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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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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Anything Goes Challenge - Sail Away

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

Our generous Sponsor this week is ……….



The prize this week is ……..

$20 voucher for their store


This is my card I made with our sponsor's image called Sailboat 887F


For my card along with DRS's sailboat I used the following products:

Distress Inks - Wild Honey and Weathered Wood
Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Dies - life ring, anchor, steering wheel, happy birthday, and fish net
White acrylic paint 
VersaMark 
Stampendous shabby blue embossing enamel

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Pop over to  the Through the Craft Room Door to be inspired by our talented design team.  Hope you will join in the challenge. 


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Mix It Up Challenge Blog - Anything Goes



Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Add a Heart!

Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner and the theme this week is "Add a Heart"  Perfect challenge for Valentine's day.  This is my card for the challenge


The digital image I used for the challenge is called Bubble Love by Cute as a Button.

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

(in alphabetical order) 

 


Pink Diamond Designz - Cute as a Button

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images



Prize ~ 3 Single Digital Images

 Remember to check out  or great sponsors, they both have a great selection of digis to get our creative juices going. 

My card was coloured with Copics, Nuvo and pencil crayons.  I added a glitter wooden heart and a sentiment  to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team.


Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Hoot! Hoot! Hooray

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

Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  

The image I used for this card is called Cute Owl and that is a good name for this adorable image. 

For this card I coloured the image with Copic Markers and several colours of Novo Crystal Drops.  I used several papers from a  paper stack by DCWV  called The All Dressed Up stack. I used Walnut Distress Ink to edge the card.  I added a sentiment to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by, have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to your challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 


I am entering this card in the following challenges

Digi Choosday - Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes


Sunday, February 7, 2021

A Place to Start Challenge - Drawing Board Sketch

I just have joined the design team over at A Place to Start and I am very excited to join the group. The theme of this challenge is a Sketch. 

This is the sketch we are using for this challenge.



This card is my version of the sketch. 



I used scrapbook paper from a stash to create my design following the design of the sketch. The image is a Tim Holtz stamped (3 years old) coloured with Copics, I added some metal gears and a die cut "hello" to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to the A Place to Start Blog to be inspired by the talented design team. Hope you will join us this month.  Love to see your version of the sketch.

I am entering this card in the following challenges
Stamps and Fun - Anything Goes No Hearts
Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Altered Bottle - 613 Avenue Create

 I am so excited that I have been invited to participate at 613 Avenue Create

The challenge for February is Anything Goes W/Optional Twist: "Heart and Soles" - use hearts or shoes in your design.

This is my project I made for my first challenge, an altered bottle.


This is the bottle I used for my project but part way through altering the bottle I decided not to use the original top I had for the bottle.



After adding gesso to  the bottle I stenciled an image using stencil paste on. The stencil was one from my stash by Seth Apter.  I painted the bottle with copper penny metallic acrylic paint. 




I added gears, a metal flower and other findings which I painted with an  assortment of metal paints from Pentart and highlighted with gold Pentart Glamour paint. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week Remember to pop by our challenge board to be inspired by our talented design team the head to you craft room and start creating and join us this month. 

I am entering this altered bottle in the following challenges:

SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Steampunk - Industrial
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, February 5, 2021

Altered Baby Shoes - Creative Artiste Challenge


We took a January break but we are now back for 2021 and it is time for another great challenge over at Creative Artiste this month. 

As always the challenge is anything goes as long as you follow our rules. 

  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 more then 3 different mediums on your project to qualify for our mixed media rules.

This is my project for February, an altered baby shoes.
 




These are the shoes that I found at a thrift store that I chose to altered.

 




Other Views of the project .


I also recycled a box  from my stash, a lace doily, pillow stuffing and some paper flowers. 





The ballerina is a old photo from Tim Holtz's old photographs.




I first painted the shoes this gesso and added a coat of Kroma Crackle . 

I used Pickled Raspberry Distress Oxide to add colour to the shoes.


The wooden box was sanded, had Kroma Crackle applies to the sides, stained with Tim Holtz stain walnut stain.  
All of the flowers on the project were white in colour and I tea dyed them and the laced Doily to uniform the project.

The gems were from the dollar store and I also tea dyed them. 






I had fun designing amd making the project.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Stay safe.  Hope you will join us this month  and pop by Creative Artiste to be inspired by our talented design team.  

I am entering this project in the following Challenges

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
(tea dying and crackle paint)
Classic Design Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Garden Cutie

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

Our generous Sponsor this week is


 
The prize this week is 2 images from their store

I love her images so much I decided to make two projects.

 I made this card using Little Gardner.


other views




The images was coloured with Copics and pencil crayons and die cut flowers, and a sentiment were added to complete the card. 

This is my second project, a tag using Simply Sweet


another view



This tag was coloured with Copics, pencils crayons, and I added a die cuts flowers, butterfly and fence. 


Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to Through the Craft Room Door to be inspired by our talented design team. 

I am entering my cards in the following challenges,

A Place to Start - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes