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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, January 2, 2016

Use Something New

First challenge of 2016 for Come and Get It Challenges and the theme of the challenge is "Use Something New".  One of our sponsors this week is A Day for Daisies and the image I used for this card is called Fairy Mushroom One. 

I used 2 new products for this mixed media card:

Grass stencil
Starlight stencil

Other products used

Butterfly dies
Fine Black Sharpie
White Gell Pen
White acrylic paint
Pigment Ink - Galaxy Gold Brilliance
Sentiment stamp - A Muse Artstamps
Card stock from my stash

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you will join us this week at Come and Get It Challenge.  Remember to pop by their challenge blog to see the other creations the design team have created to inspire you.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Allsorts - What's new? 
Catch The Bug - anything goes 
Crafty Friends Challenge - use something new
Di's Digis Designs - new to you 
Sweet Stampin - something new 
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Artistic Stampers - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry -  Anything Goes
A Day for Daisies - anything goes


  1. I just love that card and all the elements you used to make the scene. Hugs Neva

  2. Fabulous card as always, I love that grass stencil you used perfect, and you always find the coolest items. Welcome to a new year of designing. Hugs my friend

  3. Fabulous card as always, I love that grass stencil you used perfect, and you always find the coolest items. Welcome to a new year of designing. Hugs my friend

  4. Great card, Judy. Love the colors, butterflies and the doodling.

  5. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  6. How lovely! Thanks for joining in Di's Digis Challenge "New to You" challenge. Hope you can join us again soon a>Donna ☺

  7. This is COOL! Someday I will try mixed media~
    Happy New Year~

  8. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi

  9. Like that doodling, and I'm sure there are some little creatures hiding away...

  10. Lovely card image and design Judy, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  11. I do love mushrooms. Such a great card and fab colours. Thank you for joining in this months challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

  12. This is so cute, the mushroom is great, wonderful colors and accents. Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.

    Sue - 2 Creative Chicks DT

  13. Great, fun card Judy. Thnak you very much for a nice welcome at the Come and Get It DT :)
    Hugs, Iwona

  14. Sweet card! I like your fun image and the butterflies!!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Doodle Pantry's AIMPDC 13!!

  15. What a fun,upbeat card! Love the orange!
    Thank you for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks
    I hope you'll come link up again soon!
    Lorie, DT Member

  16. Thanks for sharing your card with Crafty Friends 'Use Something New' Challenge... your card is lovely... happy new year and good luck in the challenge, Diane Louise (DT) xx

  17. Wauw Nice card!
    I like the scene on your card
    Thanks for entering in our something new challenge.
    Xxx Linda DT-CF

  18. How pretty! Did you doodle that border? I love it! I'm so happy you joined us for the Doodle Pantry AIMPDC! I hope you will join us again soon.

  19. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.
    Happy New Year!
    MaryAnn, DT Member

  20. Gorgeous! Makes me long for spring!! Thanks for playing along with the Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug Bingo Challenge this week! We hope you'll join us for the Bugaboo Jungle Birthday fun this week - lots of great challenges and prizes!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  21. Lovely creation! I love image and butterflies!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge January.

  22. Lovely coloring, but our sketch is a little hard to identify within your card.
    Thanks for joining us for Stella Says Sketch challenge #401 with Bugaboo Stamps. Please join us again soon.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo DT