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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!


Monday, October 5, 2015

Not Just Cards October Challenge

Welcome back to another challenge from Not Just Cards.  Our monthly challenge is a "anything goes" challenge.  Lots of great sponsors and prizes for some lucky winners. 

My first project is a door hanger made with images from one of our sponsors Ikes Art. The image is called Patchimals.

My second project was a tri fold Christmas card using an image from Stitchy Bear called  Candy Cane Wishes and Gingerbread Hugs

Front of card

First fold


This was a fun set of images to colour, I used Copics, glitter, snow and some pretty Christmas papers. 

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

Last month we had a Blog Hop 

My prizes to give away are from


The prizes go to lucky Melanie

Please email me at yellowfawnlily@yahoo.ca 

Thankful for You

It is another challenge this week at Incy Wincy Designs this week and  the theme is Thankful for You.  I made this round card with a pretty dainty image from one of our sponsors, Limited Runs.  The image is called Magnolia

The products I used to make this card are:

Digital image from Limited Runs
Copic markers
White Gelly Roll Pen
Copper Gelly Roll Pen
Circle Stitch die
Pink Doily
Glitter Marker
Sentiment Stamp unknown

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Saturday, October 3, 2015

For the Boys

We have a "for the boys" challenge at Come and Get It this week and have created a card with one of our sponsors, Dr Digi's images called Keep Fit Kenneth.


The images was coloured with Copic markers, diamond Glaze for the glazes.  The sentiment stamp was from my stash of unmounted stamps and the circle stitch stamp is by Get Inky. I used a sharpie to doodle on the edges. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this week. Pop over to our challenge blog to see the cards the other members of our design team have created to inspire you. 
Have a creative day. 

Oriental Tag Swap

I made this tag  for a tag swap at Inky Fun tampers this month. The theme of the tag exchange was create something with a oriental theme.  I went through my unmounted rubber stamps and found some stamps that I made the tag with.  I have had these rubber stamps for a very long time (10 or more years) and no longer remember the company that made them. Anyone recognize the maker? 

I embossed my tag background and edged it with gold paint.  Then I added my stamped images on the the tag making a collage.  My images were stamped on both pattern paper and white paper that I coloured.   The butterflies were die cut and added to the collage. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

I am entering this tag in the following challenges:

Creative Fingers -  Always Anything Goes 
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft -  Always Anything Goes
Tag Your It - Be Inspired
Wags 'n Whiskers -  Use A DieCut
Crafty Girls Creations  -Always Anything Goes

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Autumn/Halloween Challenge at Patties Creations

I am excited to announce that I have recently joined Pattie's Creation's design team.  I love their great selection of digital images and look forward to creating with them.   I hope you will check out the challenge blog and Pattie's digital images in her Etsy store.

The theme of this month's challenge is Autumn/Halloween. 

To create my card coloured the image called  Witch Pattieboop Caldron, with my Copics and Panpastels.  I die cut the image , added a Halloween sentiment and then another die cut that I layered over the image. 

For the inside of the card I added another sentiment from my stash and some die cut bats.  The card is now just right for one of  the little girls in my family. 

Inside of card

Thank you for stopping by today day and I hope you have a very creative week.  Come and join our Autumn/Halloween challenge this week. 

Bees Wax Dress with Tea Bag Background

This is my project for this month's Altered Eclectics challenge.  Altered Eclectics is always an anything goes challenge (mix media, recycle, upcycle,  altered art ....... but no cards or ATC.  It is a fun place to try something new. 

I thought this month I would try an encaustic board for my project.  My friend Yvonne gave me a handkerchief  that had a crochet lace trim that was made in to a dress.  I thought I would try incorporate it into my encaustic piece. I made lots of mistakes and took it a part several times. 

The background is sun bleached bees wax, several types tea bags, and Barbara Trombley's Elements, Earth Textures.  I added the tea bags to my board with bees wax and wrapped the sides also in tea bags.  I melted some of the earth textures also into the wax. I tried to tea dye the hankerchief and it came out this pinky colour but I did not like what it looked like with the bees wax. 

This is the dress before I started.

This the tea bag coloured handkerchief.   I thought it looked dirty with the tea bag wash.

Once I had gotten the colour out of the dress  I dipped the dress in bees wax and added the dress to the board.  I used a stylus to add several layers of dark blue wax to colour the bodice of the dress and the dotted trim. 

Before I decided to take my project a part. 

I thought that the dress looked too flat so I heated the dress body up and stuffed the dress with tissue paper dipped in the wax to give it body.   My next step was to added layers of brown and blue wax with a stylus in a striped format until the dress was covered with many layers of wax.  I had to wait several hours between each step so that the wax would set up.  

I dipped some fabric flowers in wax that the added to the lace and dress to tie in the colours I had used.   My final step was with my stylus add a blue trim around the edge of the board and buff the piece once it had some time to cure. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my misadventures in bees wax.  Come join us this month at Altered Eclectics. Try some thing new  You never know where it will take you.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations -Always Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs -  October Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Rhedd's creative Spirit - Anything goes

Monday, September 28, 2015

Kissing Santa

Here is the card without the tag.

I created this card with tag for this weeks Holly Jolly Christmas challenges.  The theme this week is Santa Claus and I chose to use this digital imaged called Kissing Santa from Limited Runs for my card. I thought the image was so cute. 

Christmas Badge

I used a selection of Christmas pattern  papers from my stash for the card and cut some of the papers with a selection of dies. It was a good way of using up some of my scraps.   The sentiment, Kissing Santa was from my stash of rubber stamp and is by A Muse ArtStamps. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative week.