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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!


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Fairies and Trolls

Fairies or Trolls is the theme of this weeks Come and Get It Challenge.  Our sponsor is My Besties by Sherri Baldy. 


Sherri has such cute designed images and such a fantastic selection.  I chose to use one of Sherri's twinkle toed trolls.  They can be found here.    I think she is so cute. 

Hope you will join us in this challenge  and remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the cute cards created by our design team.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  

Monday, June 19, 2017

Here Comes Summer

Here comes summer is the theme of this week's challenge at Crafty CardmakersWhen I think of summer I think about the beautiful colours of all of the flowers and the butterflies . I have used alcohol inks in several colours on my background and then added a die that reminds me of my parents fence when I was growing up.  The butterflies also were coloured with Alcohol inks and  a white gell pen. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog and be inspired by the creative works of our design team and join in our challenge. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Dad Your the Best

Time for another challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week.  The theme of the challenge is Father's Day. Time For Tea Designs is this week's sponsor  and I used their digital image called Great Gatsby Guy.  

I cut out my image with my new Scan  and Cut then coloured my image with my Copic markers. After I coloured my image I added a background of designer papers and some stars.  To complete my card I added a sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative day. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June is for Weddings

The theme of this week's challenge at Come and Get It Challenges is weddings.  Our sponsor this challenge is Di's Digis. 

For my wedding card I used a digital stamp from All Dressed Up called Over the Moon.  I coloured the image with Copics and glitter and finished the card off with some gems and flowers.   Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sail a Way

The theme this week at Crafty Cardmakers is to make your project for a special man or boy. I made this card for a very special friend of ours' birthday.  
I used a stencil by Stampendous for the background along with an element and birthday die by Tim Holtz.  The sailing ship is a stamp from my collection that at this moment I can not remember the maker's name.  The element die I used embossed with shabby blue embossing enamel and the sail boat I coloured with distressed ink.

 To complete the card I added a anchor and steering wheel dies. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to stop by our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of our design team. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Anything Goes Challenge

It is time for another challenge at Come and Get It Challenges and the theme is anything goes. Bugaboo Digital Stamps is our sponsor this week and I have used a digital image called Brat Boy Spring Umbrella.

I hope you can join us this week for this anything goes challenge. Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Mixed Media Canvas - Adore

Time for another challenge at Creative Artiste.  Your project must be Mixed Media and can be an ATC, tag, card, layout, altered art or an off-the-page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications. You must use more then 3 different mediums on your project to qualify for our mixed media rules.

We have a great prize this month for one lucky winner. 

This is my project for the month of June, a canvas using pictures of my newest grandson, Cooper. I used some handmade paper for the background of my canvas.  I added gesso, stencil, textured paper, stamping, drywall tape, lace, beads with his name, Adore,  stars, flowers and his birth date.    

Here is a closer looks.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this month. Remember to pop over to the Creative Artiste to see the inspiring creations of our talented design team. Have a creative month.  

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Anything Altered or Mixed Media Challenge

It is time for another great challenge at Altered Eclectics. The challenge is always anything goes as long as it is mixed media or altered art. 

This is what I decided to alter, a felt hat from an old costume.

I used quite a few techniques to create my project.  I also made a couple of boo boos.  My mannequin head was made of Styrofoam and I did not know that if I sprayed it with an aerosol paint that the Styrofoam would melt.  The faced bubbled up and melted in spots. I may use it in a Halloween project.  In the end I painted a new head with white carpenter's glue and gesso.  Once the head was sealed I decoupaged dictionary  pages on the head then spray painted the face.

I used gesso on my hat before I painted it black.  The side decoration was a combination of Tim Holtz dies and metal pieces from an old belt.  I also used metal pieces from a couple of old belts I found at a thrift store. To create the rust effect I used acrylic paint, molding paste and cinnamon. 

Here are a couple of more pictures of the project.

I had fun making my project.  I loved the metal pieces I found in the belt section of the thrift store. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring projects of our design team.  

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk- Anything Goes
Creative Embellishments - Be Inspired
Love to Create - Anything Creative
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes

Pink and/or Purple Challenge

It is the 1st of the month and time for another challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.  The theme of the challenge is to create your project using a touch of colours pink and/or purple.  I love that colour combo.  

The digital image I used is from a company called Tales of Pollycraft.  I believe the company is no longer operation but I loved her pretty fairy stamps. 

I coloured my image with Copics, pencil crayon and glitter.  To complete my card I addes some stars and a sentiment.  Thank you for stopping by. Have a creative week.