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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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Friday, August 7, 2020

Mixed Media Altered ATC Box

Time for another great challenge at Creative Artist this month. As always our theme for the challenge is Anything Goes Mixed media.

Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your  projects.
Please respect that we do not accept Instagram entries. Only blog entries please.

This is my project for this month, an altered mixed media box I made to hold my ATC cards.




This is the curling iron box before I altered it.


I coated my box with gesso and used molding paste and a brick stencil for the background of my box.  The metal pieces are from metal scraps from my stash, mainly old metal belt pieces and some odds and ends. I coated the metal parts with acrylic paint in rusty metal colours  which I added some glass beads to give the pieces a rusty texture. 

I used an antiquing gel mixed with acrylic brown paint to give the box more of an aged look and I also sprayed the box with Tim Holtz's Walnut Ink Antiquing spray. 

Here  are some closer views.








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





Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

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

Our fabulous sponsor this week is …..



The prize is $10.00gift voucher that can be redeemed for digital stamps from the online store

I have used our sponsor's image called  Rainbow Lorikeets.  



I coloured my image with Copics, pencil crayon and Wink of Stella.  I used  designer paper from my stash for the background along with a feathered embossing folder and Distress Inks.  The sentiments that  is a lovely one that came with the set.   The set has 2 digital images and 5 lovely sentiments that make the set very versatile.   

closer look





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. 
Remember also check out the wonderful assortment of images from Beccy's Place.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
The Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Coffee Pot Lady


It is time for another Fantastic anything goes challenge at Bleeding Arts this month. 
This month's fabulous prize sponsor is Creative Embellishments!


The winner will also be invited back as a guest designer! Be sure to check out our fab sponsors page for more info!

DON'T FORGET: Starting 1 September, we're launching a sister blog - Steampunk Challenge Blog!





You can check out the blog now and follow us beforehand to participate! We'll be doing cool mood boards to challenge your creativity as well as Anything Goes mixed in! If you love the Steam ° Grunge ° Industrial style, you're going to love it! 

I decided to alter an old fashion peculator coffee pot for my project that was in our camping box. 

This is what I started with.


I had my husband help me remove the handle from the pot and I saved the inside parts for another project.

For my colour I was inspired by this variegated brightly colour wool that I have in my stash. 

I found this child's hat at a thrift store, painted it with Gesso, then added different colours of waxes and added a metal flower, and metal trim that I also coloured with waxes.



For my coffee pot I added coke bottle eyes, buttons for the eye balls which I painted,  and part of a spoon for each of the ears. 



I added some old funky glasses which I added some small flowers to. 




This was a fun project for me and a little bit crazy. 

Hope you will join us this month at Bleeding Arts. Create your anything goes/mixed media project and enter it here

Have a creative week. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
SanDee & ameilie Steampunk Challenges - Anything Steampunk Industrial

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Girls - Just Want to have fun!!

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

 Our fabulous sponsor this week is ….. 


The prize is 2 digital images from the store.


This is my card for this challenge, the image is called Party Girls and can be found in the Hetty Clare's Esty shop. 



Another look at the image. 


I coloured my image with Copics, pencil crayon, and gell pens. I added a little bit of glitter and Nuvo drops to give the card some sparkle. 

Have a creative week .  Thank you for stopping by, 



Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Fantasy World

It is time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner and the theme for this challenge is:

Fantasy World

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


   
Colour of Love
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images





Prize ~ 3 Digital Images used by the DT

For this challenge I have used a digital stamp from Morgan's Art World called Fairy Children Dig Stamp 4



I coloured my card with Copics, pencil crayons and Wink of Stella.  I layered the card with some pretty Graphic 45 Paper from the Fairy Dust collection.  The sentiment and tag punch we an old stamp and punch by Stampin Up.

Other views




Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to Crafty Gal's Corner to see the inspiring cards of our talented design team. 

Friday, July 3, 2020

Welcome to my Fairy Garden


Time for another great challenge over at Creative Artiste this month.  As always the theme is Anything Mixed Media Goes. 

Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your  projects.
Please respect that we do not accept Instagram entries. Only blog entries please.

My project this month is a fairy garden book. The chip board book I used was from my stash and probably there for 10 years or so.  I tried to find the company that made the book but it appears it is no longer in business.  The book had lots of Real Estate to create the project on. 

This is the first page of the book.

Lavinia 

I used many products to create my fairy garden including Lavinia rubber stamps, Lavina digital images (fairy houses), lots of different companies flower stamps,


More pages

Open view 

Most of the background were done with Distress Oxide Sprays, Posca Pens, Tombow markers, Gel pens, Pentart Glitter Pens, and Nuvo Crystal Drops. 


Last page

 

 Closer views













Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our Creative Artiste Challenge Blog to see the inspire projects of our Design Team. 

I would like to enter tis mixed media fairy book in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
We Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media 
Crafters Castle- Anything Goes
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything goes Fantasy
Lavinia World Challenge - Anything goes with Lavinia

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Gone Fishing


Time for another great  Anything Goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door.  

I have chosen to do a fishing scene for this challenge.  I have someone special I would like to give this card to for their birthday. I used a digital image by Power Poppy for the card, the image is called Fly Guy.

I coloured the image with copics, added a fly rubber stamp and a die cut net to complete the card.  I hope my friend will enjoy the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to visit our challenge blog to see the inspiring cards of our design team.