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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, December 12, 2016

Christmas Altered Coffee Tin

The year is coming to the end at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges and this one of my last projects for 2017.  It is a two part  challenge over the next month with lots of great prizes from our sponsors that have sponsored us this year.   For this part of the challenge I chose to do an anything but a card portion of the challenge using a really cute image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps called Snow Couple.

To make my cookie tin I altered a large coffee tin by painting it first with Gesso and then with turquoise chalk paint. I added some matching designer paper and some snowflakes that I die cut.  For the lid of my cookie tin I added designer paper and a large snowflake.  The image was coloured with a glitter pen and Copics.  The snow is Styrofoam that I graded and glued to the image. 

Closer look

Thank you for stopping by and have a creative day.  Pop over to our challenge blog to view the projects that our design team has created to to inspire you.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.   


  1. Super project Judy, and so cute it would make you smile every time you used it. CarolG