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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, June 2, 2015

The Book of Spells

I am  so excited to be invited to be a designer on the the Forever Dark 2 Challenge group.  This is our first challenge and it is a anything goes challenge but please no mainstream projects this is for crafters on the dark side.  

I used an image by ArtiDoodles called Corvus Coralyne.   I used an old card box that I painted purple and added my image that I colored with my Copic markers. I added a title page to the spine of the book. 

Once I had the front of my book completed I added some Graphic 45 papers to the inside of the box and added my bottles and spider.  

This was a fun projects and I know we will have a lot of fun with out creations.  Please pop over to our challenge blog and see the dark art work of the rest of the design team have created to inspire you.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly  Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - All About Hair Color 
All Crafts Challenge - Anything But a Card
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything GoesRedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes 


  1. Your project is really awesome !
    Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
    DT Through The Craft Room Door

  2. Hi Judy, absolutely love your book of spells. Just gorgeous. Thank you so much for being part of my team.

    Hugs Anna xx

  3. Oh, this would be a fun challenge! Your book is definitely over the top, great composition and wonderful coloring. Especially love the hair. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge! Brenda

  4. Thanks for joining us at Not Just Cards!
    Monica - DT

  5. Oh wow - Judy - so interesting to me - the 'dark side'. What a unique project - gives me chill bumps! Congratulations on your designer appointment - high five!!
    Thanks bunches for joining the June Challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. j

  6. I really love the dark side of this book! You have cast your spell here!. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit This month. Good luck. Rupa, DT

  7. Ooh, very dark and otherworldly! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics.

  8. Back for Altered Eclectics....this is such a fab book of spells...O so love the decor inside,just perfect...x

  9. This is fab hun love how you have incorporated a shadow box within a book - bootiful xx
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spriit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
    DT The Mirror Crack'd
    DT Anything but a Card

  10. I love this box! The cover is great, especially that skeleton bird , but the inside is totally spooky with those bottles. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics.