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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!


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter from SLS Lines

This is a quick Easter themed card using one of SLS Lines Happy Easter post.  The rabbit digital stamp is called Grump Easter Bunny with Eggs and can be found here

I coloured my image with Copics and a glitter pen and layered the image on some digital Easter paper. To complete the card I added a sentiment and a ribbon.  

Happy Easter everyone from all of us art SLS Lines.  

Saturday, March 26, 2016

In the Garden Challenge

It is a "in the garden challenge" at Come and Get It Challenges this week and I hope your will join us. One of our sponsors this week is Fred, She Said Designs and I have used an image called Corn Flowers  for my card. 

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I coloured my flowers with Copics and doodled some circles with a black and white pens on the background.  I splatters some paint on the background of the flowers and added a piece of my Gell Print as the vase.  I finished the card off with a sentiment by Hero Arts.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Use and item from your Stash

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges challenge with week is to Use and Item from your stash.  I have used one of the images from one of our sponsor, Morgan's Artworld. This image is called Christmas Bell

I decided that from my stash I would use up some of my scraps of Christmas paper for the layering and the bow.  I also used a scrap of ribbon from my stash. The Christmas Bell  was coloured with Copics and glitter.  

Thank you fro stopping by and have a creative day.  

Getting Ready for Easter

It is an Easter Challenge at Crafty CardMakers this week and I have made this card for the challenge.  The image is from The Paper Shelter and was coloured with Copics.  I love this fun Easter Bunny painting the egg image.  He has lots of character.  

I added Diamond Glaze to the rabbits glasses and paint palette to give the cards some texture and shine. To complete the card I added a banner and a sentiment. Hope you will join us this week at Crafty CardMakers.  Remember to pop over to their challenge blog see the creations that the design team have created to inspire you. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations -  Anything Goes / Twist of Easter
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Boots -  (Week 2) Easter
Eureka Stamps -  Anything Goes
Not Just Cards -  Always Anything Goes
Where the HeART is - (March) Easter / Anything Goes
Robyn`s Fetish - Square or Rectangle Cards

3, 2, 1 GO! 3 papers, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon challenge

It is a "3, 2, 1 GO! 3 papers, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon" challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week and I hope you will join us. Create us a card or project using 3 papers, 2 buttons and one ribbon.  For my card I used a digital stamp from PPinky Dolls, one of our sponsors called Cookie with Bunny.   

The paper I used for my 3 pattern papers are from by Momenta.  I coloured my image with Copics and added my ribbon and buttons to complete the card.  Come join us this week at Incy Wincy Designs.  Thank you for stopping by.  

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring Time Challenge

It is a spring time challenge this month at SLS Lines this month and this is my card for the challenge. I created my card using and one of Sal's images called Flowers Dahlias.  


I watercoloured my flowers with NeoColorII water colour crayons. I added a couple of stamped and die cut butterflies, sentiment, photo corners, blog and some Goose Bumps to give the card some shine. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join our challenge this month at SLS Lines .  

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Add Stitching, Real or Faux

The challenge at Come and Get It this week to create a card or project and add stitching, real or faux.  I have used a image from one of our sponsors Scrappers Delight for my card. The image is called Pixie Pan.  The sentiment is also part of the set. 

I coloured my card's image with Copics, stitched the cards layered papers and then added some music and a sentiment.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a creative day. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patrick's Day Card with Humour

I made this card with a image for SLS Lines for their inspirational post to celebrate St Patrick's Day.  The theme is anything green, lucky, or Irish.  

I used this cute image called Monster in a Tutu.   He was coloured with Copics, added some candy themed paper, made my sentiment with using my computer and made a green lollipop to complete my card.  

Hope you will pop over to the SLS Lines Blog to see the projects that the   
design team members created to inspire you. 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

SLS Lines March Inspirational

I thought I would do an Art Journal page for my March Inspirational project at SLS Lines.  

  I used this interesting pirate image for my art journal page, you can find this image in SLS Lines' Esty store and you can find it here

To create my page I used designer paper that I glued into my art journal book, then I added some white bubbles with molding paste and a stencil.  I also add a few more circles with a white Posca pen.  I coloured my image with Copics and gell pen then attach the image to my the art journal page.  

I found a wooden anchor in my stash that I painted black and attached a jute cord to it and then attached the anchor and cord to the page, then I added some doodling.  To complete the project I added some gold coins 

Please remember SLS Lines Challenge ....
Inspired by a Movie/Book/Song Challenge #17 here

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Happy Easter

This week at Come and Get It Challenges it is a Spring/Easter Challenge.  I have used one of our new sponsors, Paper Nest Dolls' images called Carrot Love Owen.   

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To make my card I coloured my image with Copics, layered several designer papers for the background and a cricut cut fence.   To complete the card I added some prima flowers, die cut doodled leaves and a sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Newly Released Images at SLS Lines

This mixed media canvas I created using a new release digital image from SLS Lines.   I had fun using the image, she is  called Goth Voodoo Girl and can be found in the SLS Lines shop on Esty. 

To make my canvas I used several different colours of blue for my background then stenciled my tree and grass before I added my image that I coloured with Copics and glitter.  I drew on my butterflies and coloured them with my Posca pens and added so dots in the background sky. Once I had my project near competition I added a sentiment.  I then went back and added some shading to bring out some of the details on the canvas.

Remember to pop over to the SLS Lines challenge blog to see the other new releases and the inspiring project of the rest of the design team members.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a creative day. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

L is for Lace

The theme at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week is "L is for Lace" and this is my card for the challenge.  I used an image called Christmas Moose by QKR Stampede, one of our sponsors this week.    Isn't she cute?


To make my card I used the following products

Embossing folders
Inka Gold
Copic Markers
Lave Christmas tree die
Gell Pen
White Gell Pen

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Please join us this week at Holly Jolly.  Pop over to the challenge blog to see the cards the design team has created to inspire you.  

The Luck of the Irish

This is my mixed media card for the Green challenge in honour of St. Patricks Day at Crafty CardMakers this week.  I had fun designing my card around Tom Holtz bird crazy stamps. 

I coloured the birds with Copics and created the background with PanPastels.  The rainbow, blades  of grass and pot of gold are rubber stamps from my stash of stamps that I know longer remember where I got them.  I found the St. Patrick's Day digital hats free online and sized them to fit my birds. The sentiment is also a digital image.  

Hope you will join our green challenge at Crafty CardMakers.  Please pop over to our challenge blog to see the beautiful creations of the rest of the design team. 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a creative day. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Get Creative Challenge - St Patrick's Day
Dragonfly Dreams - Use a Die Cut
Di's Digis Designs - Use 2 or more dies 
Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes
 Craft for the Craic  - The Luck of the Irish
Creative Fingers -  Anything Goes
Cut it Up - St. Patty's Day

Shades of Green

It is a shades of green challenge at Incy Wincy challenges this week and I have used an image from Kenny K Downloads called  Cool Trucker for my card.  


I have used this image a few times for birthday cards for the males in my family.  I coloured the image with my Copics, added some die cut gears and a sentiment from my stash of unmounted rubber stamps. 

Hope you will join our shades of green challenge this week. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Retro Rubber Challenge - Sketch

I decide to join in the challenge at Retro Rubber  this week.  It is a sketch challenge and this is the sketch.  


I have just found this challenge blog and  I have enjoyed the challenges I have joined in.  I am excited about a chance of using some of my stash of rubber stamps.  One of the rules of the challenge is you always had to use a stamp older than a year and include the age (or approximate age) of the stamp in your blog post. 

My stylish ladies are a set of rubber stamps I probably had for about ten years.  They are unmounted so I no longer remember who's stamps they belong to.  The sentiment is Stampin Up and was dated 2006. 

Thank you for stopping by and check out the Retro Rubber Challenge.  It is time to get inky. 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Your Favourite Technique Challenge

This week at Come and Get It Challenges the theme of the challenge is "use your favourite technique". Odd Ball Art is one of the sponsors this week and I have used their image called  Big Eye Girl ~ Patsy Image No. 17 & 17B .  

My favourite technique is to create my background with my gell plate using acrylic paints, stamps and inks etc. Making my own backgrounds allows me to use different colour combos on my cards.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to spot by the Come and Get It blog to see the beautiful creations of the other team members have created to inspire you. Hope you will join in the fun. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Catch The Bug - anything goes 
Crafting with Dragonflies - girly cards 

Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude Always Anything Goes 
Crafty Girls Creations Always Anything Goes

Friday, March 4, 2016

Altered Kleenex Box

Time for another challenge at Creative Artiste and my project this month is an altered Kleenex box. The Theme of the challenge is anything goes with a twist -  add some chipboard. 

We are proudly sponsored this month by

I painted my Kleenex box with gray gesso then added some chipboard pieces (butterfly, heart and flowers).  To fill in my piece I used dollar store bling and old jewelry to the box with Heavy  Gel Medium. I also add some diamond shaped wood pieces that I got from taking a part an old trivet.  One I was satisfied with my pattern I sprayed the box with several colours of ink sprays then when I completed the box I added a clear acrylic paint to protect it.

This is the box I started with.

Here is a few different views of the box.

This was a fun messy project that took we a couple of weeks to complete.   I think this project will find a home in my bedroom.   Thank you for stopping by.   Please pop over to the Creative Artiste Blog to see the other projects the design team created to inspire you.

Have a creative day. 

Green is the Colour

It is the March challenge at Patties Creations Challenge Blog and the theme is "green".   I have use a stamp from Pattie's collection of digital images called Leprechaun Hat with Shamrock.  I used several shapes of green and gold Copics to colour  my image along with gold glitter.   

I layered my card on gold designer paper and added some gold coins and a sentiment by Sugar Loaf Inc. to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by Patties Creations Challenge Blog to see the beautiful projects the design team have created to inspire you.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Mixed Media Challenge at Altered Eclectics

I made these mixed media House for a challenge this month at Altered Eclectics.  I used many different products for houses.  I retrieved the wood for my house out of my husband's wood scrap pile.  He nicely cut me some roofs.  I had lots of fun making the houses although it was a bigger job than I thought it would be.  The shelf is 3 feet long and the tallest house is a foot in height. 

Here is a closer look at the houses.  

On my white house  I added a die cut tree, bike (made by my hubby) rubber stamped numbers and little girl, name tiles and a clock.  

 The on the green house I used crackle paint on the roof and model paste on the door frame.  I also added some rubber stamped flowers and, tiles, wooden hear and a button for the door. 

 On my red house I drew my windows and my door and painted them, added the Tim Holtz number, gear for the door handle, stamped Owl's nest, and a owl I found at a thrift store that I altered.

On my last house I used a stencil on the roof and sides of the house.  I painted on the doors and windows and decoupaged the grass that I drew, stamped the door and added house number and door knob.  

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you will join us this month at Altered Eclectics.  Have a creative day.  

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

2 Creative Chicks -Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Crafting - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Stamps and Stencils - Splatter, Spritz and Smooshing
The Sisters of Craft- Always Anything Goes