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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!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fitztown's Colour Challenge

Thanks for stopping by.  I chose to do a tag this week  for the brown colour challenge at Fitztown and I used one of the images from Fitztown's wild animal collection called wild 5.  You can find the image here

The supplies I used for this tag are :

Fitztown's Wild 5
Time Holtz tag die
Distress Inks
Sentiment Stamp by Inkadinkado
Tree Embossing folder by Darice
Stamp by Lizzie Anne Designs
Ribbon from my stash 

There is lots of time to still join in this challenge.  Just create your project and enter it here

I am entering this tag in the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
A girl who crafts -Anything Goes
Just For Fun - Anything Goes
Lia Stampz Challenge - No Patterned Paper
Reves 2 Scrap - Anything goes

Monday, July 21, 2014

Deck the Halls

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges is having a "Deck the Halls" challenge this week and this is my card for the challenge.

I used one of our sponsor The Stamping Boutique's image for this card.  The image is called Princess Jennifer Latte Decorating the Tree image.  You can find the image I used here.

I decided to use non-traditional Christmas colours for my card.  I thought they suited the princess.  I coloured my card with Copics and a silver pen  and then added some Diamond Glaze to give the Christmas balls some texture and shine. To add some  sparkle to the tree and her little black party dress I added silver  and black glitter.

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

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Clear It Out : Christmas In July,
Stash: Glittery Sparkly Things  (paper, glitter)
Cards Galore Encore - Use a Digi or Rubber Stamp 
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Christmas in July  
A girl who crafts -ANYTHING GOES
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Christmas In July 
Digi Choosday Challenge - Christmas In July
Die Cuttin' Divas -Christmas In July

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Christmas in July

Come and Get It Challenges is having a Christmas in July challenge this week and this is my card for the challenge. The sponsor of the challenge is Bugaboo and I have used an image called Duo Penguin for my easel card.

I used a Stampin Up die and a Spellbinder die for the Easel.  I thought using the combination of dies gave the card an interesting effect. I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added a scrapbook sentiment and a button to complete the Christmas in July card.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Send a Smile for Kids - Christmas in July
Hiding in my Craft Room - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge - layer it up
My Sheri Crafts Challenge - Christmas in July
AUD Sentiment Challenge - Christmas in July
Divas by Design Challenge - Christmas in July
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas in July

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Creative Knockout's Friendship Challenge

I am excited to belong to a new challenge group called Creative KnockOuts and this is my first card for the challenge.  The theme of the challenge is Friendship. I made my card using the sponsor Craft Sentiments' image called Harriet and Ragga. It is such a cute image.

Products that I used to make this card along with my image are:

  • Paper from my stash
  • Sentiment stamp by Stampin Up
  • Copics for colouring
  • Bling and die cuts from my stash
  • Diamond Glaze
Thank you for stopping by.  Do something creative for yourself today.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs -Sentiment
Moo-Mania & More - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes

Cards Galore Encore - Use a Digi or Rubber Stamp

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Altered Item Challenge

Thank you for stopping by. Fitztown is having an alter item challenge this week and I decided to try something different and this is my creation.  At the local thrift store I found this picture frame that was an old fashion bicycle and thought it could work with one of the old fashion ladies from the Fitztown collection of images.  I also used two of their pretty butterflies from the garden collection. You can find the images here.

The flowers also came from the local thrift store 

Hope you enjoyed my altered item and that you will join us this week at Fitztown.  Have a creative day.  I am now on my way back into my craft room to clean up my mess.

I am entering my project in the following challenge:

Anything but a card - Open theme
Altered Eclectics - Anything goes
My Heart Pieces - Anything But a Card
Pumpkin spice -  Anything Goes

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Colour Challenge - Pink, Green, Yellow and Blue

Thank you for stopping by.  Come and Get It has a colour challenge this week.  The colours are pink, blue, green and yellow. I chose to use one of our sponsors The Paper Shelter's image called Summer Holidays for my card.    I think she is just right for these colours.

My background is cut with a card creator die by Spellbinder and the palm trees are leftovers I found in my stash from a travel book I was making.   Hope you will join us at Come and Get It, just create your card and enter it here

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Sunflower Fields Designs - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - It's all about Girls
Digi Choosday Challenge- Punches and/or Die Cuts
Di's Digis Designs -Summer Fun
Little Claire's  - Summertime
Pumpkin spice -  Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Envelope Punch Tag Book

A friend challenged me to make a Envelope Punch Tag book.  It was lots of fun to make.  Without a set theme I had to think about it a lot and come up with a theme.  I came across this quote on Pinterest "Jump you might just fly".  I thought it in my make an interesting title to my book.

I used a lot of my older stamps and supplies to make my tag book.  I hope she enjoys it.  The supplies I used for the book are:

Envelope punch
Dragonflies - Michael Strong rubber stamps
Flowers by Scrappy Cat
Butterfly punch (on back) – Tim Holtz
Flying Hummingbird by Designs by Ryan
Eagle in Tree – The Old Island Stamp Company
Butterfly – punch by Martha Stewart
Large tag – Tim Holtz die
Small tag – Marvy punch
Paper - Basic Gray, Gelli Plate scraps
Distress Inks
Copic markers 

Unmounted and I have forgotten who made them
Eagle Flying
Bird stamp
Also from my stash  
Fabric Ribbon
Quotes – from Pinterest and Google searches

 I hope everyone will have sometime today to be creative.  

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

7 Kids College Fund - Anything goes with optional twist TAG IT! 
Divas by Design - W,2E - Things with wings
House That Stamps Built - Fur or Winged Things
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
Stampin' Royalty - Anything goes
Digi Choosday Challenge - Punches and/or Die Cuts
Just Inspirational Challenges – Anything But A Card
    PDE Linky Party - Tags 
    Anything but a card - Open theme
    Altered Eclectics - Anything goes