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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!

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Anything Goes Challenge


This week at Come and Get It is a Anything Goes challenge.  I have made this card using Copics, a rubber stamp by Local Rubber King, Wink of Stella and Distress Oxides. 

This week our sponsor is Di's Digis


Check out their cute digis here

Come join us in this anything goes challenge. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Monday, September 18, 2017

Autumn - Time for Sharing


The theme of the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week is Autumn.  Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. I used a digital harvest image from DZ Doodles Digital Stamps for my card.  I loved their harvest scene.  The image was coloured with pencil crayon, Copics and gel pen.  To complete the card  I added a ribbon and a sentiment using an old Hero Arts Stamp. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Check our our Crafty Cardmakers web site to be inspired by our talented design team. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Have a Fang-tastic Halloween


The challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week is to create a card or project with a theme fantasy.   I have used an image from one our our sponsors this week, Bugaboo Digital stamps. This cute image is called Bobblehead Witch


This card was fun to make. I added the image to a easel card, and then added a sentiment, washi tape, skull and cross bones and a spider.  I always like making Halloween card and I make probably 15 for the little ones in my  family.  Kids love to get mail. 

Hope you will join in the challenge.  Create your card it can be anything you want since the theme is fantasy or anything goes. 



Saturday, September 9, 2017

Happy Grandparents Day

Welcome back to another challenge over at Come and Get It Challenges. The sponsor this week of our Happy Grandparents Day is Paper Nest Dolls. I have used one of their cute images called Avery in Oz for my card.
My cute little girl was coloured with Copics and a glitter pen, cut with my scan and cut and layered on a die cut. To complete the card I added a sentiment, butterfly, leaves and flowers. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by the creativity of our design team.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Monochromatic Challenge



Time for another great challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this month.  The theme of the challenge is monochromatic. 

The trumpet player is an unmounted rubber stamp that was purchased at a garage sale and I am unable to find out who made the stamp.  The other stamps are from Hampton Art Stamps that make up my monochromatic collage.  I also used some washi tape and diamond glaze on the bubbles to give the card some texture. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

At the Fair


Time for another great challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week.  The challenge is to create a card or project with the theme of  "At the Fair"  

I used this cute animal parade using an image from our sponsor,  Bugaboo Digital Stamps. The image is called Scene It Celebration Critters

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My image was coloured with Copics, white gel pen, and a glitter pen.  It was a cute image to colour. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Hope you will join us in this challenge. 


Friday, September 1, 2017

September's Mixed Media Challenge at Creative Artiste


Time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste this month.  As always our theme this month is
anything  mixed media goes.  

Our wonderful sponsor this month is Scrapmatts and Papertoles Australia.   


Scrapmatts has a wonderful selection of  chipboard products along with many other interesting art supplies.  I have used a few of their chipboard beach/ ocean chipboards for my canvas.  I also included many real shells, netting and pearls. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  

Altered Eclectic September Challenge


Time for another great challenge at Altered Eclectics this month.  This challenge blog is anything goes as long as it is mixed media or altered art.  

This is my project for September, an altered box. 

I stenciled a pattern on my box then covered the entire outside of my box with black gesso.  Next I added some findings that I had been collecting.  The findings included pins, flowers, shells leaves, gears, buttons etc.  

This is part way through the project. I forgot to take a before picture.



I added a layer of black gesso on top of the findings and when I had everything covered in layer of the gesso I added sprays and mica powders for colour. 


closer look




Inside the box


Hope you enjoyed my project.  Pop over to our challenge blog to enjoy the projects of our talented design team.  Thank you for stopping by and have a  creative week. 

Flora or Fauna and/or Nature


I made this mixed media scrapbook page card for Eclectic Ellapu this month. The theme of this month's challenge is Flora or Fauna and/or Nature. I used using some pictures that I took of my neighbour's garden.   

I also used a gelli print for the background of the page, framed my flowers, added some stencil details , a stamped tag and a butterfly to complete the page. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to stop by our challenge blog and view the projects of our talented design team. 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Add Two Different Embellishments Challenge



This weeks challenge at Come and Get It is to add two different embellishments to your card or project.  Our sponsor this week is Pickled Potpourri and I have used their digital image called Deep Breath for my card. 


The two embellishments that I used are a ribbon and a gem on my flower.   I coloured my image with Copic Markers and a glitter pen.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Pop over to our challenge blog to see the creations of our talented design team.  Hope you will join the fun this week. 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Let Your Cares Drift Away


It is my turn at Craft Cardmakers to host the challenge this week.  The challenge is to create a card pr project with the theme of Under the Sea or at the Beach.  

I saw a wall plaque with the saying "Let your cares drift away" and that it would make a nice card using my new Stampendous set of sailboat rubber stamps and a Tim Holtz set of tree. I coloured my sailboats and my scene with watercolours, wink of Stella and a white gell pen. 

To complete my card I added my sentiment and a few chipboard sea shell,  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog and to see the inspiring cards of our design team.  

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Colour Challenge Blue, Pink Purple and Yellow


Time for another great challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week.  The challenge is a colour challenge.  Your card or project must contain the colours blue, pink, purple and yellow.

Our sponsor this is My Besties and I have used an image called New Fluffy Hair Stylist for my card.  


Check out sponsor.s digital images.  They are very adorable and Sherri Baldy has an image for every occasion. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Try a New sketch



Come and Get It Challenges this week has a sketch challenge this week. 

Here is the sketch


Our sponsor this week is Knitty Kitty



I have used an image called Foxicorn.  I thought the image was perfect for this sketch.

I hope you will join us this week.  Pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring card of our talented design team.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Die Cut Challenge


Time for another another challenge at Come and Get It Challenges.  The theme of the challenge is die cuts.  The sponsor this week is Paper Nest Dolls and I used an image called Crafty  Fairy Emma. 


I coloured my image with Copics and glitter, created an sentiment on my computer and added two die cuts to complete my card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a create week.  


Friday, August 4, 2017

Lovely Lady Canvas


It is the first Friday in August and time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste .  
Maja Designs is our sponsor this challenge. Maja Designs is a Swedish craft company that specializes in beautiful designer paper.  Check out their blog for some great crafting ideas and their store for beautiful papers. 


Along with designer paper I used a combination of elements on my canvas. For my canvas I used some findings such as paper clips, an old clothing ad, flowers, chipboard, film strip, stencil and a photo from Tim Holtz's Found Relative pictures.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to see the creative projects from our talented design team. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Altered Coffee Pot


I had lots of fun this month with my altered project for Altered Eclectics


This is what I started with 



I searched my stash for things to alter the coffee pot and create my lady.   I decided to alter an old peculator coffee pot.  I used wool for the hair, some old glasses, bottle caps and buttons for the eyes, Wicker plant pot for the hat and part of a couple of spoons for the ears.   I also used lace, buttons for earrings,and a plastic container for the base.  

Some closer looks





Hope you enjoyed my funky project.  Remember to visit our challenge blog to view the inspiring projects of our design team. Have a creative week. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Steampunk

Wedding Card




Time for another great challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.  This month's challenge is Anything goes.  I chose to show a wedding card I made for a close friend to give her son and his wife for their wedding. 

Here are some closer look at the never ending card. 

Gift Box and folded card.











Hope you will join us this month at Eclectic Ellapu.  Thank you fpor stopping by and have a creative month. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Just Add a Flower



This week at Come and Get It Challenges the theme is "Just add a Flower". Bugaboo is our sponsor this week and I have used one of their images called Pretty Fairy.  


Bugaboo has been a sponsor at Come and Get It Challenges for as long as I can remember and they have marvelous images and provide a great prize for our winners. 

Hope you will join us this week. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Summer Time

It is time for another challenge at Come and Get It this week and the theme is summertime. All Dressed Up is our sponsor this month. 


I have used All Dressed Up's image called "Perfect Day".  I Layered my card with a section of designer papers and added some flowers and a doilies.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 


Monday, July 17, 2017

Lots and Lots of Layers


Crafty Cardmakers this week has a challenge of with a lots and lots of layers theme and I decided to make card for my hubby's birthday.   

The digital image is from SLS Lines, I just love it's design.  The layering papers are from Momento and the sentiment is an old stamp from my collection by Wordsworth (2002). 

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added some brads to complete the card. 

Remember to stop by our Crafty Cardmakers challenge blog to see the inspiring cards of our talented design team members.

 Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Love that Designer Paper


Time for another challenge at Come and Get It Challenges and the theme this week is designer paper, create your card or project using two or more designer papers. 

Our sponsor this week is Polkadoodles and I have used on of their cute images called Dahlia, The Darling Buds

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My designer paper is from Forever in Time and the stack is called Perfect Prints.  I coloured my image with Copics then added a stamped sentiment and a pretty flowered ribbon.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to check out the other designs of our creative design team members.