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Saturday 20 March 2021

Exciting news to share!!

Big News! Read fully as there is a lot of information here.

After exploring many options on how I can sell my wares, I decided to join the Mavenfair Team of sellers. 


The link to my store is

Why did I choose Mavenfair as my forum of choice?

-It is a site that is designated for Canadian Sellers only! You can sell all over the world however you can only be a store owner if Canadian. If the pandemic taught us anything it is how important it is to support people closest to home and in Canada.

- The founders of Mavenfair have been attentive, extremely responsive and have assisted me in setting up my shop with minimal effort. The absolute best customer service skills and follow through. They have actually adjusted how the shop works based on my individual products and needs!

- The expense to open a store with Mavenfair is minimal and just for the service received. Must less then any other options I explored.

- Regardless of the success of my personal store, I wanted to sing from the rooftops and share this marvellous venue for all the other crafters out there like me who has a passion for crafting and is looking to share their wares in this manner. This includes the ability to sell your digital and downloadable products. So my crafty friend who do digital design work....please have a look at what this has to offer (I am not affiliated with Mavenfair to gain any profits from this post, I just really grew to respect them for what they are doing for Canadian Crafers in the short time I've worked with them,)  

For all the local people who wish to shop from my store and arrange pick-up please use discount code #freeshipping and this will remove the shipping. When I see this, I will send you a message to arrange pick up. As well I still have cards at Granny's Antiques & Gifts in Antigonish.

As a gift to you, please use this discount code for your first order #introcoupon and this will give you 15% off your first order

If you are a fellow crafter and explore this option for yourself, I do have a discount code I can give you that will give you some incentives as a new seller on Mavenfair. Just send me a message and I will forward it to you.

Please explore and place this on your list of on line buyer options for gifts in the future.

Monday 15 March 2021

Backyard Buddy- A Barred Owl (Stick it Down March Challenge)

 This beautiful creature blessed us with a visit or is he/she living in our backyard? With the massive amount of birch trees on the property it is hard to say if he/she has been here before but I do hope so. I consider the owl to be my spirit fowl in many ways and knowing it is here makes me very happy.

Single Page Sketch


My take


Products used:
Paper from Prima Marketing (Vintage Emporium- Florence) and Blue Fern (Tranquility-Contentment)

The first attempt was using Gesso and Black Paint- I hated it BUT what beautiful accent pieces it made! Backing the photos, the banner and bits and pieces tucked behind was from this initial attempt.

I also used; Distress ink and stencils, black gesso, Speckled Egg Distress and Heidi Swapp Gold sprays, Foiled hearts; Sewing with gold and black thread; Boarder punch.



Thursday 4 March 2021

Thinking of you

 Hello friends!

I've been using up some much needed vacation from work and staying close to my happy place doing what I love the most- crafting!

I have steered away from blogging and moving towards more Instagram and facebook posting of my creations. HOWEVER when I have more then one item to show, or need to really showcase a project this is still my go to forum.

These cards are perfect for sympathy, for someone who may be going to a general "rough" patch or just a simple- I'm thinking about you! The inside are blank so you can personalize it for the need.

Even though the messages are the same on all cards, they are completely unique in their art with tones and textures.

Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Starting with a watercolour inky play date- 

 And ended with these!

All but one has this 3D look with a stitched raised boarder


This is the only white card (all others are a cream color) and is not 3D. Reason being the art work was too narrow for the frame but too beautiful not to use and I live it just as much.

Thank you for taking the time to review this post and please let me know what you think!