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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!


Monday, December 21, 2020

Birthday Card using Bendy Fold

I made this critter card for a friend's 60th birthday using Tim Holtz's crazy dog along with other dies etc from my stash.  I chose to use 4 dogs on my bendy card because we walk every morning with friends and their dogs.

Here are some more views of the card.  

Had lots of fun making the card hope you enjoyed the card. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Love to Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

'Tis the Season


Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner this week.  The theme of this challenge is 'Tis the Season. 

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

Prize: 3 Digital Stamps

Prize: Paper Pack and Image Pack used by the DT

I used an Elizabeth Crafts Die Cut for the card pattern, Merry Christmas die cut, and 3 papers from the paper pack along with there coloured snowman image.  I reversed the snowman image for the second snowman.  I add Wink of Stella , Sheena Douglass' sparkle pens to add some sparkle on the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

Friday, December 4, 2020

Steampunk Man

Time for another great challenge over at Creative Artiste this month.  Our theme is always

"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your  projects.

For this months project I decided to make this Steampunk Man.  I was inspired by a project made in a class I took from my friend Mindy from Pip Art 

My Steampunk man is a rubber stamp by Sheena. The Frame of the picture is 2 square frames, one used in reverse.  I  added a steampunk hat to my man that I drew.  The background paper on the bottom frame is from Stamperia, I also used cord to give the frame more texture. 

Other views of the project

Other products I used for the project are: 

Tim Holtz 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folder

Rice Paper by Stamperia

Pentart Patina Effects

Pentart Rust Effect

Golden Molding Paste

Gear dies, 


Metal Findings

Hot Air Balloon and other textures by 7 Gypsies

Copic Markers (for colouring the steampunk man)

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be inspired by our creative design team. 

Check out Pip Art on facebook, Mindy has been doing some amazing videos using the lines of product she represents including Pentart, Stamperia and ShokART.

I am entering this project in the following challenges.

SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Anything Goes

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes

More Mixed Media - Anything Goes

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Santa's List - Anything Goes at Through the Craft Room Door

Time for another great Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Blog this week.  Our wonderful sponsor this week is 

Jan's Digi Stamps

The prize this week is $10 Voucher for their store. 

I used a beautiful digi stamp by Jan called Santa's List which I decided to alter a clock with.  I used old music papers and old antique ornaments to decorate the clock and Christmas scene.  Santa was coloured with Copics and distress inks.  


Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. This is our last challenge of 2020, see you in 2021. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team.