love this die, it has been used many time and on many different projects. 

I coloured my images with Copics, cut the tag bodies out of my scrap Christmas paper.  I also used scraps of tape and ribbon. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Hope you will join our Christmas in July challenge. Pop over to our challenge board to be inspired by our creative design team. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Anything Goes Challenge at Through the Craft Room Door - Time for Music

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

Our generous Sponsor is ……….Twinkle Lane Designs


The prize for this challenge is

£8 voucher for the store.


This is my card I made for this challenge.  The image I used is called Time for Music. 




Along with the beautiful digital image I used from Twinkle design I added several die cuts. The music frame is called the Sound of Music by Amy Designs.  Unfortunately I do not know who made the other musical dies. 

The image was coloured with pencil crayons, Copics and a gel pen. The sentiment is a rubber stamp by Stampendous. 


Closer look




 



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