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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, March 5, 2021

My Town - Altered Chipboard House

It is already March and time for another great challenge over at Creative Artiste this month. 

Our theme this month is as always,  Anything Mixed Media. Please make sure you use Multiply mediums in your project. 

This is my project for this month.  I am calling this project My Town since I  tried to make each section another street  in the town. 

This is the lovely chipboard house from A Vintage Girl Shop on Esty I used. You can also find them on facebook under A Vintage Girl Junkies. 

More Pictures  and closer look

Front of Book

Fashion Avenue

Welcome to our house

Walk in Nature

Industrial Lane

To decorate my book I went through my stash looking for findings for my pages.

Here are some of items and products to create my book.

Chipboard Gears
Metal Gears
Pages from an old drafting book
Pages from my husband's school note book 
Scrapbook paper from my stash (ladies)
Acrylic paint
Tim Holtz stain
Pentart - Rust Effect
Die Cuts
Stamperia Mold
Rubber stamps
Sewing pattern paper
Felt Pen
An Assortment of Inks

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to visit our challenge blog to  be inspired by our talent team of designers.
Hope you will join us this month. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges

Mix It Up Challenge Blog - Anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes


  1. Oh Judy this is so clever I love how you open it up to discover a new street. I'm very draw to Industrial lane. I'd want to use this as a travel journal adding places of interest and maybe those that have been visited, imagine how it could/would expand over time. Such an ingenious creation.
    Take care now & stay creative Tracey xx

  2. Your town is amazing! The design is fabulous and I loved exploring all the different pages with you, all the texture and detail looks so beautiful 😀. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy March! Hugs, Jo x

  3. As soon as I saw this the WOW factor stood out. What a fabulous and rather awesome little town, so glad there is a nature walk in the middle. Absolutely brilliant. x

  4. Thank you for sharing with us at SanDee&amelie’s Steampunk Challenges. I love that your town is located in the outskirts of the forest, and that there is work in the factory (lumber trade?), and shops with modern clothes. Great work. Hugs, Susan

  5. OH WOW this is awesome and so much fun!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  6. Such an original idea and a surprising book with all these details. Clever!

  7. Another month goes by and again you blow me away with this aaaaaaamazing book. So much to study with so much eye candy. Love the Ladies having tea and the others all class. Fabulous array of elements and so cleverly put together. Can't wait to see what you get up to for our next challenge.

  8. What a clever idea for a journal and I love how you've given each 'street' a theme. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog xxx