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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!


Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

I had fun creating this Mother's Day card.  I was playing around with Distress Inks and a couple of background stamps and a stencil to make the background of the card. The writing in the background is a rubber stamp by Hero Arts called Italian Poetry and the hydrangea stamp is by PSX.

After I stamped the background I used Tea Dye and Spun Sugar Distressed Ink over some areas and then stenciled the dots with  Milled Lavender Distress Ink.  A heart die cut on textured kraft paper was used for the heart and then it was rubbed with Tea Dye  Distress Ink. The laser cut butterfly was coloured with Distress Inks and Gold Liquid Pearls and then pearls were added.  The flowers were some silk wedding flowers I had in my stash that I coloured with Distressed Ink.

To complete the card I added a fringe of lace and pearls that I found at the flea market and a key that I found in my stash.  

Thank you for stopping by to look.  Now I am headed back to my craft room to clean up the mess. 


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

 ABC Challenges - Mother's Day
 Creative Stamp Friends - Mother's Day
 Hobbycutz  - Mother`s Day
 My Sheri Crafts  - Mother's Day

Fashionable Stamping - Sentimental


  1. Judy,
    This is a lovely card for Mothers day. I love the vintage feel to it. Thank you for linking up with us this week over at MSC. You have made some lovely cards.


  2. Very nice card! I love the Pearl string on the top. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us this fortnight at Hobbycutz. Good Luck ..........
    Crafty Hugs

  3. What a lovely card... My favourite colour scheme...
    Thank You for entering our Mothersday Challenge this time...
    Hope to see you again next time...
    Kobie - Hobbycutz

  4. A beautiful card with great texture. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  5. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz Challenges and good luck.

  6. A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.
    Thanks for joining us this week at
    Creative Stamp Friends

  7. Hi there, what a beautiful card, adore the design and stunning colours. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at FSC. XX

    Thanks for joining us at FSC!!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  9. Love those hearts and that lacy butterfly! Very pretty card! Thank you for joining us at FSC!

  10. Your card is just beautiful, love the hydrangea image and your distressing too! Thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

  11. Great card! I really like how you reused and reinked your flowers! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  12. Eine wunderschöne Karte ist das geworden, danke fürs Mitmachen bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden.


  13. You've managed to create a beautiful custom paper for your equally beautiful card. Thanks for joining us ta My Sheri Crafts!

  14. Beautiful card. Amazing background and gorgeous details.
    Thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz “Mother`s Day” Challenge and we hope to see you again.