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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!


Wednesday, April 8, 2020

New Beginnings

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to a new challenge for the month of April 2020 at Splashy Mix Challenges

Here is our new moodboard for the month of April. 

Moodboard allows for many interpretation possibilities - let yourself be carried away :) We will be pleased if you write in addition which elements inspired you 

I was inspired by the beautiful blues and sand colour of the moodboard.

I created this canvas using the colours as my inspirational piece .  I called it new beginning because my friend's  baby  is truly a new beginning and blessing to them.

To create my canvas used some of the following products. 

I prepared my canvas using gesso and then I stenciled small squares on to the canvas using Acrylic Mother of Pearl Structure Gel.  I like the pearl shine of this gel.

Using brown mocha Acrylic paint I added more texture using a piece of  drywall tape. 
After I finished adding the base of my canvas I started adding my elements.

I added a window to put my picture of the new baby along with a sentiment, die cut train, ribbon, Judah's name and birth date.  He was born on January 1st, 2020 at 20:20. 

Here are some close ups of the canvas.

Hope you enjoy my piece.  More details can be found on my blog,  In Search of my Creative Side. 

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 ;
-Mention which element from our moodboard inspired you

For Instagram users
- Mention that you are joining us
- Use #splashymix16 and tag us in your post

Kids Special

Given the current situation and kids being at home we encourage them to participate in our challenge and we welcome their works inspired by our moodboard and they can create anything.
Use #splashymixchallengekids while submitting their entries


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


One winner will receive gift voucher for 25 USD from our Main sponsor - ITD collection
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  We have fascinated with a world of decoupage and scrapbooking, and paper is still inspiring us so we have been completely drawn in. It didn't take much time and we already have more than 4,000 designs of decoupage and scrapbooking papers and customers in 60 countries around the world. Over 3.000.000 our papers have been used for creating extraordinary, unique, handmade works, which are that please the eyes and hearts of people on all continents.
Our website - https://itdcollection.com/
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One Runner up will receive Rs.500 worth goodie bag from Letzcraft.

  • LETZCraft (then known as Creativita) started off as a home based venture in the world of creativity in the year 2012. Since then we have come a long way trying to source great quality products at best prices for crafters in India
Website - http://www.letzcraft.com/

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

Like their pages and follow them for additional points

You can submit several works for the challenge, but please - no more than three.

The challenge lasts until 30/04/2020. Winners will be announced on 3rd May 2020.

Please join us this month.  Thank you for stopping by.  Remember to pop over to Splashy Mixed Challenge to be inspired by our fabulous design team or visit our facebook page

I am entering this canvas in the following challenges

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Mix em up
Arty Diva - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door -  Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes


  1. So sweet! I love that little window. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  2. This is the best page I have seen for ages .Love the window too But I think the words take the prize from the elements put together for this awesome page . Thanks for sharing and joining in the anything goes challenge from https://ttcrd.blogspot.com/
    Good luck with your entry and please show us more .
    Shirley-Anne DT

  3. What a super gorgeous layout!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  4. https://welove2create.blogspot.com/
    What a super cute layout you made wow lovely Thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create Hugs TErry (DT) xxx

  5. What a beautiful canvas and a fabulous keepsake.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Arty Divas Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  6. Such a beautiful layout! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Hugs, Zowie xx

    Arty Divas DT

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