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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, October 11, 2023

Craft Gals CornerChallenge #248 - Halloween Colours

Time for another great challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Halloween Colours~

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

Colour of Love
Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

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Prize ~ 3 Sets of Digis

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Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

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This is my project I created for this challenge

Using: Cassandra
LeAnn's World 101

I think this cute little witch is so cute and just perfect for a Halloween card for my young nieces. To create my card I used my Copic Markers, Panpastels several glitter paints and inks from my stash. 

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

Friday, October 6, 2023

Creative Artiste - Anything Goes Mixed Media Challenge

We have another great challenge happening over at Creative Artiste, as always the Challenge is anything goes mixed media. 

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 for October - Steampunk man, an altered metal trivet plate.

 This is the metal trivet plate I found at a the thirft store that was the inspiration for my altered picture.

I have been trying to use my stash of art supplies in my projects lately so when I added my rust effects to the metal I used a couple of different brands of paints.

After this pic was taken I added more copper and texture to the frame. 
To create the scene I used a rubber stamp called Steampunkman by Sheene Douglas.  I used wooden gears, clocks etc from my stash and some gear die cuts to create the pattern. I also add so metal findings such as a keys and small clock. The wording was from some designer paper by Stamperia. 

I added a sheet of dark gray paper behind the picture so that the pieces stood out more.

Closer look

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Hope you will join us this month at Creative Artiste and remember to stop over to our blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

Sunday, October 1, 2023

A Place to Start - October 2023 - Anything Goes

 Time for another great challege this month at A Place to Start. The theme this month is Anything Goes. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is: 

Prize ~ 3 Single Digis

Conie Fong is a self-taught artist residing in California, USA with her husband, daughter, pet hamster and fishes.  In her early childhood years, she was inspired by every kind of art and crafts.  She loved watching demonstrations by artists on the streets and at festivals and spent most of her free time perusing arts and crafts books in the library, drawing, crafting and experimenting with her art supplies at home.  Conie first started sharing her art with the world by selling ACEO reprints of her ACEO paintings of fairies, mermaids, and kitty art on Ebay in 2010.  She was a full time account manager for a University before becoming a full time mom and part time artist.  She currently enjoys spending time with her family traveling, exploring the outdoors, and designing beautiful, cute, and magical art for craft and coloring lovers. 

You can find this cute image in Conie's shop.

Folded card

I made with cute little witch for a Halloween card for my 4 year old grandaughter. I think she will love it.  The background of the card was coloured with Pan Pastel and the image with Copic Markers. I added some gems, Nova in gold on the shoe buckle. The small spider print was a digital image from the stash was was black and white and I printed on matching mauve paper. 

It was a fun card to make.  Hope you will join us this month, just create a card and enter it here.