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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!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

3 of Something Challenge at Come and Get It.

I made this card for a challenge at Come and Get It Challenges.  The challenge is to make a card , your choice of theme as long as you have 3 of something on the card. How easy is this challenge.

  • Digital Stamp - Bugaboo - Flower Bird
  • Paper from my stash and Momenta
  • Sentiment stamp  - A Muse Art Stamps
  • Martha Stewart punch (my three flowers)
  • Stampin Up - banner die
  • Copics and Gelli Pen
  • Misc: Lace and Pearls from my stash

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a very creative day. Off to clean up my craft room again. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ribbon or Lace Challenge at Holly Jolly

Thank you for stopping by.  This is my card for the current Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge that I am host.  The challenge is to use ribbon or lace on your Christmas card. QKR Stampede is the sponsor this week and I have used one of their elf digital images for the card and you can find the image here.  I think the elf looks like he is having so much fun.

I coloured my image with Copic Markers and glitter and added a "Joy" die cut sentiment , snowflake and a ribbon to complete my card.  Hope we will see your art work at Holly Jolly soon.

I am entering this Christmas card in the following challenges:

My Perfect Life - Christmas Card
Paper Creators Craft Challenge - Early Christmas
Dream it Up Challenge - Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin Challenge - Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas

Altered Clock

I had fun this week creating this altered clock for the Not Just Cards Challenge blog.  Lacy Sunshine is one of the sponsors of the challenge and I used this cute image called Emily Raindrops 1920's.

The supplies that I used for this card are:
  • Alcohol Inks - for colouring the outside of the clock
  • Cricut - fence
  • Lacy Sunshine - image Emily Raindrops
  • Flower, Washi tape, gems and pearls from my stash
  • Copics
  • Butterfly dies
  • Paper - for butterflies and clock face - pocket Full of Posies Stack
  • Paper - from my Stash
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative day. Try something different this week and join us at Not Just Cards Challenges.

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge 9 - Let's Celebrate with Jewels or Pearls
A girl who crafts - Always ANYTHING GOES
Stamping Sensations - September Challenge Things with Wings
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes must be mixed Media
Lacy Sunshine - Use something with wings

Halloween Treat Box - Not Just Cards

Welcome to another challenge at Not Just Cards. This is our second challenge.   My project this week is a flat back treat box using an image from one of our sponsors Fantasy Art by Nikki Burnette.

The digital stamp is called  Fantasy Art - Witch Stamp - Zoe. I think she is just perfect for this Halloween treat box.  I coloured the image with Copics, PanPastels and glitter. You can find the instructions for this box at SplitCoastStampers.  I made the box 1 1/2 times the size of the box in the tutorial.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Hope you will join our challenge this week.  Just create your project and enter it here

I am entering my project in the following challenges:

A girl who crafts -Always ANYTHING GOES
Cards Galore Encore - MAKE A CARD! 
The Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Autumn Colours

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Autumn Scarecrow

Come and Get It Challenges this week is to create a card with a digi with something autumn.  I chose to do a card with a scarecrow dig from The Stamping Boutique  one of our sponsors this week.    . 

Digital stamp by The Stamping Boutique called Scarecrow
Sentiment by Stampin Up
Paper from my stash
Copics, glitter, brad, bling from my stash

Thanks for stopping. Come and join us at Come and Get It Challenges .  Pop over to there blog to see the wonderful creations of the other design team members. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Outdoor Fun

Creative Knockout has a challenge this week called "outdoor fun" and this is my card I made for the challenge.  Dr. Digi is the sponsor of the challenge and I used one of their images called  BBQ Bill.
The sentiment stamp is by Stampendous.  I thought it was a fun little summer card and great for a BBQ invitation.

Join us at Creative Knockout and show us your favourite outdoor activity. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Anything Goes Challenge at Fitztown

This is my inspirational card for this week's Anything goes challenge at Fitztown.   Lots of time left to join in this challenge and with such an open theme it is not to hard to come up with a card or project. 

For my card I used one of the  Fitztown's floral images called Flower 5.  Fitztown is still adding their images to their blog and if you do not see an image on their site that you would like to purchase please email Paul at sales@Fitztown.com. To add some interest to my card I added several dies from different sets by Spellbinder as accents. 

Show us your art work and creativity by joining in the challenge this week.   You can enter your card here