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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, 16 February 2014

Quilled Pastels

Good Morning All
 Flight booked to go home on Thursday as Mum is feeling abit more confident now and we got her a riser/recliner chair on Friday so it is a lot easier for her to keep her leg elevated as per Doctors orders.  And it pushes her up to help her stand  and it reclines a little so she can sleep abit in it.  She gets into bed on her own now, with the help of a sturdy step stool I got her but gets up part way through the night as she is getting pain in her back!!!  So she gets in the chair and doses there until morning.  She has one of those alarm things that she has round her neck, so if she does fall she can press it  and my sister is called.  I have to be back before Saturday as Johns Mum and Daughter are arriving for half term.
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I,m 99% sure that the image used on this card is from Astrids Artistic Efforts HERE, she has some gorgeous free images on her blog..  I made the quilled flowers with two shades of paper, lemon and pink.  Not sure which the leaf die is as I bought a  pack of mixed ones.  I added a bead pin and some pearls and ribbon.

CHALLENGES -----
ABC Challenge - F for Flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge 81 - Use Die cut or punch
4 Crafty Chicks # 181 - Use Pearls
Crafty Ribbons # 76 - Ribbon & Bows

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This is what I,m missing.




This is Hollie feeding herself with yoghurt.


Isn't it fun when they start feeding themselves?  NOT




Now in this one she had been exploring a tub of Sudocrem Nappy Cream!!!!!!!  Probably copying Mum when she does her beauty treatment.!!!!!  But I think she is gorgeous enough, she doesn't need any beauty aids.

Noah is coming for tea with his Mum and Dad tomorrow so there will be pics of him on Tuesday.

xxxxxx
Wendy L


17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Wendy. Those flowers are beautiful. Great pics that bring back happy memories. Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. Brilliant card and I love the photos Ginny x

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  3. Love the card Wendy and oh my God Hollie is getting so big and hard to believe but more gorgeous each time I see her!!!!
    Wow so sorry to hear that your mom is having a hard time , sending lots of prayers and positive thoughts.. so do you mind travelling? How far away is it?

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  4. Hi Wendy, such a pretty image and a lovely card! The quilled flowers are adorable - as are the pictures of Hollie!!!

    Seems like only yesterday my daughter was doing similar things - she's all grown up at 6 1/2 now (or so she tells me anyway!!) and doesn't do that sort of thing.

    Sorry to hear your mum has been through a lot just lately - hope she continues to improve.

    Sarah

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  5. hi wendy ... what a super little card ... love the flowers ... and love the photos toooooo ... sorry to hear you have been having a bad time with your dear Mum (as have I) but guess we are lucky to have them around and hope your Mum keeps improving ... thank you for hopping over to my blog ... hope you have a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  6. Hi Wendy, Glad to hear your mum is slowly improving. Great little flowers on your pretty card.
    Have a lovely time with Noah and his mum and dad.
    Love Val x

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  7. Hi Wendy,

    Gorgeous card. Love the piccies, I got one of my daughter when she threw a bowl of vegetable soup over her head,great to have these images to throw at them when they are older lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Lovely card Wendy, nice and fresh.
    Glad your mum feels she can cope on her own.
    Brilliant photos, we have one of Thomas in a similar situation with the Sudacreme.
    Yogurt looks good though........LOL!!!
    Hugs

    Patricia xx

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  9. beautiful card Wendy, so glad your Mum is doing well.
    beautiful photos, she is adorable.
    pam

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  10. Gorgeous card Wendy, and the photo's are fab. Sudocrem...I have a similar photo with Emma!!
    Lorraine x

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  11. Hi Wendy. Love the pretty card, the flowers are sweet. Love the pics. Hollie is growing so fast. We all have memories of similar times don't we. We used to joke that we wished we had a wet room that we could put the baby in and hose them down along with the highchair : ) Glad that your Mum is slowly getting better. Take care.

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  12. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab papers.xxx

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  13. A very pretty card and gorgeous flowers. Thank you for sharing over at ABC Challenge. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

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  14. Beautiful card hunni!!

    I love it when kids are little as they do the most funniest things at feed time with their food, one of mine ended up orange because of bolognese!! Lol

    Yep then theres the Sudocream stage...i am almost sure that all kids go through this stage because all 4 boys if mine have done it too but one went to the extreme and painted his whole body with it and what a pain it is to get off too...yep the water and shower gel just runs straight of em!! Good old washing up liquid works thou, thank goodness!! Lol

    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  15. This is a gorgeous card hun, so cute & girly :)

    Thank you for taking the time to visit me, it is always a pleasure to read your comments. xxx

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  16. I like your paper flowers! Good luck for Crafty Ribbons Challenge from DT.

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  17. This is such a sweet card...so gorgeous & you have layered & adorned your artwork so well. Thanks for playing along at 4 Crafty Chicks with us.
    Debi - Guest Designer @ 4CC

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