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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, February 18, 2017

Princesses


Princesses is the theme of our challenge this week at Come and Get It Challenges.  Cute as a Button is our sponsor this week and I have used this cute image called Button Love.  I think she is adorable. 

I coloured my image with Copic markers, pencil crayons and Wink of Stella.  Next I added some flowers, buttons, and sentiments.

Hope you will join us this week in this Princess challenge. Remember to stop  by our challenge blog to see the creations of our talented design team have created to inspire you.  Thank you for stopping by. 


Monday, February 13, 2017

Watercolored Canvas


Add some texture is the theme of this week's Crafty Cardmakers Challenge. I decided to make a canvas picture using watercolours, rubber stamps, stencils, washi tape and molding paste. 

I love adding texture using Panpastels to colour my molding paste.  I love it's soft effect. The flower rubber stamp is a cling mount by Stampendous called Jumbo Holly Hock. 

Hope you will join us this week in the textured challenge.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the pretty creations of our talented design team.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Love is in the Air


Love is in the Air is the theme of Come and Get It Challenges this weekend I have used a great image by Sami Stamps called Love is falling for my card.



I hope you will join us this week for this challenge.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Happy Love Day



Time for another challenge at Come and Get It Challenges and it is a Valentines theme challenge.  My Besties is the sponsor of our challenge and I have used one of their images for this challenge.  Isn't she cute?  


This image was so much fun to colour and layer with lacy layers, hearts, ribbon, gems and pretty flowers. 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will join us this week and that you pop over to our challenge blog to view the creative cards of our design team.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Simon Says - The Color of Love
Cute Card Thursday - Be My Valentine
Penny's Paper Craft - Anything Goes
Creative with Stamps Challenge - Valentine
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes

Friday, February 3, 2017

Altered Box



Time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste.  The theme of the challenge is anything mixed media goes and I have altered a cellphone box for my project.

Our sponsor this challenge is Scrapmatts.  Scrapmatts has a great collection of media products. 


I used this gear stencil for my box.  It is a perfect stencil for a small box , card or tag.




Closer look



I used molding paste on my stencil and coloured the box with several colours of Inka-Gold.  To complete my box I added several findings, a gear, clock and wings. I also used some gems and starred washi tape. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us in this anything goes mixed media challenge.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring projects of our design team. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

It's Your Special Day



Time for another great challenge this month at Eclectic Ellapu.  The theme this month is anything goes. I made this birthday book for a very good friend's birthday. 

I have used both the Tim Holtz Dog Crazy and Cat Crazy stamps and dies for my birthday book.  I had lots of fun making it and used the following products:

washi tape
stamps and dies
designer paper
glitter paper
copic markers
watercolors
glitter paper
ribbons
cord
diamond glaze
gems
Cricut Cuts






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

I am entering this project in the following challenges

Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Stampavie and More - Animals
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Retro Rubber - Anything Goes
 (many of the sentiments are old stamps from my collection)
Through the Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

Dress to Thrill


It is February and finally time to get back creating for Altered Eclectics.  This is my first creation for 2017 for the group.  I had fun updating my glass bottles.  I am not sure what these bottles were used for .  I found them at a flea market a few years ago. 

This is what I started with.



To alter my bottles I painted them with chalk paint, added painted chains to the ankles, and then added the gems, flowers and lace. To complete the shoes I added a "inspire" tattoo on one shoe and a "dress to thrill" on the other shoe using rubber stamps from my stash.  

Here are some closer looks.



Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Hope to join us this at Altered Eclectics. Remember to pop by the our challenge blog to see the very creative projects our talented design team have created to inspire you.

I am entering my altered bottles i the following challenges

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Sweet Inspiration Challenge



Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Forgotten stash (glass shoes)
Love to Create Challenge - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting with a Heart - Anything Goes