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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, October 31, 2015

Paper Piercing Challenge - draft

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015


I was invited to participate in the angel challenge at Crafting by Designs as their guest designer this week. I was thrilled to be asked. 

I decided to do an art journal mixed media page for the challenge using a digital image from my stash by Michelle Perkett.  I used my gell plate to create my background along with a stencil and some stars that I die cut. I used modelling paste to create the "believe" sentiment.   My image was coloured with Copics, white gell pen and a glitter pen.

Hope you will join this fabulous challenge this week at Crafting by Designs.  Pop over to their challenge blog to see the creations of their very talented design team.   

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Crafty Creations - Colorful  
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments -  Always Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme
Try It On Tuesday - Lots of Layers
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes

Monday, October 26, 2015

Snow Dad

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges has a fabulous snowman challenge this week.   I used this cute image from Stitchy Bear, one of our sponsors  this week. for my card. The image is called Snow Dad. He is such a sweet cute snowman. 

I coloured my image with Copics and layered the image on several different Christmas patter papers from my stash. To complete my card I added some snowflakes, brads and a sentiment. 

Thank you for joining us this week.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Time for a Sketch

Incy Wincy Designs is having a sketch challenge this week. 
This is my card for the sketch.

This is the sketch I was working from.

I made the card with a digital image from one of our sponsor, Sami Stamps.

The image I used is called Bird Beautiful.  Isn't she beautiful?

Hope you will join us this week .  Sketch challenges are fun.  We would like the see how you  interrupt this lovely sketch. Thank you for stopping by. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Orange and Turquoise Challenge

I am participating in a challenge this month at Inky Fun Stampers and the challenge is to make a card with the colours of orange and turquoise.  I made this quick card by swiping with a baby wipe turquoise and orange acrylic paints on to my card base. I used a few Paper Artsy rubber stamps. 

I coloured my  my image with a couple of inks, added a tag sentiment and added some doodling to finish the card. 

Thank you for stopping by.  

Sequin Star Shaker Tag

I made this shaker tag for a upcoming swap at Inky Fun Stamper's Yahoo group.  The theme of the swap is to make a tag using sequins or glitter on a tag.  

I used die cut set for my stars.  I cut one star out of acetate for the front of the large star to make a window for the sequins. The sequins were from a re-cycle Christmas card. I used some textured kraft paper for the first larger of the card. I then used Distress stains for colour.  I added some Christmas music then my stars.  The stars were  edged and coloured with Distress Inks.  To complete my tag I doodled with a white and copper gell pens. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a creative week.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Amusing - Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create  - Anything Creative/ Mixed Media Goes 
Simply Papercraft - Always Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Always Anything Goes 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Love that Colour Orange

It is almost Halloween and the challenge for Come and Get It Challenge is to use the colour "orange" on your card. At this time of the year that is not too hard. 

I have used one of our sponsor. Aurora Wings image called Pumpkin Sprite to make my card along with some spooky Halloween paper, Cricut fence and a sentiment stamp. Pumpkin Sprite  I coloured with Copics and some glitter. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will  join us this week at Come and Get It Challenges. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Happy Bird Day

I tried to resist but I just had to have the set of Tim Holtz' Bird Crazy rubber stamps and dies. They are  adorable.  I love the cute little birds and all the little add ons you can get to go with them.  I decided to use one of the birds for a birthday card for my sister.

The card was coloured with Copics and distressed inks.  I added the background by pooling several colours of Distress ink on a craft mate and dipped my stencil on the ink and pressed the stencil on to the water colour paper.  The balloons, party hat and present are part of the accessory set of the bird crazy stamps. 

To complete my card I added a couple of sentiments and a balloons strings. 
Thank you for stopping.  

Monday, October 19, 2015

On the Road Again

This week at Incy Wincy Challenges "A Random Fan" is one of our sponsors and this is the card I made with their cute image called travel bug.  

A Random Fan

This week we also have a second sponsor, Craft Classes Online, who are also offering a fantastic  prize to one lucky winner. 

To make my card I coloured the image with my Copics, added Diamond Glaze and a little glitter. To put my card together I added a Cricut cut fence, die cut clouds, and words from a scrapbook page. Thank you for stopping by and  have a creative day. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Keep Warm

The theme at Come and get It Challenges this week is "Keep warm".  Lots of possibilities for a winter or Christmas card with this this theme.  I chose to do a Christmas card using Bundle Up Moose from one of our sponsors this week, Eureka! Stamps

finally the stamps you've been looking for rubber stamp company Rubber Stamps, Gold Leaf, Foil, and Glass Beads for Stampin, Scrapbooks, Card Making, and Paper Crafts

To make my card I went through my stash of Christmas papers and finding to find pattern paper for the card along with some findings. I  coloured my moose with copics, a glitter pen and some snow for his hat. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very creative week. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Christmas Teddy Bears

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge is having a "bear" theme challenge this week.  I have used an image by OddBall Art are called Lara the Lure and Teddy to make my card. 

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and a gell pen, added some doodles, a Merry die cut by Penny Black and layered it all on designer paper from my stash. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

Personalize your Project - Add a Name

This week at Incy Wincy Designs it is a Personalize your Project - add a name challenge.  This is a great challenge for a card for a birthday or Christmas. Drawn with Character is the sponsor of the challenge and I have used one of their images called Happy Birthday Dino.

I love how cute the image is and I added Jacob's name to the card and gave it to him for his 7th birthday. I think he likes it.  I hope you will join us this week.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Happy Fall Ya'll

I made this card for this weeks Come and Get It's Happy Fall Ya'll Challenge at Come and Get It this week.   I love this Lacy Sunshine image I used to create my card called Melancholy Moppet Lady Heather's Curiosities.  She is so adorable. 

I used a couple of rubber stamp from my stash to make the leaves for the card that I coloured with Distress Inks. My Lacy Sunshine image was coloured with Copics.   I used a stitched circle rubber stamp  for the background paper  and used a crisp and cool button sentiment to complete the card. 

Hope you will join us this week for this fall card challenge.  Thank you for stopping by. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Polka Doodle Challenge - Use a Die (step card die)
Scrap & Craft Challenge - Autumn Colours
Crafting by Design Challenge – All About Autumn
My Time to Craft Challenge -  Autumn Colours
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Autumn
Robyn`s Fetish - Use Lots of Orange

Friday, October 9, 2015

Another Great Challenge at Crafting with Friends

Christmas is just around the bend and I created this gift bag for this weeks challenge at crafting with friends.  The image used for this project is from our sponsor this week,  Robyn's Fetish.

The digital stamp used for the project is called A bell for Christmas.   I coloured the image with Copics, Pearlex and glitter and added a vellum mauve poinsettia to finish off my quick Christmas bag.   Thank you for stopping by and have a very create day.  

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dead Men Tell No Tales

I am back with my assemblage creation for this month's challenge at Forever Dark.  Ike's Art is the sponsor of this anything goes challenge (must be dark) and I used an very interesting image called the Dentist

My image is colored with Copics and PanPasels.  I also added some diamond glaze, clock and sentiment to create my assemblage. The sentiment I created on the computer.  To complete this dentist scene I added a skull, tooth and some teeth.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this week at Forever dark.   It is a great time for you to show us most of your scary Halloween creations. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Not Just Cards October Challenge

Welcome back to another challenge from Not Just Cards.  Our monthly challenge is a "anything goes" challenge.  Lots of great sponsors and prizes for some lucky winners. 

My first project is a door hanger made with images from one of our sponsors Ikes Art. The image is called Patchimals.

My second project was a tri fold Christmas card using an image from Stitchy Bear called  Candy Cane Wishes and Gingerbread Hugs

Front of card

First fold


This was a fun set of images to colour, I used Copics, glitter, snow and some pretty Christmas papers. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very creative day.  

Last month we had a Blog Hop 

My prizes to give away are from


The prizes go to lucky Melanie

Please email me at yellowfawnlily@yahoo.ca 

Thankful for You

It is another challenge this week at Incy Wincy Designs this week and  the theme is Thankful for You.  I made this round card with a pretty dainty image from one of our sponsors, Limited Runs.  The image is called Magnolia

The products I used to make this card are:

Digital image from Limited Runs
Copic markers
White Gelly Roll Pen
Copper Gelly Roll Pen
Circle Stitch die
Pink Doily
Glitter Marker
Sentiment Stamp unknown

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Saturday, October 3, 2015

For the Boys

We have a "for the boys" challenge at Come and Get It this week and have created a card with one of our sponsors, Dr Digi's images called Keep Fit Kenneth.


The images was coloured with Copic markers, diamond Glaze for the glazes.  The sentiment stamp was from my stash of unmounted stamps and the circle stitch stamp is by Get Inky. I used a sharpie to doodle on the edges. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this week. Pop over to our challenge blog to see the cards the other members of our design team have created to inspire you. 
Have a creative day. 

Oriental Tag Swap

I made this tag  for a tag swap at Inky Fun tampers this month. The theme of the tag exchange was create something with a oriental theme.  I went through my unmounted rubber stamps and found some stamps that I made the tag with.  I have had these rubber stamps for a very long time (10 or more years) and no longer remember the company that made them. Anyone recognize the maker? 

I embossed my tag background and edged it with gold paint.  Then I added my stamped images on the the tag making a collage.  My images were stamped on both pattern paper and white paper that I coloured.   The butterflies were die cut and added to the collage. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering this tag in the following challenges:

Creative Fingers -  Always Anything Goes 
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft -  Always Anything Goes
Tag Your It - Be Inspired
Wags 'n Whiskers -  Use A DieCut
Crafty Girls Creations  -Always Anything Goes

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Autumn/Halloween Challenge at Patties Creations

I am excited to announce that I have recently joined Pattie's Creation's design team.  I love their great selection of digital images and look forward to creating with them.   I hope you will check out the challenge blog and Pattie's digital images in her Etsy store.

The theme of this month's challenge is Autumn/Halloween. 

To create my card coloured the image called  Witch Pattieboop Caldron, with my Copics and Panpastels.  I die cut the image , added a Halloween sentiment and then another die cut that I layered over the image. 

For the inside of the card I added another sentiment from my stash and some die cut bats.  The card is now just right for one of  the little girls in my family. 

Inside of card

Thank you for stopping by today day and I hope you have a very creative week.  Come and join our Autumn/Halloween challenge this week. 

Bees Wax Dress with Tea Bag Background

This is my project for this month's Altered Eclectics challenge.  Altered Eclectics is always an anything goes challenge (mix media, recycle, upcycle,  altered art ....... but no cards or ATC.  It is a fun place to try something new. 

I thought this month I would try an encaustic board for my project.  My friend Yvonne gave me a handkerchief  that had a crochet lace trim that was made in to a dress.  I thought I would try incorporate it into my encaustic piece. I made lots of mistakes and took it a part several times. 

The background is sun bleached bees wax, several types tea bags, and Barbara Trombley's Elements, Earth Textures.  I added the tea bags to my board with bees wax and wrapped the sides also in tea bags.  I melted some of the earth textures also into the wax. I tried to tea dye the hankerchief and it came out this pinky colour but I did not like what it looked like with the bees wax. 

This is the dress before I started.

This the tea bag coloured handkerchief.   I thought it looked dirty with the tea bag wash.

Once I had gotten the colour out of the dress  I dipped the dress in bees wax and added the dress to the board.  I used a stylus to add several layers of dark blue wax to colour the bodice of the dress and the dotted trim. 

Before I decided to take my project a part. 

I thought that the dress looked too flat so I heated the dress body up and stuffed the dress with tissue paper dipped in the wax to give it body.   My next step was to added layers of brown and blue wax with a stylus in a striped format until the dress was covered with many layers of wax.  I had to wait several hours between each step so that the wax would set up.  

I dipped some fabric flowers in wax that the added to the lace and dress to tie in the colours I had used.   My final step was with my stylus add a blue trim around the edge of the board and buff the piece once it had some time to cure. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my misadventures in bees wax.  Come join us this month at Altered Eclectics. Try some thing new  You never know where it will take you.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations -Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs -  October Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Rhedd's creative Spirit - Anything goes