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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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Sunday, July 3, 2022

A Place to Start - Anything Goes with Optional Twist Balloons and Flowers

A Place to Start has a wonderful challenge this month, along as usually the challenge of anything goes the optional twist is  balloons and flowers.  Lots of possibilities.
     



Conie Fong Art and Design is our generous sponsor. 



This is one of my project I made using one of her images .  I love her selections of digital  images, so many to chose from that I actually made two cards with different images. 

The image I used for this card is called Dragon Bouquet Bundle


 This set from Conie Fong along with the images contains many sentiments.

This card I used using an image called Garden and Bootfil Bouquet




To make both of my  cards I coloured the images and balloon  with Copics Markers, gold leaf pen,  pencil crayons, Nuvo, geli pens and a Wink of Stella. I used an old  rubber stamp sentiment from my stash by  Rubber Stampede (1992) for the sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.    Remember to stop by our challenge blog to see the inspiring projects of your design team. Conie Fong is also offering a discount on her digital images, check out the details on our challenge blog.


Friday, July 1, 2022

Creative Artiste Mixed media Challenge July - Creativity

Time for another mixed media challenge at Creative Artiste this month. This is my project for this month, a page for my art journal.

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. 


My inspiration for this page was a quote that I wrote in my book years ago. I am not even sure where I found it.  I used a gel print that I had made awhile ago along with an old 
Stampin Up rubber stamp form my stash and a rubber stamp new to my collection by Art Stamp. Along with acrylic paint, I used markers, white metal pen and a sharpie.

Closer look



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


Thursday, June 30, 2022

613 Avenue Create Challenge - Anything Goes Optional Twist Black and White

Time for another great challenge over at 613 Avenue Create for July.  The theme as always is anything goes  with an optional twist is to use black and white.  The only other colour on your card should be gold or silver accents. Our  generous sponsor this month is Mirtillamente.


 

"Mirtillamente had a hobby that has become a passion, a passion that has become a job, a dream that has become reality. It is a small company managed on its own with the collaboration of a Creative Team that is constantly renewed. The products in the shop are currently digital: stamps and papers designed entirely by myself. There are two parallel blogs: one in which the projects created by my Creative Team are presented and another dedicated exclusively to challenges. It is thanks to my husband Riccardo that this dream of mine came to life, it is in his memory that I dedicate all my work.“ Eve, Owner/Designer

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The winner will receive:
Choice of 2 digital Images.

I made 2 card for this challenge using our sponsors images.


The image I used for this card is called Le Pine Marianne Night




The sentiment image I used for this card is from a set of birthday sentiments called 
Wordz: Happy B -Day No. 3 Sentiments.  This a great set of 7 birthday sentiments. 



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



Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Anything Goes Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

 

Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.

The theme for this challenge is: 

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

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images




Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Prize ~ £8 Gift Certificate

I used an image called Baking Brian from Dr Digi House of Stamps

for this challenge.




I coloured Baking Brian with pencil crayons and Copics then layered on a Tim Holtz die cut from the Scribbles and Spats die set and a Balloon die cut.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week  Hope you will join the any thing goes challenge. Lots of great prises.  Remember to also take a look at our fabulous sponsor's digis.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge June 7th, 2022 - Anything Goes

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

Our generous Sponsor is ……….

Oddball Art Company



The prize for this challenge is

$10 for  the store.


I used the digi called Big Eye Chibi Girl,  from Oddball Art great collection of quirky Stamps. 




I coloured the digi with pencil crayon and copics and added my Peace not War sentiment to the word bubble.  I  made and coloured my peace sign and added to the card to complete it. I thought the sentiment was appropriate for what is happening in this world right now.


Here is a closer view of the image.


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.




 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

A Place to Start June - Anything Goes Optional Twist - Anything Related to Weddings or Graduations

 Time for another great challenge over at A Place to Start this month, as always the theme is Anything Goes.  This month the optional twist is anything related toWeddings or Graduations. 


This is my project for this month. I choose to do graduations theme because I have a friend's daughter who is graduating grade 12 next month and I love the saying of Thoreau.  Perfect for a graduate.


 

I used a digital image from the collection of images from Art by Miran digital stamps.

I coloured the image with Copics, gel pen and pencil crayon then added the verse and and the Congrats 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 creative design team. Hope you will join in this month. 


Saturday, June 4, 2022

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes Challenge with an optional twist - Let It All Hang Out


Time for another great challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  The theme of the Challenge is Anything Goes as always and June's optional twist is "Let It all hang out".

Our great sponsor this month is Sheepskin Designs.




I have used their image called Gorgeous Geisha (image 86). 




I had this lovely digital Japanese paper in  my  stash that I thought made a great background. I coloured the beautiful image with Copic markers, pencil crayons and Wink of Stella.

I hung my silver butterfly using a silver and pink ribbon. 

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