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Hi. I live in Spain with my great 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 born july 2012. This is my younger son and his partner. I now have another Grandson born Nov 2013 to my elder Son. I love the bones of these kids. Thanks. xxxx

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Allsorts 5th Birthday Blog Hop

Good MoRning All
This week it is Allsorts 5th  BiRthday (and it is mine in 3 days time too) so double celebration!!!!!
And now a triple celebration as it is Noahs ChRistening tomorrow too.

We are having a BLOG HOP and all the details are on the challenge blog, you  have to visit each DT members blog and collect a letter, then use each letter to fill in this grid - you have been given a letter to start you off.
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When you have all the letters and worked out the phrase,  please email Brenda (details on  the Allsorts blog)
The prize for this is a pack of Promarkers.
 Can you guess what my letter  is?
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We have an extra prize on each blog and a winner will be chosen from the comments left for me before 2pm GMT Friday 30th may and the winner will be announced on the challenge blog at Teatime on Friday.
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So we want to see Birthday cards or creations, easy peasy.




I love making these box cards as you may have guessed if you are a regular visitor.  You can just go to town on embellishing them.
The picture below shows it with the box I made for it to go into.
I made this one as a commission for a special birthday and that's what this is for Allsorts today.


There are loads of sponsors  and  prize along the way on each DT members blog, so lots happening, hop over to the challenge blog to see what is going on and where to start the hop, or if you have got lost along the way.  You should have reached me from Brenda and next on the hop is Mervi.  Each of us is displaying a letter, collect them all and then email Brenda (details on Challenge blog) with your answer.  And you must leave a comment for me to qualify for my prize.(pic below)
xxxx
Wendy L

81 comments:

  1. Love your exploding box Wendy with all the flowers popping out.

    B x

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  2. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant, I love, love, love it
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia x

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  3. You made such a lovelly box, perfect for your celebration :-)) Congrats for 5 years! I like your challenges :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

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  4. Such a beautiful box card, the finishing touches are wonderful!

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  5. Love your box card - I have just made my second one - they could be addicting!

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  6. Beautiful box card Wendy, unfortunately I wont be able to join in as got family down this weekend so its a big house clean for me this morning lol! Hope all enjoy it though.

    Love & Hugs

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

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  7. Hi Wendy. So love this box. Such a great idea.
    Have a wonderful time at the Christening tomorrow.
    Love Val x

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  8. Gorgeous card, Wendy. I have yet to make one of this card in a box, but it's on my to-do list. Beautifully designed.
    Happy 5th to all you Allsorts ladies.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  9. morning Wendy - gorgeous box card and a great hop! Hugs rachel x

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  10. Fabulous box card Wendy, I keep meaning to give one a try. Lovely colours, Happy 5th Birthday! x

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  11. This is gorgeous Wendy, such a beautiful design and I love all your pretty detailing.
    I hope you enjoy Noah's Christening tomorrow.
    Sue xx

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  12. Oh I just love these cards and I love yours! Gorgeous! HUgsxx

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  13. Such a wonderful explosion birthday card to greet Happy Birthday!!! Love all the flowers and butterflies hovering around them.

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  14. Hi Wendy. I love your card in a box!! The colours and deign is very pretty. Happy 5th Birthday Allsorts. I would love to live in Spain Wendy, I hope the weather there is nice. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs Gina

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  15. What a lovely box! Very beautiful embellishments :)
    Happy 5th birthday!
    Hugs, Mari

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  16. Fantastic exploding box. I love these but haven't been brave enough to try one yet. Congratulations on the 5th Birthday at Allsorts! x

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  17. What a super box. I should try one of these....

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  18. Your exquisite box is amazing. How talented you are!
    Blessings, Ginny B

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  19. It`s the first time I see the box card. Such amazing idea and so beautifully completed :)

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  20. Such a pretty box card. I love these but have never attempted making one myself. Feeling really tempted now.
    Well done!

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  21. Oh this is lovely, I hope you have a lovely day at the Christening, Love Hazelxx

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  22. This absolutely lovely Wendy. I keep promising myself I will have a go at making one myself. Christine xx

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  23. A gorgeous box Wendy. Love the colours and pretty flowers.
    Lorraine x

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  24. What a gorgeous creation you've made, fantastic!

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  25. I love, love, love your box card! I have been wanting to make one of these but they look a bit intimidating. It's on my list for this week - I hope I don't chicken out!

    Happy Birthday to Allsorts! I am doing your blog hop today - thank you for your secret letter! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  26. Gorgeous wendy. Enjoy all the celebrations xx

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  27. This is fabulous Wendy and just perfect for the Allsorts birthday challenge. I must have a go at making one of these. I have my letter for the blog hop - Thank you
    x catherine

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  28. Gorgeous birthday celebration box and perfect for Allsorts current challenge. Thank you for the hop and the challenges Karen x

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  29. Hi Wendy. Love the exploding box card. I must have a go at one as they look stunning. I will try and find the time to join in the blog hop, it's always lovely to see others great projects. Have a lovely day tomorrow at Noah's Christening : ) Take care.

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  30. Hi Wendy
    Gosh, so many lovely comments. Super pop up and you are the embellishment queen. Ah, so your birthday is the 27th then. Thought I was going barmy. Hope you all have a wonderful time tomorrow at the christening.
    Ang x

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  31. Wonderful die cuts and embellishments on this festive box card. TFS

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  32. Your card is so beautiful! I've been anxious to try one of these fun box cards too, but have been sick for a whole week and just have not managed a thing! Hoping to feel a lot better in the next couple of days!

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  33. Happy 5th Birthday Allsorts Challenge Blog and to you all too!
    So beautiful card in a box you made,love the pretty colors you used.The design you choose is amazing,like the tiny tags with the numbers and the great flowers.
    Hugs die waldfee

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  34. wow do love these boxes and yours is gorgeous and thanks for the hop
    hugs Kate xx

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  35. Wow Wendy - I love your exploding box. It is so pretty.
    Happy Birthday Allsorts.
    Lesley

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  36. Great boxcard! So elegant! Congrats on 5 years Allsorts, Gerrina

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  37. Great box card. I love making these too. Thanks for a fab blog hop. Now following on bloglovin' x Stacey S x www.lasatas.blogspot.com x

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  38. Hi there. What can be said about this fab creation. I love it. So delicate, beautiful and your attention to detail is just perfect. WOW.
    Love Sandra xx

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  39. What a beautiful birthday explosion box! Great job!!! :)

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  40. What a beautiful birthday explosion box! Great job!!! :)

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  41. Wow, amazing work! so very gorgeous, I love it.
    Enjoying the blog hop!
    Hugs Jacee

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  42. Awesome project. I really want to try one of these boxes!

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  43. Just hopping by on the Allsorts Birthday Hop! I love your pop up box card! I really must try one! Congrats on your birthday & the Christening too!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  44. wohoooo I love the pop up box card you made and especially the pop of the flower totally sweet touch...great job and great colors too...Love this...hugs, Monika

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  45. Oh wow! What a perfect way to celebrate a 70th birthday!! Beautiful box, I have never done one of these but all of yours are just amazing. I'm gonna need to try it. =) Thanks for the great inspiration. Also, thanks for hosting such a fun birthday hop.
    Hugs, Sarah T

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  46. your project is awesome! I keep saying I need to give this a try, but haven't gotten around to actually do that yet. One day ... ;) Fab work! Hugs! xx

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  47. These pop-up cards are popping up on lots of blogs and they're LOVELY. I really love your pink version and all the pretty butterflies and flowers. It's really pretty and so feminine.
    Hugs
    Annette
    xx

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  48. Lovely card and Happy Birthday to the Allsorts Challenge blog.

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  49. Gorgeous, love all the embellishments, so pretty. Gail

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  50. Beautiful card in a box. I really must try making one

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  51. Gorgous box card and such fabulous details xx

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  52. Gorgous box card and such fabulous details xx

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  53. Gorgeous make, love the colours. I have some candy on offer too

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  54. Love Your boxes! This one to Celebrate and Cristening box are both fabulous!!

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  55. Fabulous card - love the effect of these!
    Helen x

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  56. OMG This is amazing. I've been seeing these pop-up box cards everywhere and really want to try one

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  57. WOW!!!
    What an amazing box card. So much work has gone into this.
    Truly inspiring :)

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  58. O my gosh, what an amazing creation you made! Amazing! ♥
    And Happy Birthday, 'Allsorts Challenge' girls!
    Simone

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  59. Gorgeous 3d card Wendy, happy birthday to us x

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  60. I must try one of these boxes, yours is so pretty!

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  61. Wow what an amazing card. I am so going to pin this card I have one cut out but to be honest I am a little afraid of it but perhaps this will inspire me to take the next step :) Happy Birthday Allsorts Challenge.

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  62. What an amazing project, so pretty, Cathy x

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  63. Gorgeous pop up card, love the beautiful colours and embellishments.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  64. oh wow so stunning wendy.fantastic pop up design and i love the pretty details ;D

    xx coops xx

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  65. What a lovely box! So many pretty details to look at :)
    Hugs, Sandra

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