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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!


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.