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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!

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

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Black and White with a Splash of Color

Black and White with a Splash of Color is the theme of the challenge this week at Come and Get It Challenges. I used this cute soccer player from Stamp and Create, Wags 'n Whiskers "Go for Goal" one of our sponsors for this challenge.  Along with the digital image I used the following products for my card:

  • Copic Markers
  • White Gell Pen
  • Sentiment from my stash
  • Green Pitts pen 
  • White, green and black card stock from my stash 
Hope you will join in this challenge this week. Just create your card and enter it here.  Pop over to the Come and Get It Challenge Blog to see the beautiful cards the rest of the design team has create to inspire you. Thanks for stopping by. 


I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs -  Clean and Simple (CAS)
Love to Scrap -  Anything Goes
MarkerPOP Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - April - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams -April – For the Boys (0-90!)

Baby Congradulations Card

I made this card this week of a friend who just became a grandmother for the first time.  Reason to celebrate. This a a fairly simple little card made out of scrapbook papers and a few buttons and some scrapbook findings.

I like the green and yellow combo for a little boy especially since he is a spring baby.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very creative day.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
A Creative Need - April - Signs Of Spring
4 Crafty Chicks - Use Polka Dots
4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes
Scrapping4funChallenges -Anything Goes
 Card and Scrap - Confirmation, Wedding or Baby
 One Crazy Stamper -Anything Goes no digis

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spots and Stripes Challenge

This is my card I made for the current challenge at Fitztown, spots and stripes.  I used some paper I was saving from a paper pack called All Dressed Up.  I thought it had some great glitter paper that suited the theme of this challenge and my chosen image,  Cameo 1 from Fitztown.  I love her soft looking face and the color combo of pinks, silver and black.  I think the glitter paper, flower and bling gives the card a very grown up dressy look.

Come join in our challenge this week at Fitztown.  We'd love to see what you do with the spots and stripes theme. Thanks for stopping by!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Always Anything Goes
Brown Sugar – Clean & Simple
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Scrapping4funChallenges - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, April 7, 2014

Caroling Bunnies

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week has a "Ribbon and Bling" challenge. Not to hard to add bling and ribbon to a Christmas card.  Eureka is the sponsor this week and I just love their digital stamps.

finally the stamps you've been looking for rubber stamp company Rubber Stamps, Gold Leaf, Foil, and Glass Beads for Stampin, Scrapbooks, Card Making, and Paper Crafts

I used  Caroling Bunnies by Eureka for my card which I coloured with my Copic Markers. The sentiment stamp is by Stampin Up. The designer papers I used is Graphic 45. To Complete my card I just added my gold ribbon and bling.  

Hope you will play along this week at Holly Jolly.  Thank you for stopping by today. Have a creative day.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Eureka Stamps - Ribbons and Bows
Christmas Sweet Stamping - Brr..Its Cold outside
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Christmas
Jingle Bellies - Spirit of Christmas Past
Sparkles Christmas Challenges - Inspired by a Christmas Carol

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Feel better

QKR Stampede is sponsoring this weeks challenge at Come and Get It Challenges and they have a wonderful selection on images to chose from.


The challenge's theme is "Bears" this week.  Isn't the Sick Bear image I  used for this card so cute.

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and cut the image out and layered it on several coordinating papers from my stash.  To complete my card I added a sentiment and a few extra numbers to the background.

Hope you will join us at the "Bear" challenge at Come and Get It.  Thank you for stopping to take a look and I hope you have a wonderful day.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Sisters - Teddy Bears
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
 Crafts and Me Challenge & Inspiration Blog -  Anything Goes
Just Add Ink – Just Add Layers
Scrapping4funChallenges - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge -Anything Goes