About Me

My photo
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, January 30, 2017

Love, Love and More Love

Love is the theme of the challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers and I made this card for my hubby for our anniversary.  Hope he enjoys the card. 

The collage is made up of designer paper, burlap ribbon, die cuts, punches, washi tape, and rubber stamps.

Here are a couple of closer views.

Hope you will join us in the Love challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.   Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of our design team. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

3 or More Layers Challenge

Time for another great challenge this week at Come and Get It Challenges.  The theme this week is 3 or more layers and Paper Nest Dolls is our fantastic sponsor this week.  The digital image I choose to using is called Baker Emma.  I think she is so cute.  

I coloured my image is my Copics, added my layers, some flowers, finding and a sentiment.  Hope you will join  us this week.  Create your 3 layered card and add it here

Saturday, January 21, 2017

No Designer Paper Challenge

Great challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week  The theme of the challenge is to create your card or project using no designer papers.

The sponsor this week of the challenge is Nikki Burnette and I have used her image called Mermaid Stamp Jayna.  Isn't a beautiful image. 

 I coloured her with my Copic Markers and pencil crayons.   The background paper was stamped with an old rubber stamp from my collection.

Hope you will join us this week at Come and Get It Challenges

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Beginnings

Crafty Cardmakers is having a New Beginning challenge, out first challenge this year.  Hope you join us this.  

For my new beginnings card I decided to make a card for a new baby using a stamp from Stampin Up that I had in my collection for many years.  The stamp was originally a stamp on a roller but I unmounted it from the roller and use it as a conventional rubber stamp.  I have always loved this stamp and have used it as a group of onies or individually. 

I coloured my images with watercolor , and added a heart button, ribbon and a sentiment to complete the card. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop by our  challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of the very talented design team.   

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Me and My Snowman

Me and My Snowman is the name of the image from Star Stampz that I used for this Winter challenge at Come and Get It Challenges

My card was coloured with Copic Markers, Pencil crayons, acrylic paint and glitter.   To complete my card I added some snow, a snowflake and sentiment. 

I hope you will stop by our challenge blog to see the inspiring cards of our design team and join is this winter challenge. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Something New

Welcome back to come and Get It Challenges.  This is our first challenge of the year and the theme is "Something New" .  The idea of the challenge is to use something new in your project.  I have used some measuring tape ribbon that I just purchased at the craft store. 

The image I used is from Bugaboo one of your great sponsors this year and previous years.  The image is called  JJ Sewing Tape

The background of the card is some gelli print paper which I added sewing related stamps to create a collage.  The sentiment of a stamp from my stash.  To complete my card I added a thread card, measuring tape, a flower and thread.  Hope you enjoy my card and have a creative day.  Stop by our challenge blog to view the inspiring cards of our design team. 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Altered Mixed Media Clipboard

This is our first challenge of 2017 at Creative Artiste.  Remember your project when entering this challenge must be mixed media. The term “mixed media art” is a broad definition that covers many arts and crafts, including collage, assemblage (both 2D and 3D), altered objects, including books and boxes, handmade greeting cards, artist trading cards (ATCs) and tags, art journalling and book making as long as you use more then 2 different media's. Hope you will join us this month. 

This month our sponsor is a company called "Things to Alter".   

Things to Alter

Things to Alter has a great selection of good quality products for all of our mixed media projects. 

I have used a collage frame from Altered Things that I altered using Shabby Green embossing enamel from Stampendous.  The pictures of the solider are of my dad heading off to World War 2. I believe he was 18 in these pictures, too young to be going to war.   He was in the French Canadian Army Tank Core stationed in France.  I used the collage frame to accent some small bottle cap stickers from a book called Paris Passport. 

I also in my collage I used several stencils, stamps and metal words to convey the theme of my project. 

Here are some closer views.

Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative month.  Remember to pop by our challenge blog to see the beautiful creations of our talented design team.

I am entering this project in the following challenges
Creative Embelishments - Be insired
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Mixed Media
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes
That's Crafty Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes