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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!


Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner this week.

The theme for this challenge is: 

Summer Fun

Our sponsors for this challenge are: 
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(to be used on digital content only)

I made my card this month with the Milkshake Digi from Twinkle 
Lane Designs.

This is my card. 

Nothing says summer more to then ice-cream milk shakes. 

This is such a cute image to colour.  I used copics, Wink of Stella,  and a Pitt Pen to colour the card.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to join us this challenge, we have such super prizes this month for the lucky winners.

Remember also to visit our blog to be inspired by our talented design team  and the sites of our generous sponsors.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Encaustic Collage -

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.

. Your project must be Mixed Media and can be 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.

My project for this challenge is a Encaustic Collage canvas.

I used a portions of a collage style napkin that I found in a kitchen shop for my bases of my collage. 

Some closer views

I used distress inks and PanPastels to colour the base if the wooden canvas. 

I layered my napkin pieces between several layers of bees wax. 
I added some stamped writing and butterflies from another napkin.

I coloured some die cut leaves with distress inks and dipped them in wax before adding them.

To complete the canvas I added some wooden findings  and brown and greens oil paint along the edges of the canvas. 

I love using encaustic wax .  The texture and colours inspire me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge board to be inspired by our creative design team. 

Please join us at Creative Artiste this month. We would love to see the projects you are working on. 


Sunday, August 1, 2021

What Is Your Style?

 The challenge over at A Place to Start this month is to create a project in you favourite style. My favourite style is all forms of Mixed Media. 

For my card I used a print from my Gell Plate of the card and layered some Tim Holtz tissue paper over the print.  I also used the print to die cut out may butterfly. 

This is my colourful print I used.

Here is a closer look.

I used a white layer under my butterfly so that it popped and added a sentiment by Inkadoodle that I have has in my stash for a long time. 

To complete my card I added of gold paper pen to give the card more interest. 

Hope you will join us this month and show us your favourite style. 

Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our fabulous design team.

Have a creative and safe week.