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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, 23 July 2013

Desk Tidy

Good Morning All

I have been working on this altered item for ages.



I used different sized tins and one plastic cup and the lid off a Quality Street tin.

 If you remember on one of the Sunday Mojos when John gave me a book see it here, I used some of the pages from the book to cover the tins.  Here is how it started out.













I lined the insides with various shades of card.







Then I painted with Acrylic paints and I put a pretty pink paper around the plastic  one.





And this is how it ended up.  I decorated with flowers and gems and ribbon and buttons and butterflies, now isn't that a surprise?



xxxx
Wendy L
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15 comments:

  1. Sorry I've been such a bad blogger the last few weeks Wendy and hands up and admit this is mostly copy and paste, but just wanted to thank you for your visits whilst I have been poorly and say hello, hopefully when we return from holiday I will back to normal - whatever that is !

    B x

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  2. Hi Wendy what a fantastic idea I love the colours you used
    Smiles
    Ita

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  3. This is fabulous Wendy, a great bit of recycling. I love all the detailing.
    Sue xx

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  4. What a great project -- very inventive! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ July challenge!

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  5. Oh Wow what a great project! Thanks for sharing I love the photos of the different steps.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Bloggers Network for this weeks challenge of metal magic.
    Crafty Hugs
    Kelly
    xxx

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  6. OMGosh you rock at altered projects, Wendy this is truly amazing!!!!! I am in love with the colors..how creative you are!!!! I noticed you will be reaching 200 followers soon!!!!!! so exciting hey!!!hugs

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  7. well brilliant project Wendy, looks fabulous
    pam

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  8. Hi to Wendy the crafting Womble!
    That's some clever recycling.
    Good luck with your challenges. x

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  9. Great idea Wendy with plenty of space too.

    Joan x

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  10. Oh it's me again Wendy,Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge with this great project.

    Joan x

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  11. Oh WOW! What a fantastic idea, love it hun & the colours & embellishments you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  12. Hi my dearest friend^_^
    Your creation is fabulous and al your last cards are wonderful as always^_^
    Have a sweet week^_^
    Big big hug,
    Sonia

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  13. What a great piece of recycling Wendy, love the colouring and the whole piece of what you have done with a lot of old tin cans. Great. Hugs, Jen :-) x
    Krafty Keepsakes
    jenni45.blogspot.co.uk

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