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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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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wet or Dry embossing Challenge



Hello fellow crafters this is my card I made to inspire you this week's challenge at Fitztown.  The challenge is to make you project using a wet or dry embossing technique.   I used one of Morgan Fitzsimons' wedding images for my card.  This lovely image can be purchased here.

The other supplies I used for my card were the Spellbinder Heirloom Legacy die, Savvy sentiment stamp which I embossed with gold embossing powder. I created the leaves and flowers with die cuts from my stash. The paper and bling were also from my stash. I love the Spellbinder create a card die called Heirloom Legacy, along with making a very interesting cut it also embosses a beautiful design on the card. 

There is still lots of time to join in the challenge.  Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative day. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Recipe Challenge at Holly Jolly


It is a recipe challenge this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.  The challenge is to use 3 of something, 2 of something and one image.

For my card I used 3 different papers, 2 red bling and a Christmas cow image from our sponsor this week Eureka.  The other products I used for my card are gold cord and Santa sticker from my stash. The sentiment is one I created on the computer and I used one of Spellbinders card creator dies to cut out the image.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Birthday Fishes


Time for a new challenge at Come and Get It Challenges. The challenge is to make a card with a fish or fishes theme.  Bugaboo is the sponsor this week and I chose to use a stamp called  Guy Fishing.  To make my card along with the Bugaboo digi stamp I used my Copics, a fish punch, fly stamp and a sentiment from my stash.

Thank you for stopping and have a creative day.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Creative Knockout Favourite Activity Challenge



I had lots of fun with the challenge this week at Creative Knock Outs. Bugaboo is the sponsor of this "favourite activity" challenge.  

The Bugaboo image that I used was Beach Frog Swimming.   I think he is so cute.  The sun stamp is by Drawn with Character.  I coloured them with Copics, added Diamond Glaze to the water droplets and sunglasses for texture and interest. 

I thought this was a cute card for the end of the summer season. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.   Remember to stop by the Creative Knock Outs  blog to see the cards the rest of the design team have made to inspire you. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Artistic Inspirations - Tag or Pocket Card Challenge

 Thank you for stopping by. Artistic Inspirations is having a Tag and/or Pocket card challenge this week. Fitztown is the sponsor and I am their guest designer . I was excited to use one of Fitztown's new bridal images.  Here is the card I made for the challenge.


There are the tags. 



and the inside of the card.


For directions for making this pocket card see Scrapbook.com.   The supplies I used to make my card are:

  • Paper by DCWV (Die Cuts with a View) - The Black Currant Stack
  • Tags, ribbon and pearl lace from my stash
  • Sentiment rubber stamps from my stash
  • Digital image by Fitztown called Bridal Wedding Day
Hope you will join in the challenge at Artistic Impressions and visit us at Fitztown.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Fancy Folds
Dream Valley Challenges Wedding
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - FLOWERS 
The Crazy Challenge - Love and marriage
The Squirrel & The Fox - Anything Goes




Sunday, August 10, 2014

Just for Kids Challenge

Hi, thank you for stopping by to see what I have created today.  I am hosting a Fiztown challenge this week called "Just for Kids".  I just love making cards for little kids as the little ones in my family all know. Here is my card for the challenge. 


I thought I would make a colourful card this week with one of the images from Fitztown's vintage images. I paper pieced the clown from pattern papers from my stash and layered it on some colourful paper also from my stash. To complete this card I added a ribbon, sentiment and a little bling.

I hope you will join me this week and create a card and enter it here.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
My Craft Creations - Always Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations -August Challenge Anything Goes

The Squirrel & The Fox - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - Birthday Boy

Altered Clock Project


This is my altered clock that I made for a friend for a monthly project exchange.  



Back and Side View


Top


I purchased my clock I altered from our local thrift store.  I had to change my plan for my altered clock when I realized that I could not remove the glass from the frame. I coloured the frame with Alcohol Inks and then stamped with a stamp by Hero Arts called Italian Poetry background.  I removed the insides of the clock and covered the face of the clock with a clock face print that I copied on to pattern paper. Next I lined the edges of the inside of the frame with washi tape. I added a ornate gateway die cut by Heartfelt Creations, a flower and wooden butterfly and pearls to the clock face and put the clock back together.

 On the front of the clock I added bling, pearls, another wooden butterfly, Decorative Blossom Corner die cut also by Heartfelt Creations.  The last thing I added to the front of the clock was a mix media stamped bird by Dina Wakely that I coloured with Copics. 

To finish my altered project I added a metal button for the top of the card.  I then added chair protectors for feet, added a backing to the clock made out of coordinating pattern paper which I used a glittered washi tape to secure the paper.  I also used the glitter washi tape to decorate the feet.

Thank you for stopping by to take a look and have a creative day.

I am entering this altered project in the following challenges:

Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps - Things with Wings
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes must be mixed Media
Artistic Stampers -  Anything Goes
Tok Bobok - Mixed Media
4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit -Anything Goes Altered Art only