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Hi. I live in Spain with my partner. I am retired and LOVE it. I love life here but I do miss my family back in the UK, two sons and three sisters and my Mum. Crafting is my life, I do something every single day. In the past it has helped me get through some bad times in my life. One such bad time was when my first grandson died aged just 14 months. He had been born 8 weeks prem but was very healthy and was growing into a beautiful, bonny boy. It was such a shock when the call came. A day never passes when I dont think of him. I am now Nanna again to grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012, and Tess born March 2016. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson, Noah, born Nov 2013 to my elder Son and they have 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Recycled Bits

Good Morning All
I was up ever  so  eary this morning as I could not sleep, so I made a couple of cards at about 4.30am!!!!  I sat looking at the drawers that I keep all my off cuts of card in, and there were so many small bits, so I thought this was a good way of using them.  I keep my card in colours - blue in one drawer, red in another drawer etc etc and each drawer has a small tray in with all the very small pieces, so I pulled one out and got a 5 x5 card blank and laid some pieces on and came up with these.
This is the first one I made - all shades of yellow, cream, brown, beige, rust and orange.  Then added afew buttons, ribbon, gems and a charm.
The same with this one in blues, I laid down the first layer then afew pieces matted on top with foam tape to give abit of depth.
I,m quite pleased with myself and shall be doing some more like this to use all my small bits up.
Please leave a comment and tell me what you think and if any of you use the same idea, hop back here and tell me and I shall hop over to your blog and take a peek.
Wendy L
Going shopping today with my friend Susie.  First I am taking some more cards, Christmas cards, to a charity shop and then we are going to a new Primark that has opened here.  I must admit, I,m not a great fan of Primark in the UK but it wont harm to go and take a browse around.

Unstampabelles Challenge # 16 - Recycled or repurposed  1st card
Try it On Tuesday - Lots of Layers
Just Keep on Creating # 4 - Anything Goes


Caroline said...

Fabulous idea Wendy love the colours and all the different textures. Caroline xxx

Merry said...

What wonderful cards, great use of those offcuts and love the way you store them. Thanks for joining in our recycle challenge at Unstampabelles.

Doreen said...

What a fabulous use of scraps,gorgeous cards.xxx

Ardilla said...

WOW, both of your cards are beautiful and it´s a great way to use the little bits of papers...

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card lovely colours hugs Ginny ♥

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are gorgeous Wendy. I love the colours and fabulous layouts


Anthony Paterson said...

a very good idea i will have to have a go with my box full of bits as i keep every thing but dont do any thing with them, thanks for the insparation.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous colours and layouts. What a fabulous way to use up all your bits and pieces.
I hope you had a lovely day out with your friend.
Lorraine x

Joan Macdonald said...

These are great Wendy and a brilliant way to use up your bits and bobs.

Joan x

pam said...

hi Wendy, brilliant idea, to use your bits up ..pam

Evil Edna said...

excellent bit using idea, thank you sharing it with us TIOT.EE

Susan Hogan said...

Another non-sleeper! Welcome to the club. Your cards are great - if it was me, in the morning light I have to undo quite a bit! Thanks for sharing your technique and joining in the fun at Unstampabelles this month for recycling!

Barbara said...

These cards are cool! Can't believe you started crafting so early in the morning... I might STILL be crafting at like 2 am... but getting up early is not in my biorythm!

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

very pretty - love the patchwork effect ;-) Thanks for joining in the recycling challenge at UnstampaBelles.

suzARTe said...

Thanks so much for sharing this lovely project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.
Sorry it has taken so long to leave a comment. Just to let you know that the challenges are up and running again so hope you will continue to play along.


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