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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!


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It's a Winter Wonderland

Creative Knockout Challenges has a Winter Wonder Land theme this week and I made this Christmas bag from a digital image from one of our sponsors, Sweet N Sassy Stamps.  The image is called Christmas Carolers.  

I coloured my image with Copic Markers, added some snow, pearls and ribbon to complete the out side of my Christmas bag.  Pop over to Creative Knockouts Challenge blog to see the other designs of the creative team.  Thank you for stopping by.   

Monday, December 15, 2014

Post It Holder

Hello fellow crafters thank you for stopping by.  This is my project for Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week.  I have  made a Post It holder using Winter 8 from Fitztown, one of our sponsors this week. 

My images were coloured with Copic Markers and glitter. The Merry Christmas is a die cut by Memory Box. 

I added some silver snowflakes to complete the project by Martha Stewart. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Please pop over the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges blog to see the beautiful projects the other Christmas Elves have created to inspire you. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winter Scene Project - Tealight

This is my inspiration project for the winter scene challenge this week.  I just love the winter snowbirds from Morgan Fitzsimon's winter collection.  You can find the snowbird 1 here and snowbird here. Both images come in both coloured and uncoloured.  

I really had fun making this tea light project.  I found a pattern for the lantern at the Whiff of Joy blog. The blog has a very detailed tutorial for the tea Light holder. 

I got excited when I was colouring my little snowbird.  I used sour apple fun flock for one of the hats and diamond flower soft for the snow and the trim of the other snowbirds hat. I also used red Stickles as a trim on one hat and bow. 

I coloured the images with Copics and a white gell pen.The tree is a Tim Holtz die and , the green panel is a die, and a wooden bead and flower made up the top of the tea light.   

This was a very fun project.  Come join us this week at Fitztown.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Come and Get It's Christmas Challenge

Come and Get It has a Christmas challenge this week.   I chose to use an image from Lacy Sunshine, one of our sponsors called  Lucy Boo's Christmas Package  .  I think she is very cute.  The sentiment is a rubber stamp by A Muse ArtStamps. 

I diecut my layers of paper with my Lil' Inker Design stitch dies, coloured my image with Copic Markers and added snow with Flower Soft.  To complete my card I added my ribbon, sentiment and bling.

Hope you will join us this week.   We have some great prizes from our sponsors. Pop over to our challenge blog to see the great projects from the rest of our design team. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. Merry Christmas everyone.  See you back here in the New Year. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Pocket Card

This is my card for this weeks Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.  Lacy Sunshine is one of this weeks sponsors and I used a images called Eleanor/Pickles Caroling

I found this tag pocket directions on the blog of Guri and can be found here.  

I coloured my image with Copic Markers and glitter. The sentiments and snowflake stamp are from my stash of unmounted rubber stamps.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  I hope you will join us this week at  Holly Jolly, just create your project and enter it here.  For inspiration check out our blog and see all of the creative ideas of the design team.  Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year. 

Christmas Tag

 Christmas Holly Sprite in Winter Coat  is the name of the image that I used for this christmas tag that I made for Not Just Cards' challenge this week.  This cute image is by Mitzi who is one of the sponsors for this challenge.  

I coloured the image with my copic markers, glitter and a Gelli pen in traditional colours.  I added some glitter die snowflakes ,  added a die cut sentiment and some bling to complete the tag. 

I hope you will join us this week at Not Just Cards, We would love to see your creations. Remember it is an anything goes challenge.  Just create your project and enter it here

Decorated Christmas Box

I made this Christmas box for this week's challenge at Not Just Card.  All Dressed Up is one of the sponsors and I have used their cute  3 Little Christmas Girls digital stamp on my box.   

front of box

 The supplies I used to decorate the box were:

scrapbook paper from my stash
Copic Markers
Bling and buttons for my stash
Merry Christmas die by Memory Box
Music symbol by Marianne Designs
corner photo punch

Thank you for for stopping by and I hope you will join us this week at Not Just Cards.