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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, 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


The Paper Shelter
Prize ~ 3 Digital Stamps


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


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
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
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