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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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Monday, March 30, 2015

Join in the Fun at Not Just Cards

Welcome to another challenge at Not Just Cards,  The them as always is anything goes. 

My first project is a Easter tag using an image from one of our great sponsors, The Stamping Boutique. The image is called Pocket Patootie Easter Bunny.   This tag opens from the top with a place to add your message and is held together with a magnet. I coloured him with Copic markers, did some doodling and added the red ribbon to complete the tag. 



For my second project I decided to wrap a box with a black and gold napkin and us my image from another one of our sponsors, The East Wind.   The image is called Hipster Sakura Kimono girl .  I coloured he with my copic markers and glitter and added a dragon fly embellishment. 



Thank you for stopping by.  Pop over to our challenge blog and see the projects the design team created to inspire you.  

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mix Media Tag with Flowers


I made this mix media a tag for a upcoming tag exchange at Yahoo Group,  Inky Fun Stampers.  The theme of the challenge was flowers and I chose to use a stamp by Penny Black for the tag. 

I cut out my tag using the tag die from Tim Holtz and used distress inks and water to create my muted background. The image was stamped on a slant on the tag.  To add some colour to the image is used markers.  Next I stamped the image a second time on some Gelli print paper  from my stash and cut out the butterfly to give it some depth.  To complete my tag I sprayed it with Goose Bumps for a wet effect and added a glittery ribbon from my stash.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering  my tag in the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Your favourite Penny Black Stamp
Cut it Up Must have Die Cuts -  Spring - Anything But a Card
Docerela Creations- Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
*NEW* Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude -  Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Scrap & Craft Challenge -Flowers

One for The Girls Challenge at Come and Get It Challenges


Come and Get It Challenges this week has a One forThe Girls Challenge this week. Fitztown is one of the sponsors and I fell in love with this Fancy Fairy Children 14 digi stamp   I think she is beautiful. 

I coloured my image with my Copic markers and glitter.  Next I made these pin wheel flowers from a die and added a fancy brad to the center. To complete the card I added a wooden butterfly. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you pop over to the Come and Get It Challenges blog to see the cards the other designers created to inspire you. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Fitztown - Use some green
Speedy  Fox and Friends  W birthday card with butterfly
Simply Create Too -Anything Goes
*NEW* Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Graph'It Colour Challenge - Springtime
Crazy 4 Challenges - Let's think spring 
Crafty Catz - Whimsical Fantasy


Life Cycle


I created this card for a card swap at then Yahoo Group - Inky Fun Stampers this month.  It had been awhile since I had my rubber stamps out and I realized I missed using them.  This bicycle stamp is by  Inkadinkado and the sentiment is from my stash of unmounted polymer stamps and at this time I have forgotten the name of the manufacturer of the stamp. 

This was a fun card and very simply done.  I think it is telling me spring is here and time to get out the bicycle. Hope my partner enjoys it.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a very creative day. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Corner -  Spring has Sprung
Graph'It Colour Challenge - Springtime
QKR Stampede – Add a Sentiment
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
*NEW* Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Spring Is In The Air

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Heritage Plaque



I just finished a encaustic wax class and decided to use what I learned on this vintage plaque I was Making.  The digital image from the vintage collection from CS Designs.   I thought the image suited my design of burlap, old lace, and flowers. To check out CS Design's beautiful art work check it out here

This is what I started with.



Here are some closer views.




The white flower was handmade by my friend Paige and I made the pink flowers.  The flowers, burlap, and frame were dipped in bees wax.  I coloured my image with Panpastels and added everything to a wooden cutting board. To complete the project I added a metal heritage tag from my stash.   

I am entering this project in the following challenges:  

2 Creative Chicks - 24 Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes (Mixed Media Altered Art / Mixed Media ONLY)
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Mix Media World - Anything Goes

    Saturday, March 21, 2015

    Butterfly Girl



    For this week at Come and Get It Challenges it is a WInged thing challenge.  I have used an images from one of our sponsors, Lacy Sunshine  . The image is called Becca Butterfly Flowers Flower Pot Pretties

    I thought I would make an Easel card to show off this pretty lady. Isn't she just my flowers adorable, she was fun to colour.  I used some designer paper from my stash and cut out some butterflies and made pattern the flowers out of the same stash of paper.  

    Thanks for looking. Pop over to the Come and Get It blog to see the cards of the other design team members have created to inspire you.  

    I am entering this card in the following challenges:
    Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
    Fussy and Fancy -  Girly
    QKR Stampede – Think Spring
    Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
    Cute Card Thursday - Spring Fever
    Scrap & Craft Challenge - Flowers
    Creative Knockouts - Shaped cards
    Lacy Sunshine - Lots of Green

    Sunday, March 15, 2015

    Get Creative with Not Just Cards Anything Goes Challenge

    These are my two projects I made for this week's challenge at Not Just Cards. the first image I used was by one of our sponsors, QKR Stampede  called Painter Rabbit.   I coloured my image and cut him out.   Thought it would be cute to put in a nest of Easter Eggs to be coloured. 



    My second project is a image from Sticky Bear called BBKates - Cool Buddy's.  I coloured the image and then added some Diamond Glaze to give the glasses some texture. 


    Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative day. Hope you will join us this week at Not Just Cards.