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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, October 3, 2021

Purely Handmade Challenge over at A Place to Start

This weeks challenge over at A Place to Start is called Purely Hand Made. 

The Twist for this challenge is:
No electronic die-cuts(i.e. Silhouette, Cricut, etc). Fussy cutting and manual cutting only! (i.e., Sizzix Big Shot, etc.)

At least one stamped image.

No pre-colored digitals and no digital papers.

Embellishments are okay, but they cannot be the main focus of the design.  Twine, buttons, sequins, etc., are all okay

This is my project for this challenge.

I have a lot of paint pour canvas from when I was practicing paint pouring and thought I would be fun to use one for my project this week. Paint pouring is fun but I am very slow on mastering the process. 

Here are some closer looks to the canvas. 

I added a Tim Holtz sentiment to the canvas.

then I added some splashes of black Ink and some hanging hearts that I hand drew on the canvas with a  Sharpie.  The hearts were coloured with a Posta Pen.

I also added some floating stars coloured also with a Posta Pen. My Last step was to add some doodling. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to A Place to Start to be inspired by our talented Design team.
Join us this month for another lovely challenge. 


  1. Awesome, I love the colour combination and all the elements you've added. And the sentiment it's perfect for it. María, xx

  2. Judy, I love your paint pour canvas. I tried it, but was not very successful! I like the route you took with this challenge!

  3. Love the paint pour canvas! Your color choices and image remind me of the sun beaming on the ocean. Well done interpretation of "purely handmade."