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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!

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Saturday, December 31, 2022

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Twist of Winter Theme


Welcome back to the first challenge of 2023 at 613 Avenue Create.  We will have lots of fun this year, hope you will join in the fun. 

This  month's challenge is anything goes with an optional of a winter theme. 

I chose a winter them using an digital stamp by McMahon Five Designs.  I have used this digital stamp a few times and McMahon Five Designs sponsored a challenge years ago that I participated in.

I did a Google search and it appears that the company as not been active since some time in 2016. 



 I coloured the image with Copics and pencil crayons.  I added a very pretty glittered snowflake die cut over a pretty white and blue snowflake background paper.  The sentiment was created on my computer. 

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

I am entering this card in the following challenges

Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes 
Word Art Wednesdays  - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  ANYTHING GOES
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes 

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Tis the Season Challenge at Crafty Gals Corner

Time for another challenge at Crafty Gals Corner, the theme of this challenge is Tis the Season. 

Our sponsors for this challenge are: 

(listed in alphabetical order)

         



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Prize ~ 3 Digital Images


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Prize ~ 3 Digital Images
Pattie's Creations

I have used an image from Colour of Love to create my card.

The image is called Rory Steampunk Christmas,  I think she is an adorable image.


I just love this image , perfect for one of my nieces. The card was coloured with copics, pencil crayon, glitter and snow.  Fun card to make.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Happy holidays to you all.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Time for another great anything goes challenge over at Through the Craft Room Door.  This is our last challenge for 2022.

 Our generous Sponsor is ……..

HettyClare


The prize for this challenge is

2 images from the store.

I used an image called Christmas Girl  for my card.  I just love Hetty's digital stamps.



The image was coloured with pencil crayon and copics.  I added glittered snow, Wink of Stella to the scene. The sentiment 


Another view


Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Hope you will join us in this months challenge. Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team.  

Happy Holidays to you and your family.  See you back here in 2023.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

A Place to Start - December Anything Goes Challenge/Optional Twist Happy Holidays

Time for another great challenge over at a Place to Start. This month challenge is anything goes with an optional twist of Happy Holidays. 

I used this old mantle clock to create my  Christmas scene.  

I used gesso on the old clock and added some snow I made by grading some Styrofoam  into some snow like pieces. The Scooter Santa is a digi from the collection of Christmas stamps by Power Poppy by Marcella Hawley  The snowman is a die cut from Tim Holtz Wonderland  die. I added a Christmas die cut sentiment, some small old Christmas ornaments and white Christmas  I found in a thrift store, and some Christmas bells from the dollar store.  My Santa was coloured with Copics and glitter. 

 




Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday and I hope you will join us in 2023. 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/ Optional Twist Up, Up in the Sky

Time for another great challenge over at 613 Avenue Create .  The theme of this challenge is Anything Goes /optional Twist Up, Up in the Sky. (Sun, Moon, Stars, Sleighs, Angels, Clouds, etc.)

This is the card I made for the challenge.  I chose a Christmas scene because  we are quickly coming up to the holiday season.


This is my card.


 I used a cutting die for the three wise men scene. I used a embossing folder for the background of the card.  I cut my Christmas ball out with this beautiful cutting die then filled the areas with a gold piece for the star,  mixed media paper I had created that was in my stash.  I coloured the ground with my copic markers.  To finish of my card I added a bow. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to pop over to 613 Avenue Create to be inspired by our talented design team. 

Friday, December 2, 2022

Creative Artiste - Anything Goes Mixed Medium - Encaustic Wax

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 or Facebook entries. Only correctly linked blog entries please. 

This is my project for this challenge, an encaustic Christmas scene.

I painted my wood cradle with 4 layers of bees wax and then prepared a piece of rice paper by SkokArt Sister colouring the reverse of the paper with several colours of Pan Pastels. I used a yellow Pan Pastels to represent the light coming from the street lamps and building.

Next I fused the rice paper to the board with using bees wax. I added a few die cuts and findings to create my scene. I also rubber stamped some bricks and building texture to the picture along with die cut the choir scene and some Indian ink lines.  My final touches were the Merry Christmas, glittered star and Mars Black R & F pigment stick around the edges of the canvas.

Closer views




Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Pop over to Creative Artiste to be inspired by our talented design team. Hope you will join us this month.  We are taking a break after this challenge and will return in February. Have a very Happy Holidays.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.