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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 8, 2024

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #255 - Anything Goes with optional twist -Lace &/or Pearls

Time for another great challenge over at Crafty Gals Corner.  The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Anything Goes with optional twist being Lace &/or Pearls ~

 Our sponsor for this challenge is: 

Prize ~ $10 Gift Certificate

This is the card I made for this challenge

What a cute digital stamp. I can see many uses for Gina Antoinette, the cupcake she is carrying represents a celebration to me. I used pearls on her necklace and in her hair. The flowers also have pearls on them.The card was coloured with Copic markers and pencil crayon. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week Remember to pop over to Crafty Gals Corner to be inspired by our creative Design team. 

Sunday, May 5, 2024

A Place to Start - May Challenge - Anything Goes with Optional Twist for a Lady

Time  for a new challenge over at A Place to Start, as always the challenge is anything goes 

with an optional twist of  "For a Lady"

Our generous sponsor this challenge is:

I have used a Polkadoodle digital image. Isn't she cute. 

I just love this image, she is ready for summer.  The image was coloured with Copics, pencil crayon, A Wink of Stella, white gel pen, and clear Nuvo. I added a flower and layer the image on some die cut papers  from a paper pack called Momenta. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Hope you will join us this challenge. Remember to check out our challenge blog and our sponsors wonderful digital stamps. 


Saturday, May 4, 2024

613 Avenue Create - May Challenge - Anything Goes with Optional Twist - For the Kids

Time for another great challenge at 613 Avenue Create this month. The theme is Anything Goes with and optional twist of "For the Kids" (be they big or small).

Our generous sponsor is

The images I used are from the collection of our sponsor Mirtillamente.  I thought they were  adorable and perfect for a new baby card.  The die cuts I used were from the Karen Burnstein collection. The paper I used was from my stash of baby paper. The images were coloured with Copics and pencil crayon. 

back side of card 
(room to right your message)

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month. Hope you will join in the fun this month. 
Remember to pop over to our challenge blog, 613 Avenue Create to view the beautiful cards of our design team and remember to also check out our talented sponsors' site to see her lovely digital images.   


Friday, May 3, 2024

Creative Artiste Challenge - May 2024 - Theme - Anything Mixed Media Goes

 Time for another great challenge over at Creative ArtisteOur theme is always is

"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. 

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 this month, I created an altered note book for my hubby to use on holidays this summer. We are taking our RV north for an exploratory adventure of northern Canada (The Yukon and the North West Territories)  for 6 weeks.

More  views

The gentlemen and the trains pictures were taken out of a Canadian history magazine. I added metal gears and collaged the names were the areas that we are planning on visiting. 

The texture cover of the book was created using a crackle paint called  Kroma Crackle and distressed spray inks.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired aby our talented design team.  Hope you will join us this month, just create your mixed media project and enter it here