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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, May 16, 2016

Faux or Real Stitches Challenge

This week at Crafty Cardmakers it is a stitches challenge, faux or real.  My card is a combination of real and faux stitches.  I used rubber stamps by Tim Holtz for the fauz stitches and ruler.  The sewing images are stamps by  Class Act Rubber stamps.  The sewing machine and scissors are chipboard by Southern Ridge Trading Company

I sewed my background of my card then added my rubber stamped faux stitches  and ruler. After I was happy with the background I added my stamped sewing images that I coloured with Copics and my chipboard sewing machine and scissors that I coloured with acrylic paints and Diamond Glaze. To complete the card I added  some lace and a button.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by the Crafty Cardmakers blog to see the beautiful creations that the design team have created to inspire you.  Hope you will join in. 

2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Happy Little Stamper with Dies - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards  - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
Southern Ridge Trading Company - Anything Feminine
Pencil  Case - Summer Colours
Our Craft Corner - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Add Texture


  1. Judy your card looks great lots of touchy feely going on here hugs Nikki Incy Wincy

  2. Hi Judy, thanks for the visit to mine. Your card is so much fun. Love the little guys especially. Have a great week, Angela x DT

  3. Love all of the texture. A great card.
    Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine ( DT ) x

  4. What a fun card that brings the theme STITCHES to new heights, Judy! FANTASTIC design, and such a wonderfully textured card - just like textiles! Thanks for showing off your innovative, creative imagination, and sharing some inspiration this afternoon!

    Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}!

    I'd also like to Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Goes".

    Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    P.S. I'd love for you stop by my personal blog to say hello if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

  5. Amazing card Judy. Love all the elements you added here.

  6. Amazing card Judy. Love all the elements you added here.

  7. Super stitching Judy, a wonderful piece of work. CarolG

  8. Great project Thank-you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore
    Good luck in the challenge x

  9. Fabulous card - so much detail!

  10. Love the addition of the scissors and sewing machine. Lovely card teamy.

  11. Love the addition of the scissors and sewing machine. Lovely card teamy.

  12. Great card! Love the stitching!
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights Veronique DT

  13. Col, i love how you incorporated stitching and dies in your card, thanks for joining us at HLS.

  14. Fantastic card Judy! Thanks for playing along with us on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog!
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

  15. Adorable! Love your color palette! :)
    Thanks for sharing over at 2 Creative Chicks!

  16. Very creative!!! Thanks for adding your lovely entry to our "Anything goes" challenge at LTSCB! Hope to see you again.

  17. Love the stitch effects fab. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT

  18. Great colour palette! Thanks for participating at Scrappers Delights :)
    DT Nicole

  19. How fun! Thanks for joining our ‘add texture’ challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
    Karen C

  20. Love this Judy!
    Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!