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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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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Happy Fright Night


Time for another challenge at Forever Dark this month. I am using Odd Ball Art's image, one of our sponsors this month called Creepy Cute Big Eye Girl w/Tombstone ~ Fran Tick N Dave the Bat


I used some digital papers from  Lisa Altered for the background of my card and added a couple of Halloween themed dies, some rubber stamped images from an old set of Stampin Up stamps, grass, and creepy eyes from my stash . My images were coloured with Copic markers.  

Thank you for stopping by. Come join us this month at Forever Dark . Pop over to our challenge blog to see the other projects of our talented design team. Have a very creative day. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door  - Always Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy Anything Goes 
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Anything Goes



    Winter Angel


    This is one of my project for this week's challenge at Forever Dark.  I made my canvas art board with the image I used from Poppy Seed Graphics called Winter Angel


    To create my art board I first glued squares of thin card board packaging on to my board then I painted it all with white Gesso.  The next step was then to glue snowflakes painted with white Gesso on a random pattern on my board. I used 2 colours of purple ink sprays on my board and some silver acrylic spray paint .   Once I had my bard the way I liked it I then added my image that I had coloured with Copics and glitter. I also used purple flock on  the shawl collar . 

    Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

    I am entering my project in the following challenges:

    Scrappers Delights   Always Anything Goes 
    Crafting By Designs  August Anything Goes 
    Rhedd's Creative Spirit  Anything Goes

    4 Crafty Chicks  Anything Goes
     
    Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
    613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
    The Mix Media Place - Anything Goes

    Monday, August 3, 2015

    Mix Media Butterflies



    I have been playing with my Brusho colour crystals this week and I decided to join in the Mix Media Card Challenge this month.  The theme of the challenge is butterflies. 

     I coloured my background with my brushos by sprinkling water on my card and blowing the colours around with a can of air. Once I had my background the way I wanted I stamped my clematis  and butterfly stamps on my card.  My next step was to added more Brusho colour to my butterflies with a paint brush and finish the card off with a ribbon, threaded pearls and a sentiment.  

    Products I used to make my card:

    Stampendous Butterfly rubber stamp
    PSX Clematis rubber stamp
    Stampin Up sentiment rubber stamp
    Brusho Crystals 
    White ribbon
    Threaded Pearls 

    Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  I am entering this card in the following challenges:

    Mix Media Card Challenge - Butterflies
    Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes
    2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
    Paradise of Stamps - Anything Goes

    Feathered Friends Christmas




    All Dressed Up is one of our fabulous sponsors this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges and I created this card using their Christmas Owl image. 





    To make my card I used the following products

    Christmas Paper from my stash
    Christmas owl
    Star border punch
    Digital sentiment from my stash
    Copic Markers

    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
    Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
    Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything goes as long as it is Christmas

    Mad Hatter Art Journal Page




    The book Alice in Wonderland turned 150 years old this month and I thought it was fitting that I create am art journal page using this great Mad Hatter digital image from SLS Lines, one of our sponsors this month at Not Just Cards

     https://www.etsy.com/shop/SLSLines

    To make my journal page I added several different colours of acrylic paints to my background and used a brayer to mix the colours. I added my Mad Hatter image to the page and colured the image with my Copics, gell pen and a glitter pen.  To complete the journal page I added a coordinating piece of ribbon, washi tape and a sentiment that I created on my computer. 

    Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Join us at Not Just Cards this month.  Just create your project and enter it here

    I am entering this art journal page on the following challenges:

    Scrappers Delights   Always Anything Goes 
    Anything but a Card Anything Goes
    Crafting By Designs  August Anything Goes 
    Rhedd's Creative Spirit  Anything Goes
    Our Creative Corner  Mexico Moods

    Scrappers Delights   Always Anything Goes 
    Crafting-With-Friends  Anything Goes
    4 Crafty Chicks  Anything Goes
    Anything but a Card Anything Goes
    Crafting By Designs  Anything Goes 
    Rhedd's Creative Spirit  Anything Goes
    Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
    613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
    The Mix Media Place - Anything Goes

    Party Invitation


    This is my last project this month for Not Just Cards.  I have so much fun creating here. We a new sponsor, DiddyBag and I have used their digital images called Mexican Boys for this party invitation. They are so cute.  There are e little boys in the set and I chose these two for the invitation.  

    I coloured the boys with Copics, and then added a stamp sombrero to the background, and cut one out for the front of the invitation.  The sentiment is from my stash and I punched out some music note to complete the project. 

    Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative week.  


    Cherub Gift Box


    This is another of my projects for Not Just Cards this month.  I made this gift box using a digital image from Delightful Digis'  Angel and Cherub collection.    



    Here are additional views of the gift box.




    I started my project by painting a kraft box with a couple of different colours of grey paint and edging the sides with Soot Distress Ink. My next step was to rubber stamp a flourish image all over the box giving the box an old look to it.  I coloured my Cherup image with a light colouring of Copic Markers and then applied sugaring to the complete image.  

    To complete the project I added a die cut "love" and a fabric sweater enclosure to the front to the box.   I like the antique look for the box.  I think it is a nice effect to go with the image.   Thank you for stopping by and I hope we have lots of creativity today.