This is my place to share my creative bits and pieces. My art has no rules, no limits and absolutely no order. My projects change with my moods but for the last few years, my main focus has been paper art. Cards, collage, mixed media and as many techniques as I can get to. My inspiration comes from everywhere.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Hi Everyone!
You may remember this card from a recent post. 
I just found out today that it made the top 3 at Butterfly Challenge!
Quite happy and excited!

There is a lot of great inspiration over there, so have a look, and think about entering the current challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Check this out! Aren't these little boxes cute? Suzanne of Quietfire Design created the cut file for these, and I was happy because I'd recently sorted out my washi tape but wasn't thrilled with my system. 

This is the BEFORE shot. The tape rolls are on a tube, which means you need to take a bunch of rolls off the tube, to get the one you want to use. And no, I can't just pull tape off the roll while it's still on the tube. ;)
I cut and assembled four boxes, and then thought I'd make another one, resize it a little deeper for my larger rolls of washi tape.

Okay, it does hold the larger rolls, but I didn't make the flaps larger so you see a big gap. Still functional, but not nice like the others. I had to try again......

Not a perfect match but so much better. I left off the hearts in the corners because I'd distorted them with the changes in size, but I'm fine with that. This larger box works well for the larger rolls, and I'm happy with it. Apologies to Suzanne for mangling her design a bit. It's such a great design to start with.

So, there it is- easy access, and tidy, and CUTE!

Thanks for looking today!


Friday, July 18, 2014


Hi Everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your summer. Busy, fun times for all.
I took some time today to create a challenge card, and build my birthday card stash.

BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE #11  is all about adding spots and stripes, along with a butterfly. I picked up the butterfly, months ago, at my local dollar store. It was white, so I sponged some colour on, then attached it to the card.  The spots are obvious, the stripes are subtle, stamped using the smaller stamp from the DOTTED HARLEQUIN BORDERS  set from Quietfire Design.

The flowers in the corner, are clear, sparkly stickers, like Peel-offs, that have been coloured with permanent markers.

The bold HAPPY BIRTHDAY from Quietfire Design has weight, to anchor the design to the card front.

I enjoyed creating this birthday card to share today, and I hope you'll click on the challenges to see lots of other great projects.
I appreciate your visit!

Friday, July 4, 2014


Hi there everyone. This really is a blast from the past- 37 years next month. This was taken during a camping trip in August of 1977. We were at Nisconlith Lake, with a bunch of DH's family.So much fun!

I am joining several challenges with this page-

'In the Navy' challenge

Die cut, and buttons and/or bows

There you have it- four challenges and I had a lot of fun remembering way back when.
Please go have a look at the other challenge entries- even better, play along!

Thanks for stopping by- I appreciate it!