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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!


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ribbon and Charm Challenge

It is a Ribbon and Charm challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week and I have used an image from Sasayaki Glitter called Lady Bella  for my card.  

I had fun colouring my little lady with my Copics and Wink of Stella.  I added some  die cut little butterflies, gems and of course my ribbon and charm.  

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative day. Please stop by our challenge blog to see the creations of our design team have made to inspire you. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Monochromatic Challenge at SLS Lines

I created this monochromatic canvas this week for the SLS Lines Challenge blog for their May Challenge.  I fell in love with this image of a little girl reading and decided to make an altered canvas. The image is called young book reader in library

 SLS Lines

To make my canvas I covered my board with dictionary paper, used acrylic paint to colour the back ground brown and then used a Donna Downy stencil to create the words in the background using molding paste and PanPastels to colour the paste a brown tone.  The image was coloured with Copics all in shades of brown and I used distress inks to colour my sentiment.  It was a fun project.

Thank you for stopping by,  Check our SLS Challenge blog  to see what the design team has created some projects to inspire you.  

I am entering my canvas in the following challenges:

Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Jade's Sparkling Butterflies - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
The Dark Attic Challenges - Anything Goes

Monday, May 16, 2016

Lots of Layers

It is a Lots of Layers challenge this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.  Hope you will join us  and pile on the embellishments and papers.  I have used an image from our sponsor this week, Aurora Wings called Christmas Holly Sprite with Coat.  I think she is such a cute Christmas image. 


I made a tent card for this challenge. To colour my image I used Copics, metallic pen, white gell pen, gold leafing pen,  and Wink of Stella.  I used a die cut from Elizabeth Designs to make the ten card. To complete my card I added some fabric snowflakes and a sentiment.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

Faux or Real Stitches Challenge

This week at Crafty Cardmakers it is a stitches challenge, faux or real.  My card is a combination of real and faux stitches.  I used rubber stamps by Tim Holtz for the fauz stitches and ruler.  The sewing images are stamps by  Class Act Rubber stamps.  The sewing machine and scissors are chipboard by Southern Ridge Trading Company

I sewed my background of my card then added my rubber stamped faux stitches  and ruler. After I was happy with the background I added my stamped sewing images that I coloured with Copics and my chipboard sewing machine and scissors that I coloured with acrylic paints and Diamond Glaze. To complete the card I added  some lace and a button.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by the Crafty Cardmakers blog to see the beautiful creations that the design team have created to inspire you.  Hope you will join in. 

2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Happy Little Stamper with Dies - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards  - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
Southern Ridge Trading Company - Anything Feminine
Pencil  Case - Summer Colours
Our Craft Corner - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Add Texture

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Fancy Fold Challenge

One of my favourite challenges is the Fancy Fold challenge and we have one this week at Come and Get It.  It is fun to try new folds and revise some of our old ones.  For this challenge I used a variation of the tent card using the round according fold die from Elizabeth Crafts for the card. It was nice to find another pattern for the die.  

I have used a digital stamp from Bugaboo, one of our sponsors this week for the card.  The image is called Birdie .  I think the image is so cute. 

I coloured my image with Copics  and a Wink of Stella then added some grass, pearl, flowers and a sentiment.  Thank you for stopping by and have creative day.  

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Happy Little Stamper with Dies - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards  - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything with Wings
Scrappers Delight - Anything Goes
Pencil  Case - Summer Colours
Catch a Bug - Flowers Galore

Friday, May 13, 2016

Why So Serious

This is my inspirational art journal page for May at SLS Lines. I had lots of fun playing in my art journal book. The background of my page is a gelli print that I added some stenciled circles to. 

The image I used from SLS Lines is one of my favourites called  Mad Court Jestor and can be found in the SLS Lines Esty shop here. I coloured my image with Copics and a charcoal pencil.  I used molding paste and a stencil around the image.  The molding paste was coloured gold using PanPastels.  I used a stencil for the  large wording and a Dymo for the "Have Fun". 

Come join us at SLS Lines this month.  Pop over to their challenge blog to see all of the  creations that the design team have created to inspire you. 

Check out the SLS Lines design in there Esty shop here. 
Don't forget out current  Halloween challenge, there is still time to join the fun. Remember there is a new challenge on the 20th of every month. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New Release at SLS Lines

This is one of the new releases at SLS Lines.  If you love to colour this is the image for you.  Great image for a Art Journal, page. You can find is image at SLS Lines new web site at https://www.slslines.com/  . 

SLS Lines

Please check out the other new images on the SLS Lines Challenge blog. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.