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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, September 1, 2014

R.E.D challenge at Holly Jolly


The challenge this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges is to create a project/card which includes something beginning with "R", "E" or "D". eg Ribbon, embossing, Die - the more the better!

I used a digi from one of our sponsors this week Digi Stamps 4 Joy called Sweet Angel

R = ribbon, rhinestones
E - embossed sentiment digi with clear embossing powder
D - die, digi, diamond glaze on heart 

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

New Challenge Blog - Not Just Cards

I am excited because this is my first challenge as part of the design team for a wonderful new challenge blog called Not Just Cards.   Our goal is to make other projects other than just cards with the digital images from our sponsors. We have some great sponsors signed up for our challenges who are offering some wonderful prizes.  

For my first project I have made a gift bag with a topper using a digital stamp by  from 

Isn't she a very sweet little girl, her name is Alannah.  You can find the digital image here


This is a closer look at the topper.


You can find the pattern and directions for this topper bag at Stamp Talk with Tosh. The butterfly is a die cut by Spellbinder. 

Pop over to our challenge blog, Not Just Cards to see the projects made to inspire you by the other members of the design team. Please join in our first challenge just create your card or project and enter it here

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember my favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” 

I am entering my project in the following challenges:

Robyn`s Fetish - Use a Digi
That Craft Place  Summery Colours
Through the Purple Haze -  Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge - It's SUMMER Time..
Just Us Girls - Wild Card Week*
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
  • Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes



  • Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Fantasy Challenge at Fitztown this Week.


    This beautiful image is from Fitztown and I have used it for the Fantasy challenge this week.   I think this image is just perfect for a fantasy card.  There is a bundle of fantasy images at Fitztown that are perfect for this challenge.

    The supplies I used for this card are:

    Copic Markers
    Card Creator dies
    Martha Stewart butterfly

    Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this week at Fitztown.  Just create your card and enter it here

    I am entering my card in the following challenges:

    Crafting At the Weekend - Anything Goes

      Sunflower Fields Designs -  Anything Goes
        Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Anything Goes......
          Creative Corner - Anything Goes
            Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

            Saturday, August 30, 2014

            Things with Wings Challenge

            Thank you for stopping by today. I have made this cute card with a digital image by Lacy Sunshine our sponsor this week at Come and Get It Challenges.  The image is called Honey Sticky Wings.  I think she is perfect for the Things with Wings challenge at Come and Get It. 


            The supplies I used to make this card are:

            Stampin Up Die Cut called Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die
            Digital image by Lacy Sunshine called  Honey Sticky Wings
            Bee Die from my stash
            Poinsettia die by Tim Holtz
            Copics and glitter pen
            Stampin Up Dies and Punches
            Bling and brad from my stash

            Please join me and the rest of the design team at the challenge at Come and Get It this week.

            I am entering this card in the following challenges:

            Crafting At the Weekend - Anything Goes
            Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
            Brown Sugar –  Anything Goes
            Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
            Sweet Pea Stampers - Lots of Layers
            Creative Knockouts - Whimsical Wings 
            Delightful Challenges -  Layer It
            Scrapbooker PhD -three die cut + add a little sparkle

            Wednesday, August 27, 2014

            If Nothing Every Changes


            Creative KnockOut Challenges is having a Whimsical with Wings challenge and Sweet 'n Sassy is the sponsor.  I have used our sponsor's image Everyday Miracles.   I printed their butterflies on water colour paper that I had added some colour to. For the background I used a embossing folder by Darcie and added the sentiment.    I added some Diamond Glaze to the spine of the butterfly, added a hope charm, ribbon and sprayed the card with shimmer by GooseBumps. 

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

            I am entering this card in the following challenges:

            Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
            Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes
            Tuesday Throwdown W- Anything Goes
              Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes 
                Craft-Dee BowZ - project must have bow - (AugAnything Goes with a Handmade Bow 

                Sunday, August 24, 2014

                Kicking Up Your Heels


                Just a quick birthday I made this week with a JJ Tequila Shoes - Birthday image from Bugaboo for a friend. I think the sentiment is just perfect for the card.  My card was coloured with Copic Markers, layered on pretty patterned card stock, a little glitter, rhinestones and a simple ribbon was added.

                Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.

                I am entering this card in the following challenges:

                Mix Media Collage


                I made with collage this week for a Life book 2014 lesson by Carrisa Paige.  It was a fun lesson using collage papers and a image transfer technique with clear contact paper.

                 I love collage techniques and have had so much fun with the process.  My collage included scrapbook papers, photos, postage stamps, rubber stamp images and sentiments.

                I am entering this project in the following challenge: