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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, October 16, 2017

Spooky Challenge




Crafty Cardmakers is having a spooky challenge this week and I have made this altered Halloween box for the challenge.  I am going to use this Halloween box for my Halloween treats for the little trick or treaters coming to my door. 


The box was originally a boot box that I made a collage of a selection of Halloween napkins and scrapbook paper  to make the pattern.  I also added a lock, keys and a skeleton head to the top.  
I added lights to the inside of the skelton head so that the eyes would glow. 



Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Pop over to our challenge blog to view the inspiring projects of our design team. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Colour Challenge - Orange, Black and Purple

We have an exiting new challenge this week at Come and Get It Challenges, Purple, Black and Orange.  These are great colours for this upcoming Halloween season. 

Our sponsor this week is My Besties and I have used an image called Heide Halloween


This is a fun challenge and I hope you will join in. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the inspiring cards of your talented design team. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

To Cute to Spook


To cute to spook is the theme of this weeks challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week. Our sponsor this week is Paper Nest Dolls and the image I used this week is called Little Witch Ellie. Isn't she cute?  I think you would agree that she is too cute to spook.


The image s was coloured with Copics and a Wink of Stella.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.   


Happy Halloween - Haunted House


It is another great Mixed Media challenge at Creative Artiste this month. Our sponsor  this month is DecoArt and they have a great prizes for one lucky winner.   I used several of their products , such as paints, gesso and Texture Sand Paste. 


I had a lot of fun making my house.  I hunted through my collection of findings (many of which are straight junk) that I have collected through the years to create my  Haunted House.   I had a old wire tree in my collection that inspired me to do the project. I sprayed  the tree with Web Spray.

The house is made out of a piece of wood from my hubby's scrap pile. The base of the project is an old tray that I inverted.  I added stones on the roof and pathway and Popsicle sticks for the fence.  I cut out the grave stones out of cardboard and added my sentiments and a skeleton that I had recycled from another project.  

I added texture paste to my windows and door before painting them and added few more findings from my collection such as the crow, a number, a cat die cut, spiders and a skeleton head. 

Here are some closer looks at the project.











Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be inspired by the creations of our inspiring design team.  

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fancy Folds - Wedding Card


Fancy Folds is the theme of this weeks Crafty Cardmakers challenge.

I made this wedding card for a dear friend of mine's granddaughter's wedding. I believe the card fold is called a never ending card and is actually 3 cards in one. Spread out the card is 18 by 6 inches. I have added 3 of my favourite wedding verses.  I also made an envelope in the same paper as the card for use as a gift card or to add money. 



I also made a box to store to store the card in .  I embellished the card with rubber stamps from my collection and added many different elements including silk flowers, pearls, gems, ribbon and die cuts. 


There are my 3 favourite wedding verses.






Thank you for stopping by.  remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by the the creations of our talented design team.  Have a creative week.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dark/Dramatic Colours and/or Scary Challenge


It is a Dark/Dramatic colours and/or scary challenge at Eclectic Ellapu this month.  I altered a old picture frame for my Halloween picture.  

The image is from Delicious Doodles and is called Corvus Coralyne.  The image was coloured with Copics and pencil crayon. I added some Halloween papers to the frame, ribbon, Halloween dies, sentiment , gems and spiders.  This was a fun Halloween project.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team.  

Scary Halloween


Time for another altered/mixed media challenge over at Altered Eclectics.  I have decided to alter cigar box into a Halloween decoration.  Thought I would put it put next to my Halloween Candy bowl this Halloween eve.  

This is what I started with


I used the top of the box for the for the floor of my display then added my elements.  The doctor's prescriptions are some that I found at a flea market a few years ago. I added some red paint for blood,  I also added some skulls, old bottles, a book of spells, large needle and skeleton. It was a fun display to make. 

Some closer looks




Thank you for stopping by.  Happy Halloween. Check out the inspiring projects of the design team this month over at Altered Eclectics