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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, August 10, 2014

Altered Clock Project

This is my altered clock that I made for a friend for a monthly project exchange.  

Back and Side View


I purchased my clock I altered from our local thrift store.  I had to change my plan for my altered clock when I realized that I could not remove the glass from the frame. I coloured the frame with Alcohol Inks and then stamped with a stamp by Hero Arts called Italian Poetry background.  I removed the insides of the clock and covered the face of the clock with a clock face print that I copied on to pattern paper. Next I lined the edges of the inside of the frame with washi tape. I added a ornate gateway die cut by Heartfelt Creations, a flower and wooden butterfly and pearls to the clock face and put the clock back together.

 On the front of the clock I added bling, pearls, another wooden butterfly, Decorative Blossom Corner die cut also by Heartfelt Creations.  The last thing I added to the front of the clock was a mix media stamped bird by Dina Wakely that I coloured with Copics. 

To finish my altered project I added a metal button for the top of the card.  I then added chair protectors for feet, added a backing to the clock made out of coordinating pattern paper which I used a glittered washi tape to secure the paper.  I also used the glitter washi tape to decorate the feet.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look and have a creative day.

I am entering this altered project in the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Things with Wings
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes must be mixed Media
Artistic Stampers -  Anything Goes
Tok Bobok - Mixed Media
4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit -Anything Goes Altered Art only


  1. This is SO adorable!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  2. great project. Unusual and lovely too! Many thanks for joining the Rosie’s Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  3. Gorgeous project. Lovely colours. Thank you for sharing at CFTH challenge.

  4. Love it! Gorgeous colour too. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  5. This is beautiful work - TFS with us over at Altered Eclectics this month. Hugz xxx

  6. Hi Judy, Absolutely beautiful piece and such a great re-vamp. You have a wonderful eye for detail and I love all the special elements you added.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  7. Beautiful project! I love this clock in a box :). Good luck! TokBobok