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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!


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


  1. What a stunning book! I love your design, the gelli prints and black silhouette flowers looks amazing - so beautiful 😁. Happy May wishes! Stay safe and keep well! Hugs, Jo x

  2. A beautiful book and tags Judy. The colours, patterns and sentiments are wonderful xx

  3. A gorgeous project, love the design, colours and stamps used, and all the sweet little tags inside. I would imagine that you had a relaxing and enjoyable time creating this little beauty!
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz

  4. Beautiful backgrounds and designs over them for a great book. I love the colours you chose.

  5. What an amazing and beautiful book you have made Judy. So much to look at. Lovely gelli plate pulls ( I need lots of practice with my new toy) Great stamping and lots of bits and bobs. Must have been so satisfying for you with such a great finish.

  6. oops! I think I clicked too soon and my comment disappeared. Beautiful composition Judy. So many beautiful elements and so much to look at. A truly stunning book.


  7. Beautiful design here and love your style, thanks for entering your project into this month's challenge and look forward to you joining us again.. Good luck in the final draw..

    [aNNie Design team member for Pattie's Creations challenge

  8. What a beautiful book. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  9. I love the colors and how you used the silhouette image. A lovely project! Thanks for joining our challenge at Catch the Bug.

  10. Super creation Judy, and wonderful colours. CarolG

  11. So beautiful project!! Thank you for your lovely entry at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  12. What a wonderful creation! I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  13. Judy this is a very beautiful creation, I love the colours, stencils and stamps you have used to create this stunning tag book. So inspiring thank you for sharing.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  14. Your book is absolutely gorgeous Judy. I can't get over all the detail.

    Thanks so much for entering your project into our latest challenge over at Pattie's Creations. Good luck in the draw.

    Shout out from a fellow Canadian. I'm a few provinces over in Ontario.

    ☺Lisa D.
    DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!