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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 2 daughters Aurora, born March 2015 and Arabella, born August 2017. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy my makes. Please leave a comment so that I know you have visited me. I love reading them all. xxxx


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Monday, 17 March 2014

Nail Art Sort Of

Good Morning All

I hope you have all had a good weekend, I have, I've been busy making lots of cards as I have been asked to do a stall at Easter at our local English bar to help the local under privileged  people.  As my stock of cards is very low I need to get busy as it is only 5 weeks away, on Good Friday.  In the last couple of weeks I have given nearly all my cards to the two charities that I support here, Animal Aid and  Stoma Support group.
Also, I have been accepted onto Hobby Cutz Design Team which will be great fun.  I am on team 1 and John next door is on team 2, so that should be fun.
My first challenge is on 6th April.
The card I am showing you today is made from some stuff that Linda from Animal Aid gave to me to.  She often rings me to ask if I can use items that she has been given and she cant sell on her stall, so I do try to make use of it when I can.

She gave me this stuff for Nail Art and I thought I could definately use that on cards etc.  The gold flakes, I thought, were like gilding flakes, which I have never used but thought it could not be too hard.

I cut a large butterfly with a Marianne die from double sided sticky paper, stuck it onto a scalloped circle then brushed the flakes on with a paint brush.
So good so far!!!

I matted onto a larger circle and added another, smaller, Marianne die cut  butterfly, a Mei Flower fluorescent butterfly, Bitty blossom flower, ribbon and sentiment.

All mounted onto embossed card matted on pink.
As you know, I dont like to waste anything and when Linda rings to ask if I could use something she has been given I dont like to say 'no'.  I think it looks pretty good do you?  I know I shall be using the gold again and there is the same amount of silver too.
Bunny Zoes - Mono
Craft Dee Bowz - CDB 11 Anything Goes + Bow
Unstampabelles - Three different Shapes 

Wendy L


brenda said...

Well done on the DT spot Wendy.

Those flakes work brilliantly on the butterfly, very pretty.

B x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card Ginny x

Sue said...

I love your butterfly and gorgeous card Wendy.I have pinned this,x

Patricia said...

Absolutely brilliant recycling, loving that beautiful butterfly, making a great card

Patricia xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Wendy. Congratulations on getting onto the Hobby Cutz design team, good luck : ) I love the card, and the butterfly looks great. How lucky that you get bits and bobs to play with. I think it makes you use stuff that you wouldn't normally think of. Take care.

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card Wendy, and congratulations on your new DT spot
Lorraine x

Sue said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Wendy. The golden butterfly looks wonderful.
Congrats on your new DT place too.
Sue xx

Rita said...

How lovely Wendy. You have certainly put them to good use. Hugs Rita xxx

Planetsusie said...

This is lovely Wendy - you've done a brilliant job on the butterfly! I love the pink and gold, really pretty. I used to have my nails done and then started doing them myself so I had loads of nail art stuff - which I now use on my cards! Waste not want not!! I'm with you on this one Wendy.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Vicki robertson said...

Gorgeous card! Very creative use of the gold flakes. Thanks for joining our Craft-Dee BowZ March Challenge.

Jacquie said...

This is brilliant Wendy and don't those flakes look great. great design, beautiful.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Joan Macdonald said...

Fabulous card Wendy and the butterfly is beautiful.

Joan x

Christina Griffiths said...

Such a pretty card and what a fabulous way to use up those flakes xx

Anonymous said...

Great idea Wendy. The faux gilding flakes look fantastic. I think I´ll be going to the Chinese buying their nail art stuff.
Congrats on getting on the DT. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
See you Thursday.
Love Val x

pam said...

beautiful card Wendy, love the butterfly and embellishments.
congrats on your DT position.

Gail Townsend said...

congratulations on DT spot, beautiful card, love the embossing. Gail

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Wendy
Sorry I'm behind but I still can't comment on your blog from my tablet for some reason.
You're a crafty womble. Your use of these bits look better than they would on the nails!
Clever girlie. Great stuff and stunning butterfly.
Ang x

Susan Hogan said...

Well done on the DT team and the butterfly is WOW! That stuff is fabulous! Certainly use it again - it works really well. Thanks for entering this with us at Unstampabelles for our current challenge to use Geometric shapes.

Granmargaret said...

Love what you have done on this card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Unstampabelles.

sara said...

Beautiful card thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
Hugs Sara x x


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