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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, May 1, 2016

Life is Like a Bicycle ....

I am excited to announce that I am now on the design team for Eclectic Ellapu.  Eclectic Ellapu is a challenge blog that has a theme each challenge that starts on the 1st of the month.  This month's challenge is an "Anything Goes".  

I decides too make a card following the theme of my sentiment that I created on my computer for the card.   I just loved this saying when I read it on a print.  The background of my bicycle scene was stamped on some gelli print paper that I had in my stash,  I like the way the colour is variegated on the wall giving the card a vintage look. 

I used distressed inks to colour the bicycle and the basket of flowers. The vintage bicycle stamp is by Inkadinkado that I have had in my collection for a long time. . The background squares were cut out with my Cricut. I thought they went well with the gelli print background. 

Thank you for joining us this week.  Pop over to the Eclectic Ellapu challenge blog to see the  creations that the design team has created to inspire you.  

Love to Create - Anything Goes - Mixed Media
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes 
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Amusing - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Vintage
The Paper Players - Bicycle


  1. Gorgeousness. I am all about vintage! Happy to be on board with you!

  2. Pam you keep beating me to it lol... I love the vintage feel and you are right about the background = perfect x

  3. Beautiful bicycle scene! Glad you shared it at the Paper Players!

  4. what a pretty scene with the bicycle! Thanks for sharing at PDE Linky Party

  5. What a lovely bicycle image...just beautiful!

  6. A gorgeous image and beautifully created card, thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Lorraine DT

  7. Hi DT sister, this is a great card I love how the scene is layed out and looks great the textured background.

  8. This is a gorgeous card. I love the whole card, the coloring, the image and the sentiment is just beautiful. Thank you for joining us at One Stitch At A Time.
    Deborah DT

  9. So beautifully created. Fabulous colors and texture.