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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!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Warm Wishes

This week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges it is an embossing challenge. I decided to use my new Tim Holtz bird crazy dies and stamps to make my card.

  I embossed my background with a snowflake embossing folder and coloured my image with Copic.  The tree  and sentiment are also Tim Holtz dies. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Hop over to the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges blog to be inspired by the beautiful card the design team has created to inspire you. 

Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Here is my card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week.   I used the diagonal line of kraft paper, free and Distress to create my Christmas card.   Here is the Tic Tac Toe board for this challenge.

I used an image by Doodle Pantry, our sponsor this week  Holly Stag to make my card. 

What a great image set the Holly Stag is. The set comes with coloured and uncoloured image, sentiments and 4 different Christmas papers to make your card. 

Holly Stag

I used the uncoloured deer  image along with one of their Christmas sentiments.   I also added some snowflakes, pearls and a corner punch.   Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative day. 

Remember to stop by the Incy Wincy Challenge blog to see the projects that the other design team members created to inspire you. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Frosty the Snowman

This week at Come and Get It Challenges it is a snowman themed challenge.  I used a image from one of our sponsors this week, Crafty Sentiments an image called Snowman Frame.  Isn't he cute. 

I coloured my image with Copics and glitter pens. Next I layered my image, added a die cut sentiment and some bells to finish the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.   

Monday, November 16, 2015

Critters Small and Large

Incy Wincy Designs this week has a Critters Small and Large themed challenge.   I have used an image from Fabrika Fantasy for my card called young deer. I thought this cute little deer would make a nice Happy Holidays card. Love his happy face.

I used several layers of paper from a Christmas themed paper pack from my stash, coloured the image with Copics, added some grass. and a die cut sentiment by Tim Holtz. 

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

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Winter Holiday

This is a card I made for this weeks challenge at Come and Get Challenges. The theme of the challenge is Winter Holidays.  The image is called Lil Peanut's Christmas Tree and is by our sponsor Lacy Sunshine. Isn't she a cute image.  

The sentiment is a rubber stamp by Just Rite Stamps. The image was coloured with Copics and glitter and I added some snow to complete the winter holiday card. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Ribbon and Pearls Challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges

Hi! This is my card for this weeks challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.  The theme of the challenge this week is Ribbon and Pearls.  I have used a free images from Dr. Digi, one of our sponsors of this challenge. The image is called baubles.
I had fun making this card and used an old technique using Future Floor Polish and glitter for the colouring of the Christmas ball.  I printed my image on acetate then turned the acetate over and added about a quarter size spot of Future Floor Polish and spread it over the back of the image. My next step was to sprinkle glitter over the floor polish and let it dry. I used used some Kooky Kolors (limited edition) that I purchased from the Art Institute Glitter House in Cottonwood Arizona. Barbara Trombley's Art Glitter come in a variety of colours and available online and at many retailers.   Once the image was dry I cut the Christmas ball out.  

I printer a second image on some paper that was complementary to the glitter, cut it out and glued it behind the original image.  My next step was to add the Christmas ball to some sliver paper that I had die cut and embossed.  I added a die cut sentiment next then layered everything on to my card base. 
 To complete my card I added my bow and pearls. 

I love how the card sparkles.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Pop over the Holly Jolly to see the fabulous cards made by the design team to inspire you.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog Anything goes + Option:Pearls & Lace/Ribbon
Where the HeART is - Anything Goes/Winter Blues
Whoopsi Daisy - Lots of Layers
The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create  - Anything Creative/ Mixed Media Goes 

Happy Holidays

Winter activities is the theme of Incy Wincy Designs challenge this week and Bugaboo Stamps is the sponsor of the challenge. 


I chose to use an image from Bugaboo called Little Penguin Winter -Skate.   I think this image is just perfect for a little Christmas card.   I used a stitch die my Lil'inker to make the card base and used a runner stamp by Just Rite stamps for the sentiment.   I coloured my image with Copics and added some glitter for the snow,  

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