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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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Monday, August 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Matey






It is another great challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week. The theme is birthday wishes and our fabulous designer this week is All Dressed Up. I used one of their fabulous children's designs called a  A pirate's life

Grab button for All Dressed Up

I layered the papers, coloured my image with Copic markers and Diamond Glaze. I added a sentiment, anchor and a banner to complete my card.   Hope you will join us this week at Incy Wincy Design. Thank you for stopping by. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - (Week 2) Anything Goes 
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - digi or real stamping - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - One for the Boys

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Black and White and Another Colour



We have a great challenge this week at Come and Get It Challenges.  The challenge is to use the colours black and white with one additional colour. I have made my card with our sponsor Time for Tea's unicorn image for my card.  


This was a very simple card to make.  I coloured my image with Copic Markers, layered my paper, added some black and white flowers, brads, and a birthday die cut sentiment. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Snowflakes and Sparkles


There is another great challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this month called Snowflakes and Sparkles.   I used a digital image from Stitchy Bear called in the meadow we can build a snowman. 


I coloured my image with Copics and a glitter pen. I added a large snowflake die, glitter and and created my sentiment on the computer.  To complete my card I added some gems for more sparkles. 
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join in our challenge this week.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Little Claire's Designs - Christmas in August
Inspirational Challenge - Melt
Crafty Girls Corner -  Any Holiday
Love to Scrap -  Anything Goes

Tic, Tac, Toe Challenge



It is a Tic Tac Toe challenge this week at Incy Wincy Challenges. Here is the challenge Tic Tack Toe board.


I chose to use the the center line, buttons, bows, free, and flowers for my card.

I used this beautiful digital image from A Day for Daisies for my card. The image is called Summer Breeze .

A Day for Daisies

The products that I used to make my card are

Day for Daisies image
Buttons
Ribbon
Copic Markers
Stampin Up sentiment
Lacey Flower Punch

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Warm Summer Colours
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - One for the Girls
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Explore Tag


I have been playing with my Brusho's and decided to make a tag out of one of my some of my scraps left over from another project. All of my stamped pieces are stamped on brusho coloured paper.  

The products I used for this tag are:


large stitched circles stamp for the background
 letters from a large alphabet stamp set 
Explore sentiment by  Inkadinkado
assortment of Tim Holtz stamps
jupe cord
gell pen and sharpie
Brusho Inks

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering my tagin the following challenges:

Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too- Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude -Anything Goes 

Make a Wish


Come and Get It has a round thing theme is week.  Create a card or project that has some round things in it or make a round tag or card. I used this great image from Sassy Studios for my card called Madam Honey.  

I thought the image was perfect for round things with her gold loop earrings and crystal ball.    I used the following products on my card

Copics
PanPastels
Diamond Glaze
Modelling paste
Stencil
Die Cut Sentiment 

Hope you will join us this week at Come and get It Challenges.  Remember to pop over to their challenge blog to see the other great projects that the design team have created to inspire you.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - one for the girls 
Bloggers  Birthday Card
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (W2 of 2)
Daring Cardmakers - Touchy Feely (use lot of texture)
Pattie's Creations - August - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude  
Anything Goes 

Friday, August 14, 2015

I Love Feathers



This is my card for this week's Crafting with Friends challenge .   The theme of the challenge is Anything Goes and I chose to make this card using our sponsor Lacy Sunshine's image called Franny Feathers Nifty Bitches .


The products that I used to make this card are

distress inks
PSX feather stamp
Lacy Sunshine image
ribbon
A Muse ArtStamps
Feather Earring
Copics
PanPastels
Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Pop over to the Crafting with Friends' challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of the other design team members.