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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!


Sunday, December 31, 2023

A Place to Start- Anything Goes Challenge with optional Twist/Gate Fold Card

 Time for our first challenge of 2024  over at A Place to Start. Hope everyone had a Happy New Year.  The theme this month is Anything Goes with an optional twist of a gate fold card. 

This the gate fold card I made for the challenge.

I used the flower to hold my gate closed.

The background paper with from the Ltd. Collection - called Ice Porcelain. It is a very pretty paper pack (www.itdcollection.com). The butterfly is from a group of Tim Holtz stamps that I have had for a very long time. I also used some gems on my card along with a gold leafing pen to edge the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Hope to see you back here again soon. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Crafty Gals Corner -


The theme for this challenge is: 

~ 'Tis the Season ~

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

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images
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Prize ~ 3 Sets of Digis

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This is my card I made for the challenge 

Dr. Digi's House of Stamps

I used an easel style card for this project and coloured my image with Copics, gel pen, pencil crayon and Nuvo. I added some sights to stars and a die cut sentiment to complete the card. I will give this card to my son for Christmas. 

Remember to pop over to our sponsors' site all their great images and design ideas.  Also visit our challenge blog to be inspired by our fabulous design team's creativity. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Happy Holidays to you and your family and I hope to see you back here again in 2024. 

Sunday, December 3, 2023

A Place to Start - December Challenge - Anything Goes - Optional Something New

This is the last challenge at A Place to Start for this year. It is hard to believe 2024 is just around the corner. 

This challenge is an anything goes challenge as always with an optional  twist of Anything  New: for example of something new could be a new bay, new home, New years etc

I decided to make a Christmas rocker  Christmas card for a new baby in our family. 

The image is by Mo's Digital pencil. I just love her drawings. On her site she has a  great number of images that are retiring, they are so adorable. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Holiday Season and I hope to see you back here again in 2024. 

Saturday, December 2, 2023

613 Avenue Create DECEMBER 2023 - ANYTHING GOES w/Optional Twist: Any Winter Holiday

Time for another great challenge over at 613 Avenue Create this month. The challenge as always is Anything Goes with an optional twist: any winter holiday, such as Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzoo, Las Posadas, New Years or Diwalf.

I chose to use Christmas as my winter holiday.

The card I chose to make is a pop out gate fold card. I found the directions for the card at Stamping with Bella on the Thursday with Sandiebella page. You can find the directions here

The image I used to make my card is from The Paper Shelter Collection. The image is call Turkey is Ready. The Christmas paper I used for the card is from my staff.  The sentiment is from Stamping Up.


Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. Hope you will join in the fun.

Happy Holidays to you and your family and I hope you will join us again in 2024. 

Friday, December 1, 2023

Creative Artiste - December 2023 - Anything Goes Mixed Media - Optional Christmas

Time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste.  
Our theme is always
"Anything Mixed Media Goes" with an optional twist of a Christmas Theme. 

Please make sure you use multiple mediums on your projects.

One of our members has donated a lovely gift for the winner of this month's challenge 

We are also celebrating reaching our hundredth challenge.

This is my project for this challenge. I have been a member for many years and really have enjoyed the group immensely and have learned lots from the group, they are all very  talented ladies. 

I created a little Christmas scene for my project this month using:

a wooden canvas frame in reverse
dollar store snow
small branches from the forest close by
the deer and trees are from the Tim Holtz's collection of cutting dies
acrylic paints
snow paste by Stamperia
winter snow houses paper is from a Christmas paper pack by Stamperia
Distress inks
Distress Mica Stains
Faber-Castell - Pitt artist pen

Thank you for stopping by and supporting our group. Happy Holidays to you and your family and all the best in 2024.  We are taking a month break in January and we will be back in February. Hope you will join us then. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
The Paper PLayers - Christmas
Inspire Create Challenge - Christmas
We Love to Create - anything goes Mixed Media
Alphabet Challenge - R is for Reindeer
For Seasons Challenge - Winter
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes