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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!


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Make it Elegant Challenge

Time for another challenge over at A Place to Start and the theme of this challenge is to make it Elegant. The challenge is anything goes - it does not have to be a card.  

I decided to make two projects for the challenge, a card and an altered box in the elegant theme.

I used this lovely image from Graphics Fairy for my card.  I love this flapper style image.  The dresses in that era are stunning.  

The ladies were coloured with copics, pencil crayon, Nuvo, stenciled background with Panpastels, Wink of Stella and a glitter pen.

For my second project I decided to alter a tin heart box I had in my stash.

This is the box I altered. I purchased several of the boxes at a thrift store several years ago.

I am going to use this box I altered for the container I need for a friend's birthday gift.

This is my altered box.

I have used gems from a dollar store along with a Stamperia mold, die inks and a fabric butterfly from a fabric store.  Once I got my box decorated the wave I wanted I added Pentart gold wax to give the box more elegance and shine. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Join in the fun and create an elegant card  and enter it here.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

I am entering this in my card the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
    A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
      A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
        Clever Dexter Challenge - Anything Goes

        Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
          World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 


          1. Your card is beautiful and love the vintage feel. Lovely coloring!! Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

          2. This is just so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

            Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

          3. This is so you. I love what you did with it. Very creative. [Bunny]