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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!


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

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

Our generous Sponsor this week is ............

The prize this week is .......

the 3 images used by the team. 

The image I used for this project called Xmas Frame. I coloured the image mostly with pencil crayons, gel pens, and Posca pens.  Once I had cut the frame out with a layered dye cut I added a Merry Christmas cut from some gold paper. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.
Hope you will join us this month, 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Cozy Christmas Scene

Time for another great Anything Goes Challenge this week at Through the Craft Room Door. 

Our generous Sponsor this week is ……….

LeAnn’s World 101

The prize this week is ……..

2 images from the store

This is my card for the challenge .  I love this image called Cozy Winter from LeAnn's great collection of images. 

I used pencil crayons, Copics, gell pens, Novo, and glitter to colour this Christmas scene.  The digi images are just right for Christmas. 

Thank you for stopping by. Have a creative week.  Hope you will join us this month. 

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Challenge #225 Crafty Gals Corner ~ Thank You / Thankful

Time for another great challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

 The theme for this challenge is: 

Thank You / Thankful

Our super sponsors for this challenge are: 
(in alphabetical order)

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images 

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images used by the DT

Here is my card for the challenge ....

For this challenge I have used a digital stamp from Morgan's Art World called Teddy 4, this stamp is one of the digi stamps from Morgan's Teddy Bear Collection.

To  create my card I used from my stash a collection if designer paper, copic markers, Pencil crayon and  glitter. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this month at Crafty Gals Corner

Saturday, November 6, 2021

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: THANKS/ THANKSFULNESS

Time for another great card challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  The theme of this challenge is as always is Anything Goes and the Optional Twist is  Thanks/Thankfulness this month.

I decided to make this card to say "many thanks".

 I used designer paper and die from Heartfelt Creations, Copics, stencil, ink  and a butterfly die, flowers from my stash, gems, and a sentiment rubber stamp to make my card.  


Closer Views

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to the  613 Avenue Create blog to be inspired by the design team.  Hope you join us this month. 


Friday, November 5, 2021

Creative Artiste Challenge - You Can't Overdose on Music


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. 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.

This is my project for this month.

I love mixed media, altered art, flea markets and garage sales. I had this violin in my stash and decided to make an altered mixed media music canvas.

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My violin was found at a local thrift store.   I added several different pieces to the violin including wooden butterfly, metal gear and clogs, metal flowers, dollar store gems, die cut notes.

The sentiment idea (you can't overdose on Music) came from Pinterest and inspired my canvas.

I used a reversed wooden canvas for the base and used some old music sheets for the background.  The background was stained with a brown paper stain. 

I added many finding from my stash to the background, including gears, musical symbols, gems, metal flowers etc to the background.  I painted most of them with gesso then paints and metallic waxes. The inside edge and outer edge of the canvas was lined with burlap tape.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

I am entering my canvas in the following challenges

We Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media
We Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge 0n Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/328408181421813/
More Mixed Media Challenges - Anything Goes with optional black

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - Anything Goes

Time for another challenge at Through the Craft Room Door, as always the theme is anything goes. 

I used a digital stamp from The Paper Shelter to make my card.  The image is called Cute Dressmaker

Closer views

The image was coloured with copics and pencil crayons, the sentiment was computer created, I added some flowers, gems, and a button. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to the Through Craft Room Door challenge blog and be inspired by our talented design team.
Hope you will join us the month.