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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 mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed 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, February 8, 2016

Love, Love, Love


This week at Crafty Cardmakers it is a "Love" themed challenge. I made this love card for my husband for our wedding anniversary. 

I had fun making this card and I hope my hubby will enjoy it. The heart on the card was hand drawn, the sentiment, star  banner  and butterfly were die cuts.  For colour on my card I used several colours of distress inks and thick embossing enamel.  The script on the heart is an very old Italian poem rubber stamp by Hero Arts.  

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative week. Remember to stop by our challenge blog to see the beautiful creations that the design team have made to inspire you.   

Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy Love Day


This month at Patties Creation Challenge Blog it is a Love is in the Air challenge, perfect challenge for the month of February.   I have used one of Patties' digital image called "I love you hearts and roses". Patties' images can be purchased at her Esty store.

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To create my card I used the following products:

Copics
Love die from my stash
Layering dies by Stampin Up
Corner punch
Gell Pen
Darcie Embossing Folder

I printed and cut several copies of the image and layered the image to gibe a 3D effect.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Don't forget to to visit our challenge board to see the beautiful creations of the design team members have created to inspire you.

Mixed Media Chalk Board


This is my project for this month's challenge at Creative Artiste.  I made a chalk board for keeping track of my craft supplies shopping.


This is what I started with, a old wooden calendar holder I found at a thrift store.  I added some cardboard corners to allow me to add more findings. 



Most of my findings came from garage sales, thrift store and the dollar store.  I added all of my findings to the project with heavy matter gell then painted them all with grey gesso. After the Gesso had dried I used ink sprays to add colour and Tin Pewter acrylic paint to highlight the findings and give the project shine.   

Closer look




Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative day.  Remember to stop by Creative Artiste's challenge blog to see all the beautiful art work created by the design team to inspire you. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Simply Papercraft -  Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes


Monday, February 1, 2016

Love, Love, Love ....


We are back with another great anything goes challenge this month at Not Just Cards. Lots of great sponsors ans prizes. 

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps

I made this Valentine gift bag with a digital image from our sponsor, Robin's Fetish.  The image is called I have a crush on you.   I think the image is adorable.  I added some designer paper to my red shopping bag, paper lace, bling and some heats to decorate my bag. 

This is my second project. 



For my second project, a art journal page I used this vintage image by Limited Run called Vintage Cupid

Limited Runs Badge

To make my art journal page I added several stenciled images, rubber stamps.  For colouring I used acrylic paints, Copics, Distress Inks and a haricot pencil. This was a fun page to make.  

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

Love is in the Air



Love is in the Air is the them of our challenge at Incy Incy Designs this week.  Polka Doodle is one of our sponsors for this challenge and I have a  used an image called New Love Friends/Twiggy and Toots.  


I just love these owls. They are so adorable.  To create my card I coloured my image with Copics, added some small stars, metal heart, bling, a sentiment then layered then layered the image on some stared punch papers.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Life is a Kaleidoscope of Colour


This is the first challenge of 2016 at Altered Eclectics and I have made a colourful canvas.  My canvas was made of a combination of mediums.  Some of the products I used for the project are:

Washi tape
Acrylic paint
Tim Holtz butterflies
stencil
Modelling paste
Italian poem stamp
quote found on Pinterest
imagine rubber stamp
ribbon 
gell print paper

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join this months Altered Eclectics challenge. Pop,over to their challenge blog to see the projects the talented design team has created to inspire you.   

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Card Sketch Time



It is card sketch time at Come and Get It Challenges with week and this is my card I created for the challenge.

This is the sketch I used for my card. 


The image I used for my card is by Sami Stamps and is called Little Flower Fairy which I coloured with Copics.   The designer paper I layered my card with  is by DCWV Paper Products. To complete my card I added a flower, trim around the image with Distress Ink and a sentiment. 



Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative week.