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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, April 14, 2018

Have a Groovy Day


This card is one of my inspirational card over at LeAnn's World 101 on facebook.  The digital stamp is called Cheering Cat and can be found in LeAnn's World Esty shop


I coloured the image with Copic Markers, gel pen and A Wink of Stella and layered the image on an assortment designer papers. To complete my card I added a die cut and rubber stamped sentiment. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 

Crafting Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door- Anything Goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - Supper Scraps Saturday
Colour Crazy Challenge- Anything goes Coloured

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Progressive Challenge #2 at LeAnn's World 101


This is my card for progressive challenge 2 over at LeAnn's World 101 on Facebook. I had fun colouring her. The digital stamp is called Rose in LeAnn's Esty shop.

I used Copics, pencil crayons, Wink of Stella to colour Rose. The background was coloured with PanPastels. To complete the card I added pearls and a old sentiment by Stampin Up.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.

Come join us on facebook.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafting Rocket Challenges - April Flowers
Crafting Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door- Anything Goes

Monday, April 9, 2018

By the Water


It is time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week  The theme of this challenge is "water".

I used a old rubber stamp from my collection by Stamps Happen, Inc called Mother and Son for this  card.  I coloured the image with watercolours and added a computer generate sentiment along with a watercoloured hearts  and a ribbon to complete the card. 

I just love the sentiment that I added to the card.  I thought it was very fitting for the image.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Pop over to our challenge blog to be inspired by our talented design team. 

I am entering ths card in the following challenges

Fussy and Fancy - Add a Sentiment
Love to Craft - April Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenges - No Pattern Paper

Friday, April 6, 2018

Fishing Wharf - Creative Artiste


Creative Artiste has a new challenge for you this month. This old boat wharf is this month's project. 

 Our sponsor this month is Mixed Up Magazine



Mixed Up is a membership website, packed with step-by-step and video tutorials for the mixed media enthusiast. Learn techniques, explore products, and create sensational artwork with our international team of amazing designers. They already have 50+ tutorials available and more are added every week!

Mixed Up is giving one lucky challenger a free one year subscription to the site worth £40!

And Creative Artiste followers who sign up during April 2018 can get their first month for just £2 – use coupon code CreatewithMixedUp

(coupon valid for Rolling and Quarterly options only)


Some of the products I used for my fishing village are acrylic paints, heavy gel medium , findings, driftwood, fabric, spools, cord etc.  I found the the wharf material in my husband's shop along with the nails. The houses were candles I found at a thrift shop  that I decorated and mended with paper clay after I manage to break them will I was working on them.

 What I started with. 


Here are some closer views. 







Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Pop over to our challenge blog to view the inspiring project of our design team.  

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes On Facebook
We Love to Create - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Anything but a Card
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit -  Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Goes Mixed media

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hoppy Birthday



April is finally here and maybe we will soon get spring.  We had snow today.  It just will not stop. 

I am here today with a card from LeAnn's World 101.  This image reminds me of a spring day.  The image is called Frog Talk  and can be found in LeAnn's World Esty Shop.


I coloured the image with Copics, Posca pen, and pencil crayon. To complete the card I added a sentiment by Stampin Up, clouds and a bicycle.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Come join LeAnn's facebook group to see more inspiring cards and projects .

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Spring or Easter
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Coloured
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simple Papercraft - Anything Goes 
Jo's Paper Shack - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Altered Mannequin


Time for another mixed media/ altered challenge at Altered Eclectics. I have chosen to alter a mannequin for this months challenge.  

I used many found pieces for my project including old jewelry, lace, beads, hair barrette,ribbon and old metal belts. 

To get the  antique copper look to my project I used a combination of acrylic paint, Modern Options Sophisticated Finishes of Copper and Patina Green and DecoArt Heavenly Hues of Color Hunter Green. 

Closer Look






Thank you for stopping by and have a creative time.  Pop over to our challenge blog to view the exciting creations of our design team. 

I am entering my project in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Mixed Media World - Anything Goes On Facebook
We Love to Create - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Anything but a Card
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit -  Anything Goes
A Inky Mess - Anything Goes Mixed media


Easter Box - a Box of Fun



Eclectic Ellapu is having a fun challenge this month.  The theme of the challenge is Boxes of Fun- make a box and fill it with fun. 

I decided to make a Easter gift box for my grandson.  The pattern for this box was created by my friend Annette quite a few years ago.  I have seen several similar patterns but not with the card built in and a place to add money or a gift card along with the gift. 


I filled the box with Easter candies.  


Thank you for stopping by.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to view the creative projects of our talented design tea.