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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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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.