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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, April 7, 2015

Card for a Friend

I was looking through my stash of old unmounted stamps and found this iris stamp from years ago and decided to create a card using it. I coloured the stamp with my Copic Markers and then used a gold leaf pen to frame around the different layers that I used to make the card. I cut all of my layers with a set of card creator dies by Spellbinder. 

The background of the card was part of a Gelli plate print from my stash and the horizontal piece was made with a acrylic paint and plastic wrap technique. To complete the card I added a sentiment, ribbon and some beads that are part of an old necklace that I have recycled.  

Closer look at the techniques.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  I am off to stamp some more. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Pile It On Diecuts and/or Punches
Di's Digis Designs -Spring is here 
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. Beautiful card, love the ribbon and your design, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  2. So pretty! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

  3. What a lovely background you created on your Gelli plate - your Iris are just beautiful - love the gold trim and pretty ribbon! thanks so much for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge Judy!

  4. Oh wow Judy, this is just so beautiful with the purple and green and I love the bow ensemble.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  5. Thank you for entering our 'die cuts / punches' challenge at Pile It On with this fantastic card. Lovely layout and a beautiful theme. I hope you will visit us again soon.
    Anna xxx

  6. Beautiful card - love the texture!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  7. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and matching ribbon! thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  8. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

  9. This is so beautiful! gorgeous coloring , fabulous texturing :) Thank you for sharing with MMCC