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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, January 15, 2018

Have a Fairy Tale Bithday

Blings the the thing is this week's theme for Crafty Card Marker's challenge.  We want you to show us your bling.  I decided to make a birthday card using an old Stamps Happen Inc's stamp called Rose Flower Fairy. 

I coloured my image with Copics, pencil crayon and Wink of Stella.  For my bling I used glitter paper stars, Wink of Stella and gems.  It was a fun card to make.

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

Friday, January 5, 2018

Altered Bottle





Hi everyone it is now 2018 and this is Creative Artiste first anything goes challenge of the year. Your project must be Mixed Media and can be an ATC, tag, card, layout, altered art or an off-the-page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications. You must use more then 3 different mediums on your project to qualify for our mixed media rules.

Our sponsor this month is Tando Creative.  I have used several of the products they sell in their store on my altered bottle. 


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This is the bottle before I altered it.


I used many product to create my altered bottle including found jewelry and other thrift store finds,lace, heavy gell medium, Deco Arts paints,  glossy medium, Kroma crackle, white and black gesso, paints, ink sprays in several colours and Deco Art Metallic Luster. Many of the products I used on my bottle are products sold by Tando Creative.

Reverse side of the altered bottle. 


Side view of the altered bottle. 


Thank you for stopping by and remember to stop by our challenge blog to view the projects of our talented design team. 

I am entering this project in the following challenges

Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media/Altered Art
Mix It Up - Anything Goes
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes/Mixed Media

Thank You - See the Sign


It is Friday Everyone!!

The theme of this week's challenge at Polkadoodles is "Anything Goes".


 For my  project this week I made a tag. I have used a digital image from the January January Digital Downloads called See the Sign. My digital image was coloured  with Copics, Gell pen and a white Posca pen.I added the words "thank you" using my computer.  I added my image to my tag along with designer paper, fence, clouds and flowers. I just love this image because you can customize the words on the sign to go with your project. 
Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas Challenge - Christmas Tin

This is my last project 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. 

To make my decorated popcorn tin I used and image from one of our great sponsors of Come and Get It over the years, Polkadoodles


.  The image is called Rudy, Winnie, and Holly the Christmas Unicorn.  I am going to fill my tin with Christmas goodies for a special friend. 








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. 

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.