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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 a daughter, Aurora, born March 2015. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. xxxx

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Pretty Pearl



Good Morning All
I made this card a little while ago for a commission, someone referred to me by Linda from Animal Aid.  She wanted a 'Pearl Anniversary' card but very pretty.  I always think that when we buy or make an anniversary card we aim for the lady more than the man, therefore, pretty and feminine.


I used pearlised card in a slightly off white shade.  Marianne LR0236 die for the gorgeous trellis shape and an embellishment from stash (years old, bought in USA).
Marianne  flowers LR0106 and Spellbinders Bitty Blossom and I put pearls in the centres.
I printed a sentiment on the computer and added ribbon and butterfly.

I made a box/ envelope using my Crafters Companion board and decorated it with a homemade crochet heart with a pearl centre.

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Card Makin Mamas - Time for Ribbon


Change of Subject ------------

I got these last night
                                           



 I just LOVE this one.  The look on her face-'If you DARE to pinch my chocolate'
I know it wasn't the choccy I took her as I bought white chocolate!!!!!!

Another change of subject -------------
  A couple of pics I took yesterday when we went for a walk at La Mata beach, people swimming on this one.
   
 And sunbathing here on the lovely beach.
     This is a beautiful beach and gets extremely busy in July and August.  We love going for a walk along here as there is a board walk all the way along.

16 comments:

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Wendy. The dies look gorgeous and I love the design.

How cute does Hollie look??? She's so sweet - beautiful photo's.
Lorraine x

Sonia said...

Fantastic card,very elegant and classy,I love it^_^
Hollie is adorable my dear and the other photo,wooooo,I love the sea^_^
Big hug my friend^_^
Sonia

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Wendy. I love the elegant design and wonderful detailing.
Hollie looks adorable!
Sue xx

Doreen said...

Love this,great design and colours.xxx

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

Wonderful cards and gorgeous photos Ginny x

Fandhmum said...

Hi Wendy,
Lovely card and box and the pictures of Hollie are just gorgeous.
Rosie x

chillin with Quillin said...

Gorgeous card, love all the details and embelishments, the little one is so adorable, and oh how I would love sitting on the beach !!!!
Paula

pam said...

gorgeous card Wendy, beautiful embellishments.
adorable photos
pam

mel b said...

Hello Wendy, please contact me asap haimoroad@yahoo.de

you applied to be a GD and we would like to have you on board for may


Love Mel
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Janet - aka stacky said...

Your anniversary card is beautiful, Hollie is adorable (don't you dare take my choccy made me laugh) and I am so envious of where you can go for your walks especially on this drab dull day here in Manchester xx

Joan Macdonald said...

Love the anniersary card Wendy. Fabulous Hollie pics too.

Joan x

Claire Newcombe said...

Really pretty card.

Love those images of your grand daughter, they are priceless. And you view of the beach reminds me of where Mum (joan macdonald) lives.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network this month

Claire x
(DT)

Gemma said...

Gorgeous card hun and beautiful photo's too...also thank you for your sweet words regarding the loss of my fur baby, means a lot to me!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a gorgeous anniversary card! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas hugs Susan x

Blankina said...

Hi Wendy, great to see you here at MARIANNE DESIGN DIVA'S..Love your card, so elegant.

Thanks for sharing, good luck and have a nice Sunday,

MDD DT Blankina
( and your teamie at FF )

Donna said...

Lovely anniversary card Wendy, I'm sure the recepients will love it, that trellis shaped die is so very elegant looking isn't it. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Marianne Design Diva's this month.
hugs
Donna xx

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