About Me

My photo
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!


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dance With Me PTT# 48

This pretty ballerina is a digi stamp from the collection of stamps by Paper Shelter. I thought she was a good choice for Party Time Tuesday's Anything Goes Challenge this week. To check out their challenges see:


I chose to use a piece of designer paper for the background and punched the edge with an EK punch. I added a purple die cut frame trimmed in pale pink pearls to encircle the image. I added a flower made from Tim Holtz's Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die and bling to complete this dainty card. I like this flower that the strip die makes because it travels well in the mail and does not make the card too bulky.
Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I Don’t Want Life To Imitate Art .....PTT#48

I created this card for Party Time Tuesday's Anything Goes challenge (PTT #48) this week. Join the fun and check out their challenges at:


When I was looking through my stash of unmounted rubber stamps and came across this rubber stamp that I have never used and I am not sure who the company is that made such a beautiful stamp. I think the lady is very interestingly dressed in a colourful patterned outfit. The stamp has a quote written on the brim of the hat by Carrie Fisher: "I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to BE art."

I coloured the image with my markers and glitter pen and added some bling. I then layered the image with some interesting papers and added round paper clips that mimic the design on her face and dress. Lastly I added the word "Life" using a stamp by Stampin Up and the word "Art" with letters from an alphabet set.

Hope you enjoyed the card. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Pink, Yellow and Blue

Tonight I was working on another card swap for the Inky Fun Stampers. The theme of this monthly swap is the colours pink, yellow and blue. I chose to use a rubber stamp by Whippersnapper Designs called Stack O' B'day Cakes. I love this quirky lopsided birthday cake and I thought it was a good choice for this colour theme.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day



Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rain Or Shine Your A Friend of Mine

I created this twist on the telescope card was done using a Nestibilities die cut shapes and several different stamps from my collection of rubber stamps. The sentiment is a unmounted stamp I have had for years and the rain, sun, cloud, tulips and boots are from a stamp set call April showers by Flourishes.
The two girls with the umbrella are a digi stamp by Paper Shelter. I added a couple of die cut butterflies, brads and some bling to complete the card.

It is nice to be able to make a non holiday card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

H is for Howdy

The card I have been working on tonight is a card for an upcoming card swap with my stamping Yahoo group the Inky Fun Stampers. The theme of the swap is “H is for .....”.

I chose to make a card using an unmounted stamp I had in my stash of three horses. The stamp is called "Three Beauties" and is by Coronado Island Designs and Stamps.


Do you remember this “Howdy” sentiment stamp from Stampin Up. It was part of a set with a little cowboy and his wooden pony.

I kept this card simply just layering coordinating papers and adding a brad. Well back to my craft room to clean up my mess.

Have a creative day. Judy

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Years 2012

This card was created for an upcoming swap I have with one of the Yahoo groups I belong to called The Inky Fun Stampers. One of this month’s swap challenges was to create a New Years card. The little guy spray painting the upcoming year on the wall is a free digi image by Sliekje’s Digi Stamps. I love the little blue jean outfit he is wearing.

You can find more free stamps by Sliekje’s Digi Stamps at: http://sliekje.blogspot.com/

After giving the image some colour I added stars in red and silver. I then punched the corners with a star corner punch that I have had for years and I believed never used. I then added some bling and a sentiment to complete the card.

The card is quite colourful and welcoming of the new year.

Have a creative day.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Red and Green Christmas PTT #46

It is challenge #46 at Party Time Tuesday this week and the theme of the challenge is Red and Green Christmas.


This Christmas mouse digi is by Sliekje’s Digi Stamps and I coloured it with my Copics. You can find more of their stamps at: http://sliekje.blogspot.com/

I searched my stash and found some pieces of pattern Christmas paper left over from other projects to layer on my card. I added glitter, ribbon, cord, a button and bling to add additional interest.

Well back to my craft room to do some clean up. I think I have one more Christmas card to make.

Have a creative day.


An Assortment Of Cards

This week I have been busy making a selection of cards as hosted gifts for the upcoming holiday season. I tried to make a variety of cards that would come in hand for the recipient in the upcoming years. The cards I have added to my site are a few that I made. I hope they will enjoy my selection.

Come and Get It Challenges

This card is all about red and green. I love this little elf from a new company I found on the internet called Sliekju’s Digi Stamps, located in the Netherlands. The company has a lot of free digis, to check out her web site see:


I stamped a flourish from Quiet Fire designs on my red background paper and then coloured my elf with my Copics, added layers of papers, die cut stars and a sentiment from a book of Christmas papers I had in my stash. Bling, glitter, a button and bow completed the card and it is ready to send to a special friend. The card says Happy Holidays.

Come and join the fun at Come and get Challenges. A new challenge every Sunday.


Monday, December 12, 2011

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #194

For this challenge I created this cute card has a thank you card for a friend. The little digi stamp is by Spesch Designer Stamps, a company I found when searching for digi stamps online.


I was glad to not be making another Christmas card tonight. I coloured the image with my Copics and layered some of my favourite coloured patterned paper. Bling and a sentiment were added for some sparkle and interest.

Have a creative day.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

From My House To Yours - PTT#45

Today’s card was made for this week’s Party Time Tuesday challenge and guess what it is another Christmas Card. The theme of the challenge is “Holiday Greetings”. I love the colour I chose for the Christmas bells. You do not see a lot of turquoise blue on Christmas cards and I love the combination of gold, silver and turquoise blue. These beautiful Christmas bells are from the collection of stamps by Just Inklined Digital Stamps.

I adhered a layer the snowflake embossed paper and punched silver snowflakes to the card. I then added the sentiment, ribbon and some bling to finish the card.

I need to clean up my craft room before I start another project. I still have a few Christmas projects to finish and Christmas will be here soon.

Have a wonderful creative day.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

It was the Night before Christmas

Hello crafters. Cute Card Thursday’s challenge #194 this week is Anything Goes. The image on this card is from Paper Shelter. The little girl looks so sweet sleeping under the Christmas tree. I coloured the image with my Copics, added glitter, Diamond Glaze to give the glass of milk texture and depth and bling. I layered the image over several decorative paper, vellum flourishes and doilies.

Well back to the craft room to clean up my mess.

Happy crafting!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Carolers

Anything Goes is the challenge at Come and Get it Challenges this week. This Christmas digi stamp is from Mo’s Digital Pencil collection and the sentiment stamp is by Stampabilities. The sentiment stamp is new this year and I have been able to use it with many different cards. I gave this Christmas card some sparkle and texture with snowflakes, glitter, pearls and Snow writer on the hand muffs. Well another card for Christmas made not to many left to do.

Well back to my craft room I go, stamping all the way.


Monday, December 5, 2011

It is all about Texture - Kenny K Downloads Challenge

Kenny K. Download challenges (#72) this week all about texture. I chose to use this reindeer digi stamp of Kenny’s for a Christmas card for my oldest grandson. Thought he would like the non traditional Christmas card design. To add texture after colouring with my Copics I added glitter, textured ribbons, and a couple of bells. I then added diamond glaze to the sunglasses and the reindeers red nose to add some shine to the card. The “Be Merry” sentiment is by A Muse Artstamps. Do you think he will enjoy the card?

Now back to my craft room to complete my Christmas cards.

Have a creative day.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 193 - Its just a number

Santa is coming! Santa is coming! When? December 25th. This cute digi image is by Kenny K. Downloads. I searched my stash and found some interesting papers and got out my Copics, snow writer and glitter pens to create this card. Think I will send it to my grandson, River who will be 3 in January. Christmas will be exciting for him this year.

Well back to my craft room and more Christmas cards.