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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, May 20, 2019

Birthday Card Challenge

It is time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this wee and the them is this challenge is "Birthdays".

I made this card for a little neighborhood boy that I think is very special, he is going to be 4 in a few days.  I used is a dragon digital stamp by Eureka called Dragon Blowing Candles for my card.  I coloured it with Copics and pencil crayons and then added a sentiment, designer paper layers and stars.  Hope my little friend enjoys the card.

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

Monday, May 6, 2019

Crazy Friends

For this 3, 2, 1 challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week I used 3 pearl stars, 2 designer papers and one image.  The image I used for this card is called Crazy Friends by Art Impressions

I had the animal print paper in my stash and used one of the sentiments that came with the stamp set.  The card was coloured with copics.

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.  Hope you will join our challenge this week. 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Altered Rustic Clock Wooden Canvas

Hi Judy here, with my inspirational project for May's rustic challenge.

Create any mixed media project incorporating inspiration from the below Moodboard

I was inspired by this rustic look and decided to create a reversed canvas on a wooden frame and use parts of an old wind up clock along with other findings from my boxes of treasures. 

This is my old clock I found at a thrift store. 

This is my completed creation.

To create my project I turned my wooden frame backwards and painted it copper brown. stamped with surface with a set of rubber stamps that were time related. Once I had the frame painted I added Patine blue antiquing solution. 

 To create the layers in my frame I used several plastic lids out of my recycling box.  I added the inside of the clock and some of the other clock piece to the design. When you move the project the clock still sometimes starts ticking. 

I added many other pieces to the frame such as a couple of butterflies, clock front from Graphic Fairy, sentiment, metals, image from Tim Holtz and other findings.

Here are some closer looks:

Hope you will join our challenge this month. 


- Your work must be new, not previously published anywhere
- You can create any mixed media project corresponding to the moodboard and the colors presented in the moodboard are also accepted.
- You can enter upto 3 entries.
- The post should contain a banner, a link to our challenge and the name of the blog.
- Last date to submit your works 28th May until 23:55 !


(as voted by our DT)


(as voted by our DT)

Rs. 500 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
(chosen by Random.org)

One Random winner from Indian Participants will get a goodie bag worth Rs.500 from Creative Minds

We are grateful to all our generous sponsors for Supporting our brand new challenge.

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I am entering this project in the following challenges:

An Inky Mess - Anything Goes
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes

Friday, May 3, 2019

Mixed Media Altered Bottle

It is time for another challenge at Creative Artiste this month.  Our theme this month, as always is Mixed Media. You must use multiple mediums on your project.

My project is an altered bottle. 



Closer Look

I painted my bottle with black primer paste by Pentart and then added Stamperia's texture impression using Stamperia's Cream Paste. I just love their selection of texture plates.  The plate I used had 2 butterflies and a dragon fly in the pattern. I used heavy gel medium to glue the image to the bottle.  I coloured the image also with the primer. To highlight the image I used a combination of several colours of Pentart's wax paste and then dry brushed acrylic paint to highlight parts. 

To complete the project I added an embossed tag coloured with Stamperia's Cream Paste. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to view the inspiring creations of out altered design team. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Steam Punk Altered Box

This is my project for May's Altered Eclectics, an Altered Art/Mixed Media Challenge Blog. 

This is the box I started with.

I fell in love along time ago with the stamp art of Chris Stern of CS Designs and have this digital stamp in my collection for many years.  This round box seemed to be the perfect place to use it. 

I coloured the image with Copics and pencil crayons. I used several metal findings as assect on the top of the box.  I used acrylic paint to paint the edge of the box and and lid.  I also used a celestial design stencil on the side of the box. To complete the altered box I added a couple of gears and a clock with wings. 

Side view

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to view the art of our talented design team.