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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, December 11, 2017

Merry Christmas from Crafty Cardmakers




Merry Christmas from the Crafty Cardmakers team. This is our last challenge of 2017 and the theme is Christmas.

I made this Christmas card for a friends little new born daughter's first Christmas.  The image is by Mo's Digital Pencil.  I coloured the image is coloured with Copics, diamond glaze, white gel pen,  and a glitter pen.  I added stars, trees and a sentiment to finish the card.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to check out the inspiring creations of our talented design team.  Hope you will join us this challenge.  Merry Christmas and we will see you in 2018. 

Friday, December 8, 2017

Anything but a Card Challenge at Polkadoodles

Happy Friday Everyone!!

The theme of this week's challenge at Polkadoodles is "Anything but a Card".

 For my  project this week I made an altered clock.   I have used several beautiful Christmas images and designer paper from the Work & Play 5 - Festive HollybobsI coloured my images with Copics, gell pen, wink of Stella and glitter. The clock was painted with acrylic paint , Posca Pens and the snow was created by grading Styofoam and adding glitter. 



This is my last post for Polkadoodles for 2107.  Hope to see you back here again in 2018.
Thank you for stopping by and have a Creative week. 


I am entering this project in the following challenges:


A Gem of a Challenge ~ Anything Christmas
Crafty Calendar ~ It's Christmas
Brown Sugar ~ Not a card
Jingle Belles ~ Holiday Wrap
Kitty Bee Designs ~ Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft ~ Anything Goes
Thats Crafty ~ Tis the Season
Winter Wonderland ~ Anything Christmas
Animal Friends ~ Must have Animal
Country View Crafts ~ Christmas
Lets Craft and Create ~ Anything christmas

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Christmas Challenge at Come and Get It Challenges

This is my card for our annual Christmas Challenge which runs for the Month of December at Come and Get It. Traditional we all take the month off to be able to spend the time with our friends ands and families but what is different this year this that that this year we have decided that this will be our final challenge. We have all enjoyed doing the challenge each week, but due to reasons out of our control, we can no long run the challenge - so the time has come to end it on a good note.  Come and Get It has been running for 6 plus years and I have been on the from nearly the beginning.  I have made so many special friends and enjoyed the challenges using the wonderful images of our lovely sponsors. 



For my card I have used an image called Ski Lift  from one of our sponsors Cute as a  Button.

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I would like to wish all the design team members , sponsors and participants I have met along this journey a very Merry Christmas and all the Best for 2018.   Remember to enter this last challenge here at Come  and Get It and pop over to our challenge site to enjoy the inspiring cards and projects of our design team. Thank you Cindy and Julie for being such great and inspiring blog hosts and friends.  Thank you for stopping by and keep on crafting. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Here Comes Christmas


For this month's mixed media project at Creative Artiste I made a Christmas wall plaque using some creative chipboard from our sponsor Scrapmatts and Papertole

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I used a Santa's head that I coloured in Panpastels  and stamped with a snowflake design stamp by Stampin Up then added it to the base of my plaque.  I added the chipboard circles and the Believe sentiment from Scrapmatts products. The holy leaves were a Tim Holtz's die cut.  The Santa's hat was covered with glitter and the Christmas ball and bow were added to complete the project. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog top be inspired by our creative design team.  Have a creative month. 

Altered Canvas


Time for another challenge at Altered Eclectics this month, as always the theme is altered art or mixed media. I decided to make a altered Christmas canvas for this month's project.  I used many of my bits and pieces from old Christmas ornaments in my project along with some music findings and chipboard from my stash.

I hope everyone has a happy holiday.  Altered Eclectics is taking a break for the month of January so we will see you again in the beginning of February.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a creative month.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to view the projects of our inspiring design team members.

Christmas Tree Canvas


I am back with another project for Eclectic Ellapu.  I have made a christmas tree canvas using some old christmas pieces along with beads, gems, paint, stencils and recycled jewelry from my stash. 

It was a fun project to make.  This is the last challenge of the year at Eclectic Ellapu.   I hope you will join in.  We are taking a break in January but will be back in February for more creative fun. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Happy Holiday Moose

Time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week,  The theme of the challenge is Animal Magic. 

I used an old rubber stamp from my collection of a Moose by a company  called  Earth Art International. Copics, Pitt pens and a gelli pen were used to colour my image and  then I added a few gems, glitter and sentiment to complete the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by the projects of our talented design team.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Zeddy's Christmas


Time for another challenge at Come and Get It this week.  The theme of the challenge is Animals and I used an image from our sponsor this week Oddball Art.

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The image is called Zeddy Dressed as Santa.  I think he is so cute.  I think this will be a cute card for one of my nephews for Christmas.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to pop by our challenge blog to be inspired by the creative works of our design team. 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Anything Goes at Polkadoodles


Happy Friday Everyone!

Here today for 
Polkadoodles Challenge
*Anything Goes*

I am excited, this is my first post as a DT member for Polkadoodles.  It is very exciting to be part of this talented team and to be able to work with Polkadoodles amazing products. 

 For my  card this week  I have used two lovely images from the Work & Play 5 - Festive HollybobsI coloured my images with Copics, gell pen and Pitt Artist pens. The snow was created by grading Styrofoam and added some glitter for sparkle.  I added ribbon and a bow to complete the card. 


Thank you for stopping by.  Have a creative week. 


I would like to enter this ard in the following challenges:

Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Anything Goes
Craftaholics:  Girlie
The Paper Shelter:  Christmas Card

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.