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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 27, 2020

May Your Dreams Take Flight

Time for another great challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week.  The theme of this challenge is to create your project using only black and white. 

When I started to think about this black and white challenge right away a rubber stamp in my collection called European Travel by Rubbernecker Stamps came to mine. I stamped the background stamp in black and used two old Tim Holtz  dies called  Fleur De Lis and Eiffel Tower, white butterfly and then added a sentiment by A Muse Artstamps. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers Blog and be inspired by the cards made by our talented design team.  Please join us this challenge. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

May Your Dreams Take Flight

This canvas is my project for Bleeding Art this month. 

Our sponsor this month is Creative Embellishments and I used their 

 Steampunk Hot Air Balloon in my collage canvas. 

Other products I used include

Cream, Burnt Umber, and Blue Bahama Acrylic Paints
assortment of chipboard embellishments, 
washers, clogs and gears
text stamp
Walnut Distress Ink
gyprock mesh tape

Closer views

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to  pop over to Bleeding Art to be inspired by the talented design tea. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Anything Goes

Monday, January 13, 2020

Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

It is the first challenge of 2020 over at Crafty Cardmakers. The theme of the challenge is anything goes. For this challenge I created this small canvas in remembrance of my dad.  He loved the old song called "Five  Foot Two, Eyes of Blue. 

 I used a couple of musical dies, old sheet music, chipboard guitar and notes, walnut ink, and some small metal embellishments.  The song Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue was written by Ray Henderson in 1925 and sang by several artist over the years. 

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

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Pretty in Pink - Altered Box

Time for another great challenge at Splashy Mix Challenges.  This is the mood board for this month's challenge.  

I love the colours and textures of the mood board and they inspired me to create this project. 

 I chose to alter an old Christmas card box, which I had in my stash of things to alter.

This is the box that I altered.

This is my finished project.

Here are my steps that I used to create my altered box.

painted my box with a few layers of  white gesso
created a mould using Stamperia Texture Impression - Lace and Stamperia Cream Mixed Media Paste and adhered it to the top of the box
added gems and ribbon
painted the project with Pink Chiffon Pearl acrylic paint
used Metallic Gilding Polish and Pentart Gold Wax Paste to highlight the textures
and added metal findings, moulded heart, and gold wooden birds to complete the project

Here are some other views of the project.

Nakshathra Designz is the sponsor for our random prize 

Nakshathra Designz

Nakshathra Designz is one of the leading scrapbook paper manufacturer in India founded by Atchaya in 2016. They are involved in other paper crafting supplies and graphic designing too.

Facebook  - https://www.facebook.com/nakshathradesignz/

Click on the SPONSORS tab above to know them in detail.

Like their pages and follow them for additional points


 Hope my altered mixed media project inspires you. I hope you will join us this month at Splashy Mix Challenges.


I am entering this project in the following challenges

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Shiny
Love to Create - Mixed Media
Challenge Up Your Life - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Welcome Little One

I made this baby card for a friends new baby using a image from The Paper Shelter.  I loved this image and thought it went well with this pretty designer paper I had in my stash. 

Inside and back view of the card

I coloured the image with Copic markers, fussy cut the image out and then layered it on my mix of  designer papers.  I also added some die cut stars and a sweet baby sentiment.   I  used gel pens, Nuvo Crystal Drops, and a Wink of Stella to add texture, shine and colour.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

The Paper Shelter - New Beginnings
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Winter Fun at Crafty Gals Corner

I am excited to announce that I have been invited to participate the Crafty Corners Challenge Blog.   I look forward to being inspired by the talented design team and using these great images by our sponsors. 

The theme for this challenge is:
Winter Fun

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize: 3 Digital Stamps

This is my project for the challenge, an altered cylinder pillar candle holder

This is what I started with.

Her are some other views of the project.

I used several different products for the project including
gesso, silver paint,  Pentart snow paste, Nuvo crystal drops, copics , die cute snowflakes, dollar store snowflakes, glitter paper, gel pens and gem.  I used a regular image of the  snowboard girl along with the reverse image.  The image can be found in the winter collect or individually here.

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 the challenge this month.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - No Designer Paper
Digi Tuesday - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - It's a Cutie
The Paper Shelter - New Beginnings (new Snow)