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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, May 14, 2013

Mix Media Birthday Card

I was playing with one of my favourite products tonight, PanPastels.  I made this birthday card for my dear friend Jenny for her birthday.  Hope she likes my card. 

I coloured my background with three different colours of PanPastels  and then created more layers with three different background stamps over top of the areas I coloured.  The next step was to use two different stencils to create texture on the card.  I used this process in different areas of the card.  After my background was complete  add a few torn  strips of the Washi tape from the Tim Holtz collection and a ribbon.  Can you see all the products that I have used on the card?  Here is a close up.

The birthday celebration stamp is by Verses Rubber Stamps.  I have had the stamp in my collection for a very long time. The butterfly is a Cuttlebug die and embossing folder.  After I embossed the butterfly I coloured it with Distress Inks and edge it with a Gold Leaf pen by Krylon.  I only had a strip of white pearls for the spine of the butterfly so I coloured the pearls with the same Distress Ink I used for butterfly.  

Thank you for looking.  Now back to my craft room to clean up.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Boot Challenge- Celebration
Through The Craft Room Door Alway's Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft - Lots of Layers
Fashionable Stamping Challenges -  Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge -Things With Wings


  1. Very pretty card, the butterfly is a lovely touch.

    Thank you for joining in the celebrations at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. I love the wonderful background you created with the PPs and stamping, it looks so beautiful. Gorgeous butterfly too. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  3. Wonderful background, its a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  4. Just beautiful! I love the gorgeous colors, the stamping, the sentiment, your die cuts, & 'fly! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  5. Judy, I think you found your creative side. *smile* This is beautiful. Love the colors. Thank you for joining TTCRD challenge this week. Please join us again for the next challenge. ~DT Candy

  6. Beautiful, sweet card with lovely, rich colours. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft Challenge x

  7. gorgeous take on the WINGS chall theme at AGOAC thanks for sharing

    smiles Christine x

  8. Wow Judy, this is beautiful. Love the colours you've used and the stamping over the PanPastels looks fab. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping challenges this time
    Claire xx

  9. Beautiful card! Love the layers. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

  10. Love the layers of stencilling and stamping, and lovely colours! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  11. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx