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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 mix media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mix 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, April 23, 2014

Have a Beary Special Day

This is my die cut card for the current challenge at Get Inky!.  The teddy bear with cupcake and sentiments are from Get Inky's collection of rubber stamps. The set has 7 sentiments, the bear with the cupcake and many party favour stamps. Lots of possibilities with this set and you can purchase it here.

I layered my image over a die cut by Spellbinder that I wove a ribbon around and then I added a kite and a balloon die cut from the Up Up and Away set by Spellbinder.  The balloon and kite were stamped with the sentiment and string was added.

There is still lots of time left on this challenge.  I hope you will join in. Thank you for stopping by.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Anything Goes Challenge at Fitztown

This is my project for this week's challenge at Fitztown, Anything Goes.  I used two of the antique cars from Fitztown's antique car collection for my project, you can find these cars here

I made my tag out of upholstery fabric  that I cut out with Tim Holtz's large tag die cut that I glued on to some heavy craft paper to give the project some strength and then I added some stitching.  My next step was to layer my gears, cars and sentiments. The cars and trim of the sentiments were coloured with Copic Markers.  My last step was to add some dark pearls, a jute cord and Diamond Glaze for the headlights. 

There is still time to join in this challenge.  We would love to see your art work.  Just create your project and enter it here


I am entering this tag in the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics -Anything Goes
A Random Fan Challenge  - Anything Goes 
Crafting from the Heart -  Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - April - Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts - Mixed Media 
The Squirrel & The Fox - Die Cut or Punch 
Stamping Sensations – Dies and/or Punches

Monday, April 21, 2014

Snowman/Snowball Challenge

It is a snowman/snowball challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges  this week and 2 Cute Ink is the sponsor of the challenge. 

I love their adorable little images.  I chose to use their Penguin Snowman for my CAS 4 by 4 card.  He is so sweet. The products that I used to make my card are:
  • Paper - Stampin Up
  • Penguin image - 2 Cute Ink
  • Distress Ink - Peacock
  • Spellbinders die cuts
  • Sentiment by A Muse Artstamps
  • Bling from my stash
Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative day.  


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Clean and Simple (CAS)
Crafting from the Heart -Anything Goes
My Perfect Life Challenge - Christmas Cards
Totally Gorjuss Challenge - dies and Punches
Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Frame it
The Squirrel and Fox Challenges - Die Cuts or Punches
Robyn`s Fetish - Square Cards
Stamping Sensations - Dies and/or Punches

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Where the Boys Are

I made this card for a challenge at Come and Get It Challenges.  The Challenge is to make a card with the theme "Where the Boys Are". 

I used a digital image from Bugaboo one of the sponsors of the challenge called Gus Fish Whisperer .    I coloured him with my Copic Markers.  I added Diamond Glaze to the water droplet and to Gus' glasses.  The Diamond Glaze shattered a little bit and it looks like Gus' glasses are broken.   The punched fish were done with a punch from my collection by McGill Craftivity. 

Thank you for stopping to take a look and have a creative day.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Anything Goes 
PholkartStudio Challenges- Anything Goes
Scrapping4funChallenges - Use a Stamp/Digi Image
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes

Easter/Spring Blog Hop

Hand crafted Easter and/or Spring decorations, treat boxes, and cards can be simple and fun! Make them with kids or on your own! Hop along with the Blue Moon Creation Crafting Station Get Inky Design Team this weekend and see some wonderful creations to inspire YOU to get your craft on this Spring!

Now, before you get to hopping along the bunny trail, let's talk BLOG CANDY!!! Our sponsors have provided us with a few fun goodies for you! So, in order to be entered to win some BLOG CANDY there's TWO things you must make sure to do:
1- Subscribe/Follow each blog along the hop. (Required)
2- Comment on every blog post along the hop for the most chances to win! (Required)
3- Extra entries for those who are our Facebook followers. To find us on Facebook, check out our links section and click on Facebook link then like our Pages. (Optional)

Welcome! If you arrived here from Beth you are in the right place. If you are just joining us, please make sure to start at the challenge blog for some great fun!

I created this Easter card for the bunny hop. 
I used both a Get Inky! digital (bunny) image and one of their stamps from a set  (flower).  The products I used to make this card are:

Bunny Digi by Get Inky!
Flower Rubber stamp by Get Inky!
Punched grass by Fiskar
Fence cut with a Cricut
Coloured with Copic Markers and a glitter pen

Thanks for hopping!  Your next stop along the bunny trail takes you to Kathy

Our Sponsors & Prizes:

-One Crafty Card Gallery App
-One Challenges and Sketches App by Crafty Card Gallery 

- One Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Prize Pack

- Three BMCCS Inky Subscriptions (Year)
-One BMCCS 4x6 stamp set
-One BMCCS Crafty Treasure Box

Thanks for joining for us today.  Here's the line-up if you get lost along the way!

Kitty Bee Designs - Easter
Sugar Creek Hollow  -   Easter
Totally Gorjuss -  Die Cuts and Punches
Sweet Stampin -  Lots of Layers
Alphabet Challenge - E for Easter
Craft for the Craic -  April - Something For Easter Or Spring
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge - Happy Easter
Paper Crafting Challenges - - No Patterned Paper
Pattie's Creations -  Easter

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Reason for Christmas

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge has a challenge this week called "The Reason for Christmas".  I automatically thought of a Nativity Scene when I heard what the challenge was.  I found this nativity scene at The Stamping Boutique , one of our sponsors this week. 

I coloured my card with Copic Markers, glitter pen and a gold leafing pen and then cut out the image and layered it on several paper in the colour of my image. 

Thank you for stopping to take a look.  


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

My Perfect Life Challenge – Christmas cards 
ABC Christmas Challenge  g is for glitter
Sparkles Christmas Challenge  Christmas song. (O Little town of Bethlehem )
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Christmas Fun Challenge - anything goes

Top 3 Favorites

It is a Top 3 Favorite challenge at Fitztown this week.  I love this type of challenge. You pick one  from each row to make your own TOP 3 Favorites and just create your project.   Here are your choices: 

Buttons, Brads, Eyelets 
Ribbon, Fiber / Twine, Lace 
Flowers, Bow, Charm

I chose to use the the items button, ribbon and bow and used an Easter image from Fitztown called Easter 7 along with a digital sentiment from my staff. I thought this was a cute pattern for a Easter gift with the Easter eggs, chick and little basket being part of the card. 

Hope you will join us this week at Fitztown, just create your card and enter it here


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Anonymous Stamps Challenge - (April) Easter
Craft-Dee BowZ -(AprilAnything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Craft Your Passion - Bunnies, Chicks & Eggs
Digi Makeover Challenge - Easter Treats
Love to Scrap -  Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - EasterI
Stamping Sensations - April – Dies and/or Punches
Challenges 4 Everybody - April - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge -Easter
                       Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes