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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!


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Black on Gray Collage

Julie at Come and Get It Challenges picked the challenge this week and she chose a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

The idea of this challenge is to chose a row either horizontally, vertically of diagonally and create a card using the elements from the row.  I chose the diagonal row of paper piercing, free and black and this is my card for the challenge. 

I used several vintage stamps by Tim Holtz along with several unmounted stamps from my collection to create the collage.  I liked the black and gray colour pallet so I decided not to add any other colour. I used my paper piercing tool and pierced around the edges of the card and added some black brads to finish the card off.

Hope you enjoyed the card and will join us at Come and Get It Challenges this week. 


I am entering this card in the following challenges

Glitter n Sparkle - Male Card 
Allsorts - 1E - #191  Masculine
Simply Create Too - 2W - Week 2, Anything Goes 
Inspire Me Fridays – Anything Goes


  1. Judy, this is a great card, I love the piercing.

  2. I love this Judy, what fab stamps for a male card, love the train.

  3. Great work and thanks for joining in with my challenge over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

  4. Fabulous collage card. I love it all. You always come up with some great ones, and I see you've asked us to do one for one of the challenges, oh oh I'm in trouble. lol not my forte, but will try it out.

  5. fantastic male card thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

  6. Your card is beautiful--any guy would be thrilled to get it. Glad you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #29 - "Anything Goes"--Come by this Friday for our new challenge?

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  7. wow really different idea great job, Thanks for joining us on the Allsorts challenge this week, hugs Samantha x

  8. i like black and white cards so elegent, thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm