About Me

My photo
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, March 31, 2024


Time for another great challenge over at A Place to Start.  As always the challenge is anything goes with an optional of twist this  month of just add a flower. 

Our generous sponsor this month is Sheep Ski Designs

I made two cards for this challenge. This card was for the Optional twist of adding one or more flowers. The image I chose to use is by Sheep Ski Designs called Annabell Image No. 4

To make this card I coloured the image with my markers, gel pens and glitter pen.  I just love this modern image. To complete the card I added a ribbon, flower and a sentiment from my stash.

Anything goes

This card I made for one of the little ones in my family for his fifth birthday.  The earth is a digital stamp from Hazuzu on Esty Canada. The rocket was drawn by me using various ideas for a rocket. I added a sentiment, silver stars, some penned details. All thought the stars ar all die cut out os the same paper my camera light changed some of the colours. I hope he enjoys his card. 

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Crafty Gals Corner, March - Anything Goes

Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.  The theme this month is anything goes.

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

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

* * * * * * * * * *

Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

* * * * * * * * * *
I created my card using an image from Patti's Creation called  Parrot love.


 I coloured the image with Copics, assorted markers, and pencil crayons. To complete the card I added some flowers ,gems and a sentiment.  

Remember to pop over to Crafty Gals Corner  to be inspired by our talented design team.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

Sunday, March 3, 2024

March Anything Goes Challenge at A Place to Start with Optional Twist/ It is Hip to be Square

 Time for another great challenge over at A Place to Start. The theme of the challenge is anything goes with an optional twist "It is Hip to be Square"

This is the card I made for this challenge, a birthday card for my youngest granddaughter who turns 5 in a couple of weeks. She just loves unicorns.

I  created this card using a digital image from my stash and colouring the image with Copics, pencil crayon, Gel pens,  Nuvo, sparkle pens, glitter and then adding a birthday sentiment and layers of paper. The background paper is from Graphic Paper.

I hope she enjoys the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month. Hope you will join us this month, check out the beautiful cards of our talented design team over at A Place to Start

Saturday, March 2, 2024

613 Avenue Create March - Anything Goes - Diamonds or Pearls

Time for a our March's challenge at 613 Avenue Create.  As always our challenge is "Anything Goes" and this month our optional twist is to use diamonds or pearls (add gems or bling to your project).  

Our generous sponsor this month is 

Mirtillamente's collection of digital stamps can be found here
Mirtillamente's facebook page can be found here

I am using an image from our sponsor called Lea from the 

LE OLIVIE collection

 I used a combination of copics, pencil crayons, gel pens and glitter pens to colour my lady. I also used diamond coloured gems to frame the lady and to give her some sparkle along with a pearl necklace and a glitter paper background. 

I think my sentiment fitted the card perfectly "You are unique. Let you sparkle show everywhere you go."

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

Friday, March 1, 2024

Creative Artiste- Challenge March 2024

 Welcome back to Creative Artiste Challenges Time for our March challenge.  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 project for this month, an art journal page using a napkin from my stash along with my paints, inks, stencils, gel plate, glitter beads and dyes. 

To create the background to my art journal page I used my gel plate, acrylic paints (green, aqua blue, gold, white) and a stencil.  The wolf's face is an napkin that I got from a friend at a get together. I thought it was to pretty  to use as a napkin. 

Once I added the napkin adhered to the page, added more lines on the wolf to show off his face more. I also adjusted the ears size. I stenciled the leaves over the background and around the wolf's face, added a couple of butterflies, a sentiment and a flower I layered with some die cuts and added gold beads for the center. 

It was a fun project. Lots of colours to play with. 

 I hope you will join us over at Creative Artiste this month. Pop over to our challenge site to be inspired by our creative design team. 

Thank you for stopping by.