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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, April 24, 2017

Angel Wings


Time for another great challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.  The theme of the challenge is pearls and/or gems.    I used a pretty fairy rubber stamp from a Canadian company called  Enchanted Hallow Rubber stamps.  The stamp is called Crystal.  I used copics for the colouring then added a Wink of Stella along with the pearls to give the card some glitter. 

Hope you will join us this week.  Remember to pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers blog to see the inspiring cards of  a our talented design team,  Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Create a Circle Challenge



It is challenge day again at Come and Get It Challenges and the theme is to use a circle in your project this week  I decided to make a circular tag using  an image called Bugbirdumbra by Bugaboo Digital stamps, one of our great sponsors of Come and Get It Challenges. 


I coloured the cute bird image with my Copics, added a couple of sentiments from my stash.  I added Diamond glaze on my rain drops and puddle.  The beads were made from papers and fibers from in my stash.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  

Saturday, April 15, 2017

It's a Girl Thing



It's a Girl Thing is the theme of this weeks Come and Get It's challenge.  I am using one of our sponsors, Lemon Shortbread images for my art journal page.  The name of the image is  80's Fashion City Girl.


My idea for this art journal page was some papers I had made using CitraSolv and National Geographic pages.    I love the way the CitraSolv alters the images and makes these unusual pages.  I thought these pages I made were ideal for my art journal page. You can find more information about CitraSolv on my Pinterest site here

My image was coloured with Copics, pencil crayon and white gelly roll pen. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of our talented design team member.  Hope you  will join us this week. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Dragonfly for a Wonderful Friend


Time for another challenge at Crafty CardMakers.  The theme of the challenge is Things that Fly. 

I used a die and stamp from a recent set called Dragonfly Dreams by Stampin Up.  I used Brusho on Yupo paper for the background of the card and Brusho on  watercolour paper for the dragonfly. I also added Wink of Stella to my dragonfly and some gems to my lacy die cut.  

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this week for  this Things that Fly. Pop over to our challenge blog to view the inspiring projects of our talented design team.  Have a creative week.  


Sunday, April 9, 2017

In the Garden

Time for another challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week.  The theme is "In the Garden".  
I have used an image from one of this week's sponsors, Cute as a Button.  The image is called Good Soil. 

Cute As A Button Designs


 I coloured my image with my Copics then added some flowers, rubber stamped soil and a butterfly.

Hope you enjoy the card and will join us this week.  Pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of our design team and the images of our other great  sponsors.  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Fiesta


Time for another great challenge at Creative Artiste this month.  Your project must be mixed media and your project maybe a card, tag, ATC, altered art ... as long as it fits the challenge specifications. 

We have a wonderful sponsor this month, DecoArt.   DecoArt has a wide variety of Mixed Media products.  I have used a few in my project. 



  I decided to make a canvas using a picture of my hubby and I on vacation a few years ago.  We were in Mexico listening to music and having a good time. Love the Mexican bright colours. 

I used a lot of product on my canvas including the following

Variety of older rubber stamps
Tim Holtz tissue paper
Acrylic Gesso (DecoArt)
Acrylic Paint (DecoArt)
Texture Sand Paste (DecoArt)
Copic Markers
Dies
Gell Pen
Inks


Closer look




Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month. Remember to stop by our challenge blog to view the great projects that our talented design team have created to inspire you.

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art/Mixed media
The Mixed Media Monthly - Superpowers (always planning what to do next)
Creative Embellishments - Inspired by the colours
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Corner - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges - Neons/Brights
Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media/Altered Art
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Easter Challenge


It is time for another fun challenge at Come and Get It Challenges this week and the theme is Easter.   I have used our sponsor , Polkadoodles image called  Tulip, the darling buds.  I think she is beautiful and a great image for this Easter challenge.


I has fun making the card, layering designer papers, colouring image with Copics, Wink of Stella, adding butterfly, gems and a sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to pop by our challenge blog to see the inspiring projects of our talented design team, also remember to stop by Polkadoodles store to see the beautiful images they have, something for everyone.