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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, January 25, 2016

Card in Silver and Blue

This is my card for this week's challenge at Craft CardMakers.  This challenge theme is punches and/or dies.

I used a stencil and modeling paste for the background of my card then splattered the background with Brusho.  The die cut leaves were run through an embossing folder and then painted with blue and silver paint.  To complete my card  I added some small gems and sequins after I arranged my card. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this week at Crafty Cardmakers . Please pop over to our challenge blog to view all of the beautiful projects that the design team has created to inspire you. 

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

Crafting from the Heart -  Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion -  Always Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - Always Anything Goes
Where the HeART is - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes with twist: No Twist This Week!
Amusing - Shades Of Blue
We Love 2 Create  -  Anything Creative/ Mixed Media Goes
Doodle Pantry Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Monochromatic Blues
Use Your Stuff -  Sequins or Glitter


  1. Judy this is something special, all the elements go beautifully together to make a shabbily elegant card.

  2. Just fabulous Judy. I love those leaves.
    hugs Kimx

  3. Oh Judy I just LOVE your card. The background is great but what you have done to those leaves is gorgeous. Such an amazing result. Nice finishing touch with the bling. So good to have you on the team at Crafty Cardmakers.

  4. Beautiful card Judy. Love blue and silver combination. Meg

  5. Beautiful card Judy lovely detail.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  6. Gorgeous card Judy, love it. The colours are so pretty and the techniques for making the leaves perfection. Angela x

  7. A beautiful card Judy. I love the embossing on the die cut leaves and the blue and silver colour combination is gorgeous. Sally.x.

  8. Judy,
    Love all the techniques and colors that you used on your card. Beautifully designed!
    :) Pam

  9. Gorgeous card. I absolutely love the background. The leaves are amazing. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!!! Patricia.

  10. Wow this looks fantastic. I like the colours you used.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion, good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  11. such a wonderful card! Love the different techniques.
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  12. Beautiful! Love how you've added hints of blue to the silver.

  13. I love the background Judy and the colour scheme is divine!

    Bec xx

  14. Very pretty card! I love the stenciled background. Thanks so much for joining our glitter/sequins challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!

  15. Absolutely stunning - makes me want to play! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Amusing Challenge!  I look forward to you joining us again this next week.  :)

  16. A lovely card. Love all the different textures.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Hugs Helen P xx