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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!

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Altered Tin Box

This is my finished project for this month's Altered Eclectics challenge.


This is the garage sale tin box I started with



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I layered my tin with scrapbook paper, and cut out dies then I started adding all of my elements which included old lace, buttons, bottle caps, old and broken jewelry, bits and pieces from my sewing basket and anything else I could find that I thought would look interesting. 

Once I have my findings added to my box I coloured the entire box in black gesso.  I think I am going to try this process again with white gesso.  Once the gesso dried I sprayed the box with several colours of ink sprays then came back with some white gesso and lightened up some of the areas.  

I love how the box turned out.  It was a lot of fun to make and I think I will try a different variation of the same technique.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.    Hope you will join us this month at Altered Eclectics.  Pop over to our challenge blog to see the wonderful projects of the design team. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

All Crafts Challenge - Anything But a Card
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes or Twist of Odd
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
The Mixed Media World Challenge - Mixed media Vintage
We Love 2 Create  - Anything Creative / Mixed Media Goes
Avenue 63 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Anything But a Card - Anything Goes
Rhedd's  Creative Spirit- Anything Goes

    Monday, June 29, 2015

    Colour Inspiration Challenge



    This is my card for this week's Incy Wincy Design's colour inspiration challenge.  

    This is the colour inspiration picture.   


    Art by MiRan is the sponsor for this challenge and they are offering a wonderful prize to the winner. 


    My image was coloured with Copics, glitter gell and a Pitt Artist pen.  The flower was made from a Cricut cut flower, small silk flower and gem.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.  


    Saturday, June 27, 2015

    Cute Card Challenge



    Thank you for stopping by.  This is my card for this week's cute card challenge at Come and Get It Challenges. I made the card with an image from one of our fabulous sponsors, Crafty Sentiments.   The image I used is called mushroom bear and can be found here. I think he is adorable.


    Along with my crafty sentiment image I used a could of small mushroom stamps by Stampin Up and a rubber stamp sentiment from my stash of unmounted rubber stamps. The card was coloured with Copics, Panpastels, and glitter   I added the silk flower to complete the card.   Visit  our challenge blog to see the other cute cards our fabulous design team, created to inspire you.

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    Tag It



    Tags are the theme of this week at  Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges and I have made my tag with one of our sponsor's image, Christmas Candle by Stitchy Bear


    My background for the tag is made with a collage of Hampton Art rubber stamps, coloured with Distress Inks. I used distress inks and Copics to colour the candle and then added some pearl Ex for some shine. I added a ribbon and Peace die cut to complete the care.  Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative day.  

    Bag full of Love


    I made this little girls bag for a challenge this week at Incy Wincy Design challenges.   The theme of the challenge is anything goes.  

    Our sponsor this week is Ppinky Art Dolls and I used an image called  Chrishanthi's art,Alice.  The bag came out of my recycling and I thought it would make a nice little gift bag for a little one in my family.  The image was coloured with Copic, I added a wire heart, bling and ribbon to complete the bag. 

    Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 


    Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Key to Life - Hope


    I just purchased this Element Rubber stamp by Lazar Studio Werx and decided to use the stamp to make a collage card for an upcoming card swap I am participating in.  The stamp was on sale because unfortunately the company has gone out of business.  

    I used a piece of Gelli paper that I had created earlier that had a lot of colours on it and it looked like peeled paint for my card base. I stamped a music stamp over the background to give ore interest. I layered a piece of coordinating scrapbook paper on it along with a piece of lace and doily I tea dyed.  I coloured the image with Copic markers and distressed the edges with walnut Distress ink.  To complete the card I added a metal piece saying hope along with some brads and a key from my stash.  

    Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative day. Remember my favourite saying  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.

    I am entering with card in the following challenges:

    Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
    The Mixed Media World Challenge M, Must be mixed media  - Vintage
    Open-Minded Challenges - vintage 
    Simply Create Too - Old, Vintage, Shabby Chic
    Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
    Sister Act Card Challenge - Always Anything Goes (Cards only)



    Saturday, June 20, 2015

    Purrfect Together


    Come and Get It Challenges this week has an animal theme challenge. I used a digi by one of our sponsors, All Dressed Up for my CAS card.  The digi is called Purrrfect Togther.

    I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added the image to different layers of fancy die cuts and a doily and to complete my card I added a bow.

    Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.