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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, January 28, 2019

Owl's it Going? Texture Challenge

Welcome to the "Add Texture Challenge" at Crafty Cardmakers this week. I created this card for a friend and this challenge.

I used an owl die cut by Cheery Lynn Designs and a Darcie Clog and Gear embossing folder to create my texture for this card.  I also additional the texture with Tim Holtz's metallic paper and some metal gears. 

Come join us at Craft Cardmakers for this new challenge and visit our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design teams project. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Top Secret Canvas

I am excited to announce that I have a new design team position at Splashy Mix Media Challenge Blog.   I am excited to belong to such an inspiring group of artists. 

.... and we have some wonderful prizes


(as voted by our DT)


(as voted by our DT)

Rs. 1000 Value prize from Die Cuts and More

3 DT Favourites
(as voted by our DT, in no particular order)

One DT favourite will receive Goodie bag from Letzcraft Store and will be our Guest Designer the following month 

1 Random Winner

My project this month is an Altered Mixed Media Canvas. 

Here is my project.

Here are some of the products I used to create my canvas.

Step 1

I painted my canvas with gesso, then used a stencil of clogs and wheels to create the background.   Once I was satisfied with they background I added my background colors using Paynes Grey and white acrylic paint, distressed inks and script rubber stamp.

Step 2

My next step was to  collage an assortment of old medical prescription forms that I found in a antique store years ago in Arizona several years ago along with other antique papers in my collection.. The photo that I used in my project is from Tim Holtz's Found Relatives Collection. I added Distress Inks and an ink spray to give an antique look to my photo and papers. 

Step 3

To complete the project I added an interesting collection of clogs and gears, tag and other finds. 

I hope you enjoy my project and are inspired to join in this current month,  Anything Goes Challenge. 

I am entering my project int following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Mixed Media Anything Goes
All Sorts - Make it Masculine
A Vintage Journey - Put Your Stamp on it

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Winter Birds

2019 is here and this is our first challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers  and our theme is Winter. 

I made this winter card using a card die set called Pop Up Circle Accordion  by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Thought the die set went well with my winter birds and Let it Snow sentiment die. 

For my winter birds I used 2 winter birds by Bugaboo.  I thought they suited the frame of the cards. I also used white glitter, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gel Pen, and copics to colour the card. 

Closer Look

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop-over to our challenge board to be inspired by our talented design tea.