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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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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vellum Card Challenge





This is my inspirational card for the vellum challenge at Fitztown this week.  It has been awhile since I have used vellum on a card. I love how velum give a card such a soft look. 

I used this pretty image called Mystical Fae 2 from Morgan Fitzsimon's collection at Fitztown, you can find the image here

I die cut the vellum background with my new stitch die and made the velum flower with a couple of flower punches that I added rubbed some Inka Gold on give some interest.  

 You have still lots of time to join in this challenge. Just create your card and enter it here. Thank you for stopping to take a look. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Recycle, Re-Purpose, Re-Invent - October, Fall, Harvest and Halloween - Part 2


This is one of my projects  for part 2 of the Recycle, Re-Purpose, Re-Invent challenge blog. 

 I wish I had taken a picture if my clock before I painted it.  The clock was one a girlfriend had given me that she found at a garage sale.  It was cheap plastic, the silver coating was peeling and the clock background was blue and gray strips.  I thought is was a good project to use on of CS Design's digital images called Solitaire/Steampunk Round.  The image is part of their Steampunk Digital Stamp Series and can be purchased here.  






I first coated the clock with a Mat Medium to stop the peeling of the finish then I spray painted the clock brown. Once the spray paint dried I then painted the clock with Kroma Crackle Paint and then another layer of Mat Medium. Once the paint cracked and was completely dried I  dry brushed on brown, orange and gold paint until I got the effect I wanted. 

The metal leaves on the clock were from some wine markers that I had.  Some of the leaves I used a couple of different embossing on it to give them some colour and the other leaved I painted with the same paint as the clock. 

The dragonfly was from a old necklace and also was coloured with paint.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you can join us in the challenge.  Try something new.  

Here are the links to the other DT Blogs - I hope you will check out their projects for this second challenge from these talented ladies.


Angela …  The Paper Craft Nook  

Chris.....   CS Designs Blog

We are also having a Design team and Guest designer call.
Would you love to join our Fabulous Team. If so please add either Dt ot GD after your name on the challenge blob. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Halloween or Not
Crafters Hoarders  - Happy Fall
Lessology - Beautiful Scenery
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Baffies Kreativladen - Fall & Halloween 
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Fall Leaves


Monday, October 13, 2014

Snow Friends, Snowman Challenge at Holly Jolly this Week


It is time for a "snowman" challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week.  Everyone loves snowman.  I used one of our sponsors, The Stamping Boutique's images for the challenge called snow friends

I coloured my image with my Copics, added glitter, picture corners, gell snowflakes and a paper ribbon sentiment. It was a fun card to make. I hope you will join us this week at Holly Jolly.  
Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Glorious Christmas - snowman
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Snowflakes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything goes
Little Claire's Designs - Christmas Theme
We do Doobaboo - Christmas
Crafters Blogger Network - Christmas
The Glory of Christmas Challenges - snowmen

Party Like a Rock Star


Not Just Cards is having another great Anything Goes challenge this week.  I am using a digital image from  Faery Ink called Hip Hop Headphones Urban Afro Puffs Cutie Tube.  Faery Ink is just one of the great sponsors for this challenge and with such great sponsors we have some wonderful prizes for the winners. 

I made a CD cover with my image.  I thought it would be a great gift for a little  girl with some of their favourite music on the CD.  Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative day. 

New Digs!



I just had to make another project with these wonderful digi's from Handmade Harbour , one of our sponsors of our challenge at Not Just Cards. This digi is called Tall Houses and can be purchased here.

My project was coloured with Copic Markers, white Gelly Roll pen and Panpastels. I also used a Tim Holtz stencil in the background for some interest. The sentiment is by WordsWorth.

Pop over to the Not  Just Cards web site to see the other projects that the design team has made to inspire you.  We have several sponsors this week so there are some great prizes for some lucky winners, alls you have to do is create your project and enter it here

A girl who crafts - Always ANYTHING GOES
    All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card
      Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
        Whoopsi Daisy - Distressing
          Crafting With The Dragon - October - Anything Goes
            613 Avenue Create Anything Goes w/Optional CAS
              Crafting At the Weekend - Anything Goes 

              Merry and Bright


              This is one of my projects for this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Not Just Cards.  I made my little bag with my Cricut and the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge and used a digi from Deedee's Digis called Merry and Bright. Deedee's Digital is one of our sponsors this week. 

              I printed my digital image on to a half sheet of Ink Jet Shrink Plastic and coloured the image with several different art pens. I stamped a Merry Christmas on to the plastic with Stazon Ink.  Once I finished colouring I sshrunkenthe plastic in my toaster over.  Next I added glitter on to the boarder and the Christmas lights and fastened the image to the bag and completed the project with a so glittered stars and a Christmas ribbon.  

              Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us at Not Just Card this week and have fun creating, 

              Delicious Doodles Challenge – Christmas in October
              Kitty Bee Designs Challenge - Dies and/or Punches
              C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
              Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in October


              Books Fall Open ..........


              Hi fellow crafters.  This is my project for this weeks challenge at Not Just Cards.  I decided to make a wall hanging for this challenge from a cover of a popular Mechanic hard cover book I found in the thrift store and a digital stamp by Handmade Harbour one of our sponsors.  The supplies I used to make this wall hanging are:
              • Digital image - called bookshop
              • Quote by David McCord
              • Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 7 die
              • Dictionary pages
              • Distress Inks - tea dye
              • Soft molding form wire (from my husbands stash)
              • Copics for colouring
              • Crackle rubber stamp - unknown
              • Seam binding for ribbon
              • Brads
              • Corner Paper Punch
              • Popular Mechanics book cover
              • Paper from my stash

              Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.

              I am entering this project in the following challenges

              A girl who crafts - Always ANYTHING GOES

                All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card
                  Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
                    Whoopsi Daisy - Distressing
                      Crafting With The Dragon - October - Anything Goes
                        613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/Optional CAS
                          Crafting At the Weekend - Anything Goes