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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, July 25, 2016

Show us some Sparkle


Time for another Christmas challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week.  The theme of the challenge is Show Us Some Sparkle at I used this great image by Art by Miran for my card.  The image is called Hey Miss Santa and I coloured her with Copics and a Wink of Stella.  

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The Wink of Stella gave the image some sparkle and I added couple of glitter background
papers.  The sentiment is by Just Rite Stamps.  I added a cane cane to complete the card.  Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative week.   

Summer Time Challenge


Time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week.  The theme of the challenge is summer.

One of the special things of summer for me are all the flowers in bloom.  My card was made using a cling rubber stamp from the Jofy collection from Paper Artsy coloured with Posca Pens and a white Gell pen . 

The background of the card was made using a Gelli Plate.  
The fence was cut with my Cricut and the sentiment was created with my computer.  

 Hope you will join in this challenge this week and tell us what summer means to you.  Pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring project of our design team. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

For the Kids Challenge



We have another challenge over at Come and Get It this week and the theme is For the Kids.  I have used a stamp from one of our great sponsors QKR Stampede called Little Boy.   I think he is adorable.  I think the image makes a great birthday card for a little boy. 

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My card was coloured with Copics and a white Gell Pen.  To complete the card I added some brads and some doodling.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative week.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Three or More Layers Challenge


Time for another challenge this month at  SLS Lines Challenge Blog and the theme is three or more layers. This is my card I created for the challenge using an image called Marie Antoinette with birds and ribbons. 

I used several different layers for my background of my card and coloured her with Copics. glitter added a flower, gems and a brad to complete the card.  Hope you will join  us this month.  Create your card and enter it here

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog  to see the creations of the design team. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hunter's Birthday Card


Come and get It Challenges is hosting a new challenge this week and the theme of the challenge is Stripes or Checks.  Create your card or project but make sure that it has either some stripes or checks incorporated into the project. 

I have made a birthday card for my husband using this hunting dad image from Make It Crafty our sponsor this week. The image is called Hunting Dad


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I used some checked and striped paper from my stash has a background for my card.  I coloured my image with Copics and PanPastels.  The sentiment and elements are from Tim Holtz . To complete the card I added a few gears and Diamond Glaze on the hunter's glasses.  Hope you enjoy the card and thank you for popping by.  Remember to visit our challenge blog to see the beautiful Creations of the design team. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Christmas Card Based on a Song


This week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges the them of the challenge is to make a card based on a Christmas song.  The song I chose was "Early Christmas Morning" by Cyndi Lauper.  The digital image I used for the card is by Sami Stamps, one of this weeks sponsors. 

 The digital image is called  Christmas Morning Magic.  The sentiment stamp is by Just-Rite Stamps.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Pop over to our challenge blog to see the cards that the design team have created to inspire you. 

Bling It Up


We have a new challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week and the theme is Bling It Up.  I have used this cute image from My Bestie's that I had in my stash of digital stamps and thought it was perfect for this bling it up challenge.  

I coloured my image with Copics, Wink of Stella and a Gell Roll pen. I love my colour combo of oranges, violet and yellow.  I used a pretty die frame to frame the image and another flower die for the sidebar. Once I had may card completed I blinged it up with some gems and completed the card with some pretty yellow roses. 

Hope you will join in the bling it up challenge. Remember to pop over to the challenge blog to see the inspiring creating of the design team. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafts Galore - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Make it Glitter
Happy Little Stamper - Anything Goes with Dies
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes