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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, May 10, 2023

Crafty Gals Corner - Flowers for Mom


Time for another challenge at Craft Gals Corner.

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Flowers for Mom ~

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

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!

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Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

For this challenge I made this flower card 

Fred She Said

I just love the flowers I used from the Dahlia Garden set.  
I fussed cut the pre-coloured flowers and layered them on my card base.  The background paper was paper from my stash.  I added a couple of hand drawn flowers and some dots to the background to create some interest. 

The butterfly was stamped on some clear acrylic paper and coloured on the reverse and then some tissue paper to help with keeping the colours adhered to the paper.  sentiment is an old Stampin Up stamp from my stash. 

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:

Saturday, May 6, 2023

613 Avenue Create - May Challenge - Anything Goes - Optional Twist -Say it with Flowers


 Time for another great challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  The theme this month is as always anything goes and our optional twist is "say it with flowers".  Optional flowers is a great theme for this month since Mother's Day is this month and we finally have spring weather. 

I found this digital stamp in my stash by a company called Arty Pants from England. I believe that company is no longer in business selling the digital stamps since I can no longer find them when searching for the web. 

I love the details of the stamp and it's old world collage look. I coloured the image using Stampin' Up inks, pencil crayon and a couple of gel pens. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Hope you will join us this month. Remember to pop over to 613 Avenue Create to be inspired by our creative design team. 

I am entering my card in the following Challenges

Friday, May 5, 2023

Creative Artiste - May Anything Goes - Mixed Media Challenge

Time for another great Challenge at Creative Artiste

 Our theme is always

"Anything Mixed Media Goes"

Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your projects.

Your project must be Mixed Media and can be an ATC, tag, card, layout, altered art or an off-the-page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.  You must use at least 3 different mediums on your project to qualify for our mixed media rules.

This is my space collage I created using CitraSolv and National Geographic papers. Although I have been using CitraSolv collage papers over the last few years I was inspired by some recent collage Videos by Froyle Art on You Tube.

Here are some closer looks

I had fun making my CitraSolv pages for the collage and I got carried away I have enough for a lot more project.  I am reminded of outer space when I see the patterns CitraSolv makes on the page.  If you are interested in the technique there are many YouTube videos showing different techniques. 

To make my collage I used:

National Geographic pages


Acrylic Paint

Wooden lettering

Pictures from several different National Geographic 



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

Monday, May 1, 2023

A Place to Start - Challenge Anything Goes with Optional Twist - Embellish with Flowers and Another Thing


Time for another great challenge over at A Place to Start this month.  

As always the theme is Anything goes and the optional twist is:


Embellish your project with

our generous sponsor  this month is 

this is my card for this challenge
using a lovely digital image by

I made this easel card with designer flowered paper from my stash along using Mirtillamente's image.

I added a flower to the easel card and my another thing added is gem earrings.
To give the card some sparkle I added A Wink of Stella to the designer paper.

You can find Mirtillamente's creative designs on the internet at

and on Facebook at


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