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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!


Friday, April 7, 2017


Time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste this month.  Your project must be mixed media and your project maybe a card, tag, ATC, altered art ... as long as it fits the challenge specifications. 

We have a wonderful sponsor this month, DecoArt.   DecoArt has a wide variety of Mixed Media products.  I have used a few in my project. 

  I decided to make a canvas using a picture of my hubby and I on vacation a few years ago.  We were in Mexico listening to music and having a good time. Love the Mexican bright colours. 

I used a lot of product on my canvas including the following

Variety of older rubber stamps
Tim Holtz tissue paper
Acrylic Gesso (DecoArt)
Acrylic Paint (DecoArt)
Texture Sand Paste (DecoArt)
Copic Markers
Gell Pen

Closer look

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month. Remember to stop by our challenge blog to view the great projects that our talented design team have created to inspire you.

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art/Mixed media
The Mixed Media Monthly - Superpowers (always planning what to do next)
Creative Embellishments - Inspired by the colours
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Corner - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges - Neons/Brights
Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media/Altered Art
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes


  1. What a fabulous layout and awesome photo! You've showcased it perfectly with these bold bright colors! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Neon / Brights’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. So it's time to dance! Beautiful layout with bright colours and a happy feel.

  3. This is lovely, so festive, beautiful job with the stamping and color combination. Thanks for joining our Creative Embellishments challenge.

  4. What a fun colorful layout. Thanks so much for sharing with us at DD Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
    DD DT

  5. Awesome canvas! Love the bold colors, fun background work, and fussy cutting! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments April Challenge!

  6. Just so fabulous..love the theme and all the elements you have used..
    Thank you for playing along in this months challenge at Rhedds Creative Spirit...x

  7. Such a fun canvas! Love the bright colors. So glad you joined our challenge at Creative Embellishment. Good luck on the prize drawing!
    Nadine - My Scrap n' Stuff

  8. Beautiful, colorful and fun for sure! Thanks for joining us at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

  9. Fab layout Judy! Those colours really add a wow factor. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month, Jane (DT) :) x

  10. Fabulous canvas!
    Love the colours and textures framing your fun photo!
    Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

  11. Fun take on the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments!

  12. What a fun and colorful creation! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Creative Embellishments.

  13. A wonderfully colourful canvas Judy. It's a lovely photo. The textures and details look fabulous xx

  14. Just so fabulous, I love the colours and textures and the depth you have created..

    Hugs xxx

  15. Such a crisp and colorful layout. Love colors, so very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  16. Fabulous is the only word, and you look to be having such a fun time. CarolG

  17. another super fun layout..love the pops of red! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments!

  18. How fun that you made this canvas to celebrate the trip you took with your husband! Love the subdued background to show off the focal colors! Great photo, too!

  19. very fun and colorful! Thanks for sharing with us at Mixed Media Monthly. Don't forget you need to follow the challenge rules to be eligible for winning. =)

  20. What a fun filled layout.. Thank you for sharing with us ladies over at Creative Embellishments..

  21. Happy colour for a happy event. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month.