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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!


Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Kalani City Girl


Time for another anything goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door.  This is my card I made for this week's challenge. 

Our Generous sponsor this week is  

The prize this week is 3 Digital Stamps from their store.

The image I used for this card is from the City Girl's collection called Kalani City Girl.  

To colour my card I used Copics, pencil crayons, Wink of Stella,  and Gel Pens.

 I added a paper flower I made using a stamp from  Heartfelt Creations and  Distress Inks.

 To complete my card I used designer paper from my stash and a variety of die cuts for layering. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Please join us this week.  Just create your project and enter it here

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Time to Take Flight

Time for another great challenge over at Bleeding Artwe're not only all mixed media all of the time but anything goes all of the time! 

This month I thought I would alter small boot.

This is my unaltered boot which I purchases at a thrift store.

I first painted my boot with black gesso then added a Stamperia soft molded called Sea World which I painted with Pentart - Patina Effects. I added my wings which I recycled off of a small child's flying horse.  I also painted the wings with Patina Effect. 

My next step was to add my collection of gear, clocks and brads. Some of my findings were die cuts, metal findings and wooden gears. To add texture and aging to the gears etc I used embossing powders(Stampendous Shabby Blue and Chuncky Metallic) and Pentart's Rust Effect Paints.

Some other views

To highlight parts of the boot I used with Pentart's greenish silver metalic paint, and gold wax along with white gesso. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

Have a creative week and keep safe. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes - Opt black
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes 
We Love to Create - Mixed Media
Country View Challenges - Anything but a Card

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Thankful Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

We have a new challenge at Crafty Gals Corner this week. 

The theme for this challenge is: 


Our sponsors for this challenge are:
(in alphabetical order)

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

I used an image from Fred, She Said Digital Designs called Pumpkin Bouquet for my gate fold  card. 

 I coloured my card with copics, pencil crayons and  gel and Pitt  pens and layered the image on some designer paper from my stash. .  The sentiment and flower are also from my stash. 

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 also check out the images from our generous sponsors. 

Friday, November 6, 2020

I Dreamt I was in Paris and it was all about the Dress

 Time for another great challenge over at Creative Artiste this month. We only have a few rules to play. Your project must be Mixed Media and can be an ATC, tag, card, layout, altered art or an off-the-page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications. You must use more then 3 different mediums on your project to qualify for our mixed media rules. 

This is my project for this month, an altered dress form.

This is the dress form I started with that I found at a thrift store. 

To start my project I tea dyed an assortment of ribbons and lace from my stash and the medical bandage wrap I used for the top of the dress.

The other products I used were acrylic paints, letters, Dimensional Pearls, glues, buttons, tea bags and assortment of finding. 

More views of the dress.


I added a wooden tag which I added my theme and a metal tag of the Eifel Tower.  

The purse was made from a tea bag.

Back of the Dress

Top Back

The shoes

The shoes were part of the hooks from a shower curtain that I also found at the thrift store. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our very creative design team.  Hope you will join us this month. 

I am enteering this project in the following challenges

More Mixed Media Challenges - Anything Goes - Optional Black

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Let It Snow, Let it Snow

Time for another anything goes challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door
Our generous Sponsor this week is Hetty Clare

The prize this week is 2 Digital Stamps from their store.

I choose to use this cute snowman scene called Tree House Christmas from their wonderful collection  of digital stamps. I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added several products to create snow and sparkle on my card. Products included Pentart's Snow Crystal pen, Pentart's Ice Crystal pen and  several different colours of Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to Through the Craft Rooom Door Challenge blog to view the cards the design team created to inspire you.