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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, July 22, 2017

Summer Time draft

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.