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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, November 24, 2014

Christmas Elves



I am hosting the the challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week  and I chose a Christmas Elf Challenge.  Bugaboo is the sponsor this week and I used their cute Elf Pocket for my card. 

I paper pieced my little elf,  I liked the paisley pattern paper of his pocket.   I added some glitter and bling for Christmas sparkle.  

Hope you will join us this week.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

Christmas Calendar



This altered clip board was made for this weeks Not Just Cards challenge.   I used a Bugaboo Christmas image called Ava and Deacon Christmas Sign.  Bugaboo is one of our fabulous sponsors this week.  Check out Not Just Cards and see the beautiful work of the design team and the great sponsors and prizes we have.

I coloured my image with Copic Markers and Distress Ink, found a calendar on a google search and added some Christmas bling.  I hope you enjoy the project and will join us this week at Not Just Cards.  






It's a Celebration


This is one of my projects for this weeks Not Just Cards Challenge. I have made a tag with an image from Sassy Studio Designs called Lets Go Sassy. Sassy Studio Designs is one of our sponsors this week. 

The products I used for my tag are:

  • Panpastels
  • Glitter pen
  • Glitter Dots
  • Copic Markers
  • Digital image called Lets Go Sassy
  • String of pearls
  • Bling 
  • Sentiment from my stash 
  • Vellum 
  • Ribbon
  • Stencil by Tammy Laporte

Thank you for stopping to take a look.  Have a creative day.  Remember to stop by Not Just Cards to see the other projects of the design team. 

Fairy Christmas



Thank you for stopping by, this  is one of my projects for Not Just Cards anything goes challenge this week. I thought I would make a Kleenex box cover for Christmas.  I think it would look cute in the bathroom.  I used a digital stamp from Bugaboo one of our sponsors of the challenge, called Fairy Christmas. 



Once I figured out the dimensions of my box I constructed it and covered the box with some very pretty Designer Christmas paper.  I also used the paper on the back panel.  The image was coloured with a gelli pen, glitter and Copic Markers.  I used Tim Holtz's Holly dies for the holly and used glitter on the leaves and berries to give the project some Christmas sparkle. 

Hope you will join in our challenge. Have a creative day. 

Putting Up the Christmas Tree



I this is one of my projects I made for Not Just Cards this week.  The theme is anything goes and I made a post-it holder with a Christmas theme.

To make my Post It holder I purchased a dollar store plastic picture frame which I layed on its side to create my surface for the digital image, pen and the post it.   

The image I used to make my project is a cute image from Robyns Fetish called Putting up the Christmas tree. The mouse and the tree were coloured with Copic Markers and glitter. The image was place inside of the picture stand.  I then added a pen and a die cut to complete the holder. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

It is a Pink and Silver Christmas


I  am hosting a challenge at Fitztown this week and the theme is a Pink or Silver Christmas.  I have made this tag to go on a gift for a little girl in my life.   I think the image I used from Fitztown's winter collection is just adorable.  She is called Winter 10 and can be purchased here

I used a dark silver glitter paper that I cut out with a Christmas bell diecut and cut my image out with a smaller one from the set. I trimmed the large diecut with pink paper. 

The image was coloured with Copic Markers and a glitter pen.  Once I completed layering the diecuts I added a paper snowflake, snowflake button, pearl, ribbon and a bow.   I think this will look never nice on my little gift. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your day is full of creativity. 


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Winter Tag


Inside of Tag






This week at Come and Get It Challenges we have a Winter challenge.  Create your card or project
with a winter theme.  I used an image from one of our sponsors, Fitztown to create my tag.  The image is called Winter 9 . 

My tag pattern opens from the top and has a magnet imbedded in the tag to keep it closed. My sentiments are diecuts. To complete the tag I added some bling, ribbon and a snowflake brad. 

Thank you for stopping by tonight and I hope you have a creative day.   Stop by the Come and Get It blog to see the other creations the design Team have created to inspire you and the prizes they are offering to the winners of the challenge.