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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, February 12, 2018

Loved


This is my card for the Love and Romance challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week, I am giving it to my husband for Valentines Day. 

 I used one of my gelli plate prints for the background which I stamped with a Italian Love Poem.  "Loved Tag" and butterfly are old rubber stamps from my collection which I coloured with Copics.  I die cut a heart and embossed it with a wood embossing folder, added some lace and a key to my heart to finish the card. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to view the makes for out talented design team. 



Friday, February 2, 2018

Altered Canvas

This is my altered canvas project for this month's Creative Artiste challenge.  DecoArt  is our fantastic sponsor this month. 

I used a couple of stencils and lots of finding from my stash on my  canvas.  The canvas was coloured with a combination of inks, paints, and glitter. Many of the products are from our sponsor DecoArt.

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Some closer looks




Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Hope you will join us in the exciting challenge. Remember to pop over to our challenge blog to see the inspiring creations of our talented design team. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Altered TV Remote Stand



 Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New year. 

This is my first project for 2018 for Altered Eclectics, an altered TV remote box.  I used finding from my stash that included gems, brooches, lace and beads.  I also used several different inks and paints to give my project some colour.

Here are some closer looks.





Thank you for stopping by and have a creative month.  Remember to stop by the Altered Eclectic blog to see the inspiring projects of our talented design team.   

Dance the Night Away

It is a anything goes challenge at Eclectic Ellapu this month and I decided to use my new ballerina die to make this card for one of the little girls in my family. 

The background behind the ballerina is some alcohol ink paper I had made that was left over from a previous project.  The ballerina was coloured with A Wink of Stella and Copic Markers. I had a sentiment and some stars to complete my card. 

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

Monday, January 29, 2018

Lets Get Messy Challenge

Love this get messy challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.  I used my gell plate to create my background for my card by combining acrylic paints, inks, stencils and sprays. The lovely lady is from my collection of unmounted stamps, the name of the company that makes the stamp escapes me. The image was coloured with Ink Inktense pencils and distress spray inks.

The rubber stamp "Art" is by Stampers Anonymous.  The hat has a saying on it by Carrie Fisher, "I don't want life to imitate life.  I want life to be art".  

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative week.  Please  join us in this get messy challenge.  Remember to stop by our Challenge Blog to see the inspiring creations of our lovely design team

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