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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!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Buttons &/or Bows

Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Buttons &/or Bows ~ 
 
Our sponsor for this challenge is: 



Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate


This is my card I made for this challenge 



To make this card along with the beautiful image from our sponsor
I used the following products:

Designer paper from my stash
Sentiment from my stash
Die Cut Butterflies
Nuvo
White Gel pen
Die cute flower 
Die cut stars
Wink of Stella
Ribbon Bow
Copic Markers

Different View




Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by or talented design team and visit Moon Flower to view her beautiful images. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes Challenge -Thinking of you

 Welcome back to an other great anything goes challenge at Through the Craft Room Door.

Our generous Sponsor is ……….

Jan’s Digital Stamps

The prize for this challenge is

5 images from the store.

I have used a digital image from our sponsor called Wild Flower Blossom and a sentiment included in the set.  


I coloured my image with Caron water colour crayons, pencil crayonand a white gel pen.


Closer View




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.



Friday, May 6, 2022

Creative Artiste Anything Goes Mixed Media Challenge - May - Baby Book

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 currently accept Instagram entries.  

The term “mixed media art” is a broad definition that covers many forms of arts and crafts, including collage, assemblage, altered objects, handmade greeting cards, artist trading cards (ATCs) tags and art journaling  as long as you use different mediums.

The “mixed media” used includes paint, paper, pastes, sprays, powders, textural elements, clay, resins, fabrics, found objects, photos, metal, inks, pencils, markers and pastels to name just a few.

This is my project for this month.



I made this mixed media baby book for a friend who just had a beautiful baby boy.

This is what I started with a chip board book that  I have had for a long time.

To make this booklet I used the following products:

Acrylic paint
Gesso
Die cuts
Pentart Stencil Paste
Pentart Gold Glamour
Stencils
Findings
Ribbon from my stash
Designer paper from my stash
Buttons,

This is what I started with. 





Here are a few more pictures from the book.
















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

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Anything Goes Challenge at At a Place to Start - with Lilies and Lace (Flowers and Lacey),

Time for another great challenge at A Place to Start, as always we are a Anything Goes Challenge with an 
Optional Twists.  This month our optional twist is  Lilies and Lace (use flowers and lace). 

This is my card I made using theme Flowers and Lace. 



I used a large cling stamp from my stash but unfortunately I do not remember the company's name who made the stamp. 
I colored the stamp with my Distress Ink Pens and die cut the image out with a rectangular die that had a lacey bordered edge.

I added a lacey bow, a sentiment, and a butterfly to complete the card. 

Closer Look


 
Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week  ,  Hope you will join us this month. 
Remember to visit our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team.





 

Saturday, April 30, 2022

May Challenge at 613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes W/ Optional Twist: Mother May I?


Time for another great anything goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create. The optional theme twist is "Mother May I.   

This is my card I created for this challenge.



To create the card I used the following products:

Papers from a paper pack by Teresa Collins called Timeless Gray Damask
Window, background, and flower dies from my stash
Mother's Day sentiment by Embossing Arts Co (1993)

The last few months I have been consciously shopping from my stash.  I really get mad at myself for sometimes spending to much money in the stores or online or go to use a product that that I have purchased and it is all dried up.

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

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Spring/Easter Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner


Time for another great challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Spring/Easter ~

Our sponsors for this challenge are
(in alphabetical order) 
 
Prize ~ £8.50 Gift Certificate


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The Paper Shelter
Prize ~ 3 Digital Stamps

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This is my card I made for this challenge using an image called
Spring Elves by The Paper Shelter. 




I just love this cute image.  I coloured the image with Copic Markers, Pencil Crayon and then added some sparkle and Nuvo.

I am so glad spring is here.  It is one of my favorite times of the year,

I hope you will join us this month in the challenge.  The prizes are wonderful.  Remember to stop by our blog to be inspired by our talented design team  Check out the images of our fabulous sponsors.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge

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

 Our generous Sponsor this week is ……….

QKR Stampede



The prize for this challenge  is ……..

5 images from the store.


I have used a  stamp from QKR Stampede called  Birthday Gator.  



I thought this was a great digital image for a child's birthday card.  He is full of life .

Closer Look 



I used Copics, pencil crayons, cutting dies, and  glitter  on the card.   I think I will give this card to one of my grandchildren. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Hope you will join this challenge.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 


Saturday, April 2, 2022

ANYTHING GOES w/Optional Twist: KEY IT SIMPLE


Time for another great challenge over at a Place to Start this week. As always the challenge is anything goes and this weeks optional twist  is Key it Simple. Just use a key and lock or just a key in your project. 

I decided to make a farewell card for a friend that is moving away and starting a new adventure in their lives.





I drew my house shape and played with my dimensions.  Then I layered the house shape first with the green craft paper then drew another layer to add to the front of the house.

  I used a piece of my Mixed Media scrap of paper from my stash  for the front of the house then added the door and windows.  The sentiment is computer generated..  I inked the edges with distress inks, added my key, some doodling and stamped the chimney with a brick pattern stamp. 

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 tea. 


613 Avenue Create ! - April Challenge - ANYTHING GOES w/OPTIONAL TWIST: APRIL SHOWERS

We have another great Challenge this month at 613 Avenue Create!  Our sponsor this month is 



613 Avenue Create! is a anything goes challenge blog and our optional twist is April Showers. 
Create a project using something rain-related (umbrellas, raindrops, raincoats, boots, images with rainy themes, etc.)


This is my card I made for this challenge,

I have used 

I have used Mirtillamente Paper Pack - Tropical Leaves
and 
digital stamp called




This a closer look. 


This was a fun card to make and colour.  I used my Copics, Pencil crayons,  and gel pens. The sentiment is an old rubber stamp from my stash by Rubber Stampede and the textured background is called Stoneware texture by JRL Designs. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative.  Hope you will join us this sparkle pens, month at 613 Avenue Create!

Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

Friday, April 1, 2022

Creative Artiste - April Mixed Media Challenge - Our Rainbow Man


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 currently accept Instagram entries.  

The term “mixed media art” is a broad definition that covers many forms of arts and crafts, including collage, assemblage, altered objects, handmade greeting cards, artist trading cards (ATCs) tags and art journaling  as long as you use different mediums.

The “mixed media” used includes paint, paper, pastes, sprays, powders, textural elements, clay, resins, fabrics, found objects, photos, metal, inks, pencils, markers and pastels to name just a few.

This is my project for this month.


 
My daughter-in-law sent me this picture of my youngest grandson, Cooper taken in Mexico. I loved the smile on his face and the light in this eyes. 

Cooper just loves colour and is a bit of a showman as you can see.

Products I used to make this project are:

Ink sprays
Gesso
Stencil by The Crafter's Worker Shop TCW321
Ink Intense Pencils
Acrylic Paint
Rubber Stamps from my stash
Super Met-al Marker - White
Molding Paste
Wooden Stars
Star Cutting Dies
Large Brad

Closer Views













Thank you for stopping and have a creative month.  Hope you will join our challenge,

Remember to pop over to Creative Artiste to be inspired by our design team.  

I am entering this project in the following Challenges

The Creative Crafter - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Art Journal Journey - Based on a  Favourite song or movie
song Rainbow - Man on the Silver Mountain
Classic Desigh Challenge - Anything Goes
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

March Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes Challenge

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

Our generous Sponsor this week is


 
The prize for this challenge is 3 images from their store

This is the card I made for this challenge
using Pixie


I think this Pixie image is very cute.  Perfect for a little girls birthday  card. 

To create the card I used 

Copic markers
Distressed Ink
Several different cutting does from my stash
Butterflies that I die cut out of some alcohol ink paper I had in my stash
Computer generated sentiment
White Gellly Roll pen
Black fine point Sharpie marker
Wink of Stella
Back ground paper by Craft Consortium


Other views of the card:








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. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Greetings from the Funny Farm - Add a Flower

Time for another great challenge at Crafty Gals Corner. 

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Add a Flower ~

Our sole sponsor for this challenge is  

 Beccy's Place

Prize ~  $10 Gift Certificate

This is my card I made with Beccy's Place's image Funny Farm Animals

Make sure you visit her site to view her great collection of inspiring images.




To create my card I used the following products:

Designer card stock from my stash

Donkey from the Funny Farm Colletion

 Copic Markers

Gel Pen 

 Pencil Crayons 

Barbed Wire empossing folder

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Small flower stamps from my stash

Closer view  




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

Hope you will join us in this "add a flower" challenge. 


Saturday, March 5, 2022

613 AVENUE CREATE - ANYTHING GOES w/OPTIONAL TWIST: SUCCULENT INSPIRATION

Time for another great challenge at 613 Avenue Create this month. 

As always our challenge is anything goes but this month we have an optional twist: Succulent Inspiration.

Create a project inspired by the picture below.   

HEX CODES:
#2e2b1c
#636a48
#90aa87
#d46844
#f96645


This is my card for this month's inspiration.



The images I used are by  Lost Peach Studios and avaiable one Esty. The image is called Desert Garden Doodles. 





I did have to resize the image to fit my card .  I coloured my images with Copics and pencil crayons. 

The pattern I used for the card is called Pop it Up Twisted Circle Card.

There are many different directios on You Tube. I used this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZcj9Dnrpkc

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to 613 Avenue Create to be inspired by our talented design team.