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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 24, 2016

Single Layer Challenge at Come and Get It



The challenge at Come and Get It this week is to create a single layered card.  Bugaboo is  our Sponsors and I have used an imaged called JJ call me a witch.


I coloured my card with Copics and added some glitter and Diamond Glaze to complete the card.   Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Enjoy the Gifts of Nature


I love this image from SLS Lines called Fantasy Fox Shaman Medicine Woman and decided to make a art journal page using it.  I think Sal created a very stunning image. I coloured the medicine woman with PanPastels and Copic Markers. 

The background of the art journal page was painted, stamped and stenciled.  The top of the page is a gelli print which I used packing tape to remove the design from the gelli plate and I also added some feathers.  The sentiment is by  Inkadinkado which has been in my collection of rubber for a very long time. 

 Be sure to check out the stamps at SLS Lines as Sal will be discontinuing her stamps soon.  We are sorry to see her go, so be sure to grab the stamps you love from her store before they are gone forever. 

 Thank you for stopping by and have a very creative day. 


Monday, September 19, 2016

Make It Merry and Bright


I made two cards for this weeks challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week. The challenge is a technique challenge and I chose to use  a dry embossed technique and stitched technique for this card. 

This card was made with a cute image from Oddball Art  one of our great sponsors this week.  The image is called Bobby Baby Elephant with Antlers .  


Pop over to our challenge broad to see the beautiful inspiring creations of our design team. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.   


Use a Technique Challenge at Holly Jolly



Time for another Christmas challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges this week.  The challenge is to create a card with one of the following techniques Embossing (wet or dry), Stitching / Piercing or Paper Piecing .  I have used an inage from one of our sponsors for my Christmas card  Holly berry with ribbon from The Stamping Boutique



I used my sewing machine to sew the background of my card for my technique.  I used Copics, glitter pen, glitter, and a white gell pen to colour my card and added a sentiment using a button.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a creative day.  


Crafty Cardmakers Autumn Challenge


The challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers is to create your card or project in the theme of Autumn. 

The rubber stamp I used is called Baby, Mama, Papa Boo by Stampassion and it was coloured with Copics. I made this card using several different techniques.    
 The background was created using some unmounted rubber stamps and Distress Inks. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts. 

Hope you will join us this week for this great challenge.  Just create your card or project and enter it here. Remember to check out the inspiring projects and cards of the design team. 

Thank you for stopping by. 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Lots of Layers Challenge


Time for another great challenge at Come and Get it Challenges this month.  The theme is Lots of Layers.  One of our sponsors  this month  Polkadoodles  and I have used a image called   Sticks and Bones - Mammoth/ friend/Dinosaurs.



I had fun colouring the image with my Copics.  I coloured their hair in rainbow colours after being inspired by a video I watched by Sandy Allnock.  The video is called Swinging Mermaid and is part of her mermaid series and can be found on YouTube.  The hair is called rainbow hair.

I layered the card with several papers with animal prints , added some Washi tape and corners to complete the card.

Hope you will join us this week at Come and Get It.   Thank you for stopping by.  

Friday, September 16, 2016

So many books, so little time



I thought I would show you my card I made with one of the great images from SLS Lines for my son who just loves books.  I can see so many possibilities with this image.

Pop over to the SLS Lines Challenge blog to view the inspiring creations of the design team.

 Be sure to check out the stamps at SLS Lines as Sal will be discontinuing her stamps soon.  We are sorry to see her go, so be sure to grab the stamps you love from her store before they are gone forever. 


Thank you for stopping by.