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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, February 2, 2015

Welcome to Another Great Not Just Cards Challenge.

Thank you for stopping by, these are my projects for this weeks Not Just Cards "anything goes" challenge.  Lots of great sponsor this week with a lot of great prizes for the winners.   I am a snowbird and travelling California and Arizona with our 25 foot trailer so sometimes crafting can be a challenge especially getting a good picture of your project. Please note that the greener behind my pics are orange and lemon trees and they are loaded with fruit.

House Piggy Bank

My first project I created was this fun piggy bank with Whimsical House digital stamp by Bugaboo one of our sponsors this week.  My inspiration for the box was a pottery piggy bank I saw at the craft show a few weeks ago.

To make the piggy bank I used a  empty coffee filter box I had in my recycle box and wrapped the box with the image.  The image did not quite fit the box so I printed the image a couple of times and cut out some on the houses on their own to complete the penny bank look I was wanting to achieve.   I then took the extra plant pots for the roof of one of the houses and added them around the bottom of the project.  The houses were coloured with Copic Markers, a gelli pen and Panpastels. I created the top of the box in coordinating papers and die cut an opening to for the coins to be put in.

Bicycle Rider Planter

My second project was made with an image from another one of our great sponsors, A Random Fan, called Monet's Bike.  I think she is just so cute.  I found this  cute little fence planter at a garage sale, at least that is what I think it is and decided that it would be a great way of displaying the image.   I coloured the image with my Copic Markers and attached her to the planter, I then added a ring of paper inside the fence area to hide the yogurt container I used to hold the greener.  The greener came of a tree in the yard which I added some paper punched flowers to to give the project a little more interest and colour.            

Remember to pop over the Not Just Cards Blog to see the projects of the other design team members.  Hope you will join us this week.  Have a creative day.

I would like to enter these projects in the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes
My Craft Creations  Always Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish - Anything Goes
Little Claire's bright and beautiful 


  1. Hi Judy! EEEEK! I absolutely ADORE the planter:: how creative and cute is that???
    LOVE it! I am your newest follower, and can't wait to see what else you dream up

    Happy as a Lark,
    K Andrew

  2. Wonderful projects, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week for our Anything Goes challenge

  3. Gorgeous creations! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week. Helena x

  4. Both of these are adorable, Judy! Thanks so much for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. What wonderful creations.So beautiful too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  6. Both are gorgeous.. specially love the cuteness of the planter.. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends 3rd challenge.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. Good luck ;)