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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, November 18, 2017

Lets Go Skating

Winter Sports is the challenge theme this week at Come and Get It and Bugaboo Digital Stamps is the sponsor of this challenge. 

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The image I used for this challenge is called Snow Globe Sunbonnet. Love the Bugaboo images. I used Copics, pencil crayons, glitter, washi tape, designer paper and ribbon to create my card.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by our challenge group to be inspired by the projects of our talented design team. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Anything but a Card Challenge



I made this Tealight Christmas box for an Anything but a Card challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week. The image that I used for the box is from Bugaboo Digital Stamps

Here are some other views if the Tealight Box. 




Although the pattern calls for a tealight in it I also thought it would make a good hostess gift filled with candies for the holidays.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be inspired by the creative projects of our talented design team has created for you.

I am entering this project in the following challenges
Catch a Bug - Anything but a card

Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Paper Nest Dolls - Anything goes

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thank You/Thankful Challenge ar Come and Get It Challenges


The theme of this weeks challenge at Come and get It Challenges is Thank you/Thankful. I have used an image from Paper Nest Dolls, one of our sponsors this week.  The image is called Pilgrim Owen.  Isn't he cute?

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The background of the card was done with a stencil and acrylic paint and the image was coloured with Copic Markers.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Winter Girls Challenge

Time for another challenge this week at Come and Get It Challenges. The theme of the challenge is Winter Girls and Lemon ShortBread is one of our sponsors this week.  

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I have used this cute image called Winter Snow Muff Girl for my step card.  I used a combination of glitter pen, pencil and copics for my card and added some die cut snowflakes and pearls to complete it. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by the rest of our talented design team.  


Friday, November 3, 2017

So So Pretty


Creative Artiste has a new mixed media challenge this month  hope you can join in the fun.  I made this canvas od my niece in her grad gown for this challenge.

Lindy's Stamp Gang is the sponsor and the have a great selection of art supplies for your crafting needs.


Here are some closer looks at my canvas.




To make my canvas I used scrapbook papers from my staff, silk flowers, spray inks by Lindy Stamp. panpastels, modelling paste, black pen, white pen, stencils,  findings and die cut.  It was a fun project to make. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative day. 
 Pop over to our challenge blog to see the beautiful projects of our design team. 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Butterfly Art Journal


Altered Eclectics is having a mixed media challenge this month and the theme this month is as always anything goes but it must be altered art or mixed media.  No cards, atc etc are not allowed.

I have made any altered butterfly book for this challenge.  I used this book to try  different techniques and ideas that I wanted to try.  All of the pages front and background was created withe a gell plate.  I used materials such as napkins, encaustic wax, inks, cutting dies, sprays, stencils, acrylics, rubber stamps, and texture paste. 








Hope you enjoyed my mixed media adventure.  I had fun making my book.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring altered and mixed media projects of our design team. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes Mixed Media

SanDee & amelie's Steampunk challenge - Winter Challenge
Creative Embellishments - Be Inspired (butterflies)


Anything Goes Challenge at Eclectic Ellapu


It is an anything goes challenge this month at Eclectic Ellapu and I made this Hope card for the challenge. 

The Hope stamp is by a friend of mine, Lisa from Local Rubber King.  I used Distressed Oxides for the background and added a butterfly by  Morgan Fitzsimons that was printed on an acrylic sheet and coloured white.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Hope you will join us this month and pop over to our challenge blog to see the creative works of our design team. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Thankful Challenge


Crafty Cardmakers this week has a Thankful Challenge and this is my autumn coloured card I made for this challenge. 

To make my Many Thanks card I used alcohol inks in autumn colours along with a set of unmounted rubber stamps that the maker of the stamps escapes me at this moment.  The sentiment is an old Stampin Up stamp.  I added ribbons and gems to  complete the card.

I hope you you will join us this week. Remember to pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers blog to be inspired by the creativity of our fabulous design team. 

Thank you for stopping by.  




Saturday, October 28, 2017

Let's Hang Out

Halloween is quickly approaching and Come and get It Challenges has a challenge for you.  The theme is of course Halloween.  

Nikki Burnette is one of the sponsors and I have used their digital stamp called Witch Stamp - Zoe Version 2.



The  image was coloured with copics, designer paper was from my stash and the  sentiment "Lets hang out " is a die . 

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Just Add a Pumpkin


Time for another challenge at Come and Get It Challenges and the theme of the challenge is "Just Add a Pumpkin".  Lots of possibilities for this challenge,  Autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving all come to mind with this theme. 

Our Fabulous sponsor is Bugaboo.


I have used this fabulous digi stamp called Mummy Scene.    I coloured the image with Copics then added a fence and a pumpkin.  

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you will join us this week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the creations of our talented design team.  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Spooky Challenge




Crafty Cardmakers is having a spooky challenge this week and I have made this altered Halloween box for the challenge.  I am going to use this Halloween box for my Halloween treats for the little trick or treaters coming to my door. 


The box was originally a boot box that I made a collage of a selection of Halloween napkins and scrapbook paper  to make the pattern.  I also added a lock, keys and a skeleton head to the top.  
I added lights to the inside of the skelton head so that the eyes would glow. 



Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Pop over to our challenge blog to view the inspiring projects of our design team. 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Colour Challenge - Orange, Black and Purple

We have an exiting new challenge this week at Come and Get It Challenges, Purple, Black and Orange.  These are great colours for this upcoming Halloween season. 

Our sponsor this week is My Besties and I have used an image called Heide Halloween


This is a fun challenge and I hope you will join in. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the inspiring cards of your talented design team. 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

To Cute to Spook


To cute to spook is the theme of this weeks challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week. Our sponsor this week is Paper Nest Dolls and the image I used this week is called Little Witch Ellie. Isn't she cute?  I think you would agree that she is too cute to spook.


The image s was coloured with Copics and a Wink of Stella.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.   


Happy Halloween - Haunted House


It is another great Mixed Media challenge at Creative Artiste this month. Our sponsor  this month is DecoArt and they have a great prizes for one lucky winner.   I used several of their products , such as paints, gesso and Texture Sand Paste. 


I had a lot of fun making my house.  I hunted through my collection of findings (many of which are straight junk) that I have collected through the years to create my  Haunted House.   I had a old wire tree in my collection that inspired me to do the project. I sprayed  the tree with Web Spray.

The house is made out of a piece of wood from my hubby's scrap pile. The base of the project is an old tray that I inverted.  I added stones on the roof and pathway and Popsicle sticks for the fence.  I cut out the grave stones out of cardboard and added my sentiments and a skeleton that I had recycled from another project.  

I added texture paste to my windows and door before painting them and added few more findings from my collection such as the crow, a number, a cat die cut, spiders and a skeleton head. 

Here are some closer looks at the project.











Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be inspired by the creations of our inspiring design team.  

Monday, October 2, 2017

Fancy Folds - Wedding Card


Fancy Folds is the theme of this weeks Crafty Cardmakers challenge.

I made this wedding card for a dear friend of mine's granddaughter's wedding. I believe the card fold is called a never ending card and is actually 3 cards in one. Spread out the card is 18 by 6 inches. I have added 3 of my favourite wedding verses.  I also made an envelope in the same paper as the card for use as a gift card or to add money. 



I also made a box to store to store the card in .  I embellished the card with rubber stamps from my collection and added many different elements including silk flowers, pearls, gems, ribbon and die cuts. 


There are my 3 favourite wedding verses.






Thank you for stopping by.  remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by the the creations of our talented design team.  Have a creative week.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Dark/Dramatic Colours and/or Scary Challenge


It is a Dark/Dramatic colours and/or scary challenge at Eclectic Ellapu this month.  I altered a old picture frame for my Halloween picture.  

The image is from Delicious Doodles and is called Corvus Coralyne.  The image was coloured with Copics and pencil crayon. I added some Halloween papers to the frame, ribbon, Halloween dies, sentiment , gems and spiders.  This was a fun Halloween project.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team.  

Scary Halloween


Time for another altered/mixed media challenge over at Altered Eclectics.  I have decided to alter cigar box into a Halloween decoration.  Thought I would put it put next to my Halloween Candy bowl this Halloween eve.  

This is what I started with


I used the top of the box for the for the floor of my display then added my elements.  The doctor's prescriptions are some that I found at a flea market a few years ago. I added some red paint for blood,  I also added some skulls, old bottles, a book of spells, large needle and skeleton. It was a fun display to make. 

Some closer looks




Thank you for stopping by.  Happy Halloween. Check out the inspiring projects of the design team this month over at Altered Eclectics