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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, November 1, 2014

Recycle, Re-Purpose, RE-Invent Going Postal Challenge

Recycle, Re-Purpose, Re-Invent is having another great challenge this week and the theme is Going Postal. I had lots of fun with this challenge.  

 For my desk I used a wooden box from a laboratory I found at a garage sale years ago and filled it with articles that you would find on a desk. 

For the background and the desk's blotter I used on of CS Designs digital papers called How Do I Love Thee.  I edged the paper with Distress Inks to age it. To add some more interest I added glasses, keys, straight nib pen. 

For the background I also used a few of CS Designs digital postal stamps that I  coloured with Copic Markers, layered, cut out  and arranged on the back of the desk.   I rubbed on Distress Ink on the Avon bottle to give it an antique look. 

 My picture holder in the desk is a candle holder. I  cut out one of the butterflies from one of the postal stamps and added it to the picture on the desk. I then added an old postcard, cord, and a letter to the desk. 

I had lots of fun with this design.  I hope you will join this interesting challenge this week.  Hop over to our challenge blog, Recycle, Re-Purpose, Re-Invent and see the projects the other design team members have created to inspire you.  

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafty Catz -  Anything Goes
Frosted Designs Friday Challenge - Use Mixed Media Products
Polkadoodles - Recycle It
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card
It's All About the Vintage - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

Rhedd's Creative Spirit -Anything Goes


  1. Thank you for joining this week at Not Just Cards Challenges Good luck and We hope you'll join us again soon.
    Zoe x
    Handmade with lots of Love

  2. Wow Judy what an awesome creations. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
    Cathy DT Member

  3. This is such a beautiful project Judy! I LOVE everything about it...awesome, awesome work Hun!!!!

  4. Hi Judy, This is a really beautiful writing set. Every detail is very well though out and I love the vintage feel and soft elegance of your entire piece. You did a wonderful job on the coloring and love the soft tones you used. I also really like the 3d look on the butterflies, it makes them look like their wings are about to flutter and ready to take flight. Simple superb.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  5. WOW...Gorgeous Altered box... Beautiful project... Love all the fantastic elements..Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics... Hugs May x x

  6. Loveeeeeeeee this!!!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  7. Love any re-cycle project! This is very elegant and stilish
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz. Good luck and hope to see you back soon again!

  8. Your entry is so lovely, loving the recycling, especially the candle holder...a lovely vintage theme too ,just gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us in our November Challenge x

  9. Oh wow Judy this is a stunning project. Thanks so much for joining in with our 'recycle' challenge over at Polkadoodles. http://polkadoodle.blogspot.ca/2014/10/week-44-recycle-it-polkadoodles.html

  10. I just love this,such a wonderful project.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xx (DT Member)

  11. Love all the elements used in this - they go perfectly. Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  12. Wonderful and creative re-purposed use of so many objects! Thanks for joining us for our December challenge over at Altered Eclectics!