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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, May 25, 2015

Twelve Drummers Drumming


I love snowman and I think this drumming snowman is so cute. I made this Christmas card for a challenge this week at  Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges. The image is by The Stamping Boutique and is called  Drummers Drumming Christmas Digital Stamp.  The theme of the challenge is to use Kraft paper on your card.

I paper pieced the drummer boys clothes and drum.  I used Kraft paper on the jacket, hat, drum and one of the layering papers.  I added glitter to the snow and a sentiment to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us at Holly Jolly this week. 


You Light Up My Life



This is my card for this week this week's challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenges. Scribbles is our sponsor this week and I have used one of their images for my card called Firefly Mason Jar.  The theme of the challenge is lots of layers or no layer cards. 

Scribbles Designs

I love this digital stamp because it reminds me of the song "Fireflies" by Owl City.  I think the song is so pretty. You can hear the song on Youtube here

I printed my mason jar on Mylar, colored my  fireflies and then mounted the mylar image on some orangey brown pattern paper from my stash. Next I then made a frame using my Nestabilities dies out of copper coloured paper that I embossed with a gear embossing folder. I layered my frame out of a green text pattern paper.  To complete my card I added a hemp cord and a sentiment.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. Pop over to Incy Wincy Design Challenge blog and see the card that our wonderful designers have created to inspire you. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Owl Gift Box


It is an Anything Goes Challenge at Not just cards this week and I made this cute little box with an image from one of our sponsors Robyn's Fetish.  The image is called Betty Owl

I used an embossed blue card stock to cut out my box then added my owl image.  The image was coloured with Copics, then I added some bling, ribbon and some pearls on a string.  This was cute little box just ready for a couple of chocolates or candies. 

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


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Tic Tac Toe Challenge



It is a Tic Tac Toe challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week.  This is the tic tac toe board. 
Die Cut
Pink
Gem/Pearls
Design Paper
Sentiment
2 or more layers
Ribbon
Circle
Flowers
I chose to use the line with designer paper, sentiment and 2 or more layers for my tag.   The image I chose for the tag is by  Odd Ball Art Stamps called Big Eye Creepy Cute Fairy Girl - Starlina Image No. 65



I cut my tag out of some Gelli Plate paper from my stash using a Tim Holtz tag die.  The sentiment was cut out of some designer paper scrap I had in my stash. The image was coloured with my Copic markers and gold gel pen.  To complete my tag I added some die cut gold stars and a gold ribbon.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  


Monday, May 18, 2015

Feeling Better


Do you like my cute sick elephant from Stitchy Bear our sponsor at Incy Wincy Design challenge blog this week?  I think the elephant is adorable and he is called Feeling Low and makes a cute get well card.  The theme of the challenge this week is exotic animals and Stitchy Bear has a great collection of animal digital images. 


The sentiment and the bandaid are a rubber stamp by Studio G.  The pattern paper  is from my stash and I used a stitch roller stamp by We Are Memory Keepers  for the edge of the card.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative day. Please join in the challenge.  Just create or project using an exotic animal  and enter it here

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cards in Envy - Masculine
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes



Saturday, May 16, 2015

Ribbon and Bling Challenge


I made this Owl card for this weeks challenge at Come and Get It with an image from one of our sponsors,  Karleigh Sue's Designs. The image is called  I HEART OWL.

I found a pattern for the circle side step card from Beccy's Place Blog.   I layered my Copic coloured owl on several different die cut shapes added my ribbon, die cut flowers with bling and a sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 





Mix Media Tag






I made this mix media tag for a tag exchange using Prima Dolls.  I used a stencil, Gell Plate and acrylic paints to create the background for the tag then added a coloured doily and lace with ribbon.

The Prima doll was coloured with Copics and some fun scrapbook paper was used to paper piece the dress and boots.  To complete my card I added some pre-made butterflies and ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  I am entering this tage in the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar- Things with wings 
Craft for the Craic - Wings
Polkadoodles - Things with Wings
Stempelsonnen Challenge - Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Lots of Layers
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes