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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, June 30, 2024

A Place to Start Challenge July - Anything Goes

 Time for another new challenge at A Place to Start. The theme this month is anything goes. I would like to see what you are working on this month.

This month I decided to make a simple card using some of my gelli plate papers and adding a a stamped octopus. Unfortunately I do not remember the name of the company creating the stamp. That is the unfortunate part of   stamps no longer on blocks. The good thing is the we have more room in our craft room for more product.

I added some clear Nuvo to parts of the octopus to give texture and dimension.  I also added a sentiment that consisted parts of different sentiment from my stash. 

Hope you will join us this month. Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. Have fun creating this month. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Craft Gals Corner - June Challenge -Anything Goes w/optional Twist being Fancy Folds


The theme for this challenge is: 

~ Anything Goes w/optional twist being Fancy Fold ~

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

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

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Prize ~ 3 Digital Images

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This is the card I made for this challenge a fancy fold using: Flutterby Fairy
from the collection of LeAnn's World 101 digital stamps.

The fancy fold I used for this card is called stand up card. I have seen several versions of the card and adapted the card from Cards and Co.  I thought it was a cute design. I love LeAnn's world image and have made this card for one of my nieces children's birthday.  The fairy is adorable. 

I am not sure who created  designer paper , I had 2 pieces of it in my stash.  I thought it was very pretty. 

Another view of the card.

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 tea. Remember also to check out the digital images from bought of our generous sponsors. Hope you will join us this month.  

Friday, June 7, 2024

Creative Artiste - June Anything Goes Mixed Media

  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, an altered Photo Box. 

Recipe for my altered box

old photo box
distressed ink - walnut
designer paper
faux screws
found toy glasses
antique effect paint in several colours
several rubber stamps from my stash
postage stamps

Different views

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. 
Hope you will join us this month, just create your mixed media project and enter it here

Sunday, June 2, 2024

A Place to Start Challenge, June 2024 - Anything Goes with optional twist - Anything but a Card

Time for another great challenge over at A Place to Start. The theme as always is anything goes. Our optional twist this month  is anything but a card.

Our generous sponsor this month is

I choose to create an art journal page for this challenge using our sponsor's image.


For the background of my art journal page I created it using my gel plate  and a stencil. I love the image of the the lady - part butterfly. 

The image I found on the internet and the author is unknown. I think it is a beautiful saying.

The extra butterflies on the page are rubber stamps from my collection of stamps. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a create month. Hope you will join us in this challenge. Remember to check out our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. Remember to also check out Mirtillamente blog to see her beautiful designs. 


Saturday, June 1, 2024

613 Avenue Create - June Challenge - Anything Goes Optional Twist - For the Guys

Time for another great challenge over at 613 Avenue Create.  The theme as always is Anything Goes with an optional twist of  "For the Guys".

The background of the card is made up of a collage of different papers with a men's theme. I also used distressed inks, the 40 represents the person's birthday.

 I added gears that I coloured with inks and a sentiment to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to 613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog to be inspired by their talented design team.

Have a creative week.