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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, October 29, 2018

Explosion of Colour

The theme this week for the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is Explosion of Colour.  I made this card for my sister's birthday this month. 

To create this card I used Brusho on glossy card stock.  I first stamped my card stock with several background stamps from my collection before I added the Brusho colours of purple and turquoise.  
To complete the card I added two laced butterflies that I also added Brusho colour to.  My final touch was adding some white pearls and lace. 

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

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mythical Creatures

Mythical Creatures is the theme of this week's challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers and I decided to make a Halloween card with these Mythical Halloween Creatures.  The image is by The Paper Shelter is called is called Mom's Little Monster

I coloured this image with PanPastels, Copics and pencil crayons.  To compete the card I added a die cut sentiment, bats, moom, ribbon and brads.

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

Sunday, October 14, 2018


Time for another Halloween card using a great image from LeAnn's World 101. the image for my card is from LeAnn's collection on Esty called Nathan and I made it for one of my grandsons for Halloween. 

I coloured the image with Copics, pencil crayons, panpastel, geli pen and added some Halloween rubber stamp images to complete the card. 

Come join the fun on Facebook at LeAnn's World 101  or visit our challenge blog  LeAnn's World 101

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Always Everything Goes
The Fairy and the Unicorn - Anything Goes /optional Spooky
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Fall/Halloween

Monday, October 8, 2018

You are Invited to a Party

The is my inspirational project for October at LeAnn's World 101 on Facebook.  I decided to make a treat bags using a cute image by LeAnn called Foxy and Bunny and they can be found in LeAnn's Esty shop. 

To my little gift bag I added some Halloween papers, an extra ghost, glitter, spiders, gems, ribbon and a cute Halloween sentiment.  It was a fun bag to make.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
A Little More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Animal Friend Challenge - Autumn/Halloween
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes 
Fabrika Fantasy - Halloween

Friday, October 5, 2018

Peggy's Cove

Time for another "anything mixed media" challenge at Creative Artiste this month.  

The term “mixed media art” is a broad definition that covers many forms of arts and crafts, including collage, assemblage, altered objects, handmade greeting cards, artist trading cards (ATCs) tags and art journaling  as long as you use different mediums.
The “mixed media” used includes paint, paper, pastes, sprays, powders, textural elements, clay, resins, fabrics, found objects, photos, metal, inks, pencils, markers and pastels to name just a few.

Our sponsor this month is Scrapmatts  Papertole Australia

Scrapmatts has a large selection of chipboard projects, stencils, papertole projects etc.
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For this month project I made a mixed media canvas for one of my favourite places we visited during this years summer holidays, Peggy's Cove,  Nova Scotia. 

Peggy's cove is a beautiful fishing village with colourful  historical old homes, lobster traps and the iconic lighthouse.  I loved the pictures that I took that day and had a hard time choosing ones for my project. 

I used our sponsor's Chipboard String Circles on my project.  I also used acrylic paints, inks,  molding paste, Posca pens,finding such as button, lobster, starfish,  and pearls. 

Closer look

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Please join in our challenge this month and check out our inspiring project from our creative design team. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Ribbon or Lace Challenge

Crafty Cardmakers has a great ribbon or lace challenge this month and I created this card for this challenge.  

I made this card with an old unmounted rubber stamp that has been in my collection for years.  She is coloured with Copics and I used also pencil crayons, acrylic paints, and Distress Inks.  

I added some acrylic paint to my designer paper and inked the edges with Distress Inks.  To complete my card I added lace and ribbon. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop by our challenge blog, Craft Cardmakers to be inspired by our creative design team. 

Altered Wine Box

Time for another challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  Rhedd's is an fun altered art challenge blog.  The blog is for altered Art/Mixed Media projects. No paper craft projects please. 

This is what I started with 

Dollar Store Wine Box


A old door decoration I found at the thrift store. 

I used a stencil and molding paste to create the  textured background of the wine box.  Several colours of acrylic paints and sprays were used to colour. 

Closer Look

Flower is part of a napkin holder decoration.

The top of the box is part of the door decoration and a drawer knob. 

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

Autumn Leaves

It is October 1st and time for another challenge at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme of the challenge is " Autumn". 

I purchased some of Seth Apter's new Baked Texture and decided to use it on my autumn theme card. My large leaves are bunched leaves that I first coloured with distressed inks and stamped them with a sentiment stamp.  Once my inks had dried I used several layers of Baked Texture in the colours of altered page and chunky rust.  

The background paper is coloured with distress inks and stamped with a word stamp. The sentiment on my tag is a stamp from my collection of unmounted stamps  and the maker of this stamp has slipped my mind.   The stamp's sentiment is by John Muir, "The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and ..... "

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Hope you will join our autumn theme challenge this month. 

Just Because

For this month's project over at Altered Eclectics I created this small canvas using a couple of old sewing patterns. 

My background is sewing pattern paper and some dictionary paper which I coloured with corduroy coloured Distress Inks and added faux stitches. I added a sentiment that I saw on a dress store window one day on holidays.

To add detail to my canvas  I added jute, Crushed Grape Nuvo, a metal computer piece I used for the belt, pearls, lace and a sequins.   

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