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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, October 31, 2011

Making Christmas Cards with Friends

In a get together with friends we made several Christmas card and I thought I would share the cards with you. The theme was silver and blue, my favourite Chrismtas colours.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday -SFF102111

I love the sketches from Sketch Frenzy Friday. They keep your imagination going. I decided to make another Christmas card with their sketch. The snowman stamp I used was from my friend Lisa's collection of rubber stamps, Local Rubber King.


I punched snowfakes with my Martha Stewart punch and added some glitter and bling. Another of the many Christmas cards I have to make this year.

Have a creative day.


Christmas Easel Card

I have an upcoming card exchange with my yahoo group the Rubber Inkers. The theme for the card of the week swap is Christmas and I chose to make a round easel card for the exchange. My Santa stamp seemed to be the perfect stamp for this design. I added some colour, glitter, bling, ribbon and flourishes to complete my design.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Paris - One of My Favourite Cities

The theme for one of my upcoming Rubber Inkers swaps is Paris. I created this card with a digi stamp from Paper Craft Kits and added some bling, ribbon, button and flourish to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative day.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Anything Goes Challenge PTT#39

This card was created for Party time Tuesday’s challenge called Anything Goes. Kenny K ‘s Downloads is their sponsor this week and I chose to use one of his Santa digi images for this card. I also used a couple of different Spellbinder cutters for the frame and a Memory Box Co. for the fancy tree. Some ribbon, cord and bling completed the card.

Be creative. Have a good day.


Season's Greetings

This card was created for a sketch swap for one of the groups that I belong to called The Rubber Inkers. I thought it was a good sketch because I could use scraps of Christmas paper I have in my stash.

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Come and Get it Challenge - Cracked Glass

The Come and Get It's challenge this week was to create a card with using the cracked glass technique. I decided to make an antique looking Christmas card for this challenge. I have had the stamps that I used for this card for a very long time. The Candle stamp is by Embossing Art Co. and the Joy sentiment is by Hot Fudge Studios. I like the aging effect of the cracked glass technique.

Be creative and have a good day.


Sketch Frenzy Friday - Wishing You

This card was created for Sketch Frenzy Friday Challenge (SFF101411).
The background paper was created using the smashed ink technique. I love the colour combination of white, blue and green. I paired the paper with a cute bunny stamp and one of my favourite sentiment stamps.

Well Back to my craft room to clean up the mess I made.



Saturday Sketch

This card was created for the October Saturday card sketch challenge for one of my favourite yahoo groups, Enjoy Michael Strong Stamps.


I embossed one Michael's Cloisonne Panels that I had stamped on some paper that I had used the melted wax crayon technique on. I then added some co-ordinating papers and bling to complete the card sketch.

Well back to my craft room. Have a creative day.


Cute Card Thursday's Challenge 187 - Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word!

Cute Card Thursday’s theme this week is “I’m Sorry”. I used a digi stamp from a new company I just discovered called Meljen’s Designs to create my card.


I just love this digi stamp called Frog Prince. I coloured him with my Copic and Martha Steward metallic markers. I made his eyes bug out by adding a thick coat of Diamond Glaze to his eyes. To complete the card I used a sentiment stamp by Stamping Up, bling, ribbon, button and a flower made with the my new Tim Holt’s Tattered Flowers die cutter. I love the way he turned out, very colourful.

Have a creative day.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Painted Horse

One of my favourite Yahoo groups, Inky Fun Stampers had a swap this month with the theme of horses. In my stash I found this painted horse unmounted stamp with a southwest blanket and some pattern paper that had what I think of as a southwest colour scheme. Hope my partner likes the card.

Happy stamping everyone.


Party Time Tuesday Challenges PTT#38

Show us your “Spooky” and/or use their sketch was the theme for this week’s Party Time Tuesday’s challenge. I used their sketch and choose to use one of their sponsors, Whimsie Doodles’ digi image called “Pushing Daisies” for my spooky theme. I also used the “Spooky” digi sentiment by Meljens designs, an unmounted spider web stamp, layers of paper and bling to complete the card.

This was a fun card to make tonight but I think this will probably be my last Halloween card. I am all Halloweened out and there is still 10 days to Halloween.


Colourful Thank You Cards

I used some colourful pattern paper that I had in my stash to create these bright and cheery cards to thank some friends for their hospitality during a recent visit. Two of the cards are using Pollycrafts retro digi stamps and the rose card was created with an unmounted rubber stamp that I also had in my stash.

Well back to my craft room to see what else I come up with tonight. Have a creative day.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Howdy Howdy

I have belonged to the Rubber Inkers' Yahoo group for a very long time. This criss cross card I made for an upcoming swap I am hosting for the group. I pulled out my old Stampin Up set to make the card. I think the card would make a great child's birthday card.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday SFF100711

Terry Medaris created this 3 pot stamp and the stamp is part of his south west collection. I love his stamps and when I use one of him stamps I like to use my pencil crayons to colour them. I used walnut distressed ink to stamp my cactus background. I love the colours of the south west.

Thanks for stopping by. I need to get back to my stamp room to clean up.


Cute Card Thursday Challenge #185

The theme for this challenge was "Time for Cake". I chose to use this cute digi stamp by Pink Cat Studios. I added some butterflies that I made with my new butterfly dies and of course I had to add some bling to give the card some sparkle.

Have a creative day. Thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Come and Get it Challenges - Halloween

This weeks Come and Get it Challenges is Halloween. I have had this unmounted Halloween Grave Yard rubber stamp for years and is one of my favourite Halloween stamps. I coloured the image and added some Diamond Glaze to the moon to make it shine. Halloween is always a fun time of the year.

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

I came... I saw.... I shopped ....

This Christmas shopper is by Kenny K. I love her shopping style. I have made this card for a friend who loves to shop. I hope she enjoys it. Halloween is not even here and I am talking about Christmas shopping. That is scary.

Well back to my craftroom to clean up.


Pollycraft's Challenge - Bookmarks and Tags

I used this cute a digi stamp by Pollycraft for the Halloween tag. The stamp is from the Swings and Slides collection and is called Lil Spook. He is adorable I think. Both the sentiment stamp and the orange fibres are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping. Have creative day.