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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, November 10, 2014

Snowman Christmas Bag

I made this Christmas bag out of a brown paper lunch bag for this weeks challenge at Not Just Cards. The image is by  Stampart by Kathryne and is called Snow friends and can be found here

The background was made with a textured embossing folder  and coloured with distressed ink. I punched the star border with a Martha Stewart punch, Sizzex die for the star background and the snowflakes, coloured the image with Copic markers and added lots of glitter. The cord, die cut "Merry Christmas" and bling were added to complete the bag. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - Simply Christmas
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Art by Miran Challenge -  Anything Goes
Jelly Park Challenge - Christmas
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Love to Create Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Punch or Die
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of Layers


  1. This card makes me smile - wonderful layering and layout. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ November challenge and good luck!

  2. Gorgeous bag! Love the image and how you punch the edges of the bag. Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  3. This is very cute! I love the big snowflakes! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create this week!!
    Chris - DT

  4. Great way of using recycled materials! Love the star edges, I have the same die and I love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 
    Friday Sketch DT
    Sami Stamps DT

  5. love the way you have made this its great thank you for joining us at TTPH

    Jacqui DT

  6. I adore your card...its simply beautiful.

    Fiona DT

  7. lovely Christmas paper bag.. and the image is cuteee... love it.. thank you for sharing your talent with us at Art by Mi Ran Challenge #18... good luck ;)


  8. This is adorable. Love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us over at TTPH..

    DT Pam

  9. You can't beat a good Snowman! This is just lovely. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  10. Lovely work thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time

  11. Stunning Fabulous work. thank you for joining us at the Papernest Challenge good luck. Hugs Sharon DT Member xxx

  12. fab card love the snowman he looks so happy, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place