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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, April 27, 2015

Gold and White for Christmas


The digital image is from Sticky Bear Digital Stamps one of the sponsors at this week's Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.  The theme of the challenge is to create a card using only the colours of white and a colour of your choice. The name of the image that I used for the card is Christmas Sled. 

I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 8 to cut out my layers of while and gold.  I also used a snowflake embossing fold by Darcie on one of my white layers. I cut the Christmas sentiment out of gold and white cards stock and then layered the tow sentiments together.  The sled was coloured with Copic colours Y21, Y23, Y26, and Y28.  A gold and white bow was added to complete the card. 

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge. Pop over to the Holly Jolly blog to see the beautiful Christmas card creations of the rest of the Design Team.   Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 


Sunday, April 26, 2015

Let The Good Times Roll - Mardi Gra


This is one of my projects this week for Not Just Cards. I used this Mardi Gra mask from Faery Ink for my journal page. I think this image is beautiful and just right for a journal page. 

I printed my image and then masked it to protect it from my background technique.  I used a brayer and rolled several thin coats of different colours of chalk paint on my background then stamped my music stamp with Stazon Ink.

I coloured my mask with coordination colours of Copics and used a gold gelli pen for the beads.   I added die cut feathers and a sentiment.  To complete the page I inked the feathers and page with Lilac Distress Ink.   Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics  - Anything Goes (Altered Art/Mix Media only)
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (no cards)
SLS Lines Challenge - Anything Goes
Art-Journal-Journey - Favorite Poems and Quotes (Altered Art/Mix Media only)
Scribble and Scrap -  #43 Always:  Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes (Mixed Media Altered Art / Mixed Media ONLY)

Mushrooms and Butterflies




I made this little mushroom gift box for this weeks Not Just Cards challenge this week.  I wrapped a box from my recycle bin with the images from one of our sponsors, Angies Digis.  The digital image is called Butterfly on a Toadstool




I coloured my image with my Copics, glitter and PanPastels.  I sprayed the box with Goosebumps, and added glitter tape. For the top of the box I made a knob out of a large wooden bead and a button from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.    

Mad Court Jester



Don't you just love this Mad Court Jester image from SLS Lines, one of the sponsors this week at Not Just Cards. I thought he was just adorable.  It was lots of fun to colour him with my Copics. I love to use bright colours.

Once I had printed my image on to my paper I created a mask to protect the image and layered acrylic paint using my Gelli plate and a couple of different stencils. It was lots of fun to colour the jester with my Copics. I love to use bright colours.  To make my image stand out from my colourful background I used a charcoal pencil to outline the image.  

To complete my journal page I used distressed ink around the edges of the page and layered it on red cardstock. 

I decided later to add my page to my journal book and edged the page with a similar design. I added a sentiment and the with Stazon Ink added the word Joker.  This is what my finished page looked like.




Thank you for stopping by and join us this week at Not Just Cards.  

I am entering this journal page in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics  - Anything Goes (Altered Art/Mix Media only)

2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes (no cards)
SLS Lines Challenge - Anything Goes
Art-Journal-Journey - Favorite Poems and Quotes (Altered Art/Mix Media only)
Scribble and Scrap -  #43 Always:  Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes (Mixed Media Altered Art / Mixed Media ONLY)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spring is in the Air



I made this spring card for a challenge at Come and Get It this week.  Bugaboo is one of the sponsors and I used their image called Scene It, Ladybug. I love Bugaboo's cute images.  The sentiment is a unmounted rubber stamp from my stash that the company's name escapes me. 

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added a sentiment by Katie and Co.  I love the bright colours of the card.  Hope you will join in our challenge this week. Just create your card and enter it here.   Thank you for stopping by. Have a creative day. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Card Mania - Flowers
    My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
    The Sisters of Craft- Anything Goes
      My Time to Craft - spring flowers 



      Saturday, April 18, 2015

      Use things that start with B



      Come and Get It Challenges  theme this week is ``Use things that start with B`` for your project.  I chose to use a cute digital called Bluebell Sprite 2 by Aurora Wings , one of this weeks sponsors.   For my B`s - I used a bluebell image, blue bell flowers and blue card stock. 
      This was a fun card to make . I just coloured the image and started layering my papers  and ribbons.  Thank you for stopping to take a look and I hope you have a very creative day.  
      I am entering this card in the following challenges:
      A Gem of a Challenge - spring is in the air 
      Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge Spring
      Fussy and Fancy - Springtime Flowers
      Graph'It Colour Challenge Flower Power
      QKR Stampede – Spring Flowers
      Wags 'n Whiskers - Flowers
      Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes

      Monday, April 13, 2015

      Christmas Tree Challenge


      Hi!  I am back at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges after a winter break and we have a Christmas tree challenge for you this week.  

      My card is made using an image from Bugaboo, one of our sponsors this week called called Stella - Santa Died.   The stamp set comes with a cute sentiment but this card I decided not to use the sentiment and only use the image of Stella.  I love the look of Stella and the flopping Christmas tree. 

      I coloured my image with Copics, Diamond Glaze, and glitter.  I added a die sentiment and layers of card stock.  To complete the card I added some glittered star. Thank you for stopping by.  I hope that you will join us this week at Holly Jolly, just create your card with a tree theme and enter it here