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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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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Use Acetate

Good Morning All

Firstly I want to send Best Wishes and Hugs to Jennifer Swandells at Krafty Keepsakes who has been taken into hospital for complete rest,  'Get Better Soon Jen'

Saturday means it is Allsorts Challenge day and the theme is 'Use Acetate' and has been set by Helene.

I embossed my acetate using a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, I have never done this before and I was really pleased with the effect.  I put silver peel-off strips on the top and bottom edges to make it more visible.  

Inside, very CAS, a decoupage mono flower image and I stamped 'Thinking of You' straight onto the card.

On the outside I glued a black bow and added a couple of my tags tied on with twine.  I,m quite pleased with this one.
We have two sponsors this week -----
Crimson Cloud  will give a winner 3 packs of die cuts.
My Heart Pieces  will give 4 digis.  

Wendy L

Crafty Ribbons # 58 -Anything + Ribbon


  1. This is very smart and elegant Wendy.

    B x

  2. This is goregeous Wendy, a really elegant design
    Sue xx

  3. This is gorgeous Wendy - so pretty.
    Have a lovely weekend
    Lorraine x

  4. wow super card wendy love the design well done ... have a great bank holiday weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  5. Hallo Wendy,eine sehr schlichte,edle Karte hast du da gestaltet,auch deine letzten Werke finde ich sehr schön,vor allem die Woodoo Karte hat es mir angetan,sie ist einfach niedlich gestaltet,
    ganz liebe Grüße Ulrike
    komme jetzt wieder öfters vorbei,war und bin noch Krank

  6. Hi Wendy
    Lovely elegant card. I really must have a go with the acetate I bought a year ago but have never used.
    Hope the lady in hospital is on the mend. x

  7. Hi Wendy. Love the use of the acetate. Really good result. I've never embossed it myself so another thing to have a go of.
    Hope the lady in question is ok.
    Love Val x

  8. wow that looks really cool! I do the same thing sometimes. but then go and paint over the inside of accetate with acryllic paint. Let it dry for a few second and then gently wipe the paint away. The inside of the circles fills with paint so you have clear accetate background with white spots =)

  9. Beautiful card...Lovely image and layout.xxx

  10. Hi Wendy, Love the acetate and the embossing, have to give this a try sometime. Your card is beautiful simple and elegant. Sorry to hear about Jen hope she gets well soon.

    Wilma x x x

  11. Gorgeous card, we thought the same about embossing the acetate, I'd not done it before and was really pleased with the result x

  12. beautiful card wendy, love the embossed acetate wrap, and beautiful flowers.

  13. Absolutely beautiful Wendy! so elegant...

    John xxx

  14. Your card is absolutely beautiful Wendy. Thank you so much for your kind words, it is very much appreciated. Love and hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  15. This is beautiful :) Thanks for commenting on my Craft Room, I'l be making sure it stays tidy as I can't deal with mess lol xxx

  16. Wow Wendy, this has to be my favorite card I have seen for a while anywhere! It is stunning gorgeous and very clever indeed.
    My heart goes out to Jen and I am also wishing a very speedy recovery... do you by any chance have Jen's slow mail address? Hugs

  17. So beautiful Wendy, love the use of the acetate.
    Wendy x

    PS Have you seen my choice of top 3 over at the Joanne Sheen Challenge.

  18. Aww so nice! It's so weird, I also felt like using acetate recently too! I'm going to go enter the challenge!

  19. Gorgeous creation Wendy, I love it!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. Gorgeous! you do come up with some brilliant ideas Wendy.
    Hugs Mau xx

  21. Very stylish and elegant card Wendy, love how you embossed your acetate, gives it a really lovely effect! Thanks for your sweet comment, take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  22. This is beautiful! I love the look of the embossed acetate :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  23. Very beautiful and elegant creation. I love it! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  24. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons and good luck.
    hugs Anke

  25. Hi Wendy. . . . . Me again just to say sorry you're under the weather. Hope you feel better soon chuck.
    Ang x

  26. Glad you are feeling a bit brighter Wendy, Will mail you tomorrow xxxxx
    Hugs Mau xx

  27. Fabulous card and great technique Wendy it gives it a very unique look.

    Joan x



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