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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, August 21, 2017

Let Your Cares Drift Away


It is my turn at Craft Cardmakers to host the challenge this week.  The challenge is to create a card pr project with the theme of Under the Sea or at the Beach.  

I saw a wall plaque with the saying "Let your cares drift away" and that it would make a nice card using my new Stampendous set of sailboat rubber stamps and a Tim Holtz set of tree. I coloured my sailboats and my scene with watercolours, wink of Stella and a white gell pen. 

To complete my card I added my sentiment and a few chipboard sea shell,  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog and to see the inspiring cards of our design team.  

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Colour Challenge Blue, Pink Purple and Yellow


Time for another great challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week.  The challenge is a colour challenge.  Your card or project must contain the colours blue, pink, purple and yellow.

Our sponsor this is My Besties and I have used an image called New Fluffy Hair Stylist for my card.  


Check out sponsor.s digital images.  They are very adorable and Sherri Baldy has an image for every occasion. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Try a New sketch



Come and Get It Challenges this week has a sketch challenge this week. 

Here is the sketch


Our sponsor this week is Knitty Kitty



I have used an image called Foxicorn.  I thought the image was perfect for this sketch.

I hope you will join us this week.  Pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring card of our talented design team.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Die Cut Challenge


Time for another another challenge at Come and Get It Challenges.  The theme of the challenge is die cuts.  The sponsor this week is Paper Nest Dolls and I used an image called Crafty  Fairy Emma. 


I coloured my image with Copics and glitter, created an sentiment on my computer and added two die cuts to complete my card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a create week.  


Friday, August 4, 2017

Lovely Lady Canvas


It is the first Friday in August and time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste .  
Maja Designs is our sponsor this challenge. Maja Designs is a Swedish craft company that specializes in beautiful designer paper.  Check out their blog for some great crafting ideas and their store for beautiful papers. 


Along with designer paper I used a combination of elements on my canvas. For my canvas I used some findings such as paper clips, an old clothing ad, flowers, chipboard, film strip, stencil and a photo from Tim Holtz's Found Relative pictures.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to see the creative projects from our talented design team. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Altered Coffee Pot


I had lots of fun this month with my altered project for Altered Eclectics


This is what I started with 



I searched my stash for things to alter the coffee pot and create my lady.   I decided to alter an old peculator coffee pot.  I used wool for the hair, some old glasses, bottle caps and buttons for the eyes, Wicker plant pot for the hat and part of a couple of spoons for the ears.   I also used lace, buttons for earrings,and a plastic container for the base.  

Some closer looks





Hope you enjoyed my funky project.  Remember to visit our challenge blog to view the inspiring projects of our design team. Have a creative week. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk - Steampunk

Wedding Card




Time for another great challenge at Eclectic Ellapu.  This month's challenge is Anything goes.  I chose to show a wedding card I made for a close friend to give her son and his wife for their wedding. 

Here are some closer look at the never ending card. 

Gift Box and folded card.











Hope you will join us this month at Eclectic Ellapu.  Thank you fpor stopping by and have a creative month. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Just Add a Flower



This week at Come and Get It Challenges the theme is "Just add a Flower". Bugaboo is our sponsor this week and I have used one of their images called Pretty Fairy.  


Bugaboo has been a sponsor at Come and Get It Challenges for as long as I can remember and they have marvelous images and provide a great prize for our winners. 

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


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Summer Time

It is time for another challenge at Come and Get It this week and the theme is summertime. All Dressed Up is our sponsor this month. 


I have used All Dressed Up's image called "Perfect Day".  I Layered my card with a section of designer papers and added some flowers and a doilies.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 


Monday, July 17, 2017

Lots and Lots of Layers


Crafty Cardmakers this week has a challenge of with a lots and lots of layers theme and I decided to make card for my hubby's birthday.   

The digital image is from SLS Lines, I just love it's design.  The layering papers are from Momento and the sentiment is an old stamp from my collection by Wordsworth (2002). 

I coloured the image with Copic Markers and added some brads to complete the card. 

Remember to stop by our Crafty Cardmakers challenge blog to see the inspiring cards of our talented design team members.

 Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Love that Designer Paper


Time for another challenge at Come and Get It Challenges and the theme this week is designer paper, create your card or project using two or more designer papers. 

Our sponsor this week is Polkadoodles and I have used on of their cute images called Dahlia, The Darling Buds

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My designer paper is from Forever in Time and the stack is called Perfect Prints.  I coloured my image with Copics then added a stamped sentiment and a pretty flowered ribbon.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to check out the other designs of our creative design team members. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Make your Own Background Challenge

Come and Get It Challenges this week has a make your own background challenge. Think of the possibilities.
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Sassayaki Glitter is one of our sponsor this week and I have used their image Baby Ellys' Birthday. She is so cute. I made my background using the small stars from my star edge punch and adding some glitter. The sentiment is a stamp by Just Rite Stamps. The image was coloured with Copics and a Wink of Stella. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. Remember to stop by our challenge blog to see the fabulous cards of our inspiring designers.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Home Sweet Home Altered Book


It is another great challenge at Creative Artiste.  The them of the challenge is anything Mixed Media. 

Our sponsor this month is 

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I used several of Scrapmatt's chipboard words in my project along with their circle stencil.  
I used my gelli plate, acrylic paint, stamps, dies, digital images, Copics, Diamond Glaze.  I had lots of fun creating my little book. 

Take a look at the inside pages.






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Thank you for stopping by to take a look at my project.  Stop by the Creative Artiste challenge blog to see the inspiring projects of the design team.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes
Altered Eclectic - Anything Goes
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes
The Mixed Media Monthly - Altered Embellishments
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Monday, July 3, 2017

Summer Time Swing


It is a Tic, Tac Toe Challenge Crafty Cardmakers this week. Here is the challenge. 



I followed the line from bottom right hand side to top left, summer, stamp or Digi and embossing wet or dry. I used an silhouette stamp that I embossed with a black and silver  embossing powder.  I love the summer scene. I used the tri-fold card and added an extra frame. 



Hope you will join us this week at Crafty Cardmakers.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to be inspired my the projects of out talented design team.  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

National Colours


This week's challenge at Come and Get It Challenges is national colors.  The national colors for Canada are red and white.  Bugaboo Digital Stamps is our sponsor this week and I have used a digital image called  Brat Sports




I hope you can join us this week for this anything goes challenge. Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 


Altered Village

It is the 1st of July and time for another altered/mixed media challenge at Altered Eclectics. 

This week I decided to alter some houses.  I cut a couple of blocks from my hubby's wood scraps.  I had a problem cutting out the windows and doors so my hubby ended up finishing them for me.



I painted the blocks with Gesso then decoupaged the houses with some designer papers by Studio Calico.  I used several different patterns from the pack and then added a wash of colour over the paper, using a different colour on each house. I added different roofs to each house, burlap, game pieces and metal belt findings. Next I added some finding and numbers to the homes to make them unique. The add ons include numbers, fence, crown, key, stamps, gears, and a bird. 

Here are some closer looks




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

I am entering my project in the following challenges:
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Mixed Media
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes
The Mixed Media Monthly - Altered Embellishments
SanDee 7 amelie's SteamPunk Challenges - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes