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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 my new grand daughter, Hollie, born July 2012. 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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Thursday, January 9, 2014

New Beginnings

Good Morning All

Moving Along With The Times Challenge day today and a great theme for the new year ' New Beginnings' chosen this week by Kelly.

New Beginnings to me meant Baby - New Life.

I made a criss cross card using a 36 x 12cm piece of card, scored at 12cm and 24cm, then cut diagonally on each front piece.  Stuck some paper lace along the edges and added tiny organza bows. 

In the bottom corner I stuck some satin flowers and a tiny heart.

The sentiment banner has been in my stash for ages, as has the paper lace.

The patterned papers are Forever Friends.

I cut a scalloped circle from white card to make a separate card for the inside.

I decorated the inside of the fronts with a couple of tiny pink hearts and a Cherry Lynn die B315.

On the circle I stuck a decoupaged image of a baby sleeping on a pillow.

I stuck a piece of folded card onto the back to make a stand for it.  Tied Joanna Sheen ribbon through the top and inked the edges.

I look forward to visiting your blogs. 
Wendy L

Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
In The Pink Challenge - Anything Goes Pink
Delightful Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
Heck of a Challenge - New Beginnings
Crafty Sentiments -New
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
  A Little Bit Crafty - Celebrate


  1. Absolutely adorable, Wendy. Such pretty papers and a gorgeous design. xx

  2. This is just gorgeous....fab image and colours.xxx

  3. What a beautiful card Wendy, really pretty and love your design..Hugs Lozzy xx

  4. Good Morning Wendy. What a gorgeous card, the design is wonderful and is one I will definitely use. Thank you so much for the brilliant tutorial. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Oh wow! This is just totally adorable Wendy :-) x

  6. Hi Wendy. What a lovely birth card! You have done a great tutorial too. i will be having a go at it. Take care.

  7. This is gorgeous Wendy. I love the cute image and wonderful design.
    Sue xx

  8. Beautiful, beautiful card Wendy. Love everything about it.
    Great minds think alike 'cos for the first time ever I made one of these wrap over cards yesterday.
    Bye for now.
    Val x

  9. this is stunning love all the elements Ginny♥

  10. Good afternoon Wendy, what a stunningly beautiful card in every way.
    I really like the concept of this, might just have to have a go at similar.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

  11. Ooh this is gorgeous Wendy… what a beautiful design.. I love how it unfolds and the papers and embellies are stunning… so pretty and sweet!
    Take Care
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  12. A super cute baby card with such a lovely image of the baby. Hazel x

  13. Oh what a really cute image and lovely style of card. So lovely.

    Wilma x x x

  14. I love this card its so different to any I have seen before, So cute, Hope alls well with you, Love Hazelxox

  15. An adorable card Wendy. the image is so sweet and I love the design and colours- so pretty.
    Lorraine x

  16. Adorable and so gorgeous Wendy, love the design.
    Wendy xx

  17. Aww! This is lovely Wendy, so sweet and pretty :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  18. Hi Wendy
    This is so adorable. The decoupage is so cute.
    Best wishes
    Ang x

  19. This is so pretty wendy - I love the cute baby image hugs Judith x

  20. What a very pretty card Wendy, I love the layout and the embellishments, they are so lovely. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  21. Hi Wendy, awww this is so sweet, a gorgeous make,

    Liz x

  22. Wow Wendy, this is just so cute! Love this. I might need to try one of these! Have a great weekend! Pami x

  23. Totally adorable Wendy, so sweet and love the nursery papers.
    Hugs Mau xx

  24. A great design and a super card Wendy, very pretty, Jx

  25. So adorable, love the design and such a cute decoupaged image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  26. So adorable, love the design and such a cute decoupaged image, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  27. Adorable !
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

  28. Wow! Wendy! That's super cute! I love your card so much. Really want to bite that cute baby. LOL.
    Thanks for sharing such a cutie at Crafty Sentiments. Hope to see you again next week :)
    Hugs, Mikha

  29. Beautful card Wendy! Thanks for joiniing us at Crafty Girls - good luck! hugs Angelie

  30. What a darling card. Love the papers. Thanks for joining our Patterned Paper Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  31. A gorgeous criss cross design and cute image :-)
    Thanks for sharing with us at In The Pink!
    Hugs, Kat x

  32. What a adorable Baby card. Love your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. Denise

  33. Just popping back again Wendy to say... Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month with your gorgeous card..
    Wendy xx

  34. Gorgeous creation - love the image you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Girls Challenge.

    Helen x



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