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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, February 24, 2020

For Some One Special

Time for another great challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week.  The theme of this challnge is embossing, either dry or wet embossing. 

I used a Crafter's Companion embossing folder for the card along with Distress Inks.  I love the strong impressions the folder makes on the card stock.  I layered the image with Tim Holtz's Metallic paper from his idea-ology collect. To complete the card I used a "For Someone Special" die cut along with a Pentart  rainbow glitter pen. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a great week crafting. Hope you will join us this week. 

Remember to pop over to Crafty Cardmakers challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Mixed Media Birdhouse Magnets

Hello Crafty Friends,

This is my  project I created that I made with month challenge over at Splashy Mix Challenges using the colours of our fantastic February moodboard. 

Here is my Mixed Media Birdhouses. 

Here are some closed views. 

I used a variety of products for my birdhouses including

Acrylic paint
Nuvo Crystal driops
Diane Wakleys Bird Dies
Several Rubber stamps
Texture stamps

Here are our Rules for the challenge:

- Create a project by the colors, elements etc. Of course, we also allow neutral colors (white, black, silver & gold);
- the project should be new, created for our challenge; may also be linked with other challenges;
- post a link back along with our moodboard in your blog. 
- remember to write about our challenge in your post or photo description on the Facebook page and place a link to this post ;


- we will award two people: 
1. One topmost Winner - Will be chosen by our DTs.
2.  Random prize - we will draw from among all the works.
3. Top 5 projects will be chosen by DTs

Here are our wonderful generous Sponsors

One winner will receive Rs.1000 worth goodie bag from our Super sponsor - Dadarkar Arts

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Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week .  Hope you will join in this challenge.    Check out our challenge blog and/or our facebook page.  

I am entering my project in the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Figures - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Art Divas - Anything Goes

Add a Heart Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

It  is time for another challenge at Crafty Gals Corner and this month's theme is "Add a Heart".  

Our sponsors for this challenge are

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Colour of Love
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Stamper's Delights
Prize ~ 3 Single Digital Images

 I used a digi from the collection of beautiful images of  Polkadoodles called Engaged congratulations .

I made this engagement celebrations canvas for this challenge and I called it  "we are going to have a wedding". 

For my canvas I used many different hearts  and circles to the background of my canvas, some were cut out of designer paper and some cut out pattern paper I made.  I added an engagement ring and also a "Love" die cut. I coloured my image with Copics.  I also used a  Wink of Stella , white Poca Pen, Nuvo Crystal Drops, and Gel pens.  It was a fun project.

Closer looks

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired  by our talented design team and visit our wonderful sponsor's web sites. 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Happy Anniversary - Love is all You Need

Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers this month.  The theme of the challenge is "Love is all you  need". 

I made this card for my husband for our 30th wedding anniversary. I used a combination of heart  and love cutting dies, embossing folders, mixed media paper, an Italian poem rubber stamp and a gel  pen  along of crafting products. 

Different View

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.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Di’s Digi Challenge – All About Love
Double D Challenges – Hearts
Dragonfly Dreams – It's A Love Thing
Get Creative – Use Hearts
Incy Wincy Designs – Love, Love, Love
Make My Monday – I Heart You
Allsorts – Add A Heart

Friday, February 7, 2020

House of Memories

Time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste this month, as alway the mixed media/altered art theme is anything goes. 

This is my project I have made for you this month.  

An altered house

This is what I pulled out of my stash to to start my creating process.

I took out some of my metal belts that I have collected from thrift stores, thought they make a interesting roof on my house.  I also took an end of some wood I found in my husband's scrape pile to cut into the shape of my house.

Her are some other views of the house.

I  painted my house with gesso then painted it brown and green paint and then added crackle paint to give the house a vintage look. I added a belt piece for the peak, a wooden bird and a number  and a strip of melt drywall for interest.  I added layers of colours to give everything a vintage look. 

Side view

The roof was made of one of the belts.  I painted the belt with gesso and copper paint then added colours to give the roof an old vintage look. 

I added an old surveyor ruler to the side of the house.

Front peak of the house.

Back of the house.

Back  - Peak of the house. 

Had lots of fun creating my vintage house.

 Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the inspiring works of our design tea.