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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, June 4, 2021

Altered Metal Bird House

 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.

Please respect that we do not accept Instagram entries. Only correctly linked blog entries please.

This is my project for June, an Altered metal bird house.

This is the very old metal bird house a neighbour had given me to alter.  I added a coat of gesso to the house before I started to colour the house.

I decide to make a fairy house out of the metal bird house.  For my inspiration for the colour of my fairy house came from some Graphic Fairy paper I had in my stash. 

Once I had the house painted I coated the house with a layer of Tim Holtz's
Idea-ology tissue wrap. 

Other views 

I decided to give the fairy house an ambarella roof with a fairy on top. The silhouette fairy are die cuts from my stash. 

Side Views

The door, window and frames were findings from my stash.  I added some dotted details using a white marker and white Nuvo and some glitter paint to give the house some sparkle. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Hope you  will join us for this month's mixed media challenge.   Pop over to Creative Artiste's challenge blog to be inspired by our our talented design team. 

I am entering my Altered/Mixed Media Fairy House in the following challenges.

Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
We Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Crafty Creations - Anything goes


  1. What a real treasure to be given this bird house Judy, lovely grungy way of recycling it, you've breathed new life into it with your creative eye without changing it's quaint appeal. I'm sure the birds will share it gladly with the Fairies. Amazing work as always. Creative HUgs Tracey xx

  2. A gorgeous altered project Judy. I love your colour choices and the details xx

  3. A fun transformation and a fabulous theme chosen with fairies. Great match.

  4. Beautiful transformation and the perfect house for those fairies! The colours and design look so magical - I love it 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy June! Hugs, Jo x

  5. OMGoodness there is so much to look at here Judy. It has taken me an age to lokk at every little bit and you never cease to amaze me with your MM talent. This one realy is a masterpice. So striking in those bold colours and all the elements just fit in perfectly.

  6. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Stay safe and well.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  7. A fabulous upcycled bird feeder. The papers and fairies are lovely.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore June Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  8. Such a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at the Fairy and the unicorn Challenge.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  9. Wow wow wow wow wow. What a fantastic project and brilliantly done. Great work.
    Thank you for entering your lovely project into Classic Design Challenge. Good luck with your entry.
    Annette DT