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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, 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. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Here Comes Christmas


For this month's mixed media project at Creative Artiste I made a Christmas wall plaque using some creative chipboard from our sponsor Scrapmatts and Papertole

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I used a Santa's head that I coloured in Panpastels  and stamped with a snowflake design stamp by Stampin Up then added it to the base of my plaque.  I added the chipboard circles and the Believe sentiment from Scrapmatts products. The holy leaves were a Tim Holtz's die cut.  The Santa's hat was covered with glitter and the Christmas ball and bow were added to complete the project. 

Thank you for stopping by.  Remember to pop over to our challenge blog top be inspired by our creative design team.  Have a creative month. 

Altered Canvas


Time for another challenge at Altered Eclectics this month, as always the theme is altered art or mixed media. I decided to make a altered Christmas canvas for this month's project.  I used many of my bits and pieces from old Christmas ornaments in my project along with some music findings and chipboard from my stash.

I hope everyone has a happy holiday.  Altered Eclectics is taking a break for the month of January so we will see you again in the beginning of February.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a creative month.  Remember to stop by our challenge blog to view the projects of our inspiring design team members.

Christmas Tree Canvas


I am back with another project for Eclectic Ellapu.  I have made a christmas tree canvas using some old christmas pieces along with beads, gems, paint, stencils and recycled jewelry from my stash. 

It was a fun project to make.  This is the last challenge of the year at Eclectic Ellapu.   I hope you will join in.  We are taking a break in January but will be back in February for more creative fun. 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Happy Holiday Moose

Time for another challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week,  The theme of the challenge is Animal Magic. 

I used an old rubber stamp from my collection of a Moose by a company  called  Earth Art International. Copics, Pitt pens and a gelli pen were used to colour my image and  then I added a few gems, glitter and sentiment to complete the card. 

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