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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!


Saturday, March 5, 2022

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. 


  1. These cards are perfect for the boys. I love the papers you've chosen. An excellent job with the colouring. And the die cuts and decorations you've added are perfect for them. Hugs, María.

  2. These are wonderfu! I like the images! I also like how you have coveyed the difference in the personality of the twins! Beautiful coloring and paper choices!

  3. Great birthday cards for twin! Beautiful coloring. We have twins too and although they have many similarities, they are very different. I like that you chose different images for them.

  4. Fantastic cards, love the images and fab coloring. Lovee it! Vesna