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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, June 27, 2016

Add a Ribbon Challenge

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges is having a challenge this week and the theme of the challenge is Add a Ribbon.  I have used one of our sponsor's Image for my project.  The image is called Jingle Deer by Miss Daisy Stamps.  You can find the image here

I love the Christmas deer, he is so cute.  I coloured him with Copics.  Then added a circle ribbon, ribbon and glitter to complete the tag.  The paper background was some recycled Christmas wrap that I added some glitter to. .  

Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the beautiful creations from our inspiring design team.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Shabby Chic Challenge at Crafty CardMakers

Time for another challenge at Crafty Card Makers.  The theme of this challenge is Shabby Chic/Vintage.  

I made my card using an image from Dover Publications and coloured the image with my Copics, Posca Pens and A Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is by Stampin Up. I distressed the sides of my images, layered several doilies that I added Distressed ink to age them.  To complete my card I added some pastel flowers, pearls, gems, sequins,  and a butterfly. 

I hope you will stop by our challenge blog to see the beautiful designs of the Design Team members.  My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Create something today and join us in one of this challenge. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Paper Piercing Challenge at Come and Get It Challenges

This week at Come and Get It is a paper piercing card challenge. Star Stampz one of the sponsor's of the challenge.   I just loved this little girl called Spring Rain.  

I coloured my image with Copics, added Diamond Glaze, flowers, umbrella rubber stamp for the background paper. The sentiment I found on the internet. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Monday, June 20, 2016

Anything But a Card Challenge - Altered Clock

This month at SLS Lineshttp://slslinesdigitalstamps.blogspot.ca/ it is an "Anything but A Card"  challenge and I have made this altered clock for the challenge.  The digital stamp from SLS Lines I used is called Sad Clown with Flower in Hat

I used a lot of different products for my altered clock. I used a promotional clock that I found at Value Village for my project but unfortunately I forgot to take a before picture.  Some of these products are:

Acrylic paint 
Washi tape
Wooden flower
Light and heavy gell medium
Scrapbook paper
Posca Pens

Here is a side view

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. Remember to pop by the SLS Lines challenge blog to see the other inspiring creation from the design team. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Father's Day Challenge

Time for a Father's Day challenge at Come and Get It this week.  Bugaboo is our sponsor and I have created this card using an image called Gus Golf .  Perfect image for golfing man in your life.  

I have coloured my image with Copics and a metallic pen.  The charm is a wine glass charm that I bought a whole set of at the dollar store.  They work very nicely for cards. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this week at Come and Get It Challenges

Monday, June 13, 2016

Tag Your It

It is a tag challenge this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges. I have used an image from Sherri Baldy's My Bestie's images.  I love her cute stamps.  Check out her images here.   

I coloured my image with Copics and Wink of Stella. I layered my image on to two designer Christmas papers, add snow make out of Styrofoam I graded with a cheese grader for the fallen snow and used Chunky White Deep Impression embossing enamel for the falling snow. I added some silver glitter to some plastic snowflakes from my stash to the tag along with a sentiment and ribbon.

I hope you will join us this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring cards of that the design team has create for you. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

A Card for a Special Man

The challenge this week at Crafty Card Makers  is to make at card for a special man in your life and I decided to make a birthday card for a  very special person of  my husband and me. 

I used several different elements to make my card including

Tim Holtz's antique card stamped 
copper embossing powder
acrylic paint
several different dies
variety of inks
script stamp

Thank you for stopping and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to see the inspiring project of the design team and I hope you will join us in this challenge. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Weird/ Whimsical

Come and Get It Challenges has a great weird/whimsical challenge this week and PPinky Dolls Art is the sponsor of this challenge. The image I have used is called Hippocampus.  
I thought she was just perfect for this challenge. 

I coloured the image with Copics and added the star fish and sequences, thought they fit the theme of my card quite nicely. My background paper was embossed with a We    are Memory Keepers embossing folder and the starfish paper is a digital image. 

Come join us this week at Come and Get It Challenges. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

New Realease at SLS LInes - wooden birthday card

Time for new releases at SLS Lines and I decided to choose one of the clowns that are in the new release and make a wooden birthday card. The image I used is called Happy Clown with Balloons

I used a wooden frame I found at the dollar store that I painted a combination of bright colours, I added some doodle, flowers and a Happy Birthday stamp. The image was coloured with Copics, glitter pens, white gell pen and diamond glaze.  The doodle were done with a Posca pen.  

Here are a couple more views of the card.


To view the other new releases for June check out our challenge blog .  The new collection has some very interesting images.  The design team has been hard at work creating projects to inspire you.  

Remember that we have an ongoing challenge also on your blog and you still have time to enter the challenge. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Sunday, June 5, 2016

I Don't Like Morning People

I made this art journal page as my June's inspirational project for SLS Lines.  I had fun with this great image called Tired Mom Needs Coffee.   The image can be found here. I just love the expression on her face. This was a fun project. 

SLS Lines

The background was created with a gell plate, several colours of acrylic paint and some textured wallpaper.  The pattern turned out very bold and I toned it down with a thin coat of gesso. I added the circles using a lid for a bottle and acrylic paint.  My image was coloured with Copics and a black charcoal pencil. The sentiment was created on my computer.  

Pop over to the SLS Challenge Blog to see the inspiring creations of the design team.  There is still time to join in the current challenge, Monochrome Challenge, just create your card or project using the current theme and enter it here

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Wedding Card Challenge at Come and Get It

Time for a wedding card challenge this week at Come and Get It Challenges. I made this card using a stamp from Sami stamps for my card called Floral bride.  I think the image is so simple and beautiful.  

I coloured my image with Copics and a Wink of Stella. I layered my image on some pastel paper, added bling, flowers and a sentiment to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Friday, June 3, 2016

Altered Bottle

I decided to make an altered bottle for this month's Creative Artiste's challenge using a maple syrup bottle I found in my recycling bucket.  

This month our sponsor is Foil Paper.  

It was fun making the altered bottle.  I painted my bottle first with Gesso and then with acrylic paint.  I then added some diamond stencils with modeling paste. Once the paint had dried I added a fabric applique, cheese cloth and some flowers .  I then added some Gesso to the flowers to give them some texture. The butterfly is a digital from Morgan Fitzsimons that I printed out on paper and coloured then printed it on mylar and layered them on my bottle. 

To complete the project I made a topper for the bottle and added some pearls. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Pop over to the Creative Artiste Challenge blog to see the projects the design team have created to inspire you.  Hope you will join us this month. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mixed Media Canvas- Old Warehouse

This is this month's project for Altered Eclectics I have tried my hand at a mixed media canvas which I titled "0ld Warehouse"front.  I was recently in Montreal and I was very interested in the old buildings especially in their warehouse district.  I fell in love with the colours, age and textures of these buildings.

I created the canvas was created using many different art products and findings including: 

acrylic paints
stamped and written numbers
textured paper
dictionary paper
postage stamps
Croco Crackling Colour Bronze
Tim Holtz Arrow Dies

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop by the Altered Eclectics challenge blog to see the very creative ideas of the rest of the design team.  

I am entering this canvas in the following challenges:
Through the Crafty Room Door - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes
Inspirational Destination - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes

Wedding Season

June is wedding season and we have a wedding card challenge at Eclectic Ellapu this month.  I have used a digital stamp from Kenny K Downloads for my card.  I love the happy faces of the bride and groom dancing.  

I coloured my card with my Copics and glitter pen, die cut my wedding flowers, added pearls and layered them on several different papers   I also added some ribbon, a ring charm and a butterfly to complete the card. 

Eclectic Ellapu also has a second challenge this month and the theme is midsummer.  Please check out our challenge blog for more details on the challenge and to view the other cards that the design team member have created inspire you. 

Thank you for stopping by.