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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!


Saturday, May 30, 2020

"Steampunk Challenge" Coming Your Way in September

I just love Steampunk and if  you do too and are looking  for a place to show your creativity and to meet other artists that have the same passion for Steampunk.  

Come visit our exciting new challenge blog in September, Steampunk Challenge

Check out the Steampunk Challenge which includes a bit of
grunge and industrial bits thrown in. Join up
so you will be ready and itching to get started
and put it on your calendar.

First one starts on the 1st September and runs for the month
so check back often for more details a little bit down the track.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Dancing Queen

Time  for another challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week.   The theme as always is Anything Goes. 

Our sponsor is Beccy's Place this week  and I used a digital stamp image from their fabulous collection called  Dancing Queen.

Prize is $10.00AU gift voucher that 
can be redeemed for digital stamps from the online store

closer views of the card

I coloured my card with my copics and added some silver glittered stars to complete the card. 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 team.  Hope you will join this challenge. 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Encaustic Wax Butterfly Canvas

Time for a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and the theme is butterflies.  Who does not like butterflies.

I decided instead of a card I would make a canvas in the theme of butterflies with Encaustic Wax.  It had been a while since I have had my bee wax out and it was fun to create with it. 

I used layers of wax , Tim Holtz  tissue paper, some coloured wax,  and Panpastels to create the background design.  I then used a couple of butterflies from a napkins to create the design along with some brown oil paint to add some edging.  

Some closer views

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our blog, Crafty Cardmakers to see the butterfly creations of our design team. Join us in the butterfly theme challenge.

Friday, May 15, 2020

When Pigs Fly

This is my project for the Anything goes Challenge at Bleeding Art for May. I decided to use this old party hat from my stash along with a Flying pig I also has in my stash.

I painted the hat with grey gesso.  It took quite a few layers since the hat was a very absorbent felt type material. 

With a mold I added texture.

I cut up this belt and painted it with gesso and acrylic paint.

I found this flying pig at a thrift store which I painted.   

I painted the hat shades of brown and gold and then added a gear from an old mixer  I then also added  a butterfly, belt pieces for earrings and necklace, gears, words, eye lids and pennies.


side view

I had fun creating my piece and I hope you enjoy it.  Pop over to our challenge blog, Bleeding Art to be inspired by our talented design team. Hope you will join us this month, show us your creative side. 

Thank you for stopping by.  

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
A Bit More Time to Craft- Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenges - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team - Anything Goes
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Steampuck Industrial Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

For the Ladies

Time for another challenge at Crafty Gals Corner and the theme this month is "For the Ladies".

The sponsor this month is  Moon Flower Digital Stamps

The beautiful digital image I used for my card is called  Callas Lilly Faerie

I coloured my card with copics, Wink of Stella, pencil crayons, pencil and Nuvo Crystal drops and Pentart glitter pen. 

More views of the card

To complete my card I added a pretty butterfly, paper lacy and a ribbon. I layered my card base with metallic papers from Tim Holtz Metalllic Confections. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Hope you will join this For the Ladies challenge.  

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Time For Tea

Time for another great Anything Goes Challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door. This is the card I made with our sponsor, The Paper Shelter image called Tea Time

 I used a die by Elizabeth Craft to cut my card frame then added my images by The Paper Shelter coloured with Copics and a Wink of Stella .  After I completed my colouring I added a frame to the sections using some designer paper from my stash.  To complete my card I added a sentiment "Time for Tea". 

Closer Views

Hope you will join us the week for our anything goes challenge.  Remember to check out our challenge blog and also the beautiful images of our sponsor, The Paper Shelter. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge Blog - Use a Die
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, May 4, 2020

It's a Celebration ....

Time for another great card challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers  and the theme this week is " Celebration".  There are lots of celebrations in May, mother's day, wedding, showers ....

I used a digital image for my wedding shower card that I coloured with copic markers , gel pen, Wink of Stella  and Nuvo Crystal drops. 

To complete the card I added some pearls and a sentiment.

Other Views

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

Friday, May 1, 2020

Butterfly Tag Book

Time for another challenge at Creative Artiste this month.  The theme is always mixed media/anything goes.  

To make my book I decided to use my scraps from my stash which included Gelli prints and scrapbook pages. I used CD Literature folders for the base of the book.  

More views of the book. 

To create the front of the book I printed an image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps called Dandelions and Butterflies on white card stock.  I then scribbled regular crayon on the paper to create the background which I melted by ironing the crayon . If you try this please make sure you are in a well ventilated area because heating the crayon gives off fumes.  I also added Nuvo Clear Crystal drops, and a die cut butterfly and gems.  The background paper is part of my Gelli Plate stash. 

Along with Gelli prints I die cut for the butterflies, back grounds I used a rubber stamp by Indigo Blu called Bubbles

Along with Gelli plate prints I also used some designer scrapbook paper.

Tags I used in the book

All the stamps I used for the tags are from my stash also.

Back of book

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog, Creative Artiste to be inspired by our creative design team.  We would love to see what you have been working on this month. 

I am entering this mini book in the following challenges

Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Cats - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Patties Creations - Stamp or Digital Image
Polkadoodle- Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug Challenge Blog - Anything Goes