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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!


Thursday, October 1, 2020

Halloween Altered Box, Anything Goes at Steampunk Challenges

 If you have not hear we have a new challenge blog called Steampunk challenges.  This is our second monthly challenge. We are a Steam . Grunge . Industrial themed blog.  Check us out here.  

This months challenge is anything goes and I decided to create an altered Halloween box. 

This is the box I started with.  I sanded it and applied a layer of gesso to the entire box. 

To create my Halloween theme box I used an assortment of napkins, Halloween papers, metal pieces along with some steampunk elements, crackle paste and antiquing solutions. 

I used a plastic Halloween partial skeleton for the handle for my box that I coloured with antiquing solution and glued with E6000. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge block to view the inspiring, creative projects of our design team.  Hope you will join in. 

I am entering this project in to=he following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft- anything goes
SanDee & Amelie"s Steampunk challenge -  anything goes/ steampunk/industrial 


  1. I just love how you have transformed that box, you have brought it bang up to date. I love that partial skeleton for the handle, lovely tough. It's awesome!
    Fellow Steamy Jane ;)

  2. Thank you Jane. What a talented group we belong to. Have a steamy week. Judy

  3. Wow, Judy. You always create something fantastic. [Bunny]

  4. What a great idea to alter the box for Halloween! You've packed a lot of detail into this! So glad you joined us for our steampunk challenge at Sandee and Amelie’s Steampunk Challenges! hugs, Maura

  5. Love how you have turned trash into treasure! Thanks for sharing your altered box with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x