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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, October 27, 2014

Noel Noel

Holly Jolly Christmas challenges is having a bingo challenge this week.  

2 designer papers
Die cuts

I chose to use the bottom row (die cuts, punches and pearls).  The digital image I used is from Stamp and Create, one of our sponsors this week and is called Noel Carols by Saturated Canary.

I layered my pattern papers that I cut out with a card creator die, layered a Memory Box wreath die, punched musical notes, and then added pearls and gemstones. 

The image was coloured with Copics and to complete the card I added a Noel button from my stash that I coloured with Distress Tea Dye ink.  Come join us at Holly Jolly this week.  There are lots of possibilities with this bingo challenge.  Just create your card and enter it here

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Christmas Card Challenges ~ Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant ~ Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
My Perfect Life – Christmas Cards
Allsorts Challenge - Christmas

Halloween Wall Hanging

This is a Halloween Project I made for this week's challenge at Not Just Cards.  I have used this spooky digi from Odd Ball Images for my wall hanging along with a die from Tim Holtz , spider paper from my stash and a tombstone die. To complete the wall hanging I added a wire hanger and a ribbon. It was a quick and easy project and fun to make. 

Odd Ball images is only one of our great sponsors this week.  They have a lot of great unusual images.  Check our our challenge blog, the design team has been really busy creating different projects from our sponsors to inspire you.  

Hope you will join us this week  for a great challenge.  Just create your card or project and enter it here.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering this wall hanging in the following challenges:

All Crafts Challenge - 2 Anything but a Card
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes and/or Spooky
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Halloween or Colors: Orange, Black, Green, Purple
Through the Purple Haze - Halloween
Whoopsi Daisy -Halloween
That Craft Place Halloween

Open-Minded Challenges -  Halloween or Dressing Up
Sunflower Fields Designs -  Autumn/Halloween!!! 
    Brown Sugar – Anything Goes

      Whenever Possible Choose Adventure

      This is my creation for this weeks Not Just Cards' Challenge.  I used one of our sponsor The Stamping Dragon's image for my Art Journal page.   I thought my gelli print page suited the image and I found this sentiment on Pinterest that seemed to work well with it. 

      Products I used for this art journal page are:
      • The Stamping Dragon image - Aimee Goes Steampunk
      • Sentiment from Pinterest - printed on tissue paper
      • Coloured with Copics, glitter, acrylic paint
      • Butterfly by Inkadinkado - stamped on acrylic paper, coloured with acrylic paints, glitter, diamond glaze and white tissue paper
      • Background paper- gelli plate print (stencil, molding paste and assorted acrylic paints)
      • Assorted Die Cuts and bling
      I hope you will join us at our new challenge blog.  Pop over to Not Just Cards blog and take a look at the projects our creative design team have created to inspire you.   

      Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. I am ntering this project at the following challenge blogs:

      All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card

      Open-Minded Challenges -  Halloween or Dressing Up
      Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
      One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes with a Butterfly
      My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes

      Saturday, October 25, 2014

      Recipe Challenge at Come and Get It

      Cindy at Come and Get It Challenges has a recipe challenge this week. The card recipe is diecuts, ribbon, bling and designer scrapbook paper. 

      Lacy Sunshine is one of the sponsors of the challenge and I used one of their cute images called Rory's Christmas Presents Delivery.  Isn't she cute?  

      The supplies I used for this card are:

      • Lacy Sunshine image
      • Ribbon from my stash
      • Copic Markers
      • Brazzill Basic Paper - Worth Remembering
      • Card Creator diecut
      • Bling from my stash

      Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

      I am entering this card in the following challenges:

      Creative Fingers:  ATG
      Creative Corners:  ATG
      Sister Act:  ATG
      The Paper Girls:  ATG
      Art by Miran Challenge: ATG
      Inspiration Destination Challenge : ATG
      A Random Fan Challenge : ATG
      Party Time Tuesday Challenge: ATG
      House of Cards Monthly Challenge: Punches and Dies

      Wednesday, October 22, 2014

      Halloween Treat Bag

      This is my project for this week's Halloween challenge at Creative Knockouts. Meljen's Designs is the sponsor of the challenge and I made a treat bag out of a lunch bag for the challenge.  I used Meljen's Designs, image called  Victorian Goth Girl along with an assortment of papers from my stash.  

      I added some eyes, a spider,ribbon,  pearls and a bat to complete my treat bag.  Thank you for stopping by and please join us in this Halloween challenge this week.  Have a wonderful day.  

      I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

      Hanna & Friends -  cute/stamped/person/animal- Halloween
      MilkCoffee Challenge-Halloween
      Cardz 4 Guyz- It's Spooky - Halloween

      Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -  Halloween 
       PDE Linky Party  - Halloween Decorations
    • Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

        Tuesday, October 21, 2014

        Vellum Card Challenge

        This is my inspirational card for the vellum challenge at Fitztown this week.  It has been awhile since I have used vellum on a card. I love how velum give a card such a soft look. 

        I used this pretty image called Mystical Fae 2 from Morgan Fitzsimon's collection at Fitztown, you can find the image here

        I die cut the vellum background with my new stitch die and made the velum flower with a couple of flower punches that I added rubbed some Inka Gold on give some interest.  

         You have still lots of time to join in this challenge. Just create your card and enter it here. Thank you for stopping to take a look. 

        Wednesday, October 15, 2014

        Recycle, Re-Purpose, Re-Invent - October, Fall, Harvest and Halloween - Part 2

        This is one of my projects  for part 2 of the Recycle, Re-Purpose, Re-Invent challenge blog. 

         I wish I had taken a picture if my clock before I painted it.  The clock was one a girlfriend had given me that she found at a garage sale.  It was cheap plastic, the silver coating was peeling and the clock background was blue and gray strips.  I thought is was a good project to use on of CS Design's digital images called Solitaire/Steampunk Round.  The image is part of their Steampunk Digital Stamp Series and can be purchased here.  

        I first coated the clock with a Mat Medium to stop the peeling of the finish then I spray painted the clock brown. Once the spray paint dried I then painted the clock with Kroma Crackle Paint and then another layer of Mat Medium. Once the paint cracked and was completely dried I  dry brushed on brown, orange and gold paint until I got the effect I wanted. 

        The metal leaves on the clock were from some wine markers that I had.  Some of the leaves I used a couple of different embossing on it to give them some colour and the other leaved I painted with the same paint as the clock. 

        The dragonfly was from a old necklace and also was coloured with paint.

        Thank you for stopping by and I hope you can join us in the challenge.  Try something new.  

        Here are the links to the other DT Blogs - I hope you will check out their projects for this second challenge from these talented ladies.

        Angela …  The Paper Craft Nook  

        Chris.....   CS Designs Blog

        We are also having a Design team and Guest designer call.
        Would you love to join our Fabulous Team. If so please add either Dt ot GD after your name on the challenge blob. 

        I am entering this project in the following challenges:

        Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
        Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Halloween or Not
        Crafters Hoarders  - Happy Fall
        Lessology - Beautiful Scenery
        Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
        Baffies Kreativladen - Fall & Halloween 
        Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
        Cheerful Stamp Pad - Fall Leaves