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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!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Believe in the Magic of Christmas

Last challenge of 2012 at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges and Cindy chose a vintage theme.  I used this digital image by Arty Pants Digital Stamps for my card. and coloured the image with my Distress Inks and added a sentiment also by Arty Pants. I trimmed one of the background papers with gold embossing powder, and added  an antique looking burgundy and gold ribbon and bow along with a open weaved ribbon for the background .  A gold pearl and a little glitter pen on the berries completed the card.

It has been fun this year being part of the design team at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges, a wonderful experience working with the rest of the Holly Jolly Christmas elves and seeing all the different art work of the participants in the challenges.  I hope you will join in this last challenge of the year and be back next year for more great challenges.

Merry Christmas Everyone


 Crafty Mess Challenge – Vintage Christmas


  1. This is a beautiful vintage card! Love that image, your design, and pretty papers! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Hope to see you again next week! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. Judy, thank you for visiting my blog. I LOVE this card - very vintage, but more than that, it's so artistic! Love those layers. How did you create the white texture around the Santa, or is the image colored like that? Is the frame part of the Arty Pants image? Do they only have a facebook account? I couldn't locate a website for them. Lovely card, Judy! (((Christmas hugs)))

  3. WOW .... I love this card it's gorgeous xx

    Thank you for joining in the Crafty Mess Challenge

    Tina xxx