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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, August 30, 2022

Through the Craft Room Door, August 30th, 2022

We have another great anything goes challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door. 

Our generous Sponsor is ……….

Through the Craft Room Door

The prizes for this challenge are

I decided to use this beautiful large flower stamp from Brutus Monroe called Enchanted Rose for this card.  It has been in my stash for awhile and this was the perfect place to use this stamp.  

I stamped the flowers on the watercolour paper  and coloured them with my Neocolor 11 crayons by Caran D'ache.  I also used gel pens and pencil crayons on the card. I competed the card with a ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Hope you will join this challenge and show us what you are working on. Remember to popover to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team.  

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Lazy Days of Summer Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

Time of another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Lazy Days of Summer ~ 

Our sponsors for this challenge are: 
(in alphabetical order) 


Colour of Love
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


Prize ~ 3 Digital Images used by the DT

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

For my project this week I chose to used a digital stamp called  

 Garden 7 by 
Morgan's Art World

I coloured my image with Copic markers, pencil crayon and a geli pen.  I added the ground using a rubber stamp and distressed inks. Then I stamped the  flowers in the background and added a  die cut fence. He was acute image and I loved creating the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  I hope you will join our Lazy Days of Summer challenge this month. 

Saturday, August 6, 2022

613 Avenue Create - August Anything Goes 2022

Time for another great challenge over at 613 Avenue Create this month.  The theme of this challenge is anything goes.

Our sponsor this month is Mirtillamente Digital Stamps and Paper.

Our Prize this month is ........

I decided to do a mixed media project for this challenge using out sponsor's image called So'getta Window.   When I look at the digital stamp I thought she looked like she was looking out the window on a hot summer night.  

To create my picture I used  a brick stencil with Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste to create the background which I coloured with several shades of PanPastels.  I liked how the PanPastels  got into the crevasses of the faux bricks to make them appear for real.  I coloured the image with copics, and several colours of gel pens.  The sentiment was created on the computer and I added some die cut leaves.  I edged the leaves and image with walnut stained distressed ink. 

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.  Hope you will join us this month.  
I am entering my project in the following Challenges

Love to Craft - anything goes

Friday, August 5, 2022

Creative Artiste August Challenge

 Time for another great challenge over at Creative Artiste this month.

 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. Only correctly linked blog entries please.

This is the project I made for this challenge. I made this altered art journal for a friends birthday. 

I used an old style photo album.  I wish I could show it to you because it was a beautiful find but I managed to delete the pictures I took of it.  The cover was leather and each page had a second sheet of tissue page protecting it.  

The pages themselves are a very high quality paper which I think will be good for sketching, water colour or markers. 

I used several napkin pieces for my image that I collaged.  The layered pieces behind the image were from my scrap box.  One of the papers was from some glass I was unpacking and the other piece was from a paper bag made out of pineapple skin. Both papers were interesting and lots of texture. 

I used Kroma Crackle for the cover of the book along with an assortment of acrylic paints. The Edges of the book were done with a gold leafing pen by Krylon.  I also added a rice paper butterfly and a napkin butterfly.  I edged the papers with Walnut distressed ink. 

Napkins used

Closer view

Inside  page 

Crackled Back Cover

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Please join us this month, we would love to see your creations. 

I am entering my project in the following challenges

Love to Craft - anything goes

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

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

 Our generous Sponsor is ……..

Dr Digi’sHouse of Stamps

The prize for this challenge is

2 images from the store

This is my card for  this challenge made with an great image from our sponsor, Dr Digi's of Stamps called Slam Dunk Duncan. 

Closer Look

I made my card using the following products:

Copic Markers
Pencil Crayons
White Geli Pen
Basket Ball Paper from my stash
Washi Tape from my stash
Rubber stamp (unknown) from my stash

This was a fun card to make and I think I will use it for a friend's birthday card this month.  I am sure hr will enjoy the basketball star.

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.