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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!


Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Crafty Gals Challenge - Make it Green

The theme for this challenge at Craft Gals Corner is: 

~ Make it Green! ~

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

Prize ~ 2 Digis, 1 Mini Pad of Digi Papers
& Possibility of being Special Guest Designer


The Paper Shelter
Prize ~ 3 Digital Stamps

This is my tag I made for this "make it green" challenge.

 I used  Le Pine - Lucky Green by Mirtillamente Digi Stamps & Papers for my tag along with a couple of  St Patrick's Day rubber stamps and ribbons from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Hope you will join us this month. Remember to pop over to our challenge board to see the inspiring work  from our design team and visit the sites of our generous sponsors to view the talents of the digi designs and stamps. 

Sunday, March 5, 2023

March 2023 - A Place to Start - Anything Goes

Time for another challenge over at A Place to Start .  The theme of this Challenge is Anything Goes. 

This month I decided to make my project a fairy birthday book that I wanted to make for my granddaughter that is turning 4. 


I used the cover image from a digital stamp created by Conie Fong Art.  The fairy images were from a collection of rubber stamps and dies from my stash from various companies.    I also used Scrapbook papers Craft Papers called Ink Crops - Vivid. The little book I altered to make my card was by a company called K and Company.  It also was in my stash for a very long time.  

 a few pages from book

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. 

Saturday, March 4, 2023

613 Avenue Create March Challenge - Anything Goes with Optional Twist : Clean and Simple

Time for another Great Challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  The theme of the challenge is as always Anything Goes.  Our optional twist this month  is Clean and Simple Cards.

Our great generous sponsor this month is Conie Fong. 

For this challenge I created 2 cards using images
from Conie Fong's digital images. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge board to be inspire by our talented design team. Remember to also to pop over to Conie Fong's Art store to be inspired bu her beautiful digital images and art. Please join in the fun this month. 

Friday, March 3, 2023

March Challenge - Creative Artiste - Anything Goes Mixed Media

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. 

I decided to do a series of encaustic collages for my project this month.


I had some friends over last weekend and had out or encaustic art supplies and had a ball playing.
It was a very good weekend.  Hope to get to play again soon.

For this project I used the following art supplies

Bees wax
Oil paint 
Butterflies Images
Pan Pastels 
Rubber Stamp
Archival Ink

Some closer views

Thank you for joining us this week.  I hope that you join in the fun. Pop over to Creative Artiste's Blog to be inspired by our talented design tea, have a Creative week.