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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, February 6, 2022

Anything Goes Challenge at A Place to Start w/Optional Twist : My Fauna Valentine (include a critter.)

Hello Crafters.  This is my card I made for this month's Anything Goes Challenge at A Place to Start.  The optional twist this month is to incude a critter on your Valentine card.

I chose to make a card with this cute dog image for my youngest grandson for Valentines day. The image call is from a company called Patties Creations, Pattie's digital stamps can be found on Esty. The image is called Puppy Love

In my stash of digital papers I had this paper I thought was cute for this card but unfortunantly I cannot remember the company that makes this dog paper pattern. I fussy cut out the image (decided not to use the hearts incuded on the image because of the paper used for the background. 

I added some bones to the card from Tim Holtz's Crazy Dog Collection to repeat the pattern of the digital paper. I also added a sentiment that I created in word and the hearts. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Hope you will join our challenge this month.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges

Patties Creations - Any Thing Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Always Anything Goes 

Simon Says stamp Challenges  –  With Love

Paper Funday – ATG w/Opt. hugs & kisses

Make the Cards  - Valentine


  1. Cute card! Such a lovely image! Thanks for your wonderful contribution to the team!

  2. This card is super original. The paper on the background is perfect for the dogs. I love it. Hugs, María.

  3. Sweet card, Judy. Love the Dalmations and that awesome background paper.

  4. This is so nice. I love how you colored my image. It goes perfectly with our theme “Anything Goes” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  5. I am very glad you joined us this week at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I hope you had a fantastic time!!! See you back very soon to play in another amazing challenge. :)


    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Design Team Member

  6. This is a sweet valentine card with those cute dogs! I love the little bones accent and that fun sentiment too! Super cute card :)

  7. Thus card is super cute! I love the way you use different elements and embellishments to tie into the theme!

  8. Such a lovely set of images and a sweet Valentine's Day card. Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at The Paper Funday Challenges! Donna

  9. So cute! That backing paper is just perfect for the image.

    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge.

    Helen x