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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!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Life is beautiful ....ride


I made this card with this beautiful bicycle digital stamp from LeAnn's World 101. The image is called Spring Ride.  I really like the spring theme.  

Check out LeAnn's fun cheerful digis in her Esty store here....


Thank you for popping by, check us out on Facebook and have a creative week. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges. 

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes

Monday, May 21, 2018

Reverse Canvas Butterfly

I used a reverse canvas for my project this week at Crafty Cardmakers.  The theme this week is Things with Wings. 





To make my canvas I used several designer papers, sprays, Cardboard piece, distress ink, stamps by Tim Holtz, crackle paint and some metal decorative pieces. 

closer look



Hope you will join us this week for this fun challenge.  Pop over to our challenge board to be inspired by the creations of you talented design team. 

Thank You for stopping by. 


Saturday, May 19, 2018

Progressive Challenge #5 - LeAnn's World 101


I made an altered puzzle piece with this cute image from LeAnn's World 101 progressive challenge #5.  The image is called Airel and can be found in LeAnn's Esty shop

To alter my game piece I used acrylic paints, copics, a chipboard fence, and several die cuts including clouds, musical notes and flowers, sentiment step by Amus stamps. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Pop over and join us on LeAnn's World 101 Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1836531013324656/
There are a lot of fun happening there and chances to win free digital images. 

I am entering this altered puzzle piece in the following challenges. 

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes


Monday, May 7, 2018

No Pattern Paper Challenge


The theme of the challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers is "no pattern paper".

To create my card I used several different Distresses ink that I blended on my background.  I nexted added a sewing stitches stamp to the background.  I then added a wooden bird cage and a combination of leaves and gold flowers.  To completed the card  I then added a tag and a sentiment stamp .  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Progressive Challenge #4 at LeAnn's World 101



This is my card for the progressive challenge over at LeAnn's World 101.  The image I used for this card is called Kevin and can be found in LeAnn's Worlds Esty shop.


Kevin is such a cute image and there are so many possibilities for different setting you could put Kevin in.  I decided to create a beach scene using several different rubber stamps for the background. 

Pop over to our facebook page to view the many different cards create by the friends of LeAnn's World 101

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Color Crazy Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting with an  Attitude - Anything Goes



Sew Much Fun

Time for another great mixed media challenge over at Creative Artiste

Unfortunately we have been let down by this month's planned sponsor at the last moment and we don't have a sponsor's prize to offer our winner.
So .....
Instead, we are offering a Guest Design Team slot for one month to the winner for May. The position will be available for our July challenge.




I decided this month to do  a collage on my box using sewing patterns. 

This the box before I altered with many of the products that you can purchase at our sponsor's website. 



Front view and side view






Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blos, Creative Artiste to be inspired by our talented design team. 

I am entering this project in the following challemges

Altered Eclectics - Altered/Mixed Media
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything but a Card


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Musical Happy Birthday


Today is my turn to show you my first May inspirational card using one of LeAnn's World 101 cute digital stamps.  The image is called Mariena and can be found in LeAnn's Esty shop



Hope you enjoy my card. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Mixed Media Challenge - Altered Shoe


Altered Eclectics is having another challenge this month.  Our challenges are always anything goes but it most be mixed media or altered art. Come join in the fun. 

This is what I started with


I used several products on my altered shoe including black gesso, Kroma Crackle, several spray dies, acrylic sprays, glitter, buttons, gears, gems, a flower, letters, butterflies and keys. 
I had fun with my creation.

Here are a couple of more views.



Pop over to the Altered Eclectic Challenge blog to be inspired by the creativity of their talented design team.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

Mother's Day Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu



This mixed media card I made for the Mother's Day Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu

I used acrylic pain and a stencil for the background of the card The circle is leftover piece that I was using for another project from Scrapmatt Australia.  The leaves are from a die cut  and the Mother's Day stamp a old rubber stamp from my collection.  I embossed the stamp with purple embossing powder.  To complete the card I added some pearls on a string and a pretty mauve flower. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our blog to view the creative ideas of our design team.  




Altered Jar - Rhedd's Creative Spirit

 I am excited today to announce that I have been accepted on the design team of Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  Rhedd's is an altered art challenge blog, only altered art/mixed media projects.  No paper crafts accepted. I love the mixed media world. I love the hunt for material for my projects. You never know where you are going to find something to inspire you. 

This is my first project. 




This is the jar I started with.



Some of the products I used for my altered jar are Cascade Home Deco chalk paint, Studio Series Blue Metallic Marker, and Violet Inka Gold.  The findings that I added were metal belt pieces, ribbon, cord with a metal chain attached, metal dream tag, a plastic curtain rod finial, gems, and a silver coaster. All of my findings came from either a thrift store, my stash or a garage sale. 

Here are some more views of the altered jar.

Side View



Top Views




Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month. Remember to check out the inspiring projects of our wonderful design team over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  Remember my favourite quote by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

I am entering my project in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Altered/Mixed Media Art
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
DLART- Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafter- Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Mixed Media

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Girl Power


This is my last inspirational card for April for LeAnn's World 101.  The digital image is called Dragonrider.  

I printed my card on watercolour paper and coloured the image with my Caran D'Ache NeoColor 11 , water-soluble colour wax pastels. I love the soft effect of watercolour.


  Check out our Facebook Page for inspiring ideas and beautiful digital stamps in LeAnn's Esty Shop

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges

Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

Monday, April 23, 2018

Birthday Fun


Time of another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week and our them is Birthday Fun. 

I used the Cat Crazy Stamps from Tim Holtz for this birthday card for one of my younger family members. The circle stamp in the background is a older Stampin Up stamp from my collection of rubber stamps. The background inks are Tim Holtz's Distress Oxides and the balloons are coloured with Copics.  

This was a fun card to make and I hope he will enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to few the inspiring cards of the rest of our design team.  

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Princess Alea 'Progressive Challenge #3 at LeAnn,s World 101


We  are having a progressive challenge over at LeAnn's World 101 on Facebook.  This my card I made for the challenge. 



The image we used for the challenge is called Princess Alea and I think she is such a cute image. Perfect for one of my grad niece's birthday.  I coloured her with my Copics and Wink of Stella.  I used several different die cuts and flowers to complete the card.  The image is available in LeAnn's Esty shop and can be found here

Pop over to our facebook group and join on the fun.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering this card in the following challenge:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Color Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes 
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Have a Groovy Day


This card is one of my inspirational card over at LeAnn's World 101 on facebook.  The digital stamp is called Cheering Cat and can be found in LeAnn's World Esty shop


I coloured the image with Copic Markers, gel pen and A Wink of Stella and layered the image on an assortment designer papers. To complete my card I added a die cut and rubber stamped sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Crafting Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door- Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Supper Scraps Saturday
Colour Crazy Challenge- Anything goes Coloured

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Progressive Challenge #2 at LeAnn's World 101


This is my card for progressive challenge 2 over at LeAnn's World 101 on Facebook. I had fun colouring her. The digital stamp is called Rose in LeAnn's Esty shop.

I used Copics, pencil crayons, Wink of Stella to colour Rose. The background was coloured with PanPastels. To complete the card I added pearls and a old sentiment by Stampin Up.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

Come join us on facebook.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting Rocket Challenges - April Flowers
Crafting Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door- Anything Goes

Monday, April 9, 2018

By the Water


It is time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week  The theme of this challenge is "water".

I used a old rubber stamp from my collection by Stamps Happen, Inc called Mother and Son for this  card.  I coloured the image with watercolours and added a computer generate sentiment along with a watercoloured hearts  and a ribbon to complete the card. 

I just love the sentiment that I added to the card.  I thought it was very fitting for the image.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

I am entering ths card in the following challenges

Fussy and Fancy - Add a Sentiment
Love to Craft - April Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges - No Pattern Paper

Friday, April 6, 2018

Fishing Wharf - Creative Artiste


Creative Artiste has a new challenge for you this month. This old boat wharf is this month's project. 

 Our sponsor this month is Mixed Up Magazine



Mixed Up is a membership website, packed with step-by-step and video tutorials for the mixed media enthusiast. Learn techniques, explore products, and create sensational artwork with our international team of amazing designers. They already have 50+ tutorials available and more are added every week!

Mixed Up is giving one lucky challenger a free one year subscription to the site worth £40!

And Creative Artiste followers who sign up during April 2018 can get their first month for just £2 – use coupon code CreatewithMixedUp

(coupon valid for Rolling and Quarterly options only)


Some of the products I used for my fishing village are acrylic paints, heavy gel medium , findings, driftwood, fabric, spools, cord etc.  I found the the wharf material in my husband's shop along with the nails. The houses were candles I found at a thrift shop  that I decorated and mended with paper clay after I manage to break them will I was working on them.

 What I started with. 


Here are some closer views. 







Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Pop over to our challenge blog to view the inspiring project of our design team.  

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes On Facebook
We Love to Create - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Anything but a Card
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit -  Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Goes Mixed media

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hoppy Birthday



April is finally here and maybe we will soon get spring.  We had snow today.  It just will not stop. 

I am here today with a card from LeAnn's World 101.  This image reminds me of a spring day.  The image is called Frog Talk  and can be found in LeAnn's World Esty Shop.


I coloured the image with Copics, Posca pen, and pencil crayon. To complete the card I added a sentiment by Stampin Up, clouds and a bicycle.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Come join LeAnn's facebook group to see more inspiring cards and projects .

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Spring or Easter
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Coloured
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simple Papercraft - Anything Goes 
Jo's Paper Shack - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Altered Mannequin


Time for another mixed media/ altered challenge at Altered Eclectics. I have chosen to alter a mannequin for this months challenge.  

I used many found pieces for my project including old jewelry, lace, beads, hair barrette,ribbon and old metal belts. 

To get the  antique copper look to my project I used a combination of acrylic paint, Modern Options Sophisticated Finishes of Copper and Patina Green and DecoArt Heavenly Hues of Color Hunter Green. 

Closer Look






Thank you for stopping by and have a creative time.  Pop over to our challenge blog to view the exciting creations of our design team. 

I am entering my project in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes On Facebook
We Love to Create - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Anything but a Card
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit -  Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Goes Mixed media


Easter Box - a Box of Fun



Eclectic Ellapu is having a fun challenge this month.  The theme of the challenge is Boxes of Fun- make a box and fill it with fun. 

I decided to make a Easter gift box for my grandson.  The pattern for this box was created by my friend Annette quite a few years ago.  I have seen several similar patterns but not with the card built in and a place to add money or a gift card along with the gift. 


I filled the box with Easter candies.  


Thank you for stopping by.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the creative projects of our talented design tea. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Mr. Easter Bunny


Time for another challenge at Crafty CardMakers this week and the theme of the  this challenge is Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs. 

My Easter card was made with a digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil and a rubber stamp by Whispers. I coloured my stamp with Copic Markers, Wink of Stella and Diamond Glaze.  To complete the card I added a glitter ribbon, ribbon and a sentiment. I love the bright colours of Easter. 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a creative week.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to admire the creative works of our talented design team.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes - Optional Easter Time
Card Envy - No Pattern Paper
Colour Inspiration Monday -  Handed Coloured
Colouring in Scrapland - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges - Fantasy 
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Anything Goes - Optional Easter
Gem of a Challenge - Easter


Friday, March 16, 2018

Bunny Play - Inspirational Post


I am back with another image and card  from LeAnn's Digital World 101.   
Check us out on Facebook.




Here is another view of my card.


  The image is called Bunny Play and can be found on Esty in LeAnn's shop.  The image was coloured with Copics and I added some brads, Diamond Glaze on the glasses and a sentiment.  

Pop over to our facebook page and see the inspiring designs of our creative design team.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with Critters
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes