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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, September 27, 2022

Through the Craft Room Door Challenge - September 27, 2022

Time for another great challenge at Through the Craft Room Door.  As always the theme of the challenge is Anything Goes. 

Our generous Sponsor is ……….


The prize for this challenge is

$10 voucher for digital images from the store.

For this challenge I used an image from our sponsor called Sunflower Coffee Cup. 

This is the art journal page I made for this challenge.

I decided to do an art journal paper collage for my project for the card.
 I used the following ingredients to make my page,

Flowered background paper from a Daphne's Diary
Paper butterflies
Fabric butterfly
Copic Markers
Distress Inks
Die Cut flowers
Wink of Stella
White Gelly Roll Pen

I used part of the cups to make my flower bowl.
Sentiment comes with the set along with many other sentiment.

A closer look

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to Through the Craft Room Door to be inspired by our creative design Team. Hope you will join this challenge. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Crafty Gals Corner - Signs of Fall

Time for another great challenge at Craft Gals Corner.

The theme this month is Signs of Fall

Our fabulous sponsors are:

(in alphabetical order)

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images



Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate
Fred She Said Designs offers a wide variety of digital products with a floral flair and cute characters too - Digi's, Pre-colored images, Papers, Sets, Fred's Flower Kits, and even digital cutting files.  Have some fun with Fred!

I am using two digital images from Fred, She Said for my candy box.  I decided the Halloween theme for Signs of Fall because when I was in the store the other day (August 15th) there was already a display of Halloween costumes and candy. Why so early?  It is getting crazy out there. 

The images I used for the project are from Halloween Rosey and  Emma the Cat.

Dimensions of my project are:

6 by 4 1/2 in for the back of the stage
the background panel is 4 x 4 3/4
The candy box was a 5 1/4 by 4 1/2
(the end box is 4 1/2 long by 1 in sq. at the ends) 

Images coloured with Copics, pencil Crayon, Wink of Stella
To the background of the stage I added sentiment from Halloween paper, 
washi tape and black magic mesh.  I tied an orange ribbon around the box. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Hope you will join the challenge and show us what you think the signs of fall are. 

Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

Sunday, September 4, 2022

A Place to Start September Challenge, Anything Goes/ Optional Twist Fantasy

Time for another great challenge over at A Place to Start, this months challenge is 
as usual Anything Goes with Optional Theme: Fantasy

Create a project using anything related to FANTASY:  Fairies, Gnomes, Fairy Tale Characters, etc.

Our fantastic sponsor this month is 


This is the card I made for  this challenge using  Hello by Sheepskin Designs.

 To create my card I several die cuts including circle, corners and fish.  The images were coloured with Copic Marker, pencil crayons, Wink of Stella, distress ink and a bubbles stencil.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Come join our challenge.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our creative design team. 

Saturday, September 3, 2022

613 Avenue Create September - ANYTHING GOES W/Optional Twist: LEAVES (FOILAGE OR PAPER)

Time for another great challenge over at 613 Avenue Create. The theme this month is as always is anything goes and the Optional Twist: Leaves (Foilage or Paper) Create a project using leaves of book pages (sheet music, journal pages, Rolodex cards, mini albums, etc.)

Our generosos Sponsor this month is Conie Fong Art. 

This is my project I made for this month's challenge, a teepee card using Conie Fong's Image called  sitting pretty on a mushroom.




To make my Teepee Card I used modified directions by an excellent Youtube video by Mixed Crafts
The paper that I used for the background is by Martha Steward called Woodland Paper.  The card is coloured with Copics, pencil crayons, ande a Wink of Stella.  I used several die cuts for the sentiment, flowers and butterfly.

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

Friday, September 2, 2022

Creative Artiste, September Mixed Media Challenge

 Time for another great mixed media 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. Only correctly linked blog entries please.

This is my project I made for this challenge, an altered bottle.

Closer Look

Side and back view

I used Disress Oxide spray and Dylusions Ink Sprays mostly for the colour.  The flower was coloured with acrylic paints and strays.  The leaves were coloured with Alcohol inks and gold acrylic paints. I used a stencil to create' the background
I used several different findings on the bottle including a metal butterfly and a metal gear piece.

The glass leaves were part of a Christmas decoration and the large flower were part of a set of beautiful napkin holders. 

I used a stencil and molding paste to create the pattern on the base for the bottle and used spray paint to create the colour theme.

Hope you will join us this week.  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.

I am entering this project in the following challenges

We Love to Create - Anything Mixed media Goes

Corrosive Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

We Love to Craft- Anything Goes