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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!


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Every Rose has its Thorn (Poison)

Inky Fun §tampers has a great swap this month called Every Rose has its Thorn (Poison).  I love topics that you have to really think about what you are going to make for the card.  When I think of a poison rose I think a black rose but I thought that a black rose would be hard to do on a card so I decided to use the black in my background for the card.

My background was made with my Gelli plate.  I used a black and purple acrylic paint on my Gelli plate and pressed my textured plate background pattern.

Next I coloured my rose stamped image with a red and purple Copic Marker, cut out the image and  added to my paper.  I then added a black ribon and a row of black bling down the side of the card.  I think this was an interesting combination of textures, colours and embellishments.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Just Some Lines - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Always Anything Goes

Paper Creators Crafts Monthly Challenge – Anything Goes
Pumpkin Spice Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes
Rhedd and Rosie Challenge – Blooms Always Anything Goes

Card Making Mama's - Use Stamps 
Left of Center Creative Challenges - LOC theme and/or Red and Black!


  1. A striking design, really fabulous, thank you again for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  2. Wow, this is stunning. Love the vivid red against all of that black. Thanks for joining us this week at SACC!

  3. Fab card, love the background you created! Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges this week.

  4. Top tune from my teens! Superb card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Rhedd & Rosies.
    Fiona x