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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!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Challenge at Creative Knockouts

Side View

This Punch Border Stand-Up card I made the for this weeks Happy Birthday Challenge at Creative Knockouts. I found the pattern for the design on Technique Junkies June/July Magazine. 

 Sassy Studio Designs is the sponsor of the challenge and I used on of their lovely images for the card.  

The supplies I used for this card are:

Digital stamp - Sassy Designs - Birthday cake Sassy
Birthday sentiment form my stash
Star Punch by Martha Stewart
Spellbinder dies - stars
Copic Markers
Paper from my stash

Thank you for stopping by.  Pop over to the Creative Knockout Blog to see the other cards our talented design team has created to inspire you. 

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Step Card Challenge

Hi!  Thank you for stopping.  It is an "Step Card" challenge at Fitztown this week and this is my card I made for the challenge. I decided to make a circular step card, my first one using one of Fitztowns' beautiful new images.

This is a side view.

Lots of fun making this card.  I found the pattern for this card at Splitcoast Stampers.  Some of the supplies I used to make mt card are:

Fitztown image - Wedding Day
Assortment of handmade flowers 
Pearls from my stash
Doilies cut with a die and Cricut. 
Sentiment stamp by Rubber Stampede
Copic Markers
Tag Punch - Marvy
Spellbinders Nestabilities Die
Paper by  Momenta

I hope you will join in the step card challenge.  Pop over to the Fitztown challenge blog to see the beautiful cards that the creative team has created to inspire you. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Friends Today Friends Forever

Thank you for stopping by.  This is my card I made for Come and Get It Challenges' Friendship challenge. The sponsor of this challenge is Eureka Stamps and I have used their Best Friends image.

finally the stamps you've been looking for rubber stamp company Rubber Stamps, Gold Leaf, Foil, and Glass Beads for Stampin, Scrapbooks, Card Making, and Paper Crafts

The supplies I used for my card are:
  • Sentiment - Rubber Stampede
  • Heartfelt Creations - Ornate Gate
  • Copics
  • Paper from my stash
  • Digital image by Eureka Stamps
  • Flowers - Part of a Penny Black Stamp
Have a creative day.  

Friday, July 25, 2014

Stenciled Tag Challenge

I created this tag for a upcoming swap at a Yahoo Group I belong with.  The swap challenge is to use a stencil in your design.  The stencil I chose to use was the Clock stencil by Tim Holtz.  I layered the stencil over a tag that was coloured with several different distressed inks.   To highlight the design I outlined the image with a white gell pen. 

I added several time and railway stamped images that were stamped on a gelli print paper. To complete the tag I added a fabric ribbon. Thank you for stopping by.

I am entering this tag in the following challenge:

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons -Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafter's Cafe - Anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fitztown's Colour Challenge

Thanks for stopping by.  I chose to do a tag this week  for the brown colour challenge at Fitztown and I used one of the images from Fitztown's wild animal collection called wild 5.  You can find the image here

The supplies I used for this tag are :

Fitztown's Wild 5
Time Holtz tag die
Distress Inks
Sentiment Stamp by Inkadinkado
Tree Embossing folder by Darice
Stamp by Lizzie Anne Designs
Ribbon from my stash 

There is lots of time to still join in this challenge.  Just create your project and enter it here

I am entering this tag in the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
A girl who crafts -Anything Goes
Just For Fun - Anything Goes
Lia Stampz Challenge - No Patterned Paper
Reves 2 Scrap - Anything goes

Monday, July 21, 2014

Deck the Halls

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges is having a "Deck the Halls" challenge this week and this is my card for the challenge.

I used one of our sponsor The Stamping Boutique's image for this card.  The image is called Princess Jennifer Latte Decorating the Tree image.  You can find the image I used here.

I decided to use non-traditional Christmas colours for my card.  I thought they suited the princess.  I coloured my card with Copics and a silver pen  and then added some Diamond Glaze to give the Christmas balls some texture and shine. To add some  sparkle to the tree and her little black party dress I added silver  and black glitter.

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

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Clear It Out : Christmas In July,
Stash: Glittery Sparkly Things  (paper, glitter)
Cards Galore Encore - Use a Digi or Rubber Stamp 
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Christmas in July  
A girl who crafts -ANYTHING GOES
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Christmas In July 
Digi Choosday Challenge - Christmas In July
Die Cuttin' Divas -Christmas In July

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Christmas in July

Come and Get It Challenges is having a Christmas in July challenge this week and this is my card for the challenge. The sponsor of the challenge is Bugaboo and I have used an image called Duo Penguin for my easel card.

I used a Stampin Up die and a Spellbinder die for the Easel.  I thought using the combination of dies gave the card an interesting effect. I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added a scrapbook sentiment and a button to complete the Christmas in July card.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Send a Smile for Kids - Christmas in July
Hiding in my Craft Room - Christmas in July
Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge - layer it up
My Sheri Crafts Challenge - Christmas in July
AUD Sentiment Challenge - Christmas in July
Divas by Design Challenge - Christmas in July
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas in July