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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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Sunday, 28 April 2013

Sunday Mojo No. 8

Good Morning All
It was my turn to present John Next Door with the challenge goodies for this week and I was thinking 'Black & White'.
I thought I would try something different than a card so I recovered a glass jar from the recycling bag.  I recycle as much as possible and here in Spain there are bins for paper, glass and plastic / cartons / tins, and even used cooking oil, on nearly every road, so that is great.

 I used PVA glue and covered it with torn pieces from a novel used in a previous Sunday Mojo (used here).  Then I really just decided to cover it with all the bits, I used alot more flowers besides cutting one out from the paper - the big black one.  For the lid I cut a scalloped circle from the grey coloured paper, then cut into it so that it would curve down the lid sides and tied the black ribbon around it.  I used a hot glue gun to stick everything onto it for a more secure finish.  I inked the flowers on the lid with memento ink pad and added some pearls.

I think I will make more of these for gifts and fill them with bath salts or sweets.

Joanna Sheen - Recycle
That Craft Place - Altered Item
Crafty Ribbons # 44 - Anything with ribbon

This is my second item and back to a card again.

Pile it On # 17 - April showers bring May Flowers

This is the pack I gave John, oops I have just realised I did not use the buttons, but then again, we don't have to use everything and we can add to it.

Have a lovely Sunday, we will probably be out having a walk and then stopping for a bacon butty by the time this post goes out.  Mmmm yum yum.
Wendy L

PS.  Sorry,  picture quality is not great - memo to OH - possible new camera for my birthday in May!!!!


Lorna said...

Oh Wendy this is gorgeous, love the colours and flowers

Lorna xx

Joan Macdonald said...

Fabulous stuff Wendy and what a great idea.

Joan x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love all the details.xxx

brenda said...

Great recycling Wendy and lovely flowers on top just tinged with black.

B x

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

Wonderful projects Ginny x

chillin with Quillin said...

great recycling, love all the embelishments and the flowers on the lid are beautiful !!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

These are fabulous Wendy, lovely designs. I always think black and white looks so elegant
Sue xx

Fandhmum said...

Hi Wendy, both are lovely. The flowers and pearls on your jar are so pretty,
Rosie x

Analia Cristina said...

WOW!This is a beautiful work,very inspired and original!Brava!!!

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow projects wendy ... love that little jar ... how very cute ... thank you so much for visiting my blog I am only just catching up where did that weekend go !! have a good week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Izzwizz said...

Hi Wendy, fab project and what a great idea to decorate some jars, they say to reuse before recycling :-) Hope you are well and enjoying good weather. Maddy x

Lorraine said...

Brilliant recycling Wendy. Love the colours and flowers.
Lorraine x

pam said...

brilliant project Wendy, looks amazing

regency jean said...

Fabulous idea Wendy, nice to have someone close by who is into crafting. Good luck with the challenges.

Lizzie said...

Oh wow this is brilliant! Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

I do like what you have done with the jars

Lozzy T said...

This is gorgeous Wendy, love your idea and a beautiful design. Do love your black and white card. Hugs Lozzy x

thecraftycavalier said...

Such a great project! Love the design - particularly the beautiful flowers. Thank you for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog, hugs, Jayne x

Tessa en Anke said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck
hugs Anke

Kimberly Clark said...

Thanks for joining us at Pile it on - April showers bring May flowers challenge - hope you are able to join us this week for our mother's day challenge - Kimberly DT

Kezzy said...

Wow gorgeous stunning creations. I love your altered jar, fantastic and the flowers on top are stunning. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy xxx


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