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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, August 27, 2016

A Beautiful Flower



Come and Get It has another great challenge this week and the theme is black and white plus one.  Sami Stamps is the sponsor of this challenge and I have used an image called Beautiful Flower.  I love this simple flower.  It is so elegant. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SamiStamps

I chose to use the colour gold to go with my black and white. I thought that it added to the elegance of the flower. The beautiful dies I used for the card are by Spellbinders.  To complete my card I edge part of the frame with a Gold Leaf pen and added some gold gems. 

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

Monday, August 22, 2016

Non Traditional Christmas Colours


Time for another challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges.  The theme of this challenge is to create  a card or project for Christmas using non traditional colours.   I chose to use the colours pink and purple for my round card. 

The sponsor's image I am using for this card is called Elf Digi and us by QKR Stampede

QKR

I added some Tim Holtz word die and a couple of snow flakes to complete my card.  Thank you  for stopping by and we hope to see you here again soon.

By or Under the Sea Challenge


This weeks challenge at Crafty CardMakers is By or Under the Sea.  When I heard the theme I thought of lost treasure and I had the perfect small metal box in my stash that was perfect for the challenge.  

We are sponsored for this challenge by

With a prize of £12.00 to spend at your favourite Woodware Stockist, either in store or on line.



I coloured the inside of my box in blue and white and added some bubbles.  I then added a mermaid by Faery Ink that I coloured with Copics, Diamond Glaze, and a Wink of Stella.  I filled my box with gems, pearls, shells and other findings.  Next I added  some fun fish by Miss Rach and an anchor. 


Here are some other views of my assemblage. 






Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative day.  Come join us at Crafty CardMakers this week for this fun challenge.  Pop Over to their challenge blog to see the beautiful projects of the design team.   

I am entering this project in the following challenges:


Creative Fingers - Anything Goes with Faery Ink

Crafting with the Heart- Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything but a Card
Simon Says Stamp Blog - Go Fish
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - Anything but a Card
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Southridge Trading Company -Anything Summer
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything goes

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Summer Time Challenge


Time again for another great challenge at Come and Get IT Challenges.  The theme this week is Summer Time.  I have used this cute image from one of our sponsors this week , Sassy Studios Designs. The Image is called Party Shy

Sponsorship


I hope you will join us this week.  I love the colours of summer. 
Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  

Man Verses Woman Challenge


Time for another great challenge at SLS Lines this month.  The theme of the challenge is "Man verses Woman" and this is my art journal page I made for the challenge. 

I used a gell print from my stash for the background of my page then added my images.  The images I used are Voodoo King , Baron Samedi  and Voodoo Queen with Awesome Hat.  They were a fun images to colour.  I love the quote of Meg Cabot I used on the page.  

Hope you will join us in the awesome challenge this week.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of the design team and to see the other great images from SlS Lines visit their online store here

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Punches and Dies Challenge



Time for another challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week.  The challenge theme is to create a card or project using dies or punches. Bugaboo Digital Stamps is the sponsor of the challenge and I have used this cute new image from Bugaboo called JJ Beach.  Thought it would make a cute summer birthday card.  


I used several dies for my card including drink glasses, stitched frame, waves and a stitched circle. I used glitter pen, Copics, Diamond Glaze and a birthday stamp by Magenta. This was a fun card to make.  I hope you will join us this week. Create your card and enter it here

Monday, August 8, 2016

Anything but a Card Challenge at Holly Jolly


It is a Anything but a Card Challenge this week at Holly Jolly and I decided to make a gift bag out of a brown paper lunch bag.  

The image I used is from the fabulous collection of stamps from Bugaboo, one of our sponsors this week.  The image is called Noel Birds.


 I coloured them with Copic Markers, gell pen and a glitter pen. I layered the frony of my bag with scraps of Christmas papers from my stash. 



 I added a red and white sticker and some jute to complete the project.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join in this week and show us your Christmas project.