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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, December 7, 2015

Last Challenge of the year at Not Just Cards

This is the last challenge of the year at Not Just Cards for 2015. The theme of the challenge is anything goes.  I have created 2 projects for the challenge.

I have a used an image from Morgan Fitzsimon's Art Stamps  called Cameo Fae for my art journal page. 

To make my background for my project I used Panpastels, script rubber stamp, and flourish rubber stamps.  My image was coloured with Copics, gell pen and a glitter pen. I added a rubber stamped butterfly to complete my journal page.

I think Cameo Fae is a beautiful digital stamp and lots of fun to create with. 

For my second project I used an image of Julia Spiri for my card.  The Image is called Indian Girl with elephant.

I coloured the image with my Copics,a glitter pen and a white gell pen.    I used some of the handmade paper I bought on a holiday in Italy one year.  I liked how it went with the image. I added sequins to complete the card. 

 Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Pop over to their challenge blog to see the other creations that the talented design team created to inspire you. . Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2016. 

I am entering my mixed media art journal page in the following challenges:

Card and Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights  - Anything Goes 

I am entering my card with the Julia Spiri image in the following challenges:

Love to Scrap - Anything Goes + Blog Hop/Scramble
Great Impressions - December Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Time - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry -  Anything Goes
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes


  1. These are both beautiful creations! I LOVE your amazing color scheme on the notebook--and the background on the card looks FABULOUS! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: Have you seen my DT calls at the House of Cards Challenge and MHKDesigns? I'd love for you to apply, if that's something you'd like to do! :) HUGS!

  2. What a fun swirly background that's just perfect for the image on your card. Also love your art journal page, what a gorgeous image and super coloring! I think I need to get back into art journaling after the holidays! Thanks so much for joining us at Great Impressions.

  3. A beautiful card, I love the image you have chosen. A great use of mixed media too! Thank you for taking part in Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, Hannah x

  4. Your card is very nice. I love the DP and the image is lovely. However, I just adore the art journal page. I love the way you did the background and the image is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

  5. That is a gorgeous project!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Time Challenges! ~DT Heather (from Edmonton ;) )

  6. Lovely cards! Julia Spiri is always cute! The background you used is amazing in combination with the image.

    Thanks for joining the Sisters of Craft Challenge and a Happy New Year!
    Hope to see you next challenge.

    Hugs, Jacqueline ~ DT