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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, October 25, 2022

Through the Craft Room Door- Anything Goes October Challenge

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

Our generous Sponsor is

The Paper Shelter

The prize for this challenge is 3 digital images from the store.

The image I used for this card is called The Fairy of the  Roses.

To create my card I coloured the image with my copics, pencil crayons, Nuvo, and Geli pen.  I added some die cut flowers, butterfly ands sentiment.  The background paper is from a paper pack called by Craft Consortium.

Thank you for stopping by and have a crafty week. Pop over to our challenge blog to view the projects of our design team.  Hope you will join us this month. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - Halloween Colours

                                                       Time for a new challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner. 

                                                     The theme for the challenge is ~ Halloween Colours ~ 

Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is: 

The Paper Shelter
Prize ~ 3 Digital Stamps

This is the card I made for the challenge using 

I just love this cute image.  I used my copics, pencil crayon, Wink of Stella and Nuvo Crystal Drops  to colour the card.

Closer look

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our fabulous design team. Come join our challenge .

Friday, October 7, 2022

Creative Artiste's October's 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.  

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 I made for this challenge, a page for my art journal book.

I made my collage is using images I have collected from some art show advertisement pamphlets, business cards and magazine images. I used a combinations of acrylics, stencil, posca pens and inks for the background. 

closer views

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to Creative Artiste this month and join this challenge and be inspired by our talented design team.  

Sunday, October 2, 2022

A Place to Start - Anything Goes with Optional Twist - Squares and/or Circles

Another great challenge over at A Place to Start this month, the challenge is to create a card with either squares or circles.

October Discount this month 
Check her store out.

This is the card I made for this challenge using Conie Fong's image called Birthday Bennie.
I decided to create a round easel card for this challenge.

The products for this card I used were
circle dies
glitter papers
birthday die
Copic marker and pencil crayons
balloon dies
and some coloured string

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the creative creations of our design team. Hope you will join in the fun. 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with an Optional Twist: But First...Create a project that shows a beverage/your favorite beverage.

613 Avenue Create has a create challenge for October.

Optional Twist:  But First...Create a project that shows a beverage/your favorite beverage.
Our fabulous sponsor is 

This is my card I created for this challenge using a digital image from our sponsor. The image that I used is called Le Pine: Margaret Coffee

 In  coloured my  project with Copics, pencil crayon and a Wink of Stella.  I used a couple of die cuts from my stash to complete the card. Remember to pop over to our sponsor's store (Mirtillamente) to view her large collection of digital products. Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by the creations of our fabulous design team.  Have a creative week.  Please join in the fun this month.