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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, 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


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.   


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.


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.

Two by Two Challenge at A Place to Start

Time for another great challenge over at A Place to Start.  The theme of this challenge is as always anything goes with the optional twist of : two  by two.

These are my birthday cards for two special little boys  in your family who are  twins and turn 10 in March.  It is always a challenge for their birthday 

I like the cards to be similar but different. 

I used Tim Holtz Hipster stamps to create the card.  I used similar papers in the cards and many of the same embellishments. I coloured the gears with Copic Markers and Distress Ink.  I added gears, diamond glaze, wooden numbers, and a sentiment to complete the card.

They were fun cards to make and always a pleasure to make them for their birthday.

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

Friday, March 4, 2022

March Challenge at Creative Artiste - Mixed Media Challenge - Altered Paint Palette

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.

Products used

Dollar store wooden Paint Palete
Variety of  acrylic paints
An assortment of spray inks from my stash
Assortment of  waxes from my stash
Handmade paper flower, silk flowers
Paper flowers sprayed with an assortment of ink
Beads from my stash
Two pieces of a wooden branch picked up on a walk
coloured with waxes
A die cutter that was defective and I decided to work it into my design
A free digital image from Graphic Fairy
Tim Holtz Creative Butterfly Stamp
Smaller butterfly stamp from my stash
Assortment of Alcohol Inks 

More 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

Funkie Junkie Boutique - For the Love of Mixed Media 
The Creative Crafter - Anythin Goes
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft - Anything Goes