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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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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Christmas / Winter


Good Morning All

I was asked a while ago,  by the lovely Sam Healy, if I would like to join her Ladybug Crafts Challenge team.   I said 'yes' straight away, so here goes. You can enter upto 3 times with any type of hand crafted art.



I used -
Silver mirri card
Homemade bead pin
Christmas tree die (from John Next Door) used on sticky back glitter paper
Ribbon
Circle Sentiment from Netty HERE
Swiss Dots Embossing folder

I took this card with me to the craft meeting on Thursday because a lady had come the week before and she wanted to make a couple of Christmas cards for her daughters.  This lady had never crafted before, and I have since found out that she has suffered a brain hemorrhage in the past, so her dexterity was a tad slow, but she made two cards featuring a tree like this which I had previously cut out.  She was so happy to have done this and was made up with the cards she had made.  She wants to make one for her Grandson next week so I,m cutting some decoupage out for her as a topper.

xxxxx
Wendy L

CHALLENGES ---
Crafty Hands Challenge - Sparkle and Bling
Crafty Ribbons # 72 - Anything goes + ribbon
Scrappers Delight - Make it Sparkle
City Crafter - Snowwhite
Corrosive Challenge  # 188 - Happy Holidays


15 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and a beautiful story about the lady in the group.
    I have that Die, never thought of cutting it using sticky backed paper. Must give that a go.
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

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  2. Congrats on your new DT place Wendy.
    Your card is gorgeous, I love the tree and beautiful design.
    Sue xx

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  3. Wendy congratulations on your DT fabulous card great design Ginny♥

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  4. Congratulations on your new DT Wendy. Your card is beautiful, I also have this die and I cut out a triangular shape and put the tree on top of it, it looks really nice. I think that you can do so much with this lovely die.
    I really liked your story about the lady who attended your class, this is what it is all about, showing people how to overcome difficulties, I should know and it does help a lot. You are such a wonderful person. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

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  5. Your card is beautiful Wendy and how lovely of you to help this lady crafters are lovely people x
    Congrats on your new DT position xx

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  6. Hi Wendy
    Gorgeous card. Love the tree. What a great story about your lady from the craft meeting. These things do not usually have good outcomes so its good to know someone has come out the other side and is doing well.
    Ang x

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  7. Hi Wendy, Lovely card but even better in the flesh. Thanks for the info on the lady at our craft club.
    Love Val x

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  8. Congrats to you! This is a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!

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  9. A gorgeous card Wendy, the tree looks fab and i love the elegant design.
    Congratulations on your new DT place.
    Lorraine x

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  10. Lovely card, clean and simple yet so effective. Congratulations on your DT position.

    Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our Challenge #3 'Sparkle and Bling' CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xx (DT member)

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  11. Beautiful card Wendy, love the tree. Congrats on your new DT place.
    Wendy xx

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  12. Superb card Wendy, its so effective.
    Congratulations on your DT
    hugs Mau xx

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  13. Beautiful card... And congrats on the DT spot, happy for you! Thank you for joining us at CCCB! Hugs

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  14. Hi Wendy and fellow new teamie!
    Love your card, I have this die but haven't used it yet (story of my life) but now I've seen how fab it looks I will cut it out immediately :) xx

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  15. Lovely idea, thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

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