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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, June 27, 2016

Add a Ribbon Challenge



Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges is having a challenge this week and the theme of the challenge is Add a Ribbon.  I have used one of our sponsor's Image for my project.  The image is called Jingle Deer by Miss Daisy Stamps.  You can find the image here




I love the Christmas deer, he is so cute.  I coloured him with Copics.  Then added a circle ribbon, ribbon and glitter to complete the tag.  The paper background was some recycled Christmas wrap that I added some glitter to. .  

Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the beautiful creations from our inspiring design team.  Thank you for stopping by. 


Shabby Chic Challenge at Crafty CardMakers


Time for another challenge at Crafty Card Makers.  The theme of this challenge is Shabby Chic/Vintage.  

I made my card using an image from Dover Publications and coloured the image with my Copics, Posca Pens and A Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is by Stampin Up. I distressed the sides of my images, layered several doilies that I added Distressed ink to age them.  To complete my card I added some pastel flowers, pearls, gems, sequins,  and a butterfly. 

I hope you will stop by our challenge blog to see the beautiful designs of the Design Team members.  My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Create something today and join us in one of this challenge. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Paper Piercing Challenge at Come and Get It Challenges



This week at Come and Get It is a paper piercing card challenge. Star Stampz one of the sponsor's of the challenge.   I just loved this little girl called Spring Rain.  


I coloured my image with Copics, added Diamond Glaze, flowers, umbrella rubber stamp for the background paper. The sentiment I found on the internet. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  


Monday, June 20, 2016

Anything But a Card Challenge - Altered Clock


This month at SLS Lineshttp://slslinesdigitalstamps.blogspot.ca/ it is an "Anything but A Card"  challenge and I have made this altered clock for the challenge.  The digital stamp from SLS Lines I used is called Sad Clown with Flower in Hat


I used a lot of different products for my altered clock. I used a promotional clock that I found at Value Village for my project but unfortunately I forgot to take a before picture.  Some of these products are:

Gesso
Acrylic paint 
Copics
Washi tape
Pearl
Wooden flower
Light and heavy gell medium
Scrapbook paper
Posca Pens

Here is a side view



Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. Remember to pop by the SLS Lines challenge blog to see the other inspiring creation from the design team. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Father's Day Challenge



Time for a Father's Day challenge at Come and Get It this week.  Bugaboo is our sponsor and I have created this card using an image called Gus Golf .  Perfect image for golfing man in your life.  


I have coloured my image with Copics and a metallic pen.  The charm is a wine glass charm that I bought a whole set of at the dollar store.  They work very nicely for cards. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this week at Come and Get It Challenges

Monday, June 13, 2016

Tag Your It



It is a tag challenge this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges. I have used an image from Sherri Baldy's My Bestie's images.  I love her cute stamps.  Check out her images here.   



I coloured my image with Copics and Wink of Stella. I layered my image on to two designer Christmas papers, add snow make out of Styrofoam I graded with a cheese grader for the fallen snow and used Chunky White Deep Impression embossing enamel for the falling snow. I added some silver glitter to some plastic snowflakes from my stash to the tag along with a sentiment and ribbon.

I hope you will join us this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring cards of that the design team has create for you. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

A Card for a Special Man


The challenge this week at Crafty Card Makers  is to make at card for a special man in your life and I decided to make a birthday card for a  very special person of  my husband and me. 

I used several different elements to make my card including

Tim Holtz's antique card stamped 
copper embossing powder
acrylic paint
several different dies
brad
clock
variety of inks
script stamp

Thank you for stopping and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to see the inspiring project of the design team and I hope you will join us in this challenge.