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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, January 13, 2021

Snow Much Fun!! Challenge


Hope everyone had a very special Christmas and a Happy New Years. Glad to see everyone back here for another one of our great challenges at Crafty Gals Corner.

The theme this week is Snow Much Fun!!  This is my card. 


This is my card for this challenge using:   Snow Family by 

Twinkle Lane Designs one of this weeks sponsors this week.


Our sponsors for this challenge are:

(in alphabetical order) 



Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Twinkle Lane Designs
£8.00 Gift Certificate

For my card I used the bendy fold pattern along with with glitter paper, tree dies, sentiment dies, gems, Nuvo and Copic markers. 






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. 

I am entering thiscard in the following Challenges

Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Loving Heart Dreamer

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

This is the card I made for this challenge.



The image I used is called Loving Heart Dreamer

Our generous Sponsor this week is

The Colour of Love



 The prize this week is 3 images from their store

Other views of the card. 




For my card I used a side step card pattern, Copic markers, pencil crayons, gel pen, and silver flowers, some die cuts,  Tim Holtz foil paper, and a Wink of Stella. 

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.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Gem of a Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Fairytale Birthday


I made this card for my friend's birthday this week.  It was made with a combination Distress Oxides sprays (wilted violet, mermaid lagoon and faded jeans)over my stamped  stamped background. 
I also used a white gel pen, Nuvo, and die cut fairies. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

I am entering this card with the following challenges

Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes 


 

Let it Snow - Snowflakes Card


One of my card exchange groups is having a snowflake card swap and this is the card I made for the exchange. This is my card I used for the exchange.  

It was a simple quick card using scrap snowflake paper from my stash, die cut Tim  Holtz snowflakes, glitter paper,  acrylic paper and gems.



Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Change Up Your Life - Snowflakes 
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes 
 
 

Monday, December 21, 2020

Birthday Card using Bendy Fold



I made this critter card for a friend's 60th birthday using Tim Holtz's crazy dog along with other dies etc from my stash.  I chose to use 4 dogs on my bendy card because we walk every morning with friends and their dogs.

Here are some more views of the card.  






Had lots of fun making the card hope you enjoyed the card. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

'Tis the Season

 


Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner this week.  The theme of this challenge is 'Tis the Season. 

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize: 3 Digital Stamps

Prize: Paper Pack and Image Pack used by the DT





I used an Elizabeth Crafts Die Cut for the card pattern, Merry Christmas die cut, and 3 papers from the paper pack along with there coloured snowman image.  I reversed the snowman image for the second snowman.  I add Wink of Stella , Sheena Douglass' sparkle pens to add some sparkle on the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 


Friday, December 4, 2020

Steampunk Man


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.

For this months project I decided to make this Steampunk Man.  I was inspired by a project made in a class I took from my friend Mindy from Pip Art 

My Steampunk man is a rubber stamp by Sheena. The Frame of the picture is 2 square frames, one used in reverse.  I  added a steampunk hat to my man that I drew.  The background paper on the bottom frame is from Stamperia, I also used cord to give the frame more texture. 

Other views of the project




Other products I used for the project are: 

Tim Holtz 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folder

Rice Paper by Stamperia

Pentart Patina Effects

Pentart Rust Effect

Golden Molding Paste

Gear dies, 

Feathers

Metal Findings

Hot Air Balloon and other textures by 7 Gypsies

Copic Markers (for colouring the steampunk man)

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be inspired by our creative design team. 

Check out Pip Art on facebook, Mindy has been doing some amazing videos using the lines of product she represents including Pentart, Stamperia and ShokART.

I am entering this project in the following challenges.

SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes

More Mixed Media - Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes