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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!


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Flavors of Fall

Time for another challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  The theme is as always anything goes but the twist this month is the Flavors  of Fall. 

These are the ATC that I made for the challenge.


Please indicate which palette you used!
Neutrals (white, black, and grey) may be used! 
If you create a CAS project,  please make sure that your main image or grouping strongly embraces the colors of your chosen palette!

Palette #1

Palette #2



For my project I created 5 ATC using digi leaves, palette #1 and several different mediums. 

The digital leaves are a purchase from Esty  from an artist called Verna Lane Studios.  There were 12 digital funky leaf stamps in the bundle.  

To make my ATC I went through my scraps of papers.  The background papers are from cardboard boxes, a pineapple paper bag,  packaging from die cuts, packaging for stain glass, and a flower seed book. 

The leaves were coloured with a variety of artist pens - I also added some Nuvo, sentiments, and inks to create interest. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a create week. 

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A Little Birdie Told Me ......

Time for another great anything goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door 

Our generous Sponsor this week is ……….

JMC Designs

The prize this week is ……..

1 complete set

This is my card for the challenge .  

 I  love this cute image of Poppy.  I coloured him with Copic Markers and Nuvo.  The background is a piece of designer paper from mh stash. I added a fence, die cut flowers,   gems and a sentiment to complete the card. I hope you will join us this week  for this anything goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Christmas in July Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

Time for another challenge at this month at Crafty Gals Corner

The theme for this challenge is: 

Christmas in July

Our sponsors for this challenge are:

(in alphabetical order) 

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


The Paper Shelter
Prize ~ 3 Digital Stamps

I have choose to use for this image from LeAnn's World 101 called Poinsettia

 I copied the digi image on to watercolour paper, then cut the image out this beautiful die cut. I underlaid the die cut image with gold paper so in showed up as a gold trim around the flowers. I liked that effect. 

The flowers was coloured with Ink Intense Pencils, a gold gel pen, and Caran d'Ache crayons.  To complete the card I added a die cut Merry Christmas in Gold. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Join us this week for our Christmas in July Challenge. Check out the beautiful images of our sponsors and the designs cards of our talented design team. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

It's a Treasure Chest

Time for another great anything goes challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door. 

 Our generous Sponsor this week is ……….

Twinkle Lane Designs

The prize this week is ……..

$8 voucher for their store

I have used an image called Treasure Chest from Twinkle Lane Designs for my card. 

The image is coloured with Copics, a Posca Pen,  Pentart Glitter pen, Gel Pen,  and Nuvo Crystal Drops. I added a sentiment, die cut starfish to complete the card.  

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Happy Everything - Craft Your Favorite Celebration (Birthday, Holiday, Weddings, etc.

The Theme this month for the challenge at A Place to Start  is Craft your favourite craft. Show us what you like to craft - weddings, birthday, Christmas.....

I like to make wedding and new baby cards especially for family members. This baby card is for my nieces new baby.

I made this card using a chipboard core.  I drew the dress and cut it out with my Scan and Cut.  I layered  card stock, fancy paper, and glitter paper to create my baby dress. I inked the edges, added pearls, rose and added buttons to the back of the dress. 



Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by the projects of our talented design team. 

digi choosday-anything goes

lemon shortbread- anything goes

creatalicious-anything goes

Pennys challenge- anything goes

Simon says- anything goes

Trimmies  craft- anythiny goes

crafty catz- anything goes

a perfect time to craft- anything goes

classic design- anything goes

love to craft- anything goes

Water Colour Challenge at 613 Avenue Create

 Time for another great challenge over at 613 Avenue Create, as always it is an Anything Goes Challenge and the optional twist is Watercolor. 

The stamp I used for this card has been in my collection for many years.  The stamp is called Floral Collage and it is a stamp from the Tapestry Studio collection from Stamps Happen Inc. 

To watercolur the image I used Caran d'Ache Neocolor 11. I have not had my watercolor crayons out for a long time and I realized that I need to get back to doing more watercolor.

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.

I am entering this card in the following Challenges - 

A Perfect Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
A Bit more time to Craft - Always anything goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Friday, July 2, 2021

Love Making Backgrounds with Citra Solv

July is here and time for another great Challenge over at Creative Artiste
Our theme is always

"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your  projects.

This is my project for the month of July.  

I used Citra Solv on National Geographic papers to create my background for my project.  I torn several piece from different prints to create a pleasing background for my project.  I coated my project and glued my paper down with Gloss

My next set was to add some stamped details to the paper using Rangers Archival ink in black to tie the different papers together. The stamp I used was Indigo Blu Bubbles Background. 

Closer look

The Steampunk man is a rubber stamp by Prima, part of the Bloom collection by Jamie Dougherty.  The man is called Quentin. I used Quentin's face but I added my own background of gears, clock and steampunk accessories in wood or foam cut with a die cutting machine. I also used a wire to run from his monocle and small copper coloured gears on his tie. .

The gears etc were either painted with Pentart paints or embossed with  Deep Impressions Chunky embossing enamels by Stampendous.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to Creative Artiste to be inspired by the creativity of the design team.  Hope you will join us this month. Hope you will join us this month.  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.

I am entering my project in the following challenges

The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Anything Goes